Getting to Eureka

New STAA Designation on Route 299: STAA vehicles can now travel on Route 299 between US-101 and Iron Mountain Road near Redding, CA where it was previously accessible only to "California Legal" vehicles. For more information, see the Caltrans District 1 Map (PDF) and District 2 Map (PDF) .

California Legal Vehicles Required on US-101 when Approaching Eureka from South of Leggett, CA: Both single-trailer and double-trailer vehicles must still be "California Legal" to access the Eureka area from NORTHBOUND 101.

"California Legal" vehicles with single trailers are defined as:

  • maximum 65 feet overall combination length, and
  • maximum 40 feet kingpin-to-rear-axle (KPRA) length

For a graphic illustration of the length dimensions of California Legal (black truck) and STAA (green truck) vehicles with both single trailers and doubles, view the Truck Map Legend (PDF) .


65-Foot Overall Length Limit: If your STAA vehicle has a 40-foot KPRA or less, you must modify your overall length to 65 feet or less. This can be accomplished by switching to a shorter tractor.

40-Foot KPRA Limit: If your STAA vehicle has a 48-foot trailer and a KPRA length over 40 feet, you will need to modify the combination to "California Legal" by reducing the overall length to 65 feet, AND by sliding the axle so that the KPRA length is no more than 40 feet.

Companies for Hire

To assist truckers in reaching Eureka legally from the direction of northbound 101, the following companies are listed as available for hire. These companies may offer a number of options, including the use of a hired tractor to attain a "California Legal" length of 65 feet, and/or transferring the load to a California Legal vehicle. These private companies are listed here for convenience; they have not been confirmed or approved by the State of California. Caltrans cannot guarantee or be held responsible for any company or service on this list.

Customer Truck Service
1945 Hilfiker Ln.
Eureka, CA 95503
(707) 444-8282
Shuster Transportation
750 E. Valley St.
Willits, CA 95490 (Willits is on Route 101 at Route 20 in Mendocino County)
(707) 459-4131
Customer Truck Service
2404 Sandy Prairie Rd.
Fortuna, CA 95540
(707) 442-4566
Expressway Transport, Inc.
P.O. Box 750098
Petaluma, CA 94975 (Petaluma is on 101 near 116 in south Sonoma Co.)
(707) 763-3503
(can transfer loads or freight at their facility in Petaluma for delivery in Eureka area)
Stuart Creps Transportation
2940 Sunnygrove Ave.
McKinleyville, CA 95519 (McKinleyville is just north of Eureka)
(707) 840-9557
(707) 498-2875
KVS Trucking Inc.
P.O. Box 857
951 Talmage Rd
Ukiah CA 95482
(707) 462-3852

Hambro & Snoozie Shavings
525 Elk Valley Rd.
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-6186

Bettendorf Trucking Enterprises
4545 West End Rd.
P.O. Box 4689
Arcata, CA 95518-4689

Miller Trucking Corp.
4650 Mt. Lakes Blvd.
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 243-6178
Can transfer loads and deliver to Eureka area.

Guglielmetti Trucking, LLC
P. O. Box 991894
4161 Eastside Road
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 241-7553
We offer service to the Greater Eureka area, including transfer of cargo, etc. Refrigerated unit ("reefer") service available.

C & A Trucking
7901 Derby Lane
Cotati, CA 94931
(707) 795-9231
(707) 795-9147 (fax)

All In One Auto Repair & Towing
406 N. State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482