Effortlessly shipping vehicles & heavy haul equipment to/from any location in Indiana
Indiana Vehicle Shipping & Heavy Haul Transport Experts
For over ten years, Ship a Car, Inc., has provided excellent and professional freight transport shipping services to people relocating their vehicles, businesses moving their general freight, companies transporting heavy haul equipment as well as volume relocation services for vehicle dealers and large corporations.
We are an experienced freight transport broker with direct access to the largest network of carriers in the United States. One call to our office is all it takes. When you choose Ship A Car, we deliver not only your vehicle and/or freight, but the confidence that you choice the best transport broker in the business.
Contact a SAC Team transport coordinator now at (866) 821-4555 for more information about the transport services we provide or for a free quote right over the phone for vehicle transport service to/from any residential or business location in the state of Indiana.
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We provide direct service to and from any location in Indiana - above is a list of the most popular car shipping locations that we service.
Everything You Need to Know About the State of Indiana (IN)
Indiana sits, as its motto claims, at “the crossroads of America.” It borders Lake Michigan and the state of Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south, and Illinois to the west, making it an integral part of the American Midwest.
Except for Hawaii, Indiana is the smallest state west of the Appalachian Mountains. After the American Revolution, the lands of Indiana were open to U.S. settlers. The influx of white immigrants brought the increased war with the Native American tribes.
The conflicts continued until the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe, which was won by General, and future president, William Henry Harrison. With a name that is generally thought to mean “land of the Indians,” Indiana was admitted on Dec. 11, 1816, as the 19th state of the union. Its capital has been in Indianapolis since 1825.
Tulip is the state tree and the beautiful Peony is named the state bird. Indiana takes a nickname-Hoosier State.
Many families throughout the state of Indiana provided shelter for runaway slaves both before and during the Civil War. In particular, the farming community of Newport (now Fountain City) became known as the “Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad” due to Levi and Catherine Coffin’s role in helping more than 2,000 runaway slaves make their way north to freedom.
Bedford, Indiana, is known as the “Limestone Capital of the World.” Admired for its light color and ease of cutting, Indiana limestone was used in the construction of the Empire State Building in New York City, the Pentagon, and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., as well as several state capitols.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted the first Indianapolis 500-mile race on its 2.5-mile track on May 30, 1911, two years after it opened. Equipped to seat an audience of more than 250,000, the Speedway is the world’s largest spectator sporting arena.
Santa Claus, Indiana, receives hundreds of thousands of letters addressed to the Christmas legend every year—each of which is responded to individually.
Factors That Influence Cost of Shipping
The farther the origin of your vehicle from Indiana, the higher the shipping cost. Distance affects the fuel consumption of the trailer carrying the vehicle. The recent fluctuation in the price of fuel plays a significant role in the cost of shipping. Distance also affects the time it would take for your vehicle to get delivered
Type and Condition of the Vehicle
It would cost more to ship a truck than a smaller more compact car. Larger cars are heavy and occupy more space on the trailer; this affects fuel consumption and the number of vehicles that can be transported at once. Modifications made to vehicles also affect how they would be handled and transported. Always inform the shipping company about any modification made to your vehicle and give detailed information about the model of your vehicle.
The condition of a vehicle affects the amount of work that would go into moving a vehicle. Inoperable vehicles cost more to transport than operable ones. Special equipment such as a forklift would be required to load and offload an inoperable vehicle from a trailer.
Open VS Enclosed Carrier Transport
The type of carrier used greatly influences how much it would cost you to ship your vehicle. Open carriers are certainly more economical than the enclosed equivalent. With an open-air trailer, your vehicle would be tightly strapped to the back of a trailer. The downside of this carrier is that your vehicle would be exposed to weather elements and road debris.
If you own a vintage or luxury vehicle, it is recommended you go for an enclosed carrier because it offers more protection. Your vehicle would be protected from weather hazards and road dirt during transit. Enclosed trucks are designed to handle expensive cargo. Some are designed with ramps to allow easy loading of low-ground cars. It is more expensive to transport vehicles in enclosed carriers because of the type of trucks used and the extra labor that goes into the shipping process.
