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Ship Freight To And From Canada

Ship Freight To And From Canada
Ship Freight To And From Canada

Whether you’re planning a move to or from Canada, or you simply need your vehicle for a family vacation, we are here to help you transport your car across the Canadian border. Our team of professionals will make sure your car gets to its final destination quickly and safely, while you follow its progress with our advanced GPS technology.

About International Auto Freight Shipping 

Shipping your vehicle can be stressful and complicated at the best of times. But when you need to transport a car from one country to another, things can become even trickier. 

That’s why our freight shipping services to and from Canada are designed to make your job as easy as possible.

What You Need to Know About USA-Canada Vehicle Freight Shipping?

Get started with your vehicle shipment now! It’s easy to get a quote using our online service. Or, give us a call at 1-800-452-2880 to find out more about shipping cars between the United States and Canada. 

Our reliable, friendly team of professionals has the experience and expertise to answer any questions you may have, and get the process started today.

Important Customs Information for The USA-Canada Border

There is a lot of paperwork needed for cross-border vehicle shipments. While we do everything we can to streamline the complicated process for you, there are a few things you may wish to know before you make an inquiry with us. If you’ve decided to purchase a car in the States and you’re hoping to import it into Canada permanently, you will need to follow these steps:

Make sure your car is permitted in the country. Canada has a few rules about which cars are admissible in the country. Visit Canada’s Registrar of Imported Vehicles to find out more about which cars qualify. 

Double-check the title. One of the most important requirements for incoming vehicles is the original vehicle title. Alternatively, you can provide a copy certified by the Department of Motor Vehicles. This documentation needs to reach the appropriate border crossing at least 72 hours prior to the shipment. You will also need to prove a copy of your photo ID.

About the 72-hour rule. The infamous 72-hour rule means that before your vehicle can be imported into Canada, it must be exported from the United States. You won’t need to worry too much about this rule, as we will take care of the nitty-gritty details. As long as we have a copy of the vehicle title well in advance, we will take care of contacting the border crossing for you.

Prepare any other necessary paperwork before the crossing. Depending on the purpose of your shipment, you may be required to provide other paperwork. 

Here are a few examples of different situations that require specific paperwork.

  • US military or US diplomat
  • Snowbird or Short-term stay
  • Student
  • US citizen — Canadian vehicle
  • US citizen — US vehicle
  • Vehicle Purchase
  • Gift

If you are unsure about which one you’ll need, one of our highly skilled customer service professionals will be happy to assist you.

Why Choose Us for Shipping Your Vehicle to and From Canada

We can handle just about any transport demands quickly and seamlessly. Thousands of individuals, dealers, and manufacturers have used our services to transport vehicles to and from Canada. Our customers love our excellent attention to detail and our simplified shipping process. In fact, 97% of our customers refer us to their friends and family.

With our trustworthy services, you can rest easy. All of our carriers are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, so you will always be covered for any unexpected damage to your vehicle. We also provide real-time GPS satellite tracking, so you can keep tabs on your vehicle during each step of the journey.

Shipping your vehicle will be surprisingly easy if you choose A-1 Auto Transport. We will take care of all of the complicated details, and we will even pick up and drop off your car at your front door. All you’ll need to do is to sit back and relax!

FAQs About Freight Shipping to And From Canada

How Long Will The Shipment Take?

The length of the journey can depend on a few key factors. If you are transporting your car from one of the southern states, the shipment time will be longer than if your vehicle departs from one of the northern states. Our drivers typically travel about 400 miles a day. Factor in extra time for interstate checks, as well as time for the crossing of the Canadian border. Remember that the 72-hour rule may mean you need to factor an additional three days into your wait time.

In most cases, the transportation period will be between 3 days and several weeks. If you are anxious to get the process started as soon as possible, contact us today. At A-1 Auto Transport, we can offer expedited vehicle shipping to Canada. Just be sure to fill out the fast quote form when you enquire online.

What Do I Need To Provide?

Our team will help you to prepare all of the documentation you will need to transport your car across the border. You will need the original title as well as some form of ID. The documentation depends on whether you are planning on importing your vehicle, or you are simply taking your car to Canada for a short holiday.

How Do I Get Ready For The Shipment?

Getting a car ready for shipment requires several steps of preparation. You will need to:

  • Remove any personal items from the vehicle
  • Thoroughly wash the car
  • Take the car in for a check-up
  • Leave some gas in the tank
  • Take stock of any current superficial damage

It’s important your car is in prime condition before you send it away in a freight container. You’ll also want to make sure you are aware of its condition. It is incredibly rare that vehicles are damaged during transportation. However, if you do notice any dings or dents, rest assured that our insurance will cover all of the repair costs.

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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