Export Goods Between the USA and Canada Reliably & Affordably

Not everyone will transport every kind of freight and not everyone will do it cross-border either. Luckily, at Freightera we offer multiple carrier choices for any given lane and make sure that our clients always have multiple viable options to choose from at excellent prices!

Freight shipping between the USA and Canada is a multi-billion dollar per year business. That means that there are hundreds or even thousands of businesses out there that need to import or export products from the USA to Canada.

By value, the most imported goods from the USA to Canada are vehicles, machinery, mineral fuels, plastics, and electrical or electronic equipment. 

At Freightera, we’re happy to say, we can help your business to ship all of the above (except vehicles at the moment).

Cross-border shipping 

This is the process of shipping goods over the border from one country to another. There is a bit more red tape involved than when shipping locally. For example, you will need a customs broker and a customs/commercial invoice. Some commodities even require special permits to be imported into Canada. We can guide you through this process.

A wide array of shipping solutions

Of those listed on the Canada Border Services Agency’s website, Freightera could help with the vast majority of the items you’d look to ship except for live animals/plants, vehicles, nuclear materials, and firearms. 

The items that we could help you ship such as food products, machinery, plastics, electronics, clothing, etc. all require special handling which we are more than happy to offer and see through.

Circumvent backlogs with more choices

Canada accounted for 17.9% of all USA goods exports in 2020. That is almost a fifth of all exported goods going worldwide. This means that the demand for carriers that handle cross-border shipments is huge. It also means that the top few carriers you see on Google will likely be overbooked and backlogged more often than not.

That is where Freightera comes in. Our online freight marketplace offers you multiple carrier options for any given lane. On top of that, some of our carrier partners update their pricing based on the demand they’re experiencing in order to balance their workload. That means that, more often than not, the cheapest carriers you see will also be the ones that can most readily accommodate your cargo

If you’re looking to export goods from the USA into Canada or vice versa with Freightera:


  • You’ll get all-inclusive shipping rates from multiple carriers
  • Instant online freight booking
  • Instant round-the-clock tracking after the shipment has been picked up
  • Decreased CO2 emission options


Our system also fills out the bill of lading automatically for you, and our Client Care team is there to help you out with anything you may need.

Our shipping specialists love to be of help so feel free to contact us at clientcare@freightera.com, chat with us, or call us at (800) 886 4870.

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Examples of Cross-border Rates:

LTL rate
$399.11 CAD
San Francisco, CA to Victoria, BC
*Sample rates to ship LTL, 1 pallet, 500 lb
LTL rate
$2275.08 CAD
Washington, DC to Montreal, QC
*Sample rates to ship LTL, 5 pallets, 5000 lb
FTL rate
$3161.72 CAD
Portland, OR to Edmonton, AB
*Sample rates to ship FTL, 25 pallets, 5000 lb