By: Highland Moving Systems / Atlas Van Lines  09-12-2011

When your new home isn't ready on time, you want to be comfortable about where your possessions are being stored in the interim. Atlas has a number of storage options designed to suit your individual requirements.

Short and long term storage is available through the Atlas network. Your possessions are pre-inspected for transit damage prior to being placed in clean, wooden storage pallets.

Your possessions are then stored in government approved, pest controlled, sprinklered and climatically controlled warehouses with proper alarms and security devices.

In some short term storage situations or if you require a delayed delivery, you may want to consider Atlas' container service which is available in most areas. All Atlas containers are fiberglass, reinforced with steel to provide a clean, safe, weatherproof environment. You can either affix your own lock to the container or have Atlas do this on your behalf.

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Specialized Transportation

We can also utilize Atlas Van Line’ scheduled run service which operates weekly on an east-to-west and west-to east basis serving all major centres. Atlas can arrange for the services of reputable third party firms to ship your vehicle by rail or on an over-the-road car carrier. Your vehicle will be properly strapped down and plywood decking is erected to protect the vehicle from other items on board.


Long Distance Moving

Again payment options are cash, certified cheque, money order or VISA, Mastercard or Amex.Your van operator will go to a government weigh scale to weigh his truck before loading your shipment. Because the cost of your move is dependent on the weight of your shipment and the distance you are moving, you should always have a moving consultant come to your home to view the contents.



Your van operator will also contact your local Atlas agent at destination to advise them of the delivery schedule and ensure they have made the necessary arrangements for any third party services (i.e appliance reconnection) or unpacking of Atlas packed cartons that has been requested.


Local Moving

At the start of your local move, your van operator will do a walk-through of your home to see exactly what is to be moved and to make note of anything that requires special attention or dismantling. Our professional moving consultants can help determine your moving costs, offer the service options you might need and tell you exactly what will happen at every stage of the moving process.



Delicate glassware and china are individually wrapped in clean newsprint with each bundle placed on edge over a thick layer of crushed paper in a specially designed, triple thick walled china barrel for maximum protection. While some items like bedding, towels and books don't necessarily call for professional attention, other items demand the kind of protection that only experienced, professional packers can provide.