Maine To Virginia Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Maine to Virginia. Shipping heavy equipment from Maine to Virginia 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.

The key to success is 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. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. A trustworthy, hard working, and reliable agent is critical to a successful equipment transport. Ready for a punctual and hassle free equipment transport experience? Call Freedom Heavy Haul today!

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Maine Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Maine and any other state in the union. Maine is awash in unrecovered natural resources. The state is a large producer of specialized granite, as well as sand, gravel, zinc and peat. Shipping heavy mining equipment in Maine is an important task. Though the size of the industry in Maine has declined, logging and paper-products production remains an economic driver on the state. About 90% of the state is forested, with more than 12 million acres alone in the sparsely populated northern portion of the state. The demand for transporting heavy logging equipment in Maine remains high. The state continues to grow, averaging one or two percent per year. More than 20% of the state’s overall income is derived from financial services, including real-estate transactions, leases and rentals. Construction activities, including the transport of heavy construction equipment in Maine, remains vibrant. Maine has three major seaports on the Atlantic Ocean:

  • Port of Eastport;
  • Port of Portland;
  • Port of Searsport.

What Are Maine's Major Cities And Roadways?

Maine is the 39th largest state in America in terms of square miles. Maine is nearly 320 miles long and more than 200 miles wide. The state operates slightly more than 45,000 miles of highway, but less than 400 miles of highway in the state is interstate roads. I-95, which runs north/south through both Portland and Augusta, is the major interstate in the state. The interstate heads into New Brunswick about halfway up the state eastern border with Canada.

Maine has the 8th smallest state population in the country, about the same as neighbor New Hampshire. Portland, the largest city in Maine, has nearly twice as many residents as any other city in the state. Ellsworth, a town south of Bangor, the fastest growing city in Maine over the past few years. The 10 largest cities in Maine are:

  1. Portland;
  2. Lewiston;
  3. Bangor;
  4. South Portland;
  5. Auburn;
  6. Biddeford;
  7. Sanford;
  8. Augusta;
  9. Saco
  10. Westbrook.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Maine?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Maine. The height limit on the Maine Turnpike is 13 feet 6 inches, a half-foot less than everywhere else in the state.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Maine include:

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

Maximum height: 14 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Maine's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions on interstates and designated highways in Maine are less restrictive than the rules in most northeastern states. Many states limit overall length to 65 feet or less. On non-designated roads, the limit is 69-feet in total length and 48-feet in trailer length.

Trailer length maximums in Maine include:

Total length: 74 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Maine?

The state’s Bureau of Transportation issues oversize permits. The movement of oversize loads in the state is allowed between ½-hour before sunrise until ½-huor after sunset on each day of the week. During July and August, oversize loads are not permitted to ship during the weekend. Loads that exceed 110 feet in length or 13 feet 6 inches in height must complete a road survey. Oversize permits are valid for one week in Maine.

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

Maximum Weight: 100,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 125 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Maine's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Maine. None of the major national heavy equipment auction houses have presence in Maine.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Maine include:

  • Central Maine Auction Center, Hermon;
  • D A Folsom Auction, Raymond;
  • Gregg Auctions, Mapleton;
  • Keenan Auction Company, South Portland;
  • Lachance Group, Mapleton;
  • Somerset Auction, Shawmut.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Maine?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Maine. United Rentals operates four rental locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals runs two stores in Maine.

Popular independent equipment rental centers in Maine include:

  • Milton CAT, Brewer;
  • Newport General Rental Center, Newport;
  • Rent It, Auburn;
  • Skowhegan Equipment & Tool, Skowhegan;
  • Southern Maine Tool & Rental, Lebanon;
  • Tool & Truck Rental Center, Bangor;
  • Village Mower & Rental, Gorham
  • Windham Rental Center, Windham.

Virginia Shipping FAQs

Select Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment between Virginia and any other state in the union. Virginia is a unique state for heavy equipment transportation. The state boasts a large number of farms, as well as a thriving construction industry. There are more than 40,000 farms, most of them run by small entrepreneurs. The state is a top-20 producer of cotton lint, apples, tomatoes and grapes. On the construction side, Northern Virginia, as well as the Tidewater region near Norfolk, are two of the fastest growing areas of the country. Construction is those areas proceeds daily, with a great need for the transportation of heavy construction equipment. Virginia operates seven ports, including three on the Atlantic Ocean and two on the Chesapeake Bay;

  • Port of Alexandria;
  • Port of Chesapeake;
  • Port of Hopewell;
  • Port of Newport News;
  • Port of Norfolk;
  • Port of Portsmouth;
  • Port of Richmond.

