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Making A Long-Distance
Move with Atlas Canada
Are you making a long distance move? Congratulations on your new adventure! Atlas Van Lines has been proudly moving Canadians all over the country for over 55 years with a network of more than 100 movers in every province and territory. Whether you are moving within your home province, or cross-country, trust your possessions to one of the most established and reliable van lines in Canada.
At Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. we understand that the contents of your home — which likely include some of your most prized possessions — are extremely important to you and moving them several hundreds or thousands of miles can make you feel pretty anxious.
But we want you to know that the professionals at Atlas Van Lines have many years of experience. When you trust one of our movers in Canada to move the things that matter to you, we treat those items with care and are fully licensed and insured.
What To Expect
You will meet with one of our Professional Moving Consultants prior to moving day to discuss any concerns you might have about your long distance move. The consultant will do an item-by-item survey of everything that needs to be moved. She/he will prepare a pricing estimate for you, as well as help you establish packing, pickup and delivery timelines. Everything about your long-distance move is monitored so it all happens without a hitch.
Once all your items are on the truck, the truck will be weighed. The pre-load weight is deducted from the post-load weight to come to the actual shipment weight which is used to figure out your shipment charges.
Your Atlas Van Lines Professional Moving Consultant will give you a guarantee that their estimated weight won’t go over 10% of what they estimated as long as no items are added to your shipment after the consultant does the in-home survey.
Experienced Professional Van Operators
On your moving day, the Professional Van Operator is at the wheel. He/She and the crew know how to safely handle all your possessions and to load them properly. Floors will be protected by runners during loading and unloading. Moving pads will be used on your furniture to prevent damage. Any white or light-coloured upholstery you have is wrapped in clear plastic followed by quilted moving pads.
Attention and Care At Your New Home
When we arrive at your home, our crew will put your furniture where you want it. They will also carry packed items to the kitchen, bedrooms, basement and garage. They will reassemble the beds, unroll carpets and place them where you want them.
Any boxes that were packed by Atlas Van Lines personnel will be unpacked by them. Contents will be put on safe and convenient surfaces for you to place them where you would like. They will take unpacking materials and debris with them when they leave.
Why Choose Atlas Van Lines
We give you a service guarantee under our Quality in Motion program. This program is unique among moving companies and you can learn more about it here.
As part of our service guarantee, Atlas Canada Professional Moving Consultants will clearly explain every part of the moving process to you and that includes:
- How estimated costs were calculated
- How your shipment will be cared for and moved to your new location;
- How the schedule of services is determined
- When you can expect to hear from the van driver
- How your belongings will be catalogued
- An explanation of transit protection plans
- An explanation of unpacking services
- An explanation of payment options available to you
In addition, the Professional Moving Consultant and Professional Van Operator are required to complete an Essential Services Form for every move ensuring everything that should take place, does take place. These include:
- A confirmation letter sent to customer
- A Quality Assurance Certificate issued and receipted by the customer
- Use of a set up carton on the move
- Packing labels that were properly completed
- All upholstered furniture was plastic wrapped
- Floor runners and banister protection was used
- Proper set up and reassembly of all items that were disassembled by the mover
- Unpacking service performed to the customer’s satisfaction (if packing service was purchased)
- Customers were contacted a minimum of 24-48 hours in advance of delivery
Charges for local moves are normally based on an hourly rate. The hourly rate will depend on the size of truck required, number of crew needed to service your move, and the time of year you are moving.
Be sure to let your Atlas mover know if you are moving appliances and bulky items such as a piano, hot tub, etc. If you live in an apartment or condo, be sure to book the elevator as far in advance as possible as there may be other people moving in and moving out that day.
Each piece of furniture will be wrapped in clean quilted moving blankets and your home will be protected with floor runners and padding on bannisters and railings.
Professional packing service is also available on local moves. If you are doing some or all of the packing yourself, your Atlas mover agent can provide you with cartons specially designed for moving at an additional cost.
Gently used packing cartons are also available at a reduced cost.
Request An Estimate Today
We don’t take chances with your precious cargo and neither should you. We are one of the most reputable moving companies in Canada and come recommended by the Better Business Bureau. We are also a member in good standing of the Canadian Association of Movers.
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