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Long Distance Moving Companies Halifax

Long Distance Moving Services


Planning a move can be complicated in the best of times. But when you’re planning a relocation that will take you to Halifax from another city, province, or country, all the usual stresses and complications associated with moving go up by a factor of at least 10.


What long-distance moving services should you be looking for? Are there any ways that you can tip the odds in your favour as you plan your move?


Here at Atlas Van Lines, we pride ourselves on creating a list of service offerings that makes sense for long-distance movers. These include:

  1. Cross-Border Moving

From driver’s licenses to corporate registrations, many aspects of day-to-day living can change dramatically from province to province. While you’re hashing out these details, however, the last thing you need is to be worrying about whether your things will make it to Halifax in one piece.


As a company, we’ve made it a priority to offer end-to-end moving solutions to our customers. We have the equipment, the resources, and the personnel required to make your relocation to Halifax as seamless as possible.

  1. Logistics Planning

In every move, there are always items that are both important and difficult to transport. For households, maybe it’s an expensive piano or a priceless wine collection. And for businesses, this might be a piece of mission-critical piece of heavy-duty manufacturing equipment that you just can’t leave behind.


From museum exhibits to specialty equipment, our logistics division has seen it all. If you believe that your relocation plans could benefit from a more hands-on approach, we’ve got your back.

  1. Moving Containers

When most people hear the words “long-distance move”, they often start picturing the classic moving truck. But if you’ve got a lot of property to transport or you think that you might need a temporary storage solution, moving containers could be the better call for your long-distance relocation. 


Here’s why:


As you plan your move to Halifax, there are likely a lot of details that may be easier to sort out when you’re in the city. Maybe you don’t feel comfortable buying a house sight unseen. Or perhaps you’ve found a new office building but you still need time to pick up the keys. Because moving containers can also function as temporary storage units, they have an element of flexibility to them that’s difficult to overlook.

  1. International Moving

Is your relocation taking you outside of the country? Are you coming to Halifax from the U.S.? Whether you’re accepting an offer, moving headquarters, or establishing a satellite office, international moving takes all the pitfalls of provincial moving and adds a layer of visa and immigration requirements.


When you work with Atlas Van Lines for your personal or corporate relocation, you can rest assured that our service area doesn’t stop at the border. Either way, we’ll transport your property quickly and efficiently without missing a beat.


Are you looking to move your home or your business to or from Halifax? Is the relocation technically considered a long-distance move? If your answer to either of those questions was “Yes.”, then you’ll want to give us a call. Request your FREE moving estimate today!

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This question is hard to answer simply because every long-distance relocation is unique. But that being said, some factors that may affect your final moving bill include:


  • Whether or not you need the services of our logistics department or our warehouse facilities during your long-distance relocation
  • The total weight of the property you’re transporting
  • How many crew members are needed to assist with your relocation
  • The total distance of your move


As a general rule of thumb, however, most long-distance moving companies will charge roughly four figures for their services. 


Here at Atlas Van Lines, we’re committed to giving our customers a top-notch moving experience for a fair price. Get your FREE moving estimate today! We’ll put you in touch with a moving coordinator ASAP.

This one is also tricky to answer. Why? Because there is no single government body that oversees moving companies in Canada. Even so, however, the activities that movers engage in every day includes may be regulated by:


  • The federal government; and
  • The provincial government


More specifically, the federal government is mostly relevant if you’re looking to hire a mover that is registered as a federal corporation. But in practice, the primary point of contact for most regulations in Halifax will be the provincial government because it oversees details like:


  • The carriage of goods;
  • Highway and road regulations; and
  • Commercial vehicle regulations


In addition to these government departments, future movers can also learn more about choosing a moving company through the Canadian Association of Movers. If a moving company is a registered member of this organization, you can automatically assume that your mover is adequately insured. 


Furthermore, between organizations like the Better Business Bureau and the Office of Consumer Affairs, you have more opportunities to report your moving company if anything goes wrong with your move.


Any time you’re planning a long-distance relocation, you’ll want to err on the side of caution when it comes to choosing a moving company. Here at Atlas Van Lines, we’ve been in the business of helping people and businesses move for decades. 


You can count on us to make your long-distance move easy and stress-free. Request your FREE moving estimate today!


Let’s assume that your long-distance move has been decided. You’ve put together the general framework of your moving plan. And even though some of the key details are still being worked out, your attention is mostly consumed by the immediate job in front of you:


Getting your property packed up and ready for loading.


What a lot of people don’t know is that Atlas Van Lines offers partial and complete packing services. Here are some that our long-distance moving clients have found particularly helpful:


1. Packing and Unpacking


From securing boxes, tape, and packing peanuts, to disassembling tables and furniture, packing is arguably one of the most time-consuming and labour-intensive aspects of moving. Our moving crews can help you pack. We bring our own packing supplies and we have standard protocols in place that are designed to protect your floors and your property. 


Similarly, we can also assist with the unpacking process. Our team will place your furniture in the location you point out to us. We’ll even take our packing materials with us so that you don’t have to spend your first day in the new place throwing away boxes.


When you plan your long-distance move with Atlas Van Lines, you don’t have to lift a finger if you don’t want to.


2. Furniture Assembly 


Sometimes the unpacking isn’t the main problem for long-distance movers — it’s the entire process of pulling out the toolbox and putting the furniture together. 


That’s why another service that we offer to our clients is furniture assembly. There are few things worse than spending the night of your relocation piecing together desks and chairs. 


With us, you can have those key pieces of major furniture up first thing. Whether you’ve relocated your house, your office, or both, we won’t leave you hanging. While our crew puts your furniture together, you can focus on getting your belongings and lighter items unpacked. 


3. Temporary Storage


As a company, we understand that long-distance relocations aren’t always a smooth and straightforward process. Sometimes there’s a gap between the day you move out and the day you move in. Some of our clients find it easier to house hunt once they’re in Halifax as opposed to outside of it. And sometimes it’s necessary to iron out a few key details before you can start unloading your belongings.


We get it.


That’s why we also provide short-term storage solutions to our long-distance moving clients. Our warehouses are secure, temperature-controlled, and spacious to ensure that your property is returned to you in tip-top condition. And if you opt for moving containers, you have a convenient means of keeping your belongings safe until you’re ready to start unpacking.


Are you looking for hands-on help with your long-distance move? Atlas Van Lines does it all! From our packing service to our storage solutions, we have a combination of flexibility, effectiveness, and affordability that’s hard to beat. Request your FREE moving estimate ASAP.

When your moving crew has worked hard and done a good job, tipping can be a fantastic way to say “Thank you.”. However, pinning down the right percentage for a tip is often easier said than done.


Generally speaking, you’ll want to tip at about the same rate as you would at a restaurant or when ordering food. In our experience, a tip that’s in the neighbourhood of 10 percent to 20 percent of your bill is typically fair. 


Are you ready to get started planning your long-distance move? We can help! Request your FREE moving estimate from Atlas Van Lines today.