Car Transport to Auburn, MaineAuburn is a city in as well as the county seat of Androscoggin County, in the U.S. state of Maine. It is currently home to a population of over 23,000 residents, making it the fifth-largest city by population in the state. Sadly, car transport to Auburn is going to be more difficult to find and ship, and often more expensive than if you were to ship to bigger cities further south, because of its location in the U.S. state of Maine. Maine, by and large, doesn’t see much car shipping traffic, and even then most shippers stay close to Portland, which to be fair sits 20-30 miles south of Auburn – which does help the cause a bit.

Carriers like to run routes to and from big cities with large populations – it’s where their customers are, and it’s a lot easier for them to find loads going into a big area as well as finding loads coming out of that area. Being able to run a route through a city, drop off a car then pick another up, and be on their way quickly results in lower overhead costs for carriers, which in turn tends to result in lower prices for customers. Maine, though, is tough to get to and from because of low demand and also a lack of major cities – it’s largest, Portland, is home to just 66,000 residents, so that’s gotta tell you something. Most would prefer to stop in Boston instead.

At the same time, though, car transport to Auburn is actually a bit easier as it sits right along I-95, just west of Lewiston, which to be fair is a fairly large city in Maine – of course, it’s Maine, so take that with a grain of salt. Big cities are usually cheaper to ship to and from because they’re more popular among customers, and therefore demand more carriers to provide services to and from those areas. Auburn doesn’t have that problem, but since it sits close to Lewiston, carriers at the very least can stop there while they are driving north or south through Maine, and since it sits along I-95 they have an easy way to get to and from the city.

If you are interested in car transport to Auburn, Maine, take a minute or two and fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It’s completely free, takes only a minute or two of your time, and will net you multiple free quotes in your email inbox from some of the best car shippers in the industry. We know they’re among the best because we clear each and every company for both dependability and reliability, and that includes making sure each is fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have questions about our services, or need help getting your quotes, you can contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.

Ship Household Items

This is not a good idea

Many people want to ship household items along with their car or truck when they ship it. But it’s something that most car transporters simply won’t allow you to do, and for a number of different reasons. It starts with the fact that shipping household items isn’t their job in the first place – they’re known as car transporters for a reason, and if they moved your personal items they’d be known as a moving company. They don’t have the license to ship household items, and this includes when they are shipping a vehicle and you put stuff in the car. Some companies will let you get away with having some junk in the trunk, but you won’t be able to put much back there.

The license is really the biggest issue; in this type of industry, different movers have to move different things, as there are a lot of different things that are available to move. Each one has different requirements; for instance, while a moving company may need to box all your stuff and make sure it won’t move around the truck, a car shipping company only has to load and unload your vehicle and secure it into place. This makes shipping a car faster and easier, and while they may not have an issue with shipping a car that has some personal items in it, their licenses – and any inspectors they may come across – say otherwise, and they’re the ones who make the rules. A carrier could lose their license to ship cars if they are caught trying to ship household items at the same time.

But licensing is not the only issue – safety is another one. It may not seem all that bad to have some papers or some clothes or something in the back seat of your car, but you’d be surprised at how dangerous it can be. We’re sure you’ve seen those “horror shows” on YouTube where you see a car carrier on its side with a million dollars’ worth of cargo spilled on the pavement. Well, that’s one thing, but imagine if a car carrier had that happen and one of the cars had a bunch of crap in it. Even something like clothes can cause delays in cleanup. That, and they aren’t licensed to ship them, like we said, and will get in big trouble if they’re caught trying to ship household items willingly. Junk in the trunk is one thing – kind of shady for a customer to do, but plausible deniability and all that – but willfully transporting things they aren’t allowed to is a recipe for a bad day.

If you are interested in shipping a car, and you’re not trying to ship household items along with it, we recommend that you take a minute and fill out our free online auto transport quote request form to the left (you can find our household moving quote form here). It won’t take more than a minute or two to fill out and submit, and it will net you multiple free quotes in your email inbox from some of the best auto shippers in the industry. We know they’re among the best because we clear each and every company you get a quote from for both dependability and reliability, and that includes making sure each is fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have questions about our services, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.

Alaska Car ShippingIf you’ve never had to use Alaska car shipping services or had to find quotes to ship to or from the state, this blog is for you. Shipping to or from Alaska can be hard because while it’s part of the North American continent, it’s not a part of the contiguous United States, and most auto transport companies can’t afford to run overland routes to or from Alaska as it would require them to travel up through Canada, which is incredibly expensive and not really a part of their territory. Therefore, when you’re trying to ship a car to Alaska, it’s going to have to be shipped enclosed – we’ve actually discussed that before in some other blogs and articles, but it’s always good to have the most up-to-date information.

In terms of finding affordable Alaska car shipping services, the best time to find it is during the summer – which is pretty much now. In the summer more carriers are on the road, which means cheaper prices to and from most popular auto transport areas in the country, but your vehicle will still need to be shipped to the port in Seattle or Tacoma and then shipped up to the port in Anchorage, usually. Some companies may be able to provide Alaska car shipping services to or from other cities, but most of the time they’ll be to or from the ports that hug the southern Alaska coast, notably Anchorage. Shipping to or from other cities can be more difficult and thus more expensive.

