Pennsylvania To Alaska Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Pennsylvania to Alaska? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Pennsylvania to Alaska, 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. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

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Pennsylvania Shipping FAQs

Hire Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Pennsylvania and any other state in the union. Surprisingly, the state is only the 33rd largest in the nation in square miles. It ranks fifth in population, though. The fourth largest food processing state, Pennsylvania ranks first among producers of chocolates, snack foods and animal foods. The state has more than 70,000 truck drivers. Pennsylvania is the only state with a deep-water port, an inland port and a port on one of the Great Lakes. The state maintains four ports, including one on the Atlantic Ocean and one on Lake Erie:

  • Port of Chester;
  • Port of Erie;
  • Port of Philadelphia;
  • Port of Pittsburgh.

What Are Pennsylvania's Major Cities And Roadways?

Pennsylvania is nearly 280 miles long and only 170 miles wide.  Pennsylvania has more than 120,000 miles of roadways, including nearly 2,000 miles of interstate. I-80 runs east/west across the middle of the state, between New Jersey and Ohio. I-75 runs diagonally between New Jersey and Virginia in the southeast portion of the state. I-81 runs north/south in eastern Pennsylvania, while I-79 travels north/south in the western portion of the state.

With more than 1 1/2 million people, Philadelphia is by far the largest city in Pennsylvania. The second largest city in the state, Pittsburgh, has a little more than 300,000 residents. Valencia, which more than doubled in population between 2010 and 2018, is the fastest growing large city in the state. The 10 largest cities in Pennsylvania are:

  1. Philadelphia;
  2. Pittsburg;
  3. Allentown;
  4. Erie;
  5. Reading;
  6. Scranton;
  7. Bethlehem;
  8. Lancaster;
  9. Levittown;
  10. Harrisburg.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Pennsylvania?

Non-divisible loads that exceed the state’s legal restrictions for weight, height, width and length must apply for oversize permits to travel in Pennsylvania. The dimensional maximums established by the state are roughly the same as most other states, including those in the northeast and midwest. Some roads are restricted to 8-feet in height.

Dimensional restrictions in the state of Pennsylvania include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Pennsylvania's Length Restrictions?

Pennsylvania, a big trucking state, allows a little bit longer loads on interstates and four-lane roads than most states. On undivided roads, the maximum length is 60 feet. You’re allowed a six-foot overhang in the rear and a four-foot overhang in the front.

Trailer length maximums in Pennsylvania include:

Total length: 70 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Pennsylvania?

Permits to transport oversize loads in Pennsylvania can be obtained from the state Department of Transportation. The transport of loads that exceed the state’s dimensional maximums is restricted to between sunrise and sunset on weekdays. Oversize loads can be shipped from sunrise until noon on Saturday. Sundays and major holidays are blacked out.

You’ll need 7-foot-long banners with 18-inch letters displayed on the front and back of the transport vehicle. Red or orange flags must be attached to all four corners of the transport vehicle. The maximum dimensions allowed to qualify as an oversize load in Pennsylvania include:

Maximum Weight:  200,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 160 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Pennsylvania's Major Auction Houses?

Turn to Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your equipment to or from any auction house in Pennsylvania. Richie Brothers maintains multiple offices in the state, including one in Sinking Spring outside of Philadelphia. Hess Auction Group also has a number of locations in the state, and J.J. Kane has an office in Plymouth Meeting. Yoder & Frey is located in Darlington ad Alex Lyons & Sons can be found in Lebanon.

Other popular equipment auction houses in Pennsylvania include:

  • Fraley Auction, Muncy;
  • Hunyady Auctions, Hatfield;
  • Marion Auction, Chambersburg;
  • McGrew Equipment, Seven Valleys;
  • Porter Auction Group, Downingtown;
  • Quarrick Equipment and Auction, Uniontown;
  • Shetron Auction, Shippensburg;
  • Wohlgemuth Auction, Leoia.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Pennsylvania?

Contact Freedom Heavy Haul about transporting your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Pennsylvania. Sunbelt Rentals has nearly 20 stores in Pennsylvania, including five each in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas. Likewise, United Rentals has almost 20 stores spread throughout the state, with a trench-safety location in Quakertown.

