California To Washington Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with California to Washington heavy equipment hauling. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from California to Washington, we can provide everything you need. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

The key to success is communication. Your transport agent is available for consult the entire time your shipment remains in transit. Need regular status up dates? You got it. 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. 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.

Washington Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Washington and any other state in the union. Washington is one of the fastest growing states in the country. Nearly 100,000 more people migrate to the state than move away each year. The areas around Seattle and Tacoma are among the fastest growing large cities in America. As a result, the state is building schools and other public facilities at a record pace. Home construction growth continues to impress. In Washington, there is a steady need for quality transportation of heavy construction equipment. Agriculture is important in Washington. The state grows about two-thirds of the apples produced in Washington is the second-largest potato producer in the country, ranking just behind Idaho. The state also grows the fifth largest amount of wheat in the country. The state has an increasing need for heavy farm equipment shipping services. Washington features 10 ports, including eight on the Pacific Ocean;

  • Port of Bellingham;
  • Port of Bremerton;
  • Port of Clarkson;
  • Port of Everett;
  • Port of Olympia;
  • Port of Pasco;
  • Port of Port Angeles;
  • Port of Seattle;
  • Port of Tacoma;
  • Port of Vancouver.

What Are Washington's Major Cities And Roadways?

Washington is the is the 18th largest state by area in the country. Washington is 240 miles long and 360 miles wide. The state has more than 170,000 miles of roadways. Less than 600 miles of road in Washington is interstate highway. Washington features only three major interstates, I-5 runs north/south through Seattle, stretching from the Canadian border into Oregon. I-90 travels east/west from Seattle and into Idaho. In the middle of the state, I-82 breaks from I-90 and travels north/south int Oregon.

Washington is the 13th largest state in the country in terms of population. With more than 700,000 people, Seattle is more than three times as populous as any other city in the state. Auburn, a town south of Seattle, was the fastest growing city in Washington in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Washington are:

  1. Seattle;
  2. Spokane;
  3. Tacoma;
  4. Vancouver;
  5. Bellevue;
  6. Kent;
  7. Everett;
  8. Renton;
  9. Spokane Valley;
  10. Yakima.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Washington?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Washington. Single axels are limited to 20,000 pounds each, while tandem axels must weight 34,000 pounds or less.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Washington include:

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

Maximum height: 14 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Washington's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Washington are similar to rules in other southern states. Designated roads allow trailers are long as 56 feet. A three-foot overhang is allowed in the front, and a 15-foot overhang (measured from the axel) is permitted in the rear.

Trailer length maximums in Washington include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Washington?

In Washington, oversize transport permits are available from the state Department of Transportation.  The movement of permitted oversize loads is allowed between ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset each day of the week. Oversize transport is restricted at night in the major cities, such as Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia.

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

Maximum Weight: 110,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 125 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Washington's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Washington. National auction house Ritchie Brothers operates auction houses in Olympia and Chehalis. The company also runs a location just across the border in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Online auction house biadadoo Auctions is headquartered in Kent.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Washington include:

  • Booker Auction, Eltopia;
  • Matson Equipment, Cheney;
  • Meridian Equipment, Bellingham;
  • Gary Montague Auctioneers, Spokane Valley
  • James G. Murphy, Kenmore;
  • Musser Brothers, Pasco;
  • Stokes Auction, Port Orchard;
  • Washington State Equipment, Tumwater.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Washington?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Washington. United Rentals operates nearly 10 locations in Washington. Sunbelt Rentals also operate about seven stores in the state. Star Rentals, the largest independent rental chain in the northwest, has nearly 15 locations in Washington. Herc Rentals has a store in Seattle.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Washington include:

  • Active Excavator Rentals, Monroe;
  • Bobcat Rentals, Tacoma;
  • NC Machinery, East Wenatchee;
  • Northwest Heavy Equipment, Bellingham;
  • Rent1 Equipment Rentals, Seattle;
  • Sonsray Machinery, Auburn;
  • Sound Equipment Rental, Snohomish;
  • Star Rentals, Seattle.

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Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your construction equipment, farm equipment and heavy machinery safely to its next workstation. We can help you choose the right trailer for your needs Our agents have expert knowledge about flatbed trailers, step-deck trailers and RGN trailers.

Regardless of the type of equipment that you need shipped, our heavy-haul carriers can handle it. From oversize transport to disaster recovery, Freedom Heavy Haul offers complete turnkey transport services for heavy-haul customers. Let our logistics professionals plan and execute the transport of your valuable heavy equipment.

We can ship heavy construction equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul has experience shipping bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, and more! Small equipment such as skid steers are also in our wheel house. Our dedicated carriers transport all kinds of equipment. If you have equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free, no obligation quote. Contact us right away

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