Effortlessly shipping vehicles & heavy haul equipment to/from any location in Maine
Maine Vehicle Shipping & Heavy Haul Transport Experts
Ship a Car, Inc. offers all freight transportation and shipping services in and out of the state of Maine. For large and small businesses, we provide transport services such as vehicle relocation, transportation of heavy equipment and machinery, and general freight shipping. Additionally, SAC is capable of handling all volume relocation services for dealers and corporations. For the individual shipper, we provide customized shipping options for all sizes and types of vehicles that will fit every budget and schedule.
SAC is an experienced transport broker with over a decade of knowledge and a proven record of accomplishment of successful moves and happy customers. One call to us is all it takes. When you choose Ship A Car, we deliver your boat, car, motorcycle, truck, etc. and/or other cargo and freight plus your peace of mind.
We pride ourselves in providing our customers with guaranteed mobility, benefits to consumers, and a high standard of service. Contact a Ship A Car transport coordinator now at (866) 821-4555 for customized vehicle shipping to or from any residential or business location in Maine.
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We provide direct service to and from any location in Maine - above is a list of the most popular car shipping locations that we service.
Everything You Need to Know About the State of Maine (ME)
Maine, the largest of the six New England states, lies at the northeastern corner of the U.S. It started functioning as the 23rd state on March 15, 1820, as part of the Missouri Compromise, which allowed Missouri to enter the union as a slave state and Maine as a free state. Maine is bounded by the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, and by New Hampshire. Maine is famous for its rocky coastline, and is the leading U.S. producer of lobsters and blueberries.
The state capital city is Augusta. With the abundance of natural beauty, Maine takes a nickname of Vacationland. Dirigo (“I lead”)- is the state motto.
English colonists led by George Popham established Fort St. George in Maine in 1607, the same year Jamestown, Virginia, was founded. Overwhelmed by the harsh climate and left without a leader after Popham’s death, the colonists returned to England a year later - resulting in Jamestown being regarded as the first permanent colony in North America.
Maine, the largest of the six New England states, lies in the North-Eastern corner of the United States. It started functioning as the 23rd state on March 15, 1820, as part of the Missouri Compromise. This compromise allowed Missouri to enter the union as a slave state and Maine as a free state. Maine is bounded by the Canadian provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick, and New Hampshire. Maine is famous for its rocky coastline and is the leading U.S. producer of lobsters and blueberries.
More than 100 million pounds of lobster were harvested off the coast of Maine in 2011. Now generally considered an expensive delicacy, lobsters were commonly fed to inmates and indentured servants, or ground up and used as fertilizer, during the colonial era.
The state's capital city is Augusta. With its abundance of natural beauty, Maine takes the nickname Vacationland. Dirigo (“I lead”) is the state’s motto.
The Ice Storm of 1998, which knocked out power to half of the state for more than two weeks in January and resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, is considered one of the worst natural disasters in Maine's history.
The highest mountain in Maine is Mount Katahdin having a 5,268-foot elevation. It is located in Baxter State Park, where hiking is quite popular. A complete hike trip on the Katahdin average lasts between 8 and 12 hours.
Maine is reputable for its many lighthouses along the rocky shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the only United States state with a single syllable.
Car Shipping in Maine
Finding the Best Shipping Company in Maine
There are tons of car shipping companies in Maine, and finding the suitable one can be difficult without the appropriate guide. Here are a few things to look out for when considering a car shipping company:
A car shipping company must be able to ensure your car’s safety. One of the reasons you employ the services of a car shipping company is because you want your car transported without hassles. Any company that cannot provide that assurance should not be considered.
While nobody anticipates accidents, they are sometimes inevitable. Hence, when choosing a car shipping company, you should confirm all insurance policies limits adhere to the FMCSA rules and regulations. Please find out the company’s insurance coverage and get details about what it covers specifically… liability is just not enough; cargo coverage is extremely important.
It is most advisable to work with companies that are experienced in car shipping, specifically in Maine. Many pitfalls can be avoided when there is sufficient experience to work with. You should therefore ensure that your selected company has enough experience.
