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.

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A1-Auto Transport INC.

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. — from Cars to Trucks, Boats & RVs, we’ve got it handled.

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.

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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?

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

We Believe in Community

Scholarship Winners 2018
Scholarship Winners 2018

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

SmartWay Transport Partnership
SmartWay Transport Partnership

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.

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

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 Core Values

Authority

Authority

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.

Expertise

Expertise

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

Transparency

Transparency

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.

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, affordable 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.

  1. 1988
    Tony Taylor purchases his first tow truck in Watsonville, California.
  2. 1992
    A-1 Auto Transport purchases its first auto transport carrier.
  3. 1995
    The company increased its fleet to 50 auto transport carriers.
  4. 1997
    Opened our first international office.
  5. 1998
    Started our own brokerage firm as well as referral service to handle certain shipments that we could not ship ourselves.
  6. 2000
    Expanded internationally to service Asia, Europe, and other locations.
  7. 2004
    Established a preferred list of vetted carriers.
  8. 2008
    We reached milestone of helping in over 500,000 shipments.
  9. 2010
    Joined the EPA’s Smartway Program.
  10. 2011
    Became cars.com 'official shipper.
  11. 2018
    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
President and Founder of A-1 Auto Transport

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