Shipping vehicles to major cities cost less than shipping to rural areas. Major routes tend to get more business allowing shipping companies to deliver several cars in one trip reducing the cost of shipping. Delivering cars to rural areas is more expensive because they are off a major road and don’t get a lot of business, so most times your car would be the only one being delivered to the area.
How to Save Money on Shipping
Open Auto Transport
Open auto carriers can carry several cars at the same and they are readily available in most shipping companies. If you are looking to save some money, you should probably go for this type of shipping.
Have a flexible Delivery Schedule
Having a flexible schedule helps you get better deals. If you give the shipping company a reasonable time frame to deliver your vehicle, it gives them room to plan their shipping routes. On the hand, emergency delivery will cost you more because of the additional process required to expedite shipping.
Guidelines for Choosing a Company to Transport your Vehicle
Carry out a background check on the company. You should research extensively on the shipping companies to select one that would suit your needs.
Find out about the kind of damage the insurance policy of the company covers.
Get quotes from different companies and compare prices.
Check the customer reviews of companies you are thinking of hiring. Online reviews are a great reflection of the competency of a company.
The company you want to hire should prioritize safety.
Hire a company with experience delivering to Indiana. The company should be familiar with the routes in the state.
Verify the legitimacy of the company. Check if they have all the licenses and permits to work in the state
Tips to Prepare your Vehicle for Shipping
Take out all your items from your vehicle.
Make sure your gas tank is only about a quarter full to reduce the weight.
Clean your vehicle and take note of damages such as dents, scratches, and so on.
Take pictures to document existing damages.
You would need the services of a reliable and efficient company to safely deliver your car to Indiana. We at SAC have been in this business for years and we’ve got you covered when it comes to transporting your vehicle to and from any state in the US. Visit our website to get a free quote or call us at (866) 821-4555 for more enquires.
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Indiana has more than 4,255 railroad route miles, of which 91 percent are operated by Class I railroads, principally CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway. Other Class I railroads in Indiana include the Canadian National Railway and Soo Line Railroad, a Canadian Pacific Railway subsidiary, as well as Amtrak. The remaining miles are operated by 37 regional, local, and switching and terminal railroads. The South Shore Line is one of the country’s most notable commuter rail systems, extending from Chicago to South Bend. Indiana is implementing an extensive rail plan prepared in 2002. Many recreational trails, such as the Monon Trail and Cardinal Greenway, have been created from abandoned rails routes.
The major U.S. Interstate highways in Indiana are I-64, I-65, I-265, I-465, I-865, I-69, I-469, I-70, I-74, I-80, I-90, I-94, and I-275. The various highways intersecting in and around Indianapolis, along with its historical status as a major railroad hub, and the canals that once crossed Indiana, are the source of the state’s motto, the Crossroads of America. There are also many U.S. routes and state highways maintained by the Indiana Department of Transportation. These are numbered according to the same convention as U.S. Highways. Indiana allows highways of different classifications to have the same number. For example, I-64 and Indiana State Road 64 both exist (rather close to each other) in Indiana, but are two distinct roads with no relation to one another. Besides, Most Indiana counties use a grid-based system to identify county roads.
Barges are a common sight along the Ohio River. The ports of Indiana manage three maritime ports in the state, two located in Ohio.
Indiana annually ships over 70 million tons of cargo by water each year, which ranks 14th among all U.S. states. More than half of Indiana’s border is water, which includes 400 miles (640 km) of direct access to two major freight transportation arteries: the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway (via Lake Michigan) and the Inland Waterway System (via the Ohio River). The Ports of Indiana manages three major ports which include Burns Harbor, Jeffersonville, and Mount Vernon.
