Transit Times for Shipping a Car
From Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia

1st Stage – Saskatchewan to Ontario

Wait Time: 1-2 weeks
Transit Time: 4-6 days

2nd Stage – Ontario to Halifax

Wait Time: 2-5 days
Transit Time: 2-3 days

Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia Shipping Information

We have a terminal in Saskatoon as well as secondary terminals in Saskatoon and Regina where your vehicle could be dropped off if needed (storage fees may apply), but in most cases the truck driver will call you and arrange for you to meet him at a commercial location like a dealership or truck stop. The vehicle would be loaded on the truck at that time.

The main trucking terminals in Ontario are in Brampton and Milton. Your vehicle will be transported on an open car carrier from Saskatchewan to one of these terminals. Once it offloads in Brampton or Milton, it will be assigned to another open car carrier for delivery to the main truck terminal in Dartmouth, NS

If your vehicle is coming from another location in Saskatchewan such as Swift Current, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, or Yorkton, the truck driver will also call you and arrange for you to meet him at a commercial location for loading. This method is usually somewhere near the TransCanada Highway. If you are unable to meet the truck, you will have to supply a car dealership that will accept the vehicle for the next driver to pick up.

If your vehicle is going to another location in Nova Scotia, it would be taken to the terminal in Dartmouth and will wait for another truck to take it to its final destination. This will also add a few days to the Wait/Transit Times.

 

For example, if you’re shipping from Swift Current to Sydney your vehicle will be shipped like this:

Swift Current, SK → Brampton, ON or Milton, ON → Dartmouth, NS → Sydney, NS

The wait times and transit times are approximates, and not guaranteed for the standard method of shipping. Pickup and deliveries in remote locations can take longer.

How long does it take to ship my car?

The information above shows the approximate wait times and transit times for shipping a car from Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia. Departures are usually not on fixed days as they can depend on volume of vehicles already booked and ones already at the terminals assigned to a load. It is recommended to book at least 1-2 weeks in advance. Booking in advance can help decrease transit times but normally your vehicle will be placed in queue to ship once it is at the terminal.  If you are shipping by enclosed transport trailer these transit times may not apply.

What is “Wait Time” and “Transit Time”?

  • The wait time is how long your vehicle will wait before it is picked up or how long it will wait to depart on the truck/train once it is dropped off at a terminal.
  • The transit time is how long your vehicle will take to arrive to the next terminal once it has departed.

Will my car be shipped by multiple trucks?

For shorter moves it may be shipped on only one truck, but for longer shipments it will be on multiple trucks/trains before it’s delivered. Canada is the second largest country in the world and to ship a car directly in one shipment across the entire country would be very expensive. It is the most economical/inexpensive way to ship your vehicle when it’s transferred between multiple trucks/trains between major cities.

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2016-12-29T09:17:38-05:00

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2016-11-24T17:52:42-05:00

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The experience with MVS was good. My car arrived in good condition, though a bit dusty.

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They were very good for communicating where my vehicle was and answering any questions I had.
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2016-05-17T06:31:26-04:00

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They were very good for communicating where my vehicle was and answering any questions I had. Would recommend using them to ship your vehicle.
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