Rhode Island To Virginia Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Freedom Heavy Haul has experience with Rhode Island to Virginia heavy equipment hauling. If you are unsure what information you need when shipping your equipment from Rhode Island to Virginia, 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. You will get access to a transport agent who will be with you every step of the way. You’ll get regular status updates during the shipping process. Just want to know when the transport is successfully complete? No problem. Your agent is reliable, trustworthy and hard working. Ready for a punctual and hassle free equipment transport experience? Call Freedom Heavy Haul today!

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Rhode Island Shipping FAQs

Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Rhode Island and any other state in the union. Financial services have overtaken manufacturing as the most important factor in the Rhode Island economy. Manufacturing in the state has declined by about one third, while financial services companies share of the economy has increased by nearly the same amount. The state remains active in the construction market. Nearly one billion dollars is spent every year on non-residential housing. Spending on residential housing tops $800 million each year. Shipping heavy construction equipment in Rhode Island remains an important task. Like many northeastern states, greenhouse and nursery products are the top agricultural products that Rhode Island produces. Even though Rhode Island has a large coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, it has only one major port:

  • Port of Providence.

What Are Rhode Island's Major Cities And Roadways?

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the nation in terms of square miles. The state is less than 40 miles long and less than 50 miles wide. With around 12,000 miles of roadway, Rhode Island is second to Hawaii as the state with the least miles of highway. The state has less than 400 miles of interstate highway. I-95, which runs north/south through Providence, connects Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Rhode Island is tied with Montana for the 6th smallest population of any state in the country. Providence, which has more than 180,000 residents, is more than twice as populous as any other city in the state. Neighboring East Providence and North Providence also are among the biggest cities in the state. With its already large population, Providence is one of the slowest growing cities in America. The 10 largest cities in Rhode Island are:

  1. Providence;
  2. Fall River;
  3. Warwick;
  4. Cranston;
  5. Pawtucket;
  6. East Providence;
  7. Woonsocket;
  8. Coventry;
  9. Cumberland;
  10. North Providence.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Rhode Island?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Rhode Island. Single axels are limited to 22, 400 pounds. Tandem axels must weight 36,000 pounds or less.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Rhode Island include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Rhode Island's Length Restrictions?

Rhode Island does not regulate overall length, only trailer length. The trailer length maximum on non-designated highways is 48 feet.

Trailer length maximums in Rhode Island include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Rhode Island?

Oversize shipping permits to ship heavy equipment in Rhode Island can be purchased from the state Division of Motor Vehicles.  Oversize loads can travel from ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunrise on weekdays. Movement of oversize loads is not permitted on weekends or major holidays. Oversize permits in Rhode Island are valid for five days.

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

Maximum Weight: 145,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height: 17 feet 6 inches;

Maximum Width: 17 feet.

What Are Rhode Island's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Rhode Island. None of the national auction houses have a branch office in Rhode Island.

The most prominent independent equipment auction houses in Rhode Island include:

  • Bill Spicer Auction Company, Exeter;
  • Bruneau & Company Auctioneers, Cranston;
  • Circa Auction Gallery, Pawtucket;
  • Irving Schechtman & Company, Pawtucket;
  • Motherbee’s Auction, East Greenwich;
  • Stockwell Equipment Company, Riverside;
  • Salvador Auctions, Narragansett;
  • Surplus Solutions, Woonsocket.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Rhode Island?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Rhode Island. United Rentals maintains two rental locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals also has a pair of stores in Rhode Island.

Compact Power Equipment runs more than a half dozen stores in the state. Taylor Rental Center also has numerous equipment rental locations in Rhode Islands. Other independent equipment rental centers in Rhode Island include:

  • Charlestown Equipment Rentals, Charlestown;
  • Construction Equipment Rental, Johnston;
  • N. Wood Company, Johnston;
  • Job-Site Equipment, Warwick;
  • Milton CAT, Cranston;
  • Northstar Equipment, Warwick and Cumberland;
  • Quality Rental Center, Providence and Pawtucket;
  • TLC Equipment Rentals, West Greenwich.

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.

Trusted Heavy Haulers

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your construction equipment, farm equipment and heavy machinery safely to its next workstation. Choosing the right trailer is paramount to a successful transport. We can help! Whether it’s a flatbed trailer, a step-deck trailer, or an RGN trailer you need, we have the expert knowledge to guide you.

If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. Your valuable heavy equipment needs a professional plan and execution. Our logistics experts are the team for the job.

Dump truck? Excavator? Bulldozer? We got you covered. We have extensive experience shipping heavy construction equipment too. Our carriers also ship smaller equipment as well. If you have equipment you need transported, let Freedom Heavy Haul provide you with a free, no obligation quote. Call us today. What do you have to lose?

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