Other major equipment rental centers in Pennsylvania include:

  • A&R Rental Center, York;
  • Ahern Rentals, Eddystone;
  • Anderson Equipment, Bridgeville;
  • Best Line Equipment, State College;
  • General Rental Center, Cranberry Township;
  • Major Rental Center, Butler;
  • Priority Equipment Rental, Imperial;
  • Stahl’s Rental Center, Harrisburg.

Alaska Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Alaska and any other state in the union. The oi and gas industry is the economic engine of Alaska. More than 80% of the state’s revenue is derived from oil and gas. Shipping heavy drilling equipment in Alaska remains a thriving business. In fact, the state is awash in natural resources. Both the timber industry and the mining industry flourish in the state. There’s a great need in Alaska for shipping heavy logging machinery and heavy mining equipment throughout the state. The state invests nearly $2 billion each year in non-residential and residential construction. Nearly 15,000 people are employed with the nearly 2,500 construction companies in the state. Since new equipment is difficult and expensive to obtain in Alaska, the transportation of available heavy construction equipment in the state is crucial. Tourism and fishing also provide significant income to the state. Alaska operates more than 50 ports. The busiest ports in the state include:

  • Port of Anchorage;
  • Port of Dutch Harbor;
  • Port of Homer;
  • Port of Juneau;
  • Port of Ketchikan;
  • Port of Kivalina;
  • Port of Kodiak.

What Are Alaska's Major Cities And Roadways?

Alaska is the largest state in the country in terms of acreage. The state is more than 2,200 miles long and more than 1,400 miles wide. It’s more than twice the size of Texas. But with just slightly more than 30,000 miles of roadway in the state, Alaska operates the fifth least amount of highway miles in the country. The state has 12 major highways. Only half of those roads – Alaska Highway, Glenn Highway, Parks Highway, Richardson Highway, Seward Highway, Sterling Highway – are fully paved. Most are open year-round, but some are closed during the winter.

Alaska has the third-smallest state population in the country, ahead of only Wyoming and Vermont. With nearly 300,000 residents, Anchorage is by far the most populous town in the state. No other city in the state has as many as 50,000 people. As a result, Anchorage was the fastest growing city in Alaska in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Alaska are:

  1. Anchorage;
  2. Juneau;
  3. Fairbanks;
  4. Wasilla;
  5. Sitka;
  6. Ketchikan;
  7. Kenai;
  8. Palmer;
  9. Bethel;

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Alaska?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Alaska. Single axels are limited to 30,000 pounds each, while tandem axels can carry a maximum of 56,000 pounds each.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Alaska include:

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

Maximum height: 14 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Alaska's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Alaska are similar to most other rural states.  Other states restrict maximum length to 65 feet.

Trailer length maximums in Alaska include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Alaska?

Permits to ship oversize heavy equipment in Alaska are available from the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. Movement of oversize shipments of heavy equipment are permitted from ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset on Monday through Saturday. Permits are valid for three days, but can be extended depending upon the season.

Oversize shipments that exceed dimensional regulations must apply for Super Load permits. Most limits are decided on a case-by-case basis, where expected weather and road conditions are considered.  The maximum oversize dimensions that Alaska allows include:

Maximum Weight: case-by-case basis;

Maximum Length: case-by-case basis;

Maximum Height: 14 feet;

Maximum Width: 17 feet.

What Are Alaska's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Alaska. Ritchie Brothers, the national auction house, has an outpost in Wasilla.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Alaska include:

  • 1st Strike Asset Management, Fairbanks;
  • Alaska Auction Company, Anchorage;
  • Alaska Premier Auctions, Anchorage;
  • D&D Auction, Wasilla;
  • Grubstake Auction Company, Anchorage;
  • Fairbanks Auction Company, Fairbanks;
  • Great North Auction, North Pole;
  • North Pacific Auctioneers, Anchorage.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Alaska?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Alaska. United Rentals has two rental locations in the state.

Craig Taylor Equipment operates four rental stores in the state. Airport Equipment Rentals has locations in Fairbanks and Anchorage. Other independent equipment rental centers in Alaska include:

  • ABC Rentals, Wasilla;
  • Alaska Pacific Rental, Palmer;
  • Bobcat of Juneau, Juneau;
  • Construction Machinery, Fairbanks;
  • Kodiak Rental Center, Kodiak;
  • Tyler Rental, Juneau;
  • Rental Zone, Fairbanks;
  • Yukon Equipment, Anchorage.

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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. Your valuable heavy equipment needs a professional plan and execution. Our logistics experts are the team for the job.

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