Moving Precious CARgo to Alaska

May 4, 2011 by Editor

Back in the day, freight to Alaska’s interior traveled by water in summer and by dog sled in winter. Today, moving household goods by road to Alaska can be much more safe and gentle than the alternatives over sea. Case in point: an antique car collector near the Port of Astoria, Oregon, needed to get his prized antique vehicles to Alaska. Port-to-port transport seemed obvious, but this client found that shippers were not willing to take his precious—and very valuable—early model automobiles on board. Not a good idea to strap them down on deck; not a good idea to put them in a container. Hi-Line Moving was able to load all three antique autos into a secure moving van and transport them to Fairbanks without a scratch.  

“Our driver babied those cars all the way, and they didn’t move an inch,” says Hi-Line’s Director of Sales Brian Smith. “But it still cost far less than this client expected. I can’t tell you the models of those cars, but they were beautiful, absolutely mint condition—and that’s the way they arrived. Protecting our loads is just the way we roll.”  

The vehicles were loaded in Astoria and brought back across the Rockies to the Alaska highway, a route that Hi-Line drivers know from top to bottom. The 2,450-mile trip took about five days. The autos were delivered directly to the grateful owner’s new location—door-to-door with one loading and one off-loading. 

Hi-Line will move your household goods … AND antiques…  safely to Alaska, and that includes antique cars. See photos of the autos being loaded at

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