In Evansville, three public and several private port facilities receive year-round service from five major barge lines operating on the Ohio River. Evansville has been a U.S. Customs Port of Entry for more than 125 years. Because of this, it is possible to have international cargo shipped to Evansville in bond.
Indianapolis International Airport serves the greater Indianapolis area and has finished constructing a new passenger terminal. Other major airports include Evansville Regional Airport, Fort Wayne International Airport (which houses the 122d Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard), and South Bend International Airport.
The Terre Haute Regional Airport has no airlines operating out of the facility but is used for private flying. The southern part of the state is also served by the Louisville International Airport across the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. The southeastern part of the state is served by the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport also across the Ohio River in Hebron, Kentucky. Most residents of Northwest Indiana, which is primarily in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, use the two Chicago airports, O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport.
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I used Ship a Car to transport my car across the country, and it was a very smooth process.. I worked with Bob Moran, who was excellent. Very quick to respond and answer my questions.
This was my first time using Ship A Car. I had my car shipped to Hawaii. The whole thing went smoothly. I'm just waiting on the port call now for the return trip, when they deliver it to California. The customer service was outstanding. I wasn't comfortable at first. We had originally signed with a competitor's shipping service, but that didn't go well. Ship A Car was very reassuring, and turned out to be the best thing that could have happened for my car delivery. I would use them again.
Rayfield N. St. Robert, MO
Ship a Car Inc. , located in Coral Springs, FL XXXXX, moved our car from the East Coast to the West Coast at a great price, on an expedited schedule and delivered all services exactly as promised. We found the car moving industry is unfortunately full of companies who promise everything, and deliver nothing. (Not So at Ship a Car Inc. ) Danny (XXX-XXX-XXXX), at Ship a Car was easy to work with and always followed up with us to successfully complete our move.
Very helpful, kept me updated throughout. Shipping went off without a hitch, very timely and easy. Thanks to bob
I needed to move my 67 Mustang to Northeast Georgia from Sarasota before Hurricane Irma. Meredith, at Ship a Car, was great at finding me an enclosed trailer to bring the car up here. It arrived in perfect condition.
Ship A Car, Inc. provided great service and was very user friendly. Mr. Tom Book answered all my questions and gave me a good experience with this company. I received my vehicle on time and with no complications. THANKS!
I worked with Danny and he helped me with figuring out how we will ship my trailer. At first I asked if we could put the trailer on a trailer I didnt get any responce to that untill the day before shipping it. We had a little hickup but it all worked out in the end. Danny did an awesome job finding the right person to get my trailer to me. The guys who brought my trailer were awesome they put it right where I wanted it. That was no picknick for them. lol. But I am very happy they got it here. If I ever need anything moved or if I know of anyone who needs something moved I will tell them who I used. Thank you Danny for all your hard work. And to the two guys who brought it. Awesome job. Thank you so much.
Lynda S. Golden, CO
I was delighted with the ease of sending my car from the east coast to the west coast. Thank you.
Communication - Commitment - Deliver
Since day 1 the communication, price, service has been perfect. This is the second time that I need this type of service and decide to use another company since my first experience was not easy. I give myself the opportunity to try SHIP A+
Thank you Danny for a fabulous job well done in helping to get my daughter's car cross country safely. Your professionalism was stellar and your care and kindness was greatly appreciated. I will be sure to always recommend your company when transport opportunities arise. THANK YOU!
We were shipping our 1965 Corvette and wanted a covered carrier. Maria Frew was very professional and polite. She returned our calls as soon as she could. Shipacar had the best rates for what we needed. We would use them again.
Patricia F. Inman, SC
Ship A Car did a good job. Their customer service was sufficient. I didn't have to worry about, “Where's the car? Or what are they doing?” Everything was in a timely manner. They had a man come here and he was of Lithuanian descent and he was new in the country. He was very kind and polite. He knew what he was supposed to do and did his job well. The car was delivered in about a day. He was very efficient. It worked out great.
