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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.

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About 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.

Meet Our Team

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.

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.
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We Believe in Community

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.

Discover A-1 Scholarships

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

SmartWay Transport Partnership
SmartWay Transport Partnership

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
More About our Sustainability Policies

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
Truck Drivers
Customer Service
Customer Service
Sales & Marketing
Sales & Marketing
Web Technology
Web Technology

If you’re interested in working with us, contact us and include the department you wish to apply for:

We also offer internships to students who are looking to work within the auto shipping industry. These internships typically include roles in marketing, sales and customer service. For all internship inquiries, please contact us.

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.

1988
Tony Taylor purchases his first tow truck in Watsonville, California.
1992
A-1 Auto Transport purchases its first auto transport carrier.
1995
The company increased its fleet to 50 auto transport carriers.
1997
Opened our first international office.
1998
Started our own brokerage firm as well as referral service to handle certain shipments that we could not ship ourselves.
2000
Expanded internationally to service Asia, Europe, and other locations.
2004
Established a preferred list of vetted carriers.
2008
We reached milestone of helping in over 500,000 shipments.
2010
Joined the EPA’s Smartway Program.
2011
Became cars.com official shipper.
2018
Celebrated our 30th anniversary, having serviced nearly every country in the world.

A word from the Founder...

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

Customer Testimonials

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.

Testimonial
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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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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