Connecticut To California Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Connecticut to California heavy equipment hauling. Shipping heavy equipment from Connecticut to California 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. Let our team of logistics professionals provide you with a hassle-free experience.

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Connecticut Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Connecticut and any other state in the union. Connecticut relies largely upon services industries to fund its economy. The financial services industry once accounted for more than 15% of the state’s economic output. With the exodus of many large insurance and investment companies, the financial industry’s effect on the state’s economy has declined. However, the construction industry remains strong. More than 7 million people are employed in construction in Connecticut. The state has nearly 8,000 construction contractors. With such a robust industry, the need for the transport of heavy construction equipment remains high. Connecticut also does a lot of manufacturing. United Technologies employs tens of thousands of people in the state, while Lockheed manufactures helicopters in Stratford. General Dynamics builds submarines in Groton. The state is a hotbed for the transportation of heavy machinery and equipment. Connecticut operates three major ports:

  • Port of Bridgeport;
  • Port of New Haven;
  • Port of New London.

What Are Connecticut's Major Cities And Roadways?

Connecticut is the third smallest state in the country in terms of acreage, larger than only Delaware and Rhode Island. Connecticut has more than 45,000 miles or roadways, comparable to the miles of roads in Maine. Less than 400 miles of roads in the state consist of interstate highway. I-95, the busiest interstate in America, runs up the eastern coast of the state, connecting New York and Rhode Island. Slightly to the north, I-84 parallels I-95 as it runs through Hartford. I-91 goes north/south through Hartford as it runs between New Haven and the Massachusetts border.

Despite its size, Connecticut has the 29th largest population among US states. The five largest towns have between 100,000 and 15,000 residents each. While the state is generally losing population, Danbury is among the fastest growing cities in Connecticut. The 10 largest cities in Connecticut are:

  1. Bridgeport;
  2. New Haven;
  3. Stamford;
  4. Hartford;
  5. Waterbury;
  6. Norwalk;
  7. Danbury;
  8. New Britain;
  9. West Hartford;
  10. Greenwich.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Connecticut?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Connecticut. Single axels can weigh as much as 22,500 pounds each, while tandem axels are restricted to 45,000 pounds or less.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Connecticut include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Connecticut's Length Restrictions?

Connecticut has length regulations that are typical for the region. The state allows trailers as long as 53 feet on interstate highways, but it restricts length to 48 feet on non-designated roadways. Most states allow motor homes to be as long as 45 feet.

Trailer length maximums in Connecticut include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 40 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Connecticut?

The state Department of Transportation issues permits to transport oversize loads of heavy equipment in Connecticut. Shipments of oversized heavy equipment can proceed from ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset on weekdays. Loads that exceed 14-feet in height of 13 feet 6 inches in width are restricted to traveling between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Tuesday through Thursday. Oversize travel permits are valid for three days in Connecticut.

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

Maximum Weight: 160,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 130 feet total;

Maximum Height: 15 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Connecticut's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Connecticut. Since purchasing Petrowsky Auctioneers a few years ago, Ritchie Brothers operates in North Franklin.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Connecticut include:

  • Best Buy Auctioneers, Stamford;
  • Capital Recovery, Enfield;
  • Davis Auctions, Prospect;
  • S. Eldridge Auctioneer, Willimantic;
  • Ingraham Auctions, Coventry;
  • Nor-Cal Auction Gallery, Norwich;
  • Sales Auction Company, Windsor Locks;
  • Stateline Auction Services, Canaan.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Connecticut?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Connecticut. United Rentals offers nearly 10 rental-location options in the state. Sunbelt Rentals operates three locations in Connecticut. There are half-a-dozen Taylor Rental Center locations in Connecticut.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Connecticut include:

  • A to Z Rental Centers, North Haven;
  • Connecticut Rental Center, Middletown;
  • Durante Rentals, Danbury;
  • East PBE, Newington;
  • F&W Equipment, Orange;
  • O. Penn Machinery, Newington;
  • K&H Equipment, Plainfield;
  • Sunview Equipment, Bridgeport.

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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