Over 40 years of Dependability

We Accept

    11 Technology Drive

    Gardiner, Maine 04353

    (Office) 207-353-5556

    (Fax) 207-353-6434

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I put items in the car? In the past a small amount of personal goods were usually ignored, but with the increase in security since 2001 the industry now requires that your car be free of contents. Not only are auto carriers not insured for household goods, it is against the law for them to transport anything except your vehicle. The transport truck is subject to inspection by the DOT and the Police at every state line and can be fined up to $10,000 if found to be carrying household goods. The car is subject to being impounded and all fines and expenses will be passed along to the owner of the car. Under NO circumstances can the car contain firearms, hazardous materials, illegal substances, or contraband.

Will my vehicle be insured? Your car will be insured against intransit damage by the transport truck that we assign. These trucks carry $750,000 to $1,000,000 in liability insurance and $100,000 to $250,000 in cargo insurance, depending on the size and type of their equipment. Any insurance deductible is paid by the truck.

What is Door-to-Door Service? Special arrangements for alternate locations upon request.

Will my vehicle be driven? The transport driver will drive your car on and off the transport, and may have to unload and re-load your car several times during transport to optimize space on the trailer. Your car should not be driven otherwise, and odometer readings should be noted at pickup and delivery. Discrepancies should be noted on the delivery receipt and signed off by the driver.

What if my vehicle is inoperable? The vehicle must be able to drive on and off the transport under its own power and have good brakes and parking gear. If mechanical problems or body damage prohibit the car from being easily loaded or unloaded, the car is considered Inoperable and additional fees apply. Inoperable vehicles require the truck to have special equipment and are labor intensive for the transport driver.

How should I prepare my vehicle for transport? Secure or remove any loose parts or specialty items such as ground effects, spoilers, fog lights, or wide mirrors, and lower or remove the antenna if possible. Repair or seal any tears or open seams on convertible tops to prevent fast-moving air from causing further damage. Make sure the radiator has adequate levels of fresh antifreeze. Be sure that the battery is secure, has no leaks, and that the fluid levels are low enough to accommodate expansion. Leave only about 1/4 tank of gas in the vehicle, as a full tank of gasoline adds a lot of costly weight to the transport. Deactivate or disconnect anti-theft devices. There can be serious problems and unnecessary expenses if the driver is locked out or if the alarm goes off during transport. And finally, make sure that your vehicle is clean enough to ensure an accurate pickup inspection.