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Vehicle transportation

We move your vehicle with care, within Canada or across the U.S. border. Need to ship your car across the country or into the U.S.? Livingston Vehicle Transportation Services can help. Formerly named Searail, Livingston Vehicle Transportation Services has more than 25 years of experience, moving all types of vehicles, by truck and rail, across the continent.

Shipping across Canada

We are an asset-based transportation company with secure compounds in Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. We use our own trucks, in conjunction with safe and trusted partner-carriers, to process pick-up and delivery requirements throughout the country. We’ve also partnered with CN Rail, Canada’s largest railway, to provide fast and efficient service – coast to coast.

Whether you’re moving one or multiple vehicles, we provide you with the expertise, dedication and level of service needed to ensure safe and timely transportation. It’s the number one reason why automotive companies, major corporations, pro sports teams – and even the military – trust Livingston to move their vehicles.

Shipping from the U.S. into Canada

Livingston Vehicle Transportation Services offers vehicle pick-up and delivery services, door to door, between U.S. and Canadian locations. With our expert customs clearance services for both Canada and the U.S., we will provide you with all the information and guidance you need to successfully move your vehicle(s).

We also provide you with a single invoice that includes both our competitive transportation fees, and any duties and taxes paid on your behalf, giving you complete visibility into the total cost of your move.

Get a quote to ship your vehicle today

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Get a Quote

Request a free quote to ship your car or truck. Experience the superior service others have come to expect when working with Livingston – the best vehicle transportation service in the industry. Let us worry about the logistics of moving your vehicle, so you don’t have to.

For information regarding the shipping process, vehicle transportation network and frequently asked questions, please visit our shipping page in the resource center.

To request a proposal tailored specifically to your needs, develop a customized transportation solution or to ask us for our standard dealership rates, please email us or contact us via telephone at 1-800-282-9892.

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Personal vehicle moves

We know your personal vehicle is important to you. That’s why we won’t compromise when it comes to protecting it. Whether traveling by truck or by rail, our safeguards will help to keep it out of harm’s way until we can deliver it right to your door.
 
There are as many types of personal vehicles that need to be moved, as there are reasons for that move. We can help. The vehicle transportation experts at Livingston Freight have the experience and capabilities to move your car, truck, SUV, or van.

Getting door-to-door pick up and delivery of your vehicle is easy with our fast, reliable and professional service:

  • We’ll walk you through our shipping process and let you know what to expect
  • Depending on your timing and locations, we’ll determine the best route using truck and / or rail across our extensive transportation network.
  • If your vehicle will be crossing an international border, we’ll help you pull together the necessary documentation and set up the customs brokerage service you’ll need.
  • Use our checklist to prepare your vehicle for the day of the move.
  • We can provide you with the status of your vehicle while it’s on route to its final destination.
  • At the end, you’ll receive a single invoice for combined services that include our competitive vehicle transportation fee and, if applicable, the duties and taxes paid on your behalf for customs clearance.


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Commercial and corporate vehicle moves

Our clients currently include large auto manufacturers, car dealerships, key vehicle auction houses, moving companies and corporations looking to relocate personnel. As part of a much larger freight organization, we have the staff, systems and processes in place to meet their specialized needs and provide excellent service. 
Whether you’re moving multiple vehicles frequently, helping a client relocate from one end of the country to another or moving a vehicle across international waters we understand the high standards that must be met. In addition to competitive pricing and professional service, you need a provider who offers a coast-to-coast transportation network, systems, technology capabilities, and continuous quality improvement. You may also need access to specialized equipment and service to guarantee the safe arrival of your vehicle at its final destination. That’s where our vehicle transportation experts can help.

There are several reasons to select the vehicle transportation experts at Livingston Freight, including:

  • We have an extensive coast-to-coast truck and rail transportation network within North America.
  • Our international freight forwarding group can move your vehicle by air or ocean, outside of North America.
  • If the vehicle is crossing an international border, we’ll help you pull together the necessary documentation and set up the customs brokerage service you’ll need.
  • We offer competitive industry pricing.
  • Our equipment is state-of-the-art, new and well-maintained.
  • We’re part of a large, multi-faceted, financially stable organization.
  • We have secure facilities at each of our locations.
  • Our staff is qualified and well-trained.
  • Our focus is on safety and compliance to minimize your damage ratio.
  • We are adjacent to rail yards at key locations in Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.
  • We have full EDI/FTP capabilities and a secure web-interface for clients allowing them to search using various criteria, get vehicle status information and download reports.


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Specialty and oversize vehicle moves

If the vehicle that you need to move isn’t a standard car, SUV, truck, or van, we may be able to help you. 
Moving your specialty or oversize vehicle will have special requirements, which we can accommodate to keep it safe and secure on its journey. We can’t move everything, but within certain criteria, the vehicle transportation experts at Livingston Freight can move vehicles that don’t fit the standard mold, including:

  • Recreational vehicles (e.g. boat, camper, trailer)
  • Specialty vehicles (e.g. classic car, rare or luxury car)
  • Oversize vehicles (e.g. tractor, delivery van, tow truck, bus)

Getting door-to-door pick up and delivery of your vehicle is easy with our fast, reliable and professional service:

  • We’ll walk you through our shipping process and let you know what to expect.
  • Depending on your timing and locations, we’ll determine the best route using truck and/or rail across our extensive transportation network.
  • If your vehicle will be crossing an international border, we’ll help you pull together the necessary documentation and set up the customs brokerage service you’ll need.
  • Use our checklist to prepare your vehicle for the day of the move.
  • We can provide you with the status of your vehicle while it’s on route to its final destination.

At the end, you’ll receive a single invoice for combined services that include our competitive vehicle transportation fee and, if applicable the duties and taxes paid on your behalf for customs clearance.