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Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Washington to Virginia. Shipping heavy equipment from Washington to Virginia can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

The key to success is communication. If you have questions while your equipment is in transit, we provide a transport agent who can answer all your questions. You’ll get regular status updates during the shipping process. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. You’ll work with a hard working, trustworthy, and reliable transport agent. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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Choose Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment between Washington and any other state in the union. Washington is one of the fastest growing states in the country. Nearly 100,000 more people migrate to the state than move away each year. The areas around Seattle and Tacoma are among the fastest growing large cities in America. As a result, the state is building schools and other public facilities at a record pace. Home construction growth continues to impress. In Washington, there is a steady need for quality transportation of heavy construction equipment. Agriculture is important in Washington. The state grows about two-thirds of the apples produced in Washington is the second-largest potato producer in the country, ranking just behind Idaho. The state also grows the fifth largest amount of wheat in the country. The state has an increasing need for heavy farm equipment shipping services. Washington features 10 ports, including eight on the Pacific Ocean;

  • Port of Bellingham;
  • Port of Bremerton;
  • Port of Clarkson;
  • Port of Everett;
  • Port of Olympia;
  • Port of Pasco;
  • Port of Port Angeles;
  • Port of Seattle;
  • Port of Tacoma;
  • Port of Vancouver.

What Are Washington's Major Cities And Roadways?

Washington is the is the 18th largest state by area in the country. Washington is 240 miles long and 360 miles wide. The state has more than 170,000 miles of roadways. Less than 600 miles of road in Washington is interstate highway. Washington features only three major interstates, I-5 runs north/south through Seattle, stretching from the Canadian border into Oregon. I-90 travels east/west from Seattle and into Idaho. In the middle of the state, I-82 breaks from I-90 and travels north/south int Oregon.

Washington is the 13th largest state in the country in terms of population. With more than 700,000 people, Seattle is more than three times as populous as any other city in the state. Auburn, a town south of Seattle, was the fastest growing city in Washington in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Washington are:

  1. Seattle;
  2. Spokane;
  3. Tacoma;
  4. Vancouver;
  5. Bellevue;
  6. Kent;
  7. Everett;
  8. Renton;
  9. Spokane Valley;
  10. Yakima.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Washington?

Heavy equipment shipments that exceed the maximum dimensions established by the state must obtain oversize permits to use the roads in Washington. Single axels are limited to 20,000 pounds each, while tandem axels must weight 34,000 pounds or less.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Washington include:

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

Maximum height: 14 feet;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Washington's Length Restrictions?

Overall length restrictions in Washington are similar to rules in other southern states. Designated roads allow trailers are long as 56 feet. A three-foot overhang is allowed in the front, and a 15-foot overhang (measured from the axel) is permitted in the rear.

Trailer length maximums in Washington include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Washington?

In Washington, oversize transport permits are available from the state Department of Transportation.  The movement of permitted oversize loads is allowed between ½-hour before sunrise until ½-hour after sunset each day of the week. Oversize transport is restricted at night in the major cities, such as Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia.

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

Maximum Weight: 110,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 125 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Washington's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Washington. National auction house Ritchie Brothers operates auction houses in Olympia and Chehalis. The company also runs a location just across the border in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Online auction house biadadoo Auctions is headquartered in Kent.

The most prominent equipment auction houses in Washington include:

  • Booker Auction, Eltopia;
  • Matson Equipment, Cheney;
  • Meridian Equipment, Bellingham;
  • Gary Montague Auctioneers, Spokane Valley
  • James G. Murphy, Kenmore;
  • Musser Brothers, Pasco;
  • Stokes Auction, Port Orchard;
  • Washington State Equipment, Tumwater.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Washington?

Call Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Washington. United Rentals operates nearly 10 locations in Washington. Sunbelt Rentals also operate about seven stores in the state. Star Rentals, the largest independent rental chain in the northwest, has nearly 15 locations in Washington. Herc Rentals has a store in Seattle.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Washington include:

  • Active Excavator Rentals, Monroe;
  • Bobcat Rentals, Tacoma;
  • NC Machinery, East Wenatchee;
  • Northwest Heavy Equipment, Bellingham;
  • Rent1 Equipment Rentals, Seattle;
  • Sonsray Machinery, Auburn;
  • Sound Equipment Rental, Snohomish;
  • Star Rentals, Seattle.

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.

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If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. Disaster recovery? Oversize transport? No problem! Our turnkey transport service will leave you with peace of mind. Let our logistics professionals plan and execute the transport of your valuable heavy equipment.

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