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Local transportation of freight is extremely important to Arizona commerce. In 2012, a large portion of all the goods moved were shipped to destinations within the state. Arizona’s industries rely heavily on the state and federal road systems. Main interstate routes include I-17 and I-19, traveling north-south; I-8, I-10 and I-40, traveling east-west; and a short stretch of I-15 traveling through the extreme north-western corner of the state. Various urban areas are also served by a complex network of state routes and highways, such as Loop 101, which is part of Phoenix’s vast freeway system. Many new freeways are slated to be built by 2025, either through new construction or by expanding other highways. To see a full list of road closures and restrictions due to construction or weather, visit the AZ511 website.
The gross domestic product of Arizona was $259 billion in 2011, giving Arizona a larger economy than Ireland, Finland or New Zealand. Arizona has many industries that contribute to its prosperity, but the top three are mining, manufacturing and tourism. There are major manufacturing centers in Phoenix and Tucson. Health care, transportation and the government are the state’s largest employers. Arizona’s metal mining industry historically accounts for a large portion of the nation’s total output, especially in copper. Copper, gold, silver and other ores are still mined in open-pit and underground mines state-wide.
Arizona Shipping to Texas, Colorado, Illinois and More
Because of the nation’s heavy reliance on Arizona’s copper and other ores, shipping from Arizona is in high demand. Common destinations for Arizona freight include Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Michigan and Washington. Due to the length of the international border, Arizona also ships to and from Mexico. However, imported goods with a destination more than 75 miles away from the international border must be transferred to a US-based truck.
Arizona Trucking Rules and Regulations
The legal travel times for truckers in Arizona start half an hour before sunrise and extend to one half hour after sunset. The Phoenix and Tucson Metropolitan areas do not allow over-size loads between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00am and 4:00 and 6:00pm. Travel on weekends and holidays is permitted for most loads. A list of commercial motor carrier rules and regulations for Arizona, including holiday restrictions, can be found on the ADOT website.
In Arizona, standard trucks have the following maximum specs:
- Length: 65-0”
- Width: 8’-6”
- Height: 14’-0” on interstates; 13’-6” on secondary roads
- Weight: 80,000 pounds
Please note that the maximum speed is set at 55 mph for all oversize and overweight shipments. Any length over 65’-0” qualifies as an overlength load on non-designated highways.
An escort vehicle is required under these conditions:
- On two lanes: trucks over 120’-0” long require one pilot car in front and one in the rear.
- On interstates: trucks over 120’-0” long require one pilot car in front.
- On two lanes: trucks over 14’-0” wide require one escort vehicle in front and one in the rear.
- On Interstates: trucks over 15’-0” wide require one pilot car in front.
- Trucks over 17’-0” high require one pilot car in front.
If a shipment exceeds any of the following, it is classified as a superload in the state of Arizona:
- Length: 120’-0”
- Weight: 250,000 pounds
Oversize/overweight permit information and routing contacts are available on the ADOT website.
FRC Arizona Freight Trucking Service Points
Our LTL Freight Carriers and FTL Trucking Partners In Arizona include:
- Phoenix, AZ Trucking Companies
- Tucson, AZ Freight Companies
- Mesa, AZ Trucking Companies
- Glendale, AZ Freight Companies
- Scottsdale, AZ Trucking Companies