Some car shipping companies do not have cancellation policies that favor consumers. In choosing a car shipping company, make sure that you carefully go through its cancellation policies and confirm it is suitable for you.
Cost of Car Shipping in Maine
There is no fixed price for shipping vehicles to and from Maine. Some factors determine how much car shipping costs. Those factors are:
There are two shipping methods: the open method and the enclosed one. The enclosed method costs more than the open method. As the name implies, the enclosed method involves transporting vehicles in an enclosed car carrier. This method protects the vehicle(s) being transported from harsh weather conditions like rain, snow, the sun, and other road debris that might come in contact with the vehicle during transport.
The open method transports vehicles in an open car carrier or flatbed, leaving the vehicles exposed to all weather conditions and possibility of road debris during the entire transport process. This method is usually cheaper as it does not require as many safety measures as the enclosed method.
The distance to be covered in the car shipping process also affects the cost. This is because the price of gas is an essential factor to consider. Hence, the shorter the distance, the lower the shipping cost, and vice versa.
Areas that transport companies regularly drive by and through often cost less than remote areas with less access. The location where your vehicle is picked up from and delivered to determines your shipping costs.
Heavy and large vehicles typically cost higher as they occupy more space in a trailer. Smaller cars, on the other hand, do not occupy as much space and hence, cost lower.
Preparing Your Car for Shipping in Maine
Before having your car shipped, remove all personal items and valuables from the vehicle. Car shipping companies are not responsible for any loss of items in your vehicle.
Empty Your Tank
It would be best if you did not have your gas tank filled, as doing so causes your car to weigh more and cost more. It is advisable to have your tank filled to a quarter of its capacity. This is sufficient for moving your vehicle to the pickup location and from the drop-off point.
Inspecting your car before pick up and drop off is very important. Taking pictures of the vehicle is an even better step. This makes it possible to confirm that there were no damages to your car during transit.
Fully Charge Your Battery
It is best to fully charge your car’s battery before it is picked up for transport. This prevents you from having a dead battery upon arrival, especially over a long distance.
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The Downeaster passenger train, run by Amtrak, offers passenger services between Brunswick and Boston’s North Station, with stops in Freeport, Portland, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, and Wells. The Downeaster makes five daily trips.
Freight services are provided throughout the state by a large number of regional and short-line carriers: Pan Am Railways (formerly known as Guilford Rail System), which operates the former Boston & Maine and Maine Central railroads; St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad; Maine Eastern Railroad; Central Maine and Quebec Railway; and New Brunswick Southern Railway.
Interstate 95 (I-95) runs through Maine, and its easterly branch I-295 and spurs I-195, I-395, and the unsigned I-495. In addition, U.S. Route 1 (US 1) starts in Fort Kent and moves to Florida. The Eastern end of the Eastern section of US 2 starts in Houlton, near the New Brunswick, Canada border to Rouses Point, New York, at US 11.
US 2A connects Old Town and Orono, primarily serving the University of Maine campus. US 201 and US 202 flow through the state. Truckers and other motorists of the Maritime Provinces often use US 2, Maine State Route 6 (SR 6), and SR en route to other destinations in the United States or as a shortcut to Central Canada.
Maine provides passenger jet services at its two largest airports – the Portland International Jetport in Portland and the Bangor International Airport in Bangor. Both are used daily by many major airlines to various destinations like New York, Atlanta, and Orlando. Many minor airports are scattered throughout Maine, serving only general and non-commercial aviation traffic. The Eastport Municipal Airport, for example, is a city-owned public-use airport with 1,200 general aviation aircraft operations each year from single-engine and ultralight aircraft.
Private and state-run ferry services provide a vital link to Maine’s many island destinations. International ferries provide service to Canada from ports in Bar Harbor, Eastport, and Portland. Similarly, they serve over 4,600 islands off the coast of Maine.
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SHIP A CAR, INC. guys were very accommodating with our circumstance, arranging for the driver to arrive for pickup and till the car got delivered. Our car arrived promptly with no problems. The driver was very personable and helpful. I would recommend their shipping company to everyone.
