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Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Pennsylvania to California. Shipping heavy equipment from Pennsylvania to California can be a complex process. Let us get you the information 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.

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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