California To South Dakota Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from California to South Dakota. Shipping heavy equipment from California to South Dakota can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. Don’t risk your heavy equipment transport with inexperienced haulers. We have years of experience arranging heavy transport and hauling. 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. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. You’ll work with a hard working, trustworthy, and reliable transport agent. Ready for a punctual and hassle free equipment transport experience? Call Freedom Heavy Haul today!

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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.

South Dakota Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between South Dakota and any other state in the union. South Dakota is one of the most important farming states in the nation. The state has more than 30,000 farms, and ranks as one of the top 10 producers of more than 20 commodities. That state is the top sunflower producer in the nation, and it ranks second in honey and oats. There are more bison in South Dakota than reside in any other state. The state also is a leading producer of beef cattle and lamb products. The large number of agricultural operations in South Dakota means plenty of opportunity to transport heavy farm equipment. With coal and shale oil deposits, South Dakota also is a large energy producer. There’s a large need for transporting oil-and-gas drilling equipment and machinery to and from South Dakota. Nearly 70% of the freight traffic in the state is through-traffic that initiates and concludes in other states.

What Are South Dakota's Major Cities And Roadways?

South Dakota is the 17th largest state in the nation. It’s 380 miles long and more than 200 miles wide. South Dakota maintains more than 83,000 miles of public roadways. Almost 700 miles of road in the state represents interstate highways. Two major interstates operate in South Dakota, both of which run through Sioux Falls. Traveling north/south, I-20 connects North Dakota with Nebraska. Running east/west, I-80 links Minnesota with Iowa.

Only three states – Wyoming, Vermont and Alaska – have a lower level of population than South Dakota. Sioux Falls has the most residents of any city in South Dakota. With more than 350,000 people, Sioux Falls is more than twice the size of Rapid City. Sioux Falls also was the fastest growing city in South Dakota in 2017. The 10 largest cities in South Dakota are:

  1. Sioux Falls;
  2. Rapid City;
  3. Aberdeen;
  4. Brookings;
  5. Watertown;
  6. Mitchell;
  7. Yankton;
  8. Pierre;
  9. Huron;
  10. Spearfish.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In South Dakota?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in South Dakota. The weight limit for single axels is 20,000 pounds, while double axels can weight as much as 34,000 pounds.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of South Dakota include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are South Dakota's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in South Dakota are similar to rules in other southern states. The state allows a maximum overhang in the front of three feet and a maximum overhang in the rear of six feet.

Trailer length maximums in South Dakota include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In South Dakota?

Permits to ship oversize loads in South Dakota are available from the state Department of Public Safety. Oversize transport permits are valid for three days in South Dakota. The movement of oversize loads on South Dakota highways is permitted between ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on each day of the week. Transporting oversize loads on major holidays is prohibited. If your load is travelling only on interstate highways in South Dakota, it can be as wide as 20 feet.

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

Maximum Weight:   120,000 pounds;

Maximum Length:  100 feet total;

Maximum Height:  15 feet;

Maximum Width:  16 feet.

What Are South Dakota's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in South Dakota.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in South Dakota include:

  • Agpro Auctions, Hettinger;
  • Girard Auction, Wakonda;
  • Goeman Auction, Lennox;
  • Interstate Auction Center, Brandon;
  • Jack Worlie Auction, Aberdeen;
  • Messner Auction, Rapid City;
  • Vold Auctioneers, Britton;
  • Wieman Auction, Marion.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In South Dakota?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in South Dakota. United Rentals, the largest rental center chain in the country, has two locations in the state. National competitor Sunbelt Rentals also operates a store in South Dakota. Titan Machinery maintains stores in Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

Ditch Witch of South Dakota also runs stores in Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Other independent equipment rental centers in South Dakota include:

  • Bierschbach Equipment, Sioux Falls;
  • Black Hills Equipment Rental, Spearfish;
  • Dakota Equipment Rental, Spearfish;
  • JGE, Aberdeen;
  • Jenner Equipment, Rapid City;
  • RDO Equipment, Sioux Falls;
  • Rushmore Equipment, Black Hawk;
  • Time Equipment, Rapid City.

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Do you have heavy equipment, farm machinery, or construction equipment that you need to transport safely? We can help you choose the right trailer for your needs Our agents will work to understand your needs and recommend the right trailer for the job.

Regardless of the type of equipment that you need shipped, our heavy-haul carriers can handle it. Disaster recovery? Oversize transport? No problem! Our turnkey transport service will leave you with peace of mind. Let our logistics professionals plan and execute the transport of your valuable heavy equipment.

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers, excavators and dump trucks. Our dedicated carriers also transport smaller equipment like skid steers and forklifts. No matter what type of equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free assessment and free quote. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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