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Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from California to Louisiana. Shipping heavy equipment from California to Louisiana can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. It’s important that your heavy equipment haul transport is successful. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have year of experience with arranging heavy equipment transports. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

We provide our heavy haul customers with a high level of communication. If you have questions while your equipment is in transit, we provide a transport agent who can answer all your questions. You’ll get regular status updates during the shipping process. Just want to know when the transport is successfully complete? No problem. You’ll work with a hard working, trustworthy, and reliable transport agent. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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California Shipping FAQs

Hire Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between California and any other state in the union. In 2016, California employed the second-largest amount of heavy- and tractor-trailer truck drivers of any state in the country. Only Texas has more heavy haul truck drivers. There’s high demand in California for transporting equipment for construction, farming and resource extraction such as mining and oil drilling. Along with Texas, California leads the nation in the import and export of heavy equipment. California operates 11 ports, nine on the Pacific Ocean and two inland ports on rivers:

  • Port of Hueneme;
  • Port of Humboldt Bay;
  • Port of Long Beach;
  • Port of Los Angeles;
  • Port of Oakland;
  • Port of Redwood City;
  • Port of Richmond;
  • Port of San Diego;
  • Port of San Francisco;
  • Port of Stockton;
  • Port of West Sacramento.

What Are California's Major Cities And Roadways?

California is the country’s third largest state, after Alaska and Texas. The state of California is almost 900 miles long, but only 350 miles wide at its widest.

California has more than 170,000 miles of public roadways. The major north-south highway is I-5, which travels between Oregon and the border with Mexico. I-80 runs basically east/west through San Francisco and Sacramento and into Nevada, while I-10 goes from Los Angeles to Nevada. In San Diego, I-8 runs east/west from the ocean into Nevada.

Nearly 40 million people live in California. With more than 4 million people, Los Angeles is by far the largest city in California. But Sacramento is the fastest growing large city in the state. The 10 largest cities in California are:

  1. Los Angeles;
  2. San Diego;
  3. San Jose;
  4. San Francisco;
  5. Fresno;
  6. Sacramento;
  7. Long Beach;
  8. Oakland;
  9. Bakersfield;
  10. Anaheim.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In California?

Transports that exceed the maximum regulations in California must apply for oversize permits. California allows about a half-foot more in legal height than other states. The limit is 14-feet in height, while most states restrict height to 13 feet 6 inches. Otherwise, the maximum weight and maximum width restrictions in the state are the same as most states in the country.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of California include:

  • Maximum weight: 80,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVR);
  • Maximum height: 14 feet;
  • Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are California's Length Restrictions?

California length restrictions are on par with the rest of the country. Tractor trailers are allowed up to 75 feet total length in special circumstances, such as when a combo trailer is used. Motor homes regulations are five feet shorter than most states. Travel trailers are restricted to 28 feet 6 inches in length. Fifth wheels are limited to 38 feet.

Trailer length maximums in Texas include:

  • Total length: 65 feet;
  • Trailer length: 53 feet;
  • Motor home length: 40 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In California?

California issues more than 120,000 permits for oversize transport each year through Caltrans. Oversize travel is permitted from ½-huor before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset each day of the week, as long as you don’t need escorts. Also, morning and afternoon rush hours are restricted in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco. If your load surpasses 100 feet in length, you’ll need to look into using escort vehicles.

The regulations for permitted oversize loads in California include:

  • Maximum Weight: 250,000 pounds;
  • Maximum Length: 135 feet total;
  • Maximum Height: 17 feet;
  • Maximum Width: 15 feet.

What Are California's Major Auction Houses?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport heavy equipment to or from any auction house in California. Ritchie Brothers has three locations in the state (Perris, Dunnigan, Tipton). Iron Planet, which is owned by Ritchie Brothers, is headquartered in Pleasanton.

J.J. Kane Auctions has an office in Dixon. Other prominent equipment auction houses in California include:

  • Bar None Auctions, Sacramento;
  • Central Valley Auctions, Hanford;
  • Mulrooney Auction, Lodi;
  • Tauber-Arons, Sherman Oaks;
  • The Auction Company, Perris;
  • Western Construction Auctions, Perris.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In California?

Talk to Freedom Heavy Haul about shipping your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in California. Sunbelt Rentals operates nearly 20 equipment rental locations in California, whole United Rentals has more than 15 locations in the state.

Rent-A-Center runs numerous locations in northern California, around San Francisco. Wally’s Rental Center operates two locations in northern California, near Sacramento. Clairmont Equipment Rental also has a pair of locations outside Los Angeles. Other major equipment rental centers in California include:

  • A Rental Center, San Jose;
  • A-1 Rental Center, Redwood City;
  • Cresco Equipment Rentals, Redding;
  • Dixon Rental Center, Dixon;
  • Simi-U-Rent, Simi;
  • Trinity Equipment Rentals, Chino.

