Colorado To California Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Colorado to California? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Colorado to California, we can provide everything you need. Don’t risk your heavy equipment transport with inexperienced haulers. We have years of experience arranging heavy transport and hauling. Our logistics professionals can put a hassle free hauling experience within reach.

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. Once the transport is successfully completed, we’ll reach out to let you know. A trustworthy, hard working, and reliable agent is critical to a successful equipment transport. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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Colorado Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Colorado and any other state in the union. Colorado is a mountainous state with most of its population concentrated in the Denver area. Even so, the state has grown by more than 30% since 2000. Denver has more than $4 billion worth of construction on tap as of 2018, with a forecast need of more than 200,000 construction workers in the next few years. With such a construction boom going on, the need for shipping heavy construction equipment in Colorado remains greater than ever. Colorado also is an important agricultural state in the country. With more than 30,000 farms, the state ranks first in the nation in the production of lambs and lamb products. It’s also third in the nation in the production of beef cattle. There’s also a great need for transporting heavy farm equipment in Colorado. More than 12,000 trucking companies operate in Colorado. The state is served by nine primary airports and two Class I railroads, BNSF Railways and Union Pacific Railroad.

What Are Colorado's Major Cities And Roadways?

Colorado is the eighth largest state in terms of acreage. The state is 380 miles long and 280 mile wide. There are more than 120,000 miles of roadways in the state, including nearly 1,000 miles of interstate highway. In Colorado, all major roads lead to Denver. Three major interstates meet in Denver. I-25 runs north/south through the city, connecting Wyoming with New Mexico. I-76 runs diagonally in the northeast corner if the state, linking Denver with Nebraska. On the east/west axis, I-70 travels through Denver as it runs between Kansas and Utah.

In terms of population, Colorado ranks 21st in the country. With more than 620,000 people, Denver is the largest city by population in Colorado. It has about 200,000 more residents than Colorado Springs. The fastest growing city in Colorado over the past seven years has been Greeley. The 10 largest cities in Colorado are:

  1. Denver;
  2. Colorado Springs;
  3. Aurora;
  4. Fort Collins;
  5. Lakewood;
  6. Thornton;
  7. Arvada;
  8. Westminster;
  9. Pueblo;
  10. Centennial.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Colorado?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Colorado. On designated highways, the height limit is 14 feet 6 inches. Single axels are limited to 27,000 pounds, while double axels are maxed out at 50,000 pounds (depending upon axel spacing.) A separate permit is required to transport an oversize load in Denver.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Colorado include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Colorado's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Colorado are similar to rules in other southern states. The state allows a front overhang of four feet and a rear overhang of 1o feet.

Trailer length maximums in Colorado include:

Total length: 75 feet total;

Trailer length: 57 feet 4 inches;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Colorado?

Permits to ship oversize loads in Colorado can be obtained from the state Department of Transportation. Oversize loads are allowed to travel from sunrise to sunset every day. No oversize transport is permitted on major holidays.

Permits to ship oversize loads in Colorado are valid for five days.

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

Maximum Weight:   200,000 pounds;

Maximum Length:  150,000 feet total;

Maximum Height:  16 feet;

Maximum Width:   17 feet.

What Are Colorado's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Colorado. National auction house Ritchie Brothers maintains an office in Longmont. They’re the only national auction house with a presence in Colorado.

Roller Auctions is a major auction house in Denver. Other prominent equipment auction houses in Colorado include:

  • Dickinsheet & Associates, Denver;
  • Harley D. Troyer Auctioneers, Fort Lupton;
  • Holt & Associates, Colorado Springs;
  • Jim’s Auction Services, Montrose;
  • Linnebur Auctions, Byers;
  • MH Bar Auctions, Calhan;
  • Miller & Associates, Brush;
  • Ross Auction, Colorado Springs.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Colorado?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Colorado. United Rentals, the nation’s largest equipment rental chain has nearly 15 locations in the state. Nationwide competitor Sunbelt Rentals also operates nearly 10 stores in Colorado.

Wagner Equipment has multiple locations in Colorado, including one in Colorado Springs. Other independent equipment rental centers in Colorado include:

  • 4Rivers Equipment, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins;
  • Bill’s Equipment, Colorado Springs;
  • CEC Contractors, Greeley and Erie;
  • H&E Equipment, Commerce City;
  • Farris Machinery, Colorado Springs;
  • Power Equipment, Colorado Springs;
  • Sunstate Equipment, Colorado Springs;
  • Titan Machinery, Colorado Springs.

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.

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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.

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