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Countrywide Van Lines ships vehicles cross country by rail, including cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and other personal vehicles.
Countrywide is an agent for SEARAIL (CN Rail Network) and ships vehicles from east to west, and south to U.S. railroads.
Throughout the vehicle moving process, professional crews rely on modern technology to ensure your vehicle is secure and protected from the elements, vandalism and accidental damage.
When booking through Countrywide Van Lines Inc you can choose to bring in your vehicle to the closest CN Searail compound or Countrywide can arrange a Flatbed tow truck for pick-up / delivery. Your vehicle once picked up will be Secure at the rail depot compound. EDI tracking during rail movement. Your vehicle is moved using Fully-enclosed railcars with sophisticated tie-down systems. (These are the same railcars used to transport newly manufactured vehicles.)
Common Questions that are asked!
Some Movers move vehicles right on their moving trucks... Why do you use rail?
Household Good Should be moved on properly equipped Moving trucks - no freight trucks or vehicle transport trucks but properly equipped Moving trucks... Its the same for cars. Cars often bottom out when driving up steeper ramps onto the trucks, are often too tight within the moving trailers and moving trucks often cannot secure your car as well that is why we choose as company like Searail to be an agent for shipping cars.
What types of vehicles can we move?
We can ship cars, trucks, vans, SUV's and many other types of vehicle. Please contact us if your vehicle is not listed.
Will my car be safe while being moved?
Professional loading crews and enclosed rail cars with sophisticated tie-down systems work together to keep your vehicle safe from vandalism, the elements and accidental damage. For truck moves, we have modern trailers which safeguard against damage. We can accomodate shipping wherever there is a CN compound within are on secured CN compounds to protect against any vandalism.
How long will it take for my car to be moved to its destination?
Your specific move will determine the time it takes to get to destination. For example: Vancouver to Halifax would take 12-14 days whereas Winnipeg to Toronto takes 5-7 days, from our rail date. The winter months sometime require additional time to compensate for cold weather issues and railcar re-routing by CN.
Can I find out where my vehicle is during transit?
The rail systems has a fully computerized tracking system which traces your vehicle across the country. What do I have to do to prepare my vehicle for shipment?
For a complete list of details, see the shipping checklist below.
Will my vehicle travel by train or truck?
We use rail service for any major city to city move to/from Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax. If your move is not to/from these major cities, we would use a flatbed tow truck to transport to the closest rail location. When it is not economical to move to a rail location, we use trucks.
How do I move my car from / to the United States?
We have trained US specialists to make these moves easy. We will aid you in completion of all the respective documentation to ensure your vehicle crosses the border without any complications.
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