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According to the U.S Census, about 15% of the American population moves every year. The reasons for moving are varied, but a high percentage is due to seeking greener pastures. Hiring a professional mover is a sure way of ensuring a smooth and stress-free relocation. A-1 Auto Transport is an Illinois based professional moving company that has helped thousands of people move across the country. We offer a wide range of services including vehicle transport at affordable prices. Don’t let your move to Alton give you sleepless nights, hire us today and relax as we do the hard work for you.

5 tips to make your move stress-free

  • Create a checklist. List every task that you intend to accomplish before moving day. Be realistic and give yourself sufficient time to complete each task before moving to the next.
  • Wrap jewelry in towels and pack them in a separate bag that you’ll keep by your side throughout the journey. Also, pack all your documents, receipts, will, and bills in one place so that you know exactly where to find them. It's a good idea to make copies to serve as backup.
  • Notify people. Don’t forget to notify your utility companies, credit card companies, and your bank of your intentions to move. Fill out a ‘Change of Address’ form so that your mail is forwarded to your new address.
  • Don’t overload your boxes. Use the large boxes to pack light items and small boxes to pack heavy items while keeping the maximum load below 20kgs. Make sure your belongings fit perfectly in a box before sealing it.
  • Discuss with your mover the available dates. Pick a date that falls in the middle of the month and on a weekday. Most people move during the end month and weekends, and the traffic is usually crazy.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

Why you need to hire a professional moving company

  • Liability: If you invite your friends to help you move and they accidentally break one of your items, you’ll feel bad asking them to replace the item. With a professional moving company, you don’t have to worry about any damages to your items. The movers are accountable for anything that happens to your items, and you’ll be eligible for compensation in case of damages or loss to your items.
  • Storage units: If your move happens sooner than you had anticipated, professional movers will provide storage facilities to keep your items safe. They offer overnight, short-term and long-term payment options which is worth it considering that your items will be secure.
  • Efficiency: Most people underestimate the process of packing. But when you start going through your rooms, you realize how taxing it can be. Professional movers have been doing this for a long time and know all the tricks to pack fast and with ease. They know how to handle fragile items like antiques and ensure they are packed and safely delivered to your home.

How to find a trustworthy mover

Do thorough research on the moving company you are interested in. Search for their profile in the Better Business Bureau and check if they resolve complaints quickly. The BBB only endorses companies that uphold high standards of trust with their customers.

Visit to look for moving companies located near you. You can also read the reviews from past customers and use the information to make an informed choice. However, don’t trust everything you read online since some people may write biased reviews or companies may post fake reviews. Other sites that provide useful information include HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List.

You can hire a good moving company by comparing the estimates of multiple movers from your locality. Different movers offer different rates, and it's advisable to consider their level of service. However, beware of movers charging extremely low prices as this could mean they are not genuine.

Our services

  • Office relocation
  • Military relocation
  • Vehicle transport
  • Long distance moving
  • Door to door moving
  • Residential moving
  • International moving
  • Pet transport
  • Furniture relocation
  • Cheap Alton movers
  • Interstate moving

Why hire us?

We offer superior quality services with a personal touch. We listen and understand our clients’ individual needs and build a relationship guided by trust. You don’t want just any moving company handling your belongings, but an experienced and professional one. A-1 Auto Transport offers more than moving services; we give free advice to our clients. You can trust our professional staff to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

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Get in touch with our experts on 888-509-3213 and make your reservation today. Get free moving quotes by filling out the form at the top of this page.

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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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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.

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!

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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.

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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