Louisiana Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Louisiana and any other state in the union. Louisiana is one of the most important agricultural states in the country. With more than 7,700 miles of coastline, the state also produces about a quarter of the seafood harvested in the US each year. Louisiana is a major producer of rice, corn, soybeans and sugar cane. The state has nearly 30,000 farms, all of which require heavy agricultural equipment transportation from time to time. A big logging state, Louisiana maintains more than 14 million acres of forest. John Deere builds motor scrapers, sugarcane harvesters, sugarcane loaders and landscape loaders at its plant in Thibodeaux. Louisiana features 14 ports, with seven on the Mississippi River and two on the Gulf of Mexico;

  • Port of Alliance;
  • Port of Baton Rouge;
  • Port of Bellevue;
  • Port of Fourchon;
  • Port of Gramercy;
  • Port of Krotz Springs;
  • Port of Lake Charles;
  • Port of Morgan City;
  • Port of New Orleans;
  • Plaquemines Port;
  • Port of Shreveport/Bossier;
  • Bernard Port;
  • Port of S. Louisiana;
  • Port of Terrebonne.

What Are Louisiana's Major Cities And Roadways?

Louisiana is the 31st biggest state in the union by acreage. The state is nearly 380 miles long and almost 130 miles wide. Louisiana only has about 60,000 miles of public roadways, less than 1,000 miles of which is interstate highway. In the northern portion of the state, I-20 runs east/west between and Mississippi and Texas. I-10 also travels east/west across the state, linking New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette in the southern portion of the state. Louisiana’s main north/south interstate is I-49, which runs between Lafayette and Shreveport.

With more than 350,000 people, New Orleans remains the largest city the in the state. But Baton Rouge and Shreveport each have more than 200,000 residents. Surprisingly, New Orleans, which has added nearly 50,000 residents since 2009, was the fastest growing city in Louisiana in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Louisiana are:

  1. New Orleans;
  2. Baton Rouge;
  3. Shreveport;
  4. Metairie;
  5. Lafayette;
  6. Lake Charles;
  7. Kenner;
  8. Bossier City;
  9. Monroe;
  10. Alexandria.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Louisiana?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Louisiana.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Louisiana include:

Maximum weight: 80,000 Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW);

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Louisiana's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Louisiana are similar to rules in other southern states. On designated routes, the maximum length is 59 feet 6 inches. Notice that the trailer-length limit, at 50 feet, is slightly shorter than the normal 53 feet. Twin trailers are limited to 30 feet in length.  The state permits overhang of four feet in the front and eight feet in the rear.

Trailer length maximums in Louisiana include:

Total length: 65 feet on non-designated routes;

Trailer length: 50 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Louisiana?

Permits to ship oversize loads in Louisiana can be obtained from the state Department of Transportation and Development. The movement of oversize loads is allowed from between ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on weekdays on Monday through Saturday. Loads that are less than 100,000 pounds, 9o-feet long and 12-feet wide can travel from ½-hour before sunset until 1 p.m. on Sundays. No transportation of oversize equipment is permitted on major holidays. Oversize loads must avoid bridges near New Orleans during morning and evening rush hours.

Oversize shipments that exceed dimensional regulations must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum oversize dimensions that Louisiana allows include:

Maximum Weight:  152,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 110 feet total;

Maximum Height:  14 feet;

Maximum Width:   14 feet.

What Are Louisiana's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Louisiana. There are no national auction houses in Louisiana, which opens up room for independent businesses to operate.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Louisiana include:

  • Action Auction, West Monroe;
  • Bonnette Auction, Alexandria;
  • Bruchhaus & Bruchhaus, Elton;
  • Guinn Auction, Jennings;
  • Henderson Auctions, Livingston;
  • Mid South Machinery, West Monroe;
  • Pederson & Pederson, Lake Charles;
  • Sunbelt Auction, Winnsboro.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Louisiana?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Louisiana. United Rentals has more than 15 locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals also operates nearly 15 stores in Louisiana. Scott Equipment operates a dozen rental locations spread throughout the state. General Rental Center has two stores in the state, in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Herc Rentals runs a store in Baton Rouge.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Louisiana include:

  • Amite Rent All, Amite City;
  • Blue Line Rental, Alexandria;
  • Everything Rental Center, Opeiousas;
  • H&E Equipment, Baton Rouge;
  • Oge’s Rental Center, Lafayette;
  • Lafayette Rental Center, Lafayette;
  • Louisiana Cat, Reserve;
  • New Orleans Rental Center, Kenner.

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Our heavy-haul carriers can handle any type of equipment you need shipped. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. We have logistics experts standing by ready to help you execute a professional plan to transport your valuable heavy equipment.

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