Who We Are & What We Do

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Who We Are & What We Do

A-1 Auto Transport is one of the largest USA-based worldwide auto shippers in the industry. We have offices and storage facilities located in major cities and metro areas throughout the U.S and overseas, as well as a staff of experienced shipping professionals to make sure you get the service you need at a price that you’ll love. This page is dedicated to helping you understand who we are and what we are all about.

About A-1 Auto Transport


A-1 Auto Transport brings decades of industry experience and expertise. As one of the largest US-based worldwide auto shippers and movers in the industry with offices in major cities across the country, we know how to navigate the process, making it as easy as possible for you. It’s about more than just shipping for us. As industry experts, we are dedicated to providing you with all the information you need, getting you the best possible price, and we work hard to leave a positive impact on the communities we work with.

Domestic or worldwide, we’ll help you get your shipment there, on time and at the right price. The auto transport industry can be difficult to navigate. Our goal is to make your experience a simple one. No hidden costs, confusing terms, just simple shipping from point A to point B.

That’s our promise.

It Starts with the Right Team

The team behind A-1 Auto Transport provides the right mix of experience, passion, and expertise, allowing us to provide you with a better quality service. We firmly believe real-world experience is the best teacher – and that’s why most of our team members are former drivers, salespeople, and customer service reps.

Tony Taylor - President & Founder

Tony Taylor

Tony Taylor started A-1 Auto Transport when he purchased his first tow truck because he knew he could do it better. Over the last two decades, Tony has become an industry veteran and is an individual that many companies in this industry lean upon for his vast expertise. To this day, Tony is still active in the day-to-day operations of A-1, always stepping in to solve new challenges as they arise.

Joe Webster - Director of Marketing

Joe Webster

Joe Webster has done it all at A-1 Auto Transport. While he started as a truck driver, he climbed the ranks, serving as a sales lead, worked customer service, and eventually became the companies director of marketing. Through his years with the company, Joe has mastered the auto shipping process, and is the go-to source when it comes to the moving process.


Sheree Taylor - Accounting & Customer Service

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Sheree has worked with the company since 2011 making sure the company's financial records are inline and customers are taken care of. She currently manages the customer service staff.

Lynn Strauss - Human Resources & Hiring


Lynn started working with A-1 Auto Transport in 2009 and currently manages the human resources department as well as new hires.

We Believe in Community

We’re extremely passionate and dedicated to the communities we work with.


Scholarship Winners 2018

Every year we offer 3 scholarships to students, because we love giving back to the bright people that made A-1 what it is today. Learn more here.

Sustainability in Action

We’re always looking to improve our green initiatives. When the Environmental Protection Agency created the Smartway Program, we managed to join in 2010 with the highest possible Shipper Index Factor of 1.25.

SmartWay Transport Partnership

SmartWay Transport Partnership

But we’re not stopping there – we continue to work hard to reduce our carbon footprint wherever we can.

Here’s what we’re doing right now:

  • Everything we do is paperless
  • Updates our office with green washrooms, reusable cookware and utensils, and green spaces
  • Maintain a dedicated recycling and composting program
  • Use green cleaning products
  • Reduced power consumption in our office after hours

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The Core Values We Live By

We’re driven by our desire to provide our customers with in-depth knowledge of the auto shipping and moving industries.



We’ve seen it all over the years. It’s our authority that allows us to know what works and how to get you moving so you can meet your deadlines.



The shipping process is complicated and often bureaucratic. With 30 years of expertise, we can help you navigate even the trickiest of situations.



We pride ourselves on being transparent in an industry that is ripe with shady companies. Our customers are always kept in the loop and our quotes are competitive.

The A-1 Philosophy

It’s about more than just your shipment – it’s about doing it the right way no matter what. We focus on getting the job done right and that means we don’t cut corners, ever. If you’re looking for that type of company, you’ll want to look elsewhere. When you work with us, you benefit from our authority, expertise, and transparent practices.

How do we ensure that?

  • We only work with reputable companies that share the same values we do. Your shipments are important to us and it’s the success stories that motivate us to keep improving.
  • We keep you informed by explaining everything to you. The more you know, the quicker the entire shipping process will go.
  • We offer competitive prices without undercutting quality.

Careers & Internships

Are you interested in becoming a member of the A-1 Auto Transport team? We are constantly hiring talented individuals as the company grows to help us achieve new milestones. It’s ambitious people like you that make A-1 Auto Transport what it is today. We’re constantly hiring talented:

  • Truck drivers
  • Customer service representatives
  • Salespeople
  • Marketers
  • Programmers
  • Designers

If you’re interested in working with us, contact us at: employment@a1autotransport.comWe also offer internships to students who are looking to work within the auto shipping industry. These internships typically include roles in:

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Customer service

For all internship inquiries, please contact us at: internships@a1autotransport.com

Our History

We've done a little bit of everything in this industry dating back to 1988 where it all began in Watsonville, California. We started as a towing company with just a single truck doing 24 hour emergency shipping and roadside assistance. We expanded until we had a fleet of trucks, operating in various parts of California. We purchased our first auto transport carrier in 1992, and by 1995 we owned over 50 carriers who moved vehicles across the country. We grew fast, and in 1998 we realized we had more demand than we could service with the trucks we had. This led us to get ourselves into the brokering side of the business as well, using our extensive knowledge of the industry and partnerships we'd obtained over the years with high character companies who share the same goals as us.

These days we do it all to help get your shipment where it needs to be as fast, affordably and effectively as possible. If we can't effectively handle your shipment ourselves, we'll refer you to other high character, licensed and bonded shippers who all go through a rigorous screening process before they are allowed to be accepted into our network.

Timeline Of Our History

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Tony Taylor purchases his first tow truck in Watsonville, California.



A-1 Auto Transport purchases its first auto transport carrier.

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shipping cars

The company increased its fleet to 50 auto transport carriers.



Opened our first international office.

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Started our own brokerage firm as well as referral service to handle certain shipments that we could not ship ourselves.



Expanded internationally to service Asia, Europe, and other locations.

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Established a preferred list of vetted carriers.



We reached milestone of helping in over 500,000 shipments.


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Joined the EPA’s Smartway Program.



Became cars.com 'official shipper.'

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Celebrated our 30th anniversary, having serviced nearly every country in the world.


Our Mission

The auto transport and household goods moving industry has always been misunderstood. Whether it be shady transportation companies, or misinformed customers, there are a lot of misconceptions.

A-1 Auto Transport makes it our mission to ensure that your shipment goes fast, easy, and as stress free as possible, while maintaining affordability. It doesn’t matter if you are moving a car, boat, motorcycle, heavy equipment, or household goods, you get the same high-quality level service that we provide our biggest clients.

We also offer in-depth industry knowledge on our website, free of charge. This information is designed to help you understand the shipping process from start to finish. This is part of our goal to be as transparent as possible.

It doesn’t matter if you choose us, or our competition. We believe that you have deserve to have the best service available (even if you choose not to use ours).

Why? Because that’s just the A-1 Auto Transport way of doing things.

Tony Taylor - Founder & President of A-1 Auto Transport

Tony Taylor - President and Founder of A-1 Auto Transport

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