This was my first experience with shipping an automobile cross country, and I must say it was an excellent experience. Bob Moran was very knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable with the shipping process. We had a great conversation about cars and reminiscing about the good old days. The whole process went great! The car arrived sooner than expected and was in great condition. Bob Moran is a great asset to Ship a Car and I highly recommend them.
Lance R. Danville , IN
Meredith made this experience a great one! She was thorough at taking down all the details of my shipping needs and coordinating everything quickly. She also stayed in contact with me to let me know the status of my request and when a driver had been secured for the job. I highly recommend this organization for your transport needs.
The price was right with Ship A Car and their guy was friendly on the phone. His name is David and he did a really good job. My UTV went from Racine to Las Vegas then from Las Vegas back to Racine. Each one was about three to four days. I just called the rep and told him to call me about a day before he got there and an hour before he got there.
They dropped the UTV off in Vegas with my buddy. When we brought it back to Racine, I was there and they gave me a call and told me the time the driver was gonna be there. I met him there and we took the UTV off the truck. It was just exactly the way I left it. The final price for the service was pretty much almost exactly what it was supposed to be. I was very happy with Ship A Car and I'd recommend it
Jason of Racine, WI
The response time is good and the entire team is friendly.
We would definitely recommend the Ship A Car Inc. company. From the first contact with Theo Brown, who arranged the trip to the two drivers who picked up and delivered the car. They were professional and made us feel comfortable. We have shipped with other companies in the past, and are so glad we moved to Ship A Car Inc...Thanks to all for such great service and timely pickup and delivery of our car.
Paul/Carol J. La Quinta, CA
Dana was very professional and helpful to arrange transportation for my sons car from New Hampshire to California. The car arrived on time at its destination. I would use this service and recommend them to anyone looking to have a car shipped.
After using other companies Bob Moran at shipacar was the best. He handled the entire process in a professional manner. This is the only company I will ever use
I am currently fighting with this company for my move to Washington from Michigan. TL;DR- DO NOT USE THEM, THEY ARE TRASH I booked my service in mid November for a 12/13 pickup and a 12/23 delivery. I worked with Zachary. All seemed well. He said the driver would reach out to me shortly. They didn’t. The week before pickup I started getting antsy, so I reached out to my pal, Zachary. No reply. I called him, no reply. Sent another email, nothing. I emailed the driver, nothing. Called the driver, nothing. Finally 12/13 rolls around and I have no confidence they’re coming at this point. I call Zachary again, nothing. Finally mid day on 12/13 he calls me and says my driver is running late. Should be here on 12/15, should still make it by 12/23. Gives me an updated number for my driver. I call it. Nothing. Finally end of day 12/13 the driver texts me asking for photos of my truck. Then proceeds to tell me it absolutely will not fit in his enclosed trailer and that he can’t come. I call Zachary, nothing. He finally emails me back and says we’ll find another truck. I email him on 12/14 asking for an update. Nothing. I send ship a car inc a message on FB, nothing. I tweet @ them. Nothing. I use their website messager, nothing. It’s now 12/15, another 2 emails and 2 phone calls to my dearest friend, Zachary who promptly ignored them. I have absolutely no faith that they will ever get my car shipped and now just hope they will return my $300 deposit, but I am doubtful. SAVE YOUR TIME, SAVE YOUR MONEY, FIND SOMEONE ELSE.
The driver showed up and dropped off the car exactly when he said he would. It was an extremely smooth experience. I would recommend Ship A Car to anybody. They honored the price and there was no damage to the vehicle at all.
Brett of Austin, TX
I shipped my Car from Las Vegas to Detroit, Sam handled the project without any problems. Highly recommend Sam Ladin and his shipping company. Price was fair and service driver was great.
Michael C. Las Vegas, NV
Thank you, thank, thank you!! Darius was so great to work with. We had scheduled our car to be shipped and then called and asked if it could go sooner and he made it happen! He even called me back immediately when I had one of those panic moments! He was the best! Giraldo, our driver was also awesome. Called, was there to pick up the car, told us when it would arrive and it did! Thanks to all, I would definitely recommend you.