One of the most important things you can do, though, is simply have everything ready. No household items can be in a vehicle that is shipped overseas, so your car needs to be spotless on the inside when your carrier comes to pick it up and ship it to the port. Not only that, but Alaska car shipping services tend to be much more expensive than shipping within the contiguous U.S. or even to a place like Hawaii, due to the colder nature of the delivery location as well as the choppier northern Pacific waters.

However, if you are interested in shipping a car to or from Alaska, or need some help getting your Alaska car shipping quotes or understanding more about the process, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417. They’re standing by to help you get your vehicle to or from Alaska, regardless of where in the state you’re shipping to. They can also help you get free quotes emailed to you from top auto shipping companies, and you can also get those by filling out our free quote request form to the left of this post. Fill that out and submit it – or talk to one of our agents and give some information over the phone – and get up to ten free quotes in your email inbox within minutes of submitting the form or hanging up the phone. We clear each company you get a quote from for both dependability and reliability as well, so you’ll be in good hands from start to finish.

Household Moving to Juneau, AlaskaJuneau is the second-largest city in as well as the capital of the U.S. state of Alaska. Unlike other cities in the contiguous United states, household moving to Juneau can be difficult to find, even though it’s a large city home to over 32,400 total residents. Household moving is typically done via an interstate transport truck, but when you’re shipping to Alaska it becomes more complicated. Like auto transport companies, household movers can’t afford to simply drive through Canada – it’s too large, too barren, and customs and the like result in lots of paperwork, extra fees that you’d have to pay for, and a much more difficult experience.

To avoid all that, household moving to Juneau is usually done overseas. Like when you ship a car, a moving company will come and pick your goods up and load it onto a truck, then ship it overland to their port terminal somewhere in the Puget Sound area, normally Seattle or Tacoma, Washington. This is the best way they have of getting your household items up to Alaska, especially when it comes to price. Moving isn’t cheap, or easy, and it can take weeks to get everything finalized. We recommend that you have all your ducks in a row, as it were, when it comes time to move up to Juneau, since any delay can reverberate across your shipment and what was once just a two-day delay ends up becoming a two-week one thanks to scheduling at the port and a host of other factors.

If you are interested in household moving to Juneau, Alaska, take a minute to fill out our free household moving quote request form, which you can find on our Household Moving Articles page. It won’t take more than a minute or two from start to finish, but it will get you multiple dedicated moving quotes from some of the best auto transporters in the industry. We know they’re among the best because we clear each one for both dependability and reliability ahead of time, and that includes making sure each is fully licensed, bonded and insured. We do the same for our auto shipping advertisers, too, so if you need to ship both household items and a vehicle to Juneau, you can fill out our free auto transport quote form to the left. It has options for both auto transport and household moving quotes, so you can get both there. You can also get free quotes and information over the phone, any time, at 800-930-7417.

Auto Shipping to Lafayette, LouisianaLafayette is a city in as well as the parish seat of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. It is currently home to a population of over 120,600 residents and is the principal city of the Lafayette, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. This makes finding auto shipping to Lafayette a bit easier, as the city is the fourth-largest in the state by population and also anchors its own metro area. While smaller than other cities such as New Orleans and Shreveport, it is nonetheless a fairly popular car transport location thanks to its size and its location; it sits only a few hours from the major cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans, and is fairly easy to get to for most car shippers.

The larger a city and metro area, the more popular it tends to be among car shippers. While there is definitely variance when it comes to who is shipping their vehicles where, it’s a good bet that a city of over 120,000 has at least a couple of customers trying to ship a vehicle, and when you expand that area to the surrounding suburbs and communities around a hub city like Lafayette, the chances of finding new customers goes up. This makes finding auto shipping to Lafayette easier, as car transporters want to stay close to those hubs in order to maximize the space on their truck. Large cities tend to be cheaper and faster to ship to and from as well, and Lafayette is no exception.

It also helps that Lafayette sits right along Interstate 10, a major east-west interstate that runs from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Florida. Auto transporters can easily get from one major city to the next by staying along major interstate highways, and I-10 is one of the biggest in the southern U.S. This helps reduce transit times and also costs for auto shipping to Lafayette – carriers can get to and from the area more quickly thanks to the high-speed highway, and they can get from one major area to another more quickly, reducing overhead costs and also reducing prices for customers in the process.

If you are interested in auto shipping to Lafayette, Louisiana, take a minute to fill out and submit our free online auto transport quote request form. It’s free, easy and really does only take a minute or two. Your information will be received by some of the best car transporters in the industry, companies that we clear for dependability and reliability ahead of time, including making sure each is fully licensed, bonded and insured. This way, you know your quotes will come from top companies and that you’ll be in good hands regardless of who you book with. If you have questions about our services, or need help getting your free quotes, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.