Who We Are & What We Do

A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. 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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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.

Our Mission In This Crazy And Often Misunderstood Industry

The auto transport and household goods moving industry has always been misunderstood. Our mission is to make your shipment go as fast, easy and stress free as possible while maintaining affordability whether you are moving a car, boat, motorcycle, heavy equipment or household goods. We strive to provide our customers and users on our website all the information we have at our disposal, with complete transparency, on how your shipment will go from start to finish and how much it will cost. We strongly feel that you - as the consumer should have the best service available (even if you choose not to use ours). 

Community Outreach And Making The World A Better Place

Besides trying to succeed as a business, we're also concerned with what is going on in the world. Learn about our green initiatives and scholarship program. We are very pleased to announce that we are part of the Environmental Protection Agency's Smartway Transport program.

The Team

Tony Taylor - President

Tony Taylor started A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. by buying a single tow truck and the rest is history. His wealth of knowledge in the auto transport industry is unmatched. While what he does here has changed quite a bit over the years, Tony is still very active in the company.You can contact Tony Taylor by emailing info@a1autotransport.com, or find him on LinkedIn

Joe Webster - Marketing

Joe Webster has done everything at the company from driving trucks, sales, to customer service and more.  Through working alongside with Tony Taylor, he's learned the ins and outs of the auto auto transport and household goods shipping industries.You can contact Joe Webster by emailing marketing@a1autotransport.com , or find him on Google +  

Sheree Taylor - Accounting & Customer Service

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 the customer service staff.You can contact Sheree Taylor by emailing customerservice@a1autotransport.com.

Lynn Strauss - Human Resources And Hiring

Lynn started working with A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. in 2009 and currently manages the human resources department as well as new hires.You can contact Lynn by emailing hr@a1autotransport.com or employment@a1autotransport.com. 

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Some Of Our Goals: Efficiency, Communication, & Sustainability


Efficiency is an important part of auto transport, whether it’s referring to coordination of shipments (logistics), or the actual fuel-efficiency of the carriers themselves. The more streamlined and synced up all the parts of our operation are, the better our network runs, and the better our communication with you. With that in mind, we’ve incorporated the latest available technologies into all aspects of our business: from state-of-the-art equipment and modern carriers, to a digitally connected workflow that maximizes route efficiency while saving our customers money.


Communication is the backbone of any modern business, especially one like ours that operates all over the world. Our carriers, along with our team of dispatchers and fleet managers, use real-time satellite tracking on every shipment to ensure that you always have access to the status of your vehicle and that we are using the most efficient routes.Our numerous office locations make communication easy and we’re always just a phone call or email away! Our customer service staff is one of the strongest assets of our business and we do not cut corners when it comes to serving our growing customer base--something that gets lost on many other companies. All of our vehicle transport divisions have a direct line of communication between each other, as well as with our customers, should you need to contact us.


We pride ourselves on a commitment not only to our clients but also to the environment. We are a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Program, which is a designation reserved for transport companies that have a proven track record of sustainability and efficiency in their business practices.

About The Services We Offer

  • Car, truck, motorcycle & SUV transport
  • Boats, jet skis and other watercraft
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Military POVs
  • International car shipping
  • ATVs, quads, golf carts, & utility vehicles
  • Planes and aircraft
  • Shipping for snowbirds
  • Heavy equipment transport
  • Shipping for college students & faculty
  • Exotic cars & collector vehicles
  • Long distance & cross country car shipping
  • Executive auto transport (companies & individuals)
  • Shipping for automakers & dealerships
  • moving of household goods
You can visit our transportation services page to learn more about the many shipping options we have available, as well as some of the key differences between open, enclosed, door-to-door, and terminal transport.

Methods Of Delivery & Auto Transport Options

Our customers have come to expect a consistent and repeatable service they can count on, which is why we offer a breadth of services that covers everything from a single car being shipped for an individual, to an entire fleet for a company or organization. You tell us what you need to be shipped and where, and we’re there to provide on-time delivery whenever you need it. Here are some of our primary delivery services and options:
  • Door-to-door shipping
  • Delivery to shipping terminals
  • Open and enclosed auto transport
  • Air freight
  • Shipping by boat (RORO)

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