Moving Your Vehicles

Your options for moving cars, trucks, vans and other vehicles long-distance:

On the moving van

In most cases, at least one of your automobiles can travel on the moving van with your furniture (peak period may be an exception):

  • Your automobile is strapped down. Plywood decking is used to protect the vehicle from other items on board.
  • For moving cars within Canada, the cost is based on distance. Relocation to remote areas, and to or from the United States, is charged by weight.
  • Depending on size, recreational vehicles can travel on the van. Charges are based on the amount of space occupied by the vehicle.
  • Do not pack personal items in the automobile. Empty the trunk except for the spare tire and jack. Give a copy of the ownership, proof of insurance, and a spare key to the moving consultant. Leave approximately 1/4 tank of gas in the automobile.

By rail, auto, or specialty carrier

  •  Atlas Van Lines has a worldwide network of licensed and insured, third-party carriers which provide moving options for automobiles, vans, boats, RVs and other recreational vehicles.
  • The cost covers the third-party charges, plus a surcharge for making arrangements and pre-paying for the service (usually 10% of cost).

Moving leased vehicles

  • You need a letter of permission from the leasing company for relocation of leased automobiles to another city or province. A copy should be given to the moving consultant.
  • Leasing companies usually do not allow their vehicles to be moved to or from the United States or other foreign countries.

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