Northeast Transport, Inc. is a Maine based corporation, formed in 1986 to provide refrigerated transportation service for lobster and other seafood products to major markets in the northeast. Since that time we have expanded our service to cover both dry vans and reefers to all 48 States and the Eastern Maritime Provinces.
Transportation: A Family Tradition
The roots of transportation grow deep in our family. In the late 1800’s, Jeff’s maternal Great Grand Father, and his three sons, ran a coastal schooner, “The Bloomer” along the coast of Maine to Boston, hauling logs, lime and ice and returning with general provisions and coal. Grand Father Austin “Captain Pete” Harper, embodied the independent, ‘Can Do’ attitude that makes a “Down Easter” legendary.
Starting in the late 1940’s, Jeff’s father Grevis founded G. F. Payson Contract Trucking; his rigs ran from Maine to Massachusetts and New York hauling eggs, blueberries and Christmas trees and returning with grain and general commodities.
Northeast Transport, Inc. was founded in 1986 by Jeff & Jill Payson; Jeff with a background in trucks and equipment and Jill with accounting and management skills in both the private and public sector.
Jeff & Jill have worked tirelessly to build a high quality transportation service with an excellent safety rating; the result, Northeast Transport, is Mid-Coast Maine’s largest for-hire carrier, specializing in high value commodities. Their commitment to worker’s benefits and fair compensation, and desire for workplace diversity and equality, has created a highly productive environment, yielding satisfaction for staff and clients alike. Daughter Amy carries on the family tradition in accounting and fleet safety. Call us. We’ve got you covered!