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

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Tennessee Shipping FAQs

Contact Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Tennessee and any other state in the union. Tennessee is a major freight transportation state, with nearly 60% of the US population within an 11-hour drive. The state hosts the country’s busiest cargo airport, the FedEx facility in Memphis. Among states, Tennessee operates the eighth largest number of farms in the nation. The state’s 77,000 farms specialize in producing beef cattle, broiler chickens, soybeans, corn and nursery plants. Memphis, which sits on the Mississippi River, is a major agricultural transport center. John Deere builds mowers and tractors at its plant in Greeneville. Komatsu operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga that produces hydraulic excavators, articulated dump trucks and forestry equipment. Komatsu also operates a parts distribution center in Ripley. Tennessee has two ports, including one on the Mississippi River:

  • Port of Memphis;
  • Port of Nashville.

What Are Tennessee's Major Cities And Roadways?

The state of Tennessee is the 36th largest in the country by square miles. The state is nearly 450 miles long and almost 120 miles wide. Tennessee maintains more than 95,000 miles of public roadways, include almost 1,000 miles of interstate highway. I-40 runs east/west between Memphis in the southwest corner of the state and North Carolina. I-75 goes north/south in the eastern portion of the state, while I-81 runs east/west between Knoxville and Virginia. I-85 and I-34 run through Nashville on a north/south path, connecting Kentucky and Alabama.

With more than 650,000 people, Memphis is the largest city the state. At nearly 550,000 people, Nashville is a close second. Franklin, a suburb south of Nashville, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Tennessee are:

  1. Memphis;
  2. Nashville;
  3. Knoxville;
  4. Chattanooga;
  5. Clarksville;
  6. Murfreesboro;
  7. Jackson;
  8. Franklin;
  9. Johnson City;
  10. Bartlett.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Tennessee?

Loads of heavy equipment that surpass any of the dimensional limitations imposed by Tennessee must apply for oversize transport permits to travel legally in the state. Single axles can haul a maximum of 20,000 pounds, while tandem axles are restricted to 40,000 pounds each.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Tennessee include:

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

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches

What Are Tennessee's Length Restrictions?

Tennessee has one of the most permissive overall length regulations in the country. Most states restrict tractor trailers to less than 70 feet in length. Tandem tractor trailers are permitted. Trailers can be 50-feet from the kingpin to the rear bumper. Tennessee allows five feet of overhang on both the front and rear bumpers.

Trailer length maximums in Tennessee include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Tennessee?

You can obtain permits to transport oversize loads in Tennessee from the state Department of Transportation. Movement of oversize loads is permitted from ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on weekdays. Oversize transport is not allowed on Sunday or major holidays. Restrictions on oversize movement also apply in high-density cities during the morning and evening rush hours.

Oversize loads that surpass the state’s oversize regulations must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum oversize dimensions permitted in Tennessee include:

Maximum Weight:  150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height:  15 feet;

Maximum Width:   16 feet.

What Are Tennessee's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Tennessee. Ritchie Brothers, the national heavy equipment auction house, maintains four locations in Tennessee. PCI Auction is in Nashville.

Other independent equipment auction houses in Tennessee include:

  • Clayton Auctions, Finger;
  • Compass Auctions, Chattanooga;
  • Crenshaw Auction, Memphis;
  • Lady Equipment, Bluff City;
  • McLemore Auction, Nashville;
  • Powell Auction, Knoxville;
  • Pro Team Auction, White Pine;
  • Ritchason Auctioneers, Lebanon.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Tennessee?

Speak with Freedom Heavy Haul about transporting your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Tennessee. United Rentals, the largest rental-store chain in the country, has more than 15 stores in the state. National competitor Sunbelt Rentals operates nearly 20 locations in Tennessee. Sunstate Equipment runs four stores in Tennessee. Herc Rentals has stores in Nashville and Knoxville. Scott Equipment operates in Memphis and La Vergne.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Tennessee include:

  • Bobcat of Nashville, Nashville;
  • Christopher Equipment, Tullahoma;
  • Contractors Equipment, Cookeville;
  • H&E Equipment, Nashville;
  • Livingston Rental Center, Livingston;
  • Maryville Rental Center, Maryville;
  • Scott Equipment, La Vergne;
  • Tri-County Rental, Crossville.

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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