Bob and Raffael
Thank you both so very much for your Superb service and professionalism. From booking to scheduling to pickup and delivery we give you an A+. We really appreciated the communication and updates on when you would arrive and deliver, and accommodated a nearby location as our street is very narrow.
Thank you Bob for following up with me when you noticed the agency my daughter selected would disappoint her. You went above and beyond to help us and met our timeframe.
Thank you again
Ship A CAR ,INC was highly recommended to me from people in the automotive industry . I found them to be timely, reliable, professional and a pleasure to work with. The price was very fair and consistent with the market. This was my first time transporting a vehicle. The owner Bob took the time to explain the process and make sure I was comfortable. He assured me he was available at all times to ensure my ease. I will certainly use again and feel comfortable recommending.
Ship A Car and their representative Howard Heller was outstanding. Excellent customer service and our vehicle arrived as scheduled and in great condition. The transport driver Raymond McDowell was excellent as well. Very informative and kept us up to date on the arrival which came early. Highly Recommend, this transport company and their representatives.
We were very pleased with the services that Ship a Car Inc. delivered. Ms. Janet was such of great support with guiding us throughout the whole process. We felt very well informed especially since this was out first experience with transporting a vehicle.
I had originally scheduled a my car transport with Nationwide auto transportation (don't us them). On the day of my pickup nationwide called me stating that they had no one to pick up my car after I have made a reservation 2 weeks prior. When i originally made my reservation i was told tbwy would contact me two day before the pick. Due to their lack of professionalism I cancelled there service.
I called ship a Car the same day and Pepper answered. We scheduled a pickup for the next busy day and with 48 my car was shipped from Florida to California.
Kirk S. San Diego , CA
Wonderful Service! Used company twice and each time had a wonderful stress free experience. Shipping a car could seem overwhelming but they take the stress from it. Thank you all.
Was paranoid of using any shipping company after hearing nightmare stories. And WOW, this was not the case here. Totally professional!!! Lots of info given in the beginning, the quote was actually high and a company that was used to transport had it here when they said they would Lots of constant communication and made this an easy thing to deal with. Would definitely use it again!!!!
Everything was pleasant with Ship A Car. They were easy to communicate with and the driver was easy to work with. The car was transported from Grand Junction to Tulsa and the final cost was lower than the initial quote I was given. It was a good experience and I'd do it again if I need to.
Todd of Sapulpa, OK
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.
Dana B. did an excellent job arranging to have my motorcycle shipped with a fully insured driver. She was very professional and responsive. It arrived in excellent condition.
Len walked me through the process and answered the million questions I had like a consumate professional.
I felt very comfortable making a decision to let them haul my cars. I felt very informed by all parties involved. I felt like my cars were in safe hands. The delivery was early and the pickup was on time. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good experience.
My bike is here in one piece and no damage and it happened much faster than anyone else could get it here for me, so I’m very pleased. Thank you for everything.
Joyce B. Clarksville, TN
I'm in the process of trying to ship my car with these people and so far it's been a pretty bad experience.
They buttered up my step dad so she chose them to ship my car and promised only good things but we have yet to experience them. Originally the lady on the phone told my dad Friday was the original pick up date so my husband was able to get the day off work, then she said next Wednesday. So my husband was able to get off work again to drive 3 hours and get my car, only to find out that the driver wouldn't be in the area until tomorrow. So now he's going to have to try to get off again, which isn't easy with his job.
This all could have been solved if anyone answered their phones and told him it would be another day before anyone could make it but when my husband called they just rudely told him to contact the driver but the number they gave him just sent him to a phone line that didn't have a voicemail set up. They also gave him a fax number, but not a cell phone number even though there was room for one.
Being on the other side of the country, the lack of contact from this company was concerning. I had to call to find anything out, neither them nor the driver they contract out to ship your car seems to care.
I don't recommend, they've just been rude and don't really seen to care to help us.
