A-1 Auto Transport Annual Scholarship

We are one of the biggest U.S. based auto shippers. We provide worldwide shipping and have offices, storage facilities available in most of the main cities and metro areas throughout the U.S and overseas. 

Our team has decided to create a scholarship program (A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship) for the students so that they can get some help in meeting their education related expenses.

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Scholarship Details - Currently Accepting Submissions For 2020

*A-1 Auto Transport will NOT share, sell, rent or otherwise transfer any student information.

How much is the scholarship?

Three awards worth $1,000, $500, and $250 will be awarded under the A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship every year. The scholarship will be sent directly to the school/university/college’s financial aid office.

Who is eligible?

Any current, full-time, part-time student of an accredited or non-accredited institute, truck driving school or other logistics program, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to become eligible. There is no requirement of minimum age.

How do I apply?

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must write an essay/article (of at least 1000 words and may NOT be posted elsewhere on the internet) about a topic related to this site. Email your essay/article to: along with your full name, contact information, and school you will be attending.  Some typical topics could be anything related to:

Essays 2020

  1. An Appetite for Building Community - Submitted by Hannah Hook on 5/16/2019
  2. Getting Your Car Ready for Transport - Submitted by Alexis Sturrock on 4/26/2019
  3. Hot August Nights Nostalgia - Submitted by Eliana Ornelas on 4/3/2019
  4. How Cars Reflect the Times - Submitted by Matt McIntyre on 4/5/2019
  5. INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION & INCOTERMS – LOGISTICS VALUE CREATION - Submitted by Samuel Owusu on 4/18/2019
  6. Getting Your Car Ready for Transport - Submitted by Alexis Sturrock on 4/26/2019
  7. An Appetite for Building Community - Submitted by Hannah Hook on 5/16/2019
  8. A National Crisis No One is Talking About - Submitted by Vinay Cardwell on 12/20/2019
  9. Transporting Memories, Relieving Hardships - Submitted by Nina C. Dixon on 07/19/2019
  10. Oceans Full of Memories - Submitted by Jayla Puckett on 20/08/2019
  11. Cars of Military Families - Submitted by Brighton E. Moore on 21/08/2019
  12. Not Just a Car - Submitted by Kristina Emery Johnson on 02/09/2020
  13. Transportation as sequel to Death - Submitted by May El Zein  on 07/10/2019
  14. Transnational Transport - Submitted by Husam Mohammed on 19/10/2019
  15. Abstract - Submitted by iman nur Abdi 29/10/2019
  16. Florida, Here they come! - Submitted by Maximillian Morise on 21/11/2019
  17. The Marvellous Indian Trucks - Submitted by Areeba Masroor on 02/12/2019
  18. SHIPPING CARS OVERSEAS: A GREAT FEAT OF TECHNOLOGIES - Submitted by Carlos Ruiz Serra on 11/12/2019
  19. Transporting modern cars - Submitted by Elric Thomas Kahler on 11/01/2020
  20. A Car Saved My Life - Submitted by Phuongthao Le Hoang on 11/01/2020
  21. The Intriguing Future of Motorcycles - Submitted by  Elsie McElroy 14/01/2020
  22. The Effect of Globalization on the Automotive Transportation Industry - Submitted by Tori Troen on 20/01/2020
  23. Vehicle Shipping Services - Submitted by Jared Tinyes on 29/01/2020
  24. Motorcycle Moving - the Start of a Great Vacation - Submitted by Linnea Bakos 31/01/2020
  25. Always Buckle Up - Submitted by Shahriar Shamim Emil on 01/02/2020
  26. Classic cars - Submitted by Brennyn Lewis on 03/02/2020
  27. It’s More Than a Truck to Me - Submitted by Moses Uriza on 09/02/2020
  28. What’s in a Car? - Submitted by Anashe Barton on 13/02/2020
  29. Attacking the Mental Health Crisis on College Campuses - Submitted by Hayden Kirkpatrick on 13/02/2020
  30. Building Innovative Engines for the Transportation Industry - Submitted by Austen Yarosh on 20/02/2020
  31. The Future of American Roads - Submitted by Trevor Brian Free on 22/02/2020
  32. Medicine and Transport; How Domestic and International Freight Transport Saves Lives - Submitted by Kayla Raney  on 04/03/2020
  33. In the World of Automobiles, Nothing is More Important than Stopping Drunk Driving - Submitted by Joshua Brooks on 04/03/2020
  34. Journey to the West - Submitted by Sofia Tkachenko on 03/05/2020
  35. The Dangers of Distracted Driving - Submitted by Karthikeyan Malmurugan on 06/03/2020
  36. Challenging times for the global auto industry - Submitted by Antonio Bolaños Álvarez on 08/03/2020
  37. More Than a Career - Submitted by Karlie Abernathy  on 09/03/2020
  38. Overseas Vehicle Shipping: Helping Us Give Back - Submitted by Noah Schaber on 09/03/2020
  39. More than a Sideshow: Getting Hyphy in the Bay Area - Submitted by Erin Reid 09/03/2020
  40. Safety Concerns of RoRo Vehicle Transportation - Submitted by Maifarah Lyana Anthonijsz on 09/03/2020
  41. How Clean Are Electric Vehicles - Submitted by Erik Cruz on 09/03/2020
  42. Classic Car Transporters…Let’s Keep ‘em Rollin - Submitted by Donna Kain on 09/03/2020
  43. Vehicle Transport Service - Submitted by Madeline Urban on 09/03/2020
  44. The future for the automotive shipping industry - Submitted by Joseph Kawiecki  10/03/2020
  45. Improving Human Resource Partnerships in the Auto Transportation Industry - Submitted by Steven Able 10/03/2020
  46. My Guiding Principal of LTL - Submitted by Taylor Malina on 10/03/2020
  47. Moving the Mover - Submitted by Steven Mi 10/03/2020
  48. What Does It Really Take to Move?  - Submitted by Kay Villarreal on 10/03/2020
  49. The first 15 years of my life - Submitted by Morgan Danielle Sweere Treece on 10/03/2020
  50. The transportation industry in America - Submitted by Emma Tellier 10/03/2020
  51. America’s moving industry - Submitted by Jack Russell on 10/03/2020
  52. What self-driving trucks mean for the future of transportation - Submitted by Kristina Emery Johnson on 10/03/2020
  53. Overseas Automobile Shipping - Submitted by Dawn Petersen De Soto on 10/03/2020
  54. How To Make Your Move A1 - Submitted by Taylor Hill on 10/03/2020
  55. A Man’s True Best Friend - Submitted by Shashank Balaji on 10/03/2020
  56. Toxic relationship , passionate relationship - Submitted by Faith Williams on 10/03/2020
  57. The People Behind Transportation - Submitted by Margaret Bugera on 10/03/2020
  58. Long Distance and Short Distance Vehicle Shipping - Submitted by Kristina Emery Johnson on 10/03/2020
  59. You see stuff, I see treasures - Submitted by Monet Goines on 10/03/2020
  60. The world at the touch of a button - Submitted by Elizabeth Kubista on 10/03/2020
  61. Tips on Moving through Vehicle Shipping Services - Submitted by Indira Placide on 10/03/2020
  62. Moving Day Anxieties - Submitted by Sherry Nguyen on 10/03/2020
  63. Options all across the globe - Submitted by Fayth Dean on 10/03/2020
  64. How Technology Will Change A-1 Auto Transport in 5 years - Submitted by Julia Valeria Lopez Rojas on 10/03/2020
  65. Life is a highway - Submitted by Amber Bormann on 10/03/2020
  66. One Small Village - Submitted by Ruchir Baronia on 10/03/2020