Anthony of Painesville, OH
Bob Moran is a true professional. The process of shipping our car home was seamless. I would recommend this company highly!
I made a last minute call to Ship a Car and got great service with a good transporter very quickly. They made it very easy and I'm very happy with the service.
Justen was well spoken (i think i spelled his name right)...i searched everywhere for somneone that could answer my questions and ran into alot of customer service reps at other companies that I just did not trust, Justen on the otherhand answered all of my questions and did a nice job for me.
CESEAR F. Swedesboro, NJ
Chris was very helpful with setting my car up to be shipped from Florida and California. Always professional and resolved a few concerns I had. I would definitely recommend this company when shipping your vehicle. The price was great!!! Everything he promised was just that.
This is my 4th positive review, don't feel like writing it all again. Everything went swell. Just a great experience.
From the first call to final delivery, it was a first class experience. Yvonne on the phone handling my request to the driver who showed great care with my car. Chicago Burbs to Seattle.....a job very well done. Everything as promised.
Lisa in CS helped us ship our daughters car to and from KS this year. She is reliable, friendly and follows up on everything. She is terrific!!!
Jenny M. Clovis, CA
Bob and his team did a GREAT job getting my vehicle to me during a cross country move. They have Stellar communication and I was updated every step of the way. My vehicle arrived in perfect condition HIGHLY recommend Ship A Car!!! Thank you Bob!!
Ship a Car Inc. has the best customer service, my representatives Joseph was so helpful. When my daughter?s vehicle arrived in Hilo port a few days early and I had to change the authorized person to pick up my daughter?s vehicle, he did it so professionally with no delays. My friend was able to pick up the vehicle with no problems. I?ll use Ship a Car Inc. again when I need to transport my vehicle and will recommend them to friends and family.
Pepper long was wonderful. I got a great price, great customer service and my car was delivered 6 hours later. Great service for military, even got a discount.
Thank you for all your help in getting the VW Jetta from Enfield, NH to Hawaii. Our son is so excited at how quickly the car arrives. This will allow him so much more freedom on base. His wife joins him soon. They should have a great time being stationed there. Anyway thanks for all your help and patience throughout this process. You were great!! Keep up the good work.
I received excellent service from the. They proved to be very professional throughout. My consignment successfully arrived. I would definitely use this company again. I thoroughly recommend them. Quality service, 5 stars!!
I received excellent service from Len of ship a car. He was thorough, pleasant to work with, and committed to helping me find a transport service. The company he contracted with was outstanding, great service, my car arrived in a timely manner in perfect condition...except for a few bugs on the windshield!! I highly recommend Len and his company.
The driver was nice and very friendly. He lifted my car on the truck and danced on the truck for like an hour. The movers and drier were very good fellas, absolutely recommended. All of them say the same really decent genuine garage that won’t rip you off or mess you about. Thanks for the service!
The car arrived today and I could not be happier with the shipping service (Sema Logistics). They were always there to answer my questions on the phone and the driver was the best. Very efficient, friendly and professional. I am having another car shipped sometime in June and I will definitely be using your services again ! I have used other companies before and yours is the best of all !
Neal R. Westlake Village, CA
Merideth was very helpful with my vehicle transportation needs. My vehicle arrived at its destination with no issues or damages noted. I was pleased with the service I received.
I worked with Lawrence and had a great experience. I had a quick turn around need for a motorcycle shipment and he got it done for a good cost. Definitely will be using him for future shipments!
We went with Ship-A-Car because we were unable to do cash to ship a car. ($900 was their quote.) I was to the understanding that there would be a $250 deposit charged when the contract was picked up and the remaining $650 would be charged upon delivery. WRONG! Ship-a-Car went with a company that does NOT do credit cards. Now we are having to work with the transport company and Ship-a-Car was able to basically take $250 from us just to do the same damned thing we could have done on our own if we had the cash. I will never use them again and will never recommend them.