I worked with Kristina V. She was kind, thoughtful and intelligent. Worked with me threw my email and gave me her personal phone line to call for problems.. She gave me estimate and told me what to expect... Stayed in contact with me threw the entire process of booking, handling transport, and getting vehicles delivered. Transporters were kind, helpful and capable...Just an OVERALL, Good experience... What a BLESSING these people are, in today's world of mishaps... Five Star Rating in my opinion... Thank you... took the stress out of our shipment..
Hello, I worked with Steve Goodman getting my car shipped from Pennsylvania to South Dakota. I was very leery on selecting a company and had been in touch with other shippers. My finale price was about $200 higher than original quote, but South Dakota isn't a very popular route. I had Car available on November 2 , 2020 and truck picked it the same day ! Although first truck had mechanical issues, Steve has another within 30 minutes scheduled. Car was delivered with no issues , on time. I would suggest to others to be available at anytime day of the transport because the driver can show really at anytime. Its funny the other shipping company called me and said the finally found a driver to transport my car , but it was already delivered . Steve really made it happen quick !
Overall Great Experience
Bob, just wanted to thank you for your amazing service! Lopez Auto was as awesome as well! The car was just delivered and thanks to the two of you, everything went perfectly.
After speaking with 3 different car shipping companies, I found Bob Moran at Ship-A-Car. What a relief to speak with someone that answered all my questions and walked me through the entire process. More importantly, Bob delivered on all the promises he made me. This was my first time shipping a car and I was nervous and confused Bob put me at ease right away and quoted me a reasonable price. Moreover, this all transpired over the 4th of July holiday, my car was delivered on the 4th of July safe and sound. We are still amazed at how fast the car was delivered (4days), how professional and honest Ship-A-Car and Bob Moran have been to us.
Lawrence Knapp couldn't have done more
I called Ship a Car, inc for a quote to ship a motorcycle from Central California to Southeastern Texas. Willie D. quickly responded to my RFQ with a decent bid with a 7 - 9 day transit time. We easily came to terms over the phone, a truck arrived the following day. Willie offered same day pickup but that didn't work for me. As it went, the bike was delivered in 4 days! Needless to say that I'm delighted with the company's service and efficiency. Willie D. kept in touch until I was satisfied. I should mention that Ship a Car, inc is a broker who contracts to shippers.
Although this Company did not ship my car. Their response to my needs and great customer services showed me that they actually were looking to help me. They were transparent and did not give me the run around and called me back the same day to tell me they had a carrier to pick up my car. I want to thank them for their due diligence at getting the job done. I will be using them in the future. Thank you Paul!!
I had an excellent experience working with Mike Logan from Ship a car, Inc. He gave me a better quote than I had found elsewhere online. From the time I got a quote from him to the time my car was picked up was 24 hours. It was also delivered to Florida a day early. The driver was Albert from Arizona Shipping. He was excellent. I was able to contact him to know the status of the delivery at any time. I am very please with both Ship a car, Inc. and Arizona Shipping. I would recommend these companies and I plan to use them again in the future.
Shannon C. Merrimack, NH
This is my 4th positive review, don't feel like writing it all again. Everything went swell. Just a great experience.
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.
Rita was great to work with as she made the entire process seamless. Absolute pleasure with work with such a professional company! I was shipping my vehicle from Oakland to Hawaii and although initially working on different timezones was challenging, Rita made it her mission to get my car to Hawaii with virtually no stress on my end. 10/10 recommend. Thank you!
A Massive thank you to them. I called at the last minute and they were able to fit me in to collect and deliver our GT3RS. Very professional and on time on both ends. Would highly recommend them if you need your prestige vehicle transported. Thanks for the amazing job!
Everything went very smoothly from my quote right on through the delivery of the vehicle. The price was reasonable and the pickup and delivery times happened within the window of time I was told they would occur within. Communication from pick up to delivery was perfect and I will use Ship A Car, Inc in the future for my shipping needs!
Steven H was great! He helped me through the uncertainty of shipping my vehicle. I have no complaints and would highly recommend this company due to the excellent customer service!
