How long does it take to ship a car to Alaska?
The time to transport a car from or to Alaska depends. From the Midwest (Chicago for example) to the port takes about 5 to 7 days. Then from the port it takes another 6 – 7 days to deliver to Anchorage or Fairbanks.
Thus, it very much depends on your vehicle’s exact location. If it is a remote town that would take longer to schedule a carrier to take it to the port because fewer trucks are willing to go off the main road to pick-up a car. In some cases it could take about a month to deliver a car to Alaska. It is always best to call our logistics experts to discuss your options and shipping time.
What type of insurance do I get when shipping a car to Alaska?
Your vehicle is fully insured while on the truck. Every carrier has a mandatory cargo insurance we always check before reserving a truck. We only work with the highest safety rated carriers.
While your vehicle is on the vessel, a limited liability is in effect. This type of policy protects against damages from the time the cargo leaves the port until it reaches the port in Alaska. The limited liability insurance will cover any damages sustained to your vehicle during transport, not to exceed the market value of the car.
What documents do I need when shipping a car?
Domestic transport is easy. The person at pick-up will also need to sign a Bill of Lading (BOL). The BOL is a receipt and an inspection report. When the carrier inspects the car you need to check with that all existing damages are marked before you sign. Never sign a blank or incomplete document.
How to prepare your car for shipping to Alaska?
If you are shipping your vehicle with personal items in it, please have an inventory list prepared with complete description. Our agents will send you a form you can use to take inventory. You are allowed to load personal items in the car up to 100 lbs free of charge.
Have all necessary fluids – antifreeze with protection to -40`. Corsia and the carriers are not liable for damages resulting from low temperatures.
Your car must have ¼ of a tank of gas. If you are shipping a car running on alternate fuel, please contact us for specific instructions.
Vehicles with propane tanks must be delivered for shipment with the tanks empty. The tank must be marked / certified as gas free by an authorized dealer or company.
Your vehicle must be in proper running condition and have working brakes. We will inspect it at pick-up.
Check your ground clearance – all vehicles must have six inches of ground clearance.
If your vehicle is larger and has any modifications this might contribute to a higher rate. Make sure you discuss this with us in advance.
Always have a photo ID at pick-up and delivery of your car when shipping to Alaska so agents can release the vehicle.
Curious facts about Alaska
Out of the 20 highest peaks in the US, 17 are located in Alaska. Denali (The Great One) equals 20, 320ft above the sea level and is the highest peak in North America
Alaska has enormous storage of water. There are more than 3 000 rivers and over 3 million lakes only in the state of Alaska
Alaska has the highest number of active glaciers. In total, the state has around 100, 000 glaciers
The state also has more than 70 potentially active volcanoes, which is not great considering that Alaska gets approximately 5 000 earthquakes each year
And of course, you can explore all of the National Parks in Alaska. But let’s face it – any place in Alaska looks and feels like a National Park.
Alaska is a fascinating state that everybody should visit. Hunting, fishing, hiking are just some of the outdoor activities you can do there. The untouched nature remains prevalent and that means the wild is well and alive in Alaska. Go and explore it now, and if you decide to move there we are here to help.