Important dates:

Last date to apply for the scholarship program is March 10, 2020.

Who decides the winner?

Essays/articles shall be posted on our website with content attributed to the author and linked from this page, to be voted on by the A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship committee. The A-1 Auto Transport scholarship committee will be announcing the winners on our website at the end of March 2020 The winners will also be notified via email. Applications will be taken on a rolling basis. 

I submitted my essay, now what?

Once you submit, we recommend you get the word out -- let all of your friends and family know about this scholarship and share the link to your essay with them on your social media.


A 1 Auto Transport Scholarship

Winners 2019 - Congratulations!

  1. $1,000 prize: "Transporting Cars, Transporting Memories" submitted by Cameron Munford
  2. $500 prize: "The Woes of Agricultural Inspections" submitted by Teresa Fox
  3. $250 prize: "Transporting Classic Cars" submitted by Cheslin Jacobs

We will be contacting the winners so they can claim their scholarships soon. Thanks to everybody who participated, if you didn't win this year feel free to try again next year. Submissions for next year will be opening soon so stay tuned and keep checking the website for updates!

A 1 Auto Transport Scholarship

Winners 2018

  1. $1,000 prize: "Comedy in cars" submitted by Warren Alphonso
  2. $500 prize: "Moving Internationally" submitted by Esme Crocker
  3. $250 prize: "Keep on Trucking: Reducing our Carbon Footprint" submitted by Akudo McGee

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.


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Testimonial
Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Testimonial
Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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