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Washington Heavy Equipment Transport

Titan Worldwide is your premier Washington 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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To obtain more information on regulations, Click here to see Washington oversize permits

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Washington Equipment Transport Routes

The most popular interstate highways in the state include:

  • I-5 – runs north/south down the east coast of the state from Canada to Oregon;
  • I-82 – goes north/south in the middle of the state, from I-90 into Oregon;
  • I-90 – travels east/west across the northern portion of the state, from Seattle into Idaho.

WSDOT – Oversize/overweight permits – Top six questions for Heavy Machinery Shipping

1.  Where do I find mileposts?
Mileposts are on the State Route Milepost Map . You will need a beginning and ending milepost for each state route that you are using with single trip oversize/overweight permits. There is a state wide map and a Puget Sound/Seattle Area map.

2.  Do I need pilot/escort vehicles?
A pilot/escort vehicle and operator must comply with the requirements of WAC 468-38-100 Escort vehicle requirements. Pilots/Escort vehicles are required when:

  1. Vehicle(s) or load is over 11 ft. in width; escort cars (both front and rear) are required on all two lane highways.
  2. Vehicle(s) or load is over 14 feet wide; one rear escort vehicle is required on multiple-lane highways.
  3. Trailer length including load exceeds 105 ft., of a tractor/trailer combination, requires a rear escort car on all two-lane highways.
  4. Trailer length including load exceeds 125 ft., of a tractor/trailer combination, requires a rear escort car on multiple-lane highways.
  5. Rear overhang of a tractor/trailer or truck/trailer combination exceeds 1/3 of the trailer length
    including load, requires one rear escort on two lane highways.
  6. Rear overhang exceeds 20 ft. of a single unit vehicle, requires one rear escort car on two-lane highways.
  7. Loads exceed 14 ft. and 6 inches high, one escort vehicle is required in front equipped with a height pole. Manufactured housing requires front escort with height pole when exceeding 15 ft. in height. The Department does not guarantee height clearances; therefore, on any route where the height is in question, a front escort vehicle equipped with a height pole should be used.
  8. In the opinion of the Department of Transportation, escort vehicles are necessary to protect the traveling public, for any over-dimensional and/or overweight move, either across, upon, or along a highway.

3.  Can I buy my permit at a weigh station?
No, permits cannot be purchased at the weigh stations. You will need to have your permits prior to entering the state or before moving your load. Here is a list of permitting offices and agents .

4.  Can I buy my permit(s) online?
Yes, if you are a self issuer you can obtain most types of permits yourself. See Online Self Issue permits for more information.

5.  How do I determine my permitted and legal hauling capacity in Washington?
By obtaining an axle spacing report number by entering your vehicle combination information in the axle calculator . You will need the tire size of all two-tire axles and the distance between each axle (feet and inches). Once you have entered in the required information you can calculate and save to get your five-digit axle spacing report number. View our Help menu if you need assistance.

6.  How much are permits?

  • Trip (temporary license) permits are $25 (valid for 3 days)
  • Fuel (Temporary IFTA) permits are $30 (valid for 3 days)
  • Width and height permits are $20 per month
  • Length permits are $10 per month
  • Single trip oversize permits are $10 per trip
  • Weight permits are based on your gross weight over your legal weight. ( Special Permit – Fees )

See our Permit Types and Information for more details about specific permits.

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TWW hauls heavy equipment throughout Washington and surrounding areas

TWW moves cargo to all ports in Washington.
Ports Served

The busiest ports in the state include:

● Port of Seattle - Pacific Ocean port on Elliot Bay;
● Port of Tacoma - Pacific Ocean port on Puget Sound;
● Port of Olympia - Pacific Ocean port on Deschutes River;
● Port of Bellingham - Pacific Ocean port on Bellingham Bay;
● Port of Bremerton - Pacific Ocean port on Port Orchard Bay;
● Port of Everett - Pacific Ocean port on Snohomish River;
● Port of Port Angeles - Pacific port on Strait of Juan de Fuca;
● Port of Vancouver - Pacific Ocean port on Columbia River;
● Port Pasco - inland port on Columbia River;
● Port of Clarkston - inland port on Snake River.

Airports Served

Washington has more than 50 airports, Including nearly 40 general aviation airports and five international airports. The busiest airports in Washington include:

● Seattle/Tacoma - international airport;
● Spokane - international airport;
● Bellingham - international airport;
● Pasco - primary airport;
● Yakima- primary airport.

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:

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Removable Gooseneck RGN

Max Weight: 150,000+ lbs.
Main Deck Length 29 ft.
Well Width 8.5 ft.
Legal Height Limit 11.6 ft.

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Step Deck/Drop Deck

Max Weight: 48,000 lbs.
Max Length 53 ft.
Max Width 8.5 ft.
Max Height 11 ft.

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Max Weight: 48,000 lbs.
Max Length 53 ft.
Max Width 8.5 ft.
Max Height 8.5 ft.

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