Shipped my 2017 rubicon with these guys and they were awesome, they got my vehicle out of the auction within minutes got it across states on time as they said you would. Very very good/reliable company.
Recently we had an opportunity to have our vehicle transported to an auction out of state. We dealt with Bob Moran of your company and was totally pleased with his response. He followed the procedure to the very end and kept us informed daily. We would definitely recommend your company in the future.
Ship A Car had good communication and everything they said that was gonna happen, happened. From the time we started communicating to the drop-off, it was seamless. I was pleased.
Shurla of Mansfield, TX
Well five stars to you and I will recommend you to anyone. Thank you for your time.
Brendon G. Washington, UT
Ship a Car is the best especially Meredith. She was professional, kind, courteous and our car was delivered when promised. I even received a follow up call from her to make sure everything went well with the transport. I would highly recommend Ship a Care to anyone.
Great Service, prompt, courteous and professional drivers. Bob Moran is the best! I have referred four friends to Ship A Car - we will be using them again this winter.
Janet T. Feldman
I was looking for a way to send my car from Minnesota to Denver and contacted several transport companies. I was very nervous about sending a car that was one year old and I had taken very good care of with someone/company that I had not ever met and or had any previous experience with. This was the first time that I had ever done something like this so I read all the reviews from each company. I called Ship a Car Inc. and got a real person by the name of Tynesha Jenkins who was a breath of fresh air she was professional at all times took the time to make sure that all my questions and or concerns were addressed. Her follow-up was excellent and I really like that this company has structure in selecting the actual transporter, pick-up and delivery process. I’m a very detail oriented person and I was impressed when the person came to pick my car up. Ivan from IV Auto LLC was dispatched to pick my car up he called an hour ahead of time to let me know when he would be arriving. He was very nice and professional and completed a very detail car inspection report that we both signed off on so there would not be any surprises when the car was received on the other end. My family in Denver received the car in the same condition that it was in before the transport and they echoed the same thing that Ivan is a good man that cares. I will in the future without a doubt call only Ship a Car Inc. to handle my cars and recommend them to my family and friends.
In 47 years of the car business I have never been so impressed. The very best by far. Bib Moran was awesome. The very best I have ever used. Bob Moran first class.
Gerry. Duncan Ford Lincoln Mazda M. Blacksburg, VA
Door to door service...best ever. Picked up at 1pm in st Augustine, FL and delivered at 11pm that same night to Birmingham. Jaime asked me how late they would accept...my son was without a car so I knew late was totally acceptable. Janet from ship a car was winderful! Called and checked in several times. I will do business with this company again.
I just had my car shipped from NY to AZ. It arrived ahead of time. Bob Moran was very professional, curteous, knowledge and went the extra mile to help me.
It was a good experience with this company.best service .Thank you.
After soliciting price quotes from various transport services, I opted to go with Ship-A-Car because of the pleasantness and warmth of my initial interaction with their service rep. At every stage of the process — from deposit, to driver selection, to pick-up/delivery — Ship-A-Car was as thorough, responsive and reliable as I could ever have hoped. (As it was my first time transporting a vehicle, all of that was important.) I would reuse and recommend them in a second.
Demetrius C. Brooklyn, NY
Steve Goodman and his crew really deserve a lot of credit . After dealing with a number of brokers who , literally weren’t delivering, he set up a driver with great communications and got my classic car 1700 miles in record time... Great Job.
Used this company recently to ship my truck across country. Was paranoid of so many things happening. THis company made the job effortless, and painless. Was given an exact quote, was promised no surprises and vehicle was delivered in excellent condition and on time. COmmunication was excellent and will use again in the future for sure.
Vehicle Shipping Company
I had a little longer wait due to truck issues and the road. However, Bob Moran was beyond useful and helped me in more than one way. His customer service let alone human compassion for the things i was or might have been going through was very much appreciated during this huge transition in my life. I would recommend ship a car inc. And ask for Bob!
Bob Moran has been great to work with, car was shipped as promised and great communication on his part.