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Virginia Heavy Equipment Transport
Titan Worldwide is your premier Virginia equipment transport partner – shipping construction, mining, agriculture and heavy machinery nationwide, including Canada and Mexico. With decades of experience in the heavy haul sector, clients rely on our knowledge and expertise for each movement – because time is money and with your equipment on time you make more of it.
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Virginia Equipment Transport Routes
The state has six interstate roadways:
- I-64 – runs east/west between West Virginia and Virginia Beach in the central part of the state;
- I-66 – goes east/west between I-81 and I-95 in the northern part of the state;
- I-77 – travels north/south from West Virginia into North Carolina in the southwestern corner of the state;
- I-81 – runs southwest down the western edge of the state, from West Virginia to Tennessee;
- I-85 – goes north/south in the southeastern part of the state, from I-95 into North Carolina;
- I-95 – runs east/west in the eastern portion of the state, from Maryland to North Carolina.
Virginia Trucking Resources for Heavy Machinery Shipping
New Bridge Weight-Restriction Signage
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) hosted an online information session about new statewide bridge weight-restriction signage on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. Click here to watch the recorded livestream. Everyone affected by these changes – those in the trucking industry, business owners and drivers – is encouraged to view this information.
Presentation: Changes to Bridge Weight Restrictions for Special Hauling Vehicles
Fact Sheet: Understanding Bridge Weight Restriction Signage for Special Hauling Vehicles
Vehicle Size, Weight, and Equipment Requirements
Virginia has various requirements regarding vehicle size (length, width, and height), weight, as well as equipment and safety devices (e.g. tires, lights etc.) for travel on the commonwealth’s highways.
See the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) “Size, Weight, and Equipment Requirements” for details. Phone: 804-497-7100.
For size and weight services for motor carriers, such as information on monitoring, inspection and enforcement, vehicle size, weight, and equipment requirements, etc., contact DMV’s Motor Carrier Services Division at 804-249-5130.
Overweight and oversized loads (those not conforming to Virginia’s vehicle size and weight requirements) need permits to travel legally in Virginia.
See DMV’s Hauling Permits here or contact the DMV Hauling Permit Section at 804-497-7135.
Highway Restrictions and Limitations
Various highways, bridges, and bridge-tunnels have size and weight restrictions or other requirements. These are below.
Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Restrictions
For information on the transport of hazardous materials on highways in Virginia or through one of the six state-owned tunnels, see DMV’s “Size, Weight, and Equipment Requirements.“
For information on transporting hazardous materials through the privately owned and maintained Chesapeake Bay Bridge- Tunnel, see http://www.cbbt.com/hazmat.html or call 757-331-2960.
Note: The Airport Tunnel in the city of Roanoke (Route 118) is restricted to all hazardous materials. A suggested detour: Hershberger Road (Route 101) to Williamson Road (Route 11), then Peters Creek Road (Route 117).
Weight, Height or Width Restrictions at Bridges and Tunnels
Various bridges statewide have restrictions on the weight, height, or width of vehicles. Signs posted on the highway at the affected bridges indicate these restrictions.
Find restricted bridges: For a current listing (updated daily) of bridges statewide posted with restricted weight limits (does not include height or width limitations), click here.
A map of state-maintained bridges with restrictions on height, width as well as weight bridges is available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The mapping is updated bi-annually.
Various tunnels have height or width restrictions as follows. Signs posted on the highway at the affected tunnels indicate these restrictions.
Trucks or other vehicles over 13 feet 6 inches high are prohibited at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (I-64 westbound travel direction only), the Midtown Tunnel (Route 58, both travel directions), and the Downtown Tunnel (I-264, both travel directions).
Tractor-trailers wider than 8 feet are also prohibited through the downtown tunnel (I-264) in the westbound travel direction.
To avoid these restrictions use I-664 through the Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel. For more information see here.
Restrictions On Length or Type of Vehicle
Various highways have restrictions on the length or type of vehicle (e.g. truck, tractor-trailer etc.). These restrictions are posted on the highway by regulatory signs such as “NO TRUCKS”, “NO THRU TRUCKS” , “NO TRACTOR-TRAILERS”, “NO TRUCKS OVER 65 FEET” etc.
Additionally, some highways are posted with a warning sign such as “TRUCKS NOT RECOMMENDED”, “TRUCKS OVER 65 FEET NOT RECOMMENDED”, “THRU TRUCKS NOT RECOMMENDED” etc. These roads have undesirable conditions and motorists with the indicated vehicles are strongly encouraged to avoid them.
These vehicle and length restrictions are shown on the Virginia Truck Routing Map available here.
Temporary Restrictions and Incidents
Various ad-hoc restrictions can exist at any time on the highway due to weather, incidents or construction, etc. and are indicated by signs etc. posted on the highway.
For a comprehensive map and extensive other information on current highway conditions pertaining to weather, traffic, incidents, temporary restrictions, road closures, etc., go to 511virginia.org or call 511 toll free.
Restrictions on Federal Highways
Various federally maintained highways in Virginia prohibit trucks or commercial vehicles. These are the Blue Ridge Parkway (southwest Virginia), Skyline Drive (northwest Virginia), George Washington Memorial Parkway (D.C. area) and the Colonial Parkway (Williamsburg). These restrictions are posted on the various highways and shown on the Virginia Truck Routing Map.
For more details or access, contact the National Park Service.
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TWW hauls heavy equipment throughout Virginia and surrounding areas
TWW moves cargo to all ports in Virginia.
Common Trailer Types Available From Titan Worldwide
TWW specializes hauling heavy construction equipment nationwide. Some of our common trailers for these services include the following:
Removable Gooseneck RGN
Max Weight: 150,000+ lbs.
Main Deck Length 29 ft.
Well Width 8.5 ft.
Legal Height Limit 11.6 ft.
Step Deck/Drop Deck
Max Weight: 48,000 lbs.
Max Length 53 ft.
Max Width 8.5 ft.
Max Height 11 ft.