South Carolina To California Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from South Carolina to California? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your South Carolina to California transport decisions. 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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South Carolina Shipping FAQs

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between South Carolina and any other state in the union. Featuring a deep-water east coast port, South Carolina is one of the most important transportation hubs in the southeast. The state is a major producer of tobacco, soybeans, cotton and corn. Farmers ship plenty of heavy agricultural equipment throughout the state. Eighty percent of the freight shipped in South Carolina travels by tractor-trailer truck. Auto manufacturer BMW and airplane developer Boeing have established plants in the state, along with tire manufacturers Continental, Michelin and Bridgestone. On the heavy equipment side, Komatsu builds wheel loaders and forklifts at its plant in Newberry. South Carolina has two ports, including one on the Atlantic Ocean;

  • Port of Charleston;
  • Port of Georgetown.

What Are South Carolina's Major Cities And Roadways?

With more than 40,000 miles of roadways, the state roadway system in South Carolina is the fourth largest in the nation. Interstates account for less than 900 miles of highway in the state. I-95, the busiest roadway in the country, runs east/west through the eastern portion of the state. In the northern part of the state, I-85 travels diagonally between North Carolina and Georgia. The interstate runs through Greenville, linking Charlotte, North Carolina, with Atlanta, Georgia. I-26 travels basically north/south between Greenville in the northwest of the state and Charleston in the southeast.

Charleston, with a population of more than 130,00 people, is the largest city in the state. Columbia, the state capital, is a close second. Greenville, one of the fastest growing cities east of the Mississippi River, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in South Carolina are:

  1. Charleston;
  2. Columbia;
  3. North Charleston;
  4. Mount Pleasant;
  5. Rock Hill;
  6. Greenville;
  7. Summerville;
  8. Goose Creek;
  9. Hilton Head Island;
  10. Sumter.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In South Carolina?

Heavy equipment shipments that surpass the maximum dimensional limits set by the state must apply for oversize shipping permits to travel on South Carolina roadways. Travel with oversize loads is not allowed during rush hours in high-density areas.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of South Carolina include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches

What Are South Carolina's Length Restrictions?

South Carolina has one of the least permissive length regulations on the east coast. No tandem tractor-trailers are allowed. Overhands as long as three feet in the front and six feet in the back are allowed. Passenger car combinations are restricted to 53 feet, with a 40-foot trailer limit.

Trailer length maximums in South Carolina include:

Total length: 60 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In South Carolina?

Oversize transport permits for non-divisible heavy loads are available from the South Carolina Department of Transportation. South Carolina allows loads with oversize permits to travel between ½-hour past sunrise to ½-hour before sunset on Monday through Saturday. Oversize shipments are not allowed on Sunday and major holidays. In high-density areas, oversize transports are not permitted during rush hour.

Shipments that exceed oversize regulations must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum dimensions allowed for oversize travel in South Carolina include:

Maximum Weight:  130,00 pounds;

Maximum Length: 125 feet total;

Maximum Height:   16 feet;

Maximum Width:   16 feet.

What Are South Carolina's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in South Carolina. National equipment auction house Ritchie Brothers is located in Sumter. Jeff Martin operates an office in Pelzer. J.J. Kane is located in Florence.

Other equipment auction houses in South Carolina include:

  • Dukes Auction Group, North;
  • Joey Martin Auctioneers, Cope;
  • Johnny King Auctioneers, Hodges;
  • Kingstree Auctions, Kingstree;
  • Kissimmee Auctions, Spartanburg;
  • Nichols Equipment, Moncks Corner;
  • Nicholson Auction, Pamlico;
  • Worldnet Auctions, Greeleyville.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In South Carolina?

Let Freedom Heavy Haul transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in South Carolina. United Rentals runs nearly 15 locations in South Carolina. Sunbelt Rentals only has three stores in the state. Herc Rentals operates four offices in South Carolina.

Other equipment rental centers in South Carolina include:

  • Blue Star Rental, North Augusta;
  • Equipment Rental Services, Sumter;
  • Hills Machinery, Columbia;
  • May Heavy Equipment, Summerville;
  • Murdaugh Rental Center, Ridgeland;
  • Richardson Service, Conway;
  • Sumter Rental Equipment, Sumter;
  • Thompson Rental, Lexington.

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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