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Vehicle Shipping and Transport


                     Shipping a vehicle.

Highland Moving can make arrangements for vehicle shipping or the transportation of recreational vehicles. Depending on the circumstances (size of shipment, time requirements ans so on), there are a couple of options available. After careful review, your Relocation Coordinator will advise if your vehicle should be loaded onto the moving van or travel separately via a third- party service.

On the van, your vehicle is properly strapped down and padded to protect. A detailed report on the condition of the vehicle (i.e., dents, scratches, rubs, paint condition, cracks, etc.) will be completed and signed by you and the driver before the vehicle is loaded.

Highland’s third-party carriers have been carefully selected for their years of specialized experience in vehicle shipping, in enclosed rail-cars or state-of-the-art enclosed auto transporters.

Preparing a Vehicle for Transport

  • Deactivate the alarm system.
  • Wash the vehicle thoroughly for an accurate inspection.
  • Remove all personal items from the vehicle; only a spare tire and jack should be left in the trunk.
  • Make sure the gas tank is no more than a quarter full.
  • Secure or remove any loose parts, such as ground effects, spoilers and wide mirrors.
  • Secure any tears or open seams on convertible tops to prevent further damage.
  • Make sure the radiator has adequate levels of fresh antifreeze.
  • Make sure the battery is secure and has no leaks.

For information on how to import a vehicle into Canada, visit the Registrar of Imported Vehicles.