What Are Virginia's Major Cities And Roadways?

Virginia is ranked 35th in the country in total square miles. The state is almost 430 miles long and nearly 200 miles wide. Virginia maintains and operates more than 98,000 miles of public roadways, with at least 1,100 miles of interstate highway in the state. I-81 runs diagonally north/south down the spine of the state, between West Virginia and North Carolina. I-95, the busiest road in the country, goes north/south in the eastern part of the state, connecting Maryland and North Carolina. I-66, an east/west highway, operates between I-81 and Washington, D.C. Likewise, I-64 runs east/west between I-81 and Norfolk.

The largest city in Virginia, Virginia Beach, has more than 450,00 residents. The two next largest cities, Norfolk and Chesapeake, each have about half the population of Virginia Beach.  The fastest growing city in the state in 2017 was Purcellville in Loudon County. The 10 largest cities in Virginia are:

  1. Virginia Beach;
  2. Norfolk;
  3. Chesapeake;
  4. Arlington;
  5. Richmond;
  6. Newport News;
  7. Alexandria;
  8. Hampton;
  9. Roanoke;
  10. Portsmouth.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Virginia?

If your load exceeds the dimensional maximums set by the state, you’ll need to apply for an oversize transport permit to travel legally in Virginia. The spacing between the kingpin of the semi-trailer and rearmost axle or a point midway between the rear tandem axle does not exceed 41 feet.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Virginia include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches

What Are Virginia's Length Restrictions?

Virginia is one of the few states that does not impose a total length restriction on tractor trailers. But at 48 feet, the trailer length maximum is shorter than the maximums established by most states.  Shipments are allowed a three-foot overhang in the front and a four-foot overhang in the rear. Twin trailers are restricted to 28 feet 6 inches in length.

Trailer length maximums in Virginia include:

Total length: no limit imposed;

Trailer length: 48 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Virginia?

The Department of Motor Vehicles issues oversize transport permits in Virginia. Travel with oversize loads is permitted from ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on weekdays. Oversize transports must cease operation by noon on Saturday. Shipping oversize loads is not permitted on Sunday and major holidays. Cities with large populations impose travel restrictions on oversize shipments during morning and evening rush hours.

Transport larger than oversize regulations allow need Super Load permits to travel in the state. Virginia’s maximum dimensions allowed for oversize travel include:

Maximum Weight:  150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 115 feet total;

Maximum Height:  15 feet;

Maximum Width:   16 feet.

What Are Virginia's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Virginia. None of the major auction houses have a presence in the state. It’s all independents.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Virginia include:

  • At Your Bidding, Richmond;
  • Blythe Auctions, Franklin;
  • Carwile Auctions, Farmville;
  • Culpepper Auction Center, Culpepper;
  • Motley’s Asset Disposition, Richmond;
  • Rasmus Auctions, Springfield;
  • RCI Auctions, Richmond;
  • Shumate Auctions, Warrenton.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Virginia?

Talk to Freedom Heavy Haul about hauling your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Virginia. United Rentals operates nearly 15 locations in the state. There also are more than 15 Sunbelt Rentals stores in Virginia. McClung Logan Equipment has six equipment rental locations in Virginia, including stores in Glen Allen and Salem.

Other prominent equipment rental centers in Virginia include:

  • Carter Machinery, Salem;
  • General Rental Center, Suffolk;
  • Hawkins-Graves, Lynchburg;
  • Herc Rentals, Roanoke;
  • Valley Equipment Center, Fishersville
  • Warsaw Rental Center, Warsaw.

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If you have farm equipment, construction equipment, or heavy machinery that you need transported, We specialize in helping you choose the right trailer to fit your requirements. Whether it’s a flatbed trailer, a step-deck trailer, or an RGN trailer you need, we have the expert knowledge to guide you.

Regardless of the type of equipment that you need shipped, our heavy-haul carriers can handle it. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. 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! Our dedicated carriers also transport smaller equipment like skid steers and forklifts. Our quotes are free of charge. If you have equipment to transport, we can help. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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