I had excellent service through ship a car inc company. I just didn't feel quite comfortable with other companies. Quoted one price then raised the price last minute. There were many "outsiders" calling or texting me for a couple days and that was irritating. I was reluctant since I had no idea if these drivers had insurance or if they were legit or even if it was a scam. I called Ship A Car inc and Quinten Putnam was very knowledgeable, honest, and professional. I would highly recommend Ship A car inc. My car was picked up on time and delivered on time by FHT carrier services (Michael Dominguez driver) The quote was better than other companies I had spoken with and my experience was extremely professional. Thank you Quinten Putnam!!!! Call ship a car inc. And ask for Quinten Putnam.
Robert R. Savannah, GA
Very professional shipping dispatch service. Darius answered all my questions, and found an amazing and professional vehicle transport driver. Pricing was reasonable. My car arrived on the day I requested.
TOTAL SATISFACTION!!! Begin of March, i shipped my Honda from CA to CO. I worked with Malisa from Ship-a-car company; Malisa was very helpful and honest. Honest because she kept her commission due only. she got a better deal from car transport, she gave me a lower price at $650. And Malisa contacted me regularly until my Honda was picked up. Totally, it took 6 days since the date i talked to Malisa to the date the Honda delivered at Arvada, CO.
Excellent customer service
Thank You Danny, for your honesty. when I called for an estimate this man told me that he could have my car picked up in Ma. on Monday, and have it delivered to me in Pa. the next day, which is exactly what he did. The price was a little more than I wanted to pay, but it was well worth it. Thanks Again.
Bill W. Selinsgrove, PA
I needed my son's car shipped from Bluffton, SC to his home in Bear, DE. My sister Louise gave me Kristina Virtue's phone, sins she is working with her to have her car shipped from Queens, NY to Las Vegas. The car was picked up and was delivered on Monday, 2/22/2021 after 3:00 pm. Kristina did a great job and was very pleasant to work with. I told my sister what a great job she did. I'll definitely recommend Kristina and Ship A Car if someone else need your service. Sincerely, Patricia Lindvall 843-705-6919
The experience I had with Ship a Car Inc. was great! The owner Will was very reliable, awesome communication and fast delivery. I would definitely recommend this company to any and everyone. Thank you Ship a Car Inc.
An absolute pleasure to work with such a professional company! I was shipping my vehicle from California to Hawaii and was working with Rita who made the process virtually seamless. Working on different time zones was initially challenging, however, Rita made it her mission to get my car to Hawaii with as little hassle as possible. 10/10 recommend. Thank you!
This was my first time using Ship A Car. I was helped by Quinten Putnam, who was great! The whole thing went really smoothly, and he followed up with me multiple times, making sure everything worked out fine. The customer service was truly outstanding, and our cars were safely and quickly delivered to our new home.
Glenda L. Belle Chasse, LA
I called Bob at Ship A Car to ship 2 cars from Las Vegas to SC. Besides being personable and professional he got me the best price and the time frame i needed. He was in constant contact and the pick up and delivery went perfectly. In fact the cars showed up 2 days early in perfect condition. Five stars are not enough Thank You Bob and Ship A Car
In a word, fantastic service. If you can work with Nelson, do that!
very disappointed, weeks before date I needed to ship car I was quoted a price and given dates, as date approached company failed to respond, left me hanging, and was 100% useless. Stay away from them! Zac Johnson was their rep, non-responsive
Meredith with Ship a Car, Inc. helped us to get 5 vehicles shipped across two states. She was wonderful and we highly recommend Ship a Car, Inc. We needed our cars shipped quickly. Meredith was responsive and communicative. She found us two professional drivers who both did an excellent job!
Called several different transport companies. This was the most professional, friendly and attentive of them all. Yvonne Bowrosen kept her word on everything except delivery timeline. She said 4 days and it was delivered in. You can't ask for better service and won't find it. Best price and great service all around. The driver was outstanding and took care of my new Honda Trike like it was his own. Thanks Yvonne and Kevin for making this a no brainer!!