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About: Joe Webster

Joe WebsterJoe 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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Shipping A Truck: Truck Shipping Rates & Services

A-1 Auto Transport is a nationally certified truck shipping company that delivers to all 50 states, including Hawaii and Alaska. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, we have an expert staff of highly trained professionals with the knowledge and expertise to safely and efficiently ship trucks to and from any city in the United States. We combine top notch service with rock bottom pricing to offer the most affordable, highest quality transport options in the industry. Here are some of the types of trucks that we frequently ship: Classic, antique and vintage trucks and pickups. Service…

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Covered Car Transport – Covered Auto Transport

When looking to ship your vehicle over long distances, there are many factors that must be considered. One of the most important of these is whether you would prefer an enclosed auto transport trailer (also known as covered car transport), or an open air trailer to transport your vehicle. Covered Car Transport Information A covered auto transport trailer is most certainly one of the best ways to ship your vehicle. Being on a covered car transport trailer allows your vehicle to pass through tough climates and weather conditions without being affected in the least bit. This is a huge advantage…

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The Top 5 National Auto Transport Companies

1.   AmeriFreight Inc. Since its inception in 2004, AmeriFreight has been instrumental in re-defining the auto shipping industry. AmeriFreight is highly respected by customers, businesses, carriers, and their competition. As your broker, AmeriFreight will make sure that you will not risk losing thousands of $$ by signing up with an unlicensed, uninsured, and low rated carrier. Their relationship with more than 10,000 carriers nationwide over the last 15 years has made them experts in selecting the best transporter for your vehicle. Customers can benefit from realistic and affordable rates, as well as discounts for the military, students, seniors, and first…

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Cross Country Auto Transport

So you need your car moved across the country. It seems like a daunting task to undertake on your own, doesn’t it? That’s precisely why so cross country auto transport has been such a growing industry over the past 10 years. Our customers are more than happy to have someone else put in the elbow grease and haul their cars, either to another state or another coast, especially when they see our rock bottom pricing. The are few, if any, cross country movers that can match our services, either in terms of quality or affordability. If you’ve spent any time…

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Shipping A Car Overseas: The Value Of Experience

Shipping a car to another country is a big undertaking and it can be very costly if you don’t fully understand all the guidelines, requirements and regulations involved. The last thing you want to deal with when transporting a vehicle to another country are unnecessary delays or hold ups, especially if it means additional costs. This is precisely why experience counts when you’re looking for a company to ship your car internationally. For more than 25 years we’ve moved vehicles overseas for a wide range of clients and events: military, travelers, international vacations, car & motorcycle shows, collectors, businesses &…

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DAS Auto Shippers Reviews- Dependable Auto Shippers Profile

Dependable Auto Shippers, Inc. (DAS Auto Shippers) has been providing auto shipping service in the U.S since 1954. The company is based out of Mesquite Texas, but has a network of over 95 terminals spread throughout 36 states. This is one of the larger network of auto transport terminals in the U.S. DAS provides shipping services not only for cars, but also for boats, trucks, RV’s, motorcycle shipping, and more. DAS Auto Shippers shipping needs no matter the size or shape of your vehicle. With more than five decades in the business, there are few requests that DAS has not…

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uShip Profile : Auto Transport Reviews,Shipping

uShip is a shipping and car transport company different than the others. They have come to be known as the “eBay” of the shipping world due to their online “free” market system, which allows for customers needing shipping services to have leading auto transport companies compete for their business. The idea is simplistic. Those seeking to have their vehicle shipped will create a post which includes the details of their auto shipping needs. These posts will then be put up on an open board that is available to all registered auto shipping companies. These companies can then look at your…

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State To State Car Shipping Options & Service Choices

Interstate Auto transport–moving your car from one state to another–is a pretty broad category of car shipping because it can mean anything from delivering a car a couple hundred miles or less up to 2,000 miles or more. Interstate Auto transport can mean moving a car from New York to Pennsylvania or it can mean shipping an auto from California to Vermont; two very different jobs! Choosing An Interstate Auto Moving Company There are a lot of options available for moving a car between states and some are definitely better than others. For one, most companies that ship cars between…

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What Determines Car Shipping Prices?

A wide variety of factors can play a part in your car shipping prices.  The factors that determine your car transport prices include: Distance from pick-up to delivery. Door-to-door service is enticing because it requires less work on the customers’ behalf, but it can also be quite expensive on your car shipping prices. By choosing to drop off/pick-up your vehicle from a transport terminal, you could be cutting out many miles worth of shipping costs. Vehicle type, as well as size, makes a huge difference when it comes to your auto transport cost. For instance, an exotic car transport or…

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A-1 The dangers of cheap auto transport services

The Dangers of Cheap Auto Transport Companies The vehicle shipping industry is a very competitive business and there’s a lot of companies in the mix looking for an edge. Unfortunately, some companies will go to extreme lengths to win a bid, even if it’s not realistic to move a car or truck at that price. Why would a company do this? The reason is that many of the companies you find online are brokers and not carriers, which is not a bad thing in and of itself. The industry works mainly through brokerages, so that means many of the companies…

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Nationwide Directory of Auto Transport Carriers

Looking for a car shipping company should be easy, but that’s not always the case. Part of the problem is that there a lot of different players in the auto transport industry, and it’s not always easy to tell them apart. Some companies, called brokers, only arrange transport between customers and shippers. Shippers or carriers are the ones that physically move the vehicles and they sometimes rely on brokers to find them, customers. Other companies, such as Schumacher Cargo Logistics and Supreme Auto Transport on the list below, may operate as both a carrier and a broker. In order to…

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What Makes An Auto Transport Company Reliable?

At A-1 Auto Transport, we take our commitment to our customers seriously and have since the day we started more than 25 years ago. Our business was built on the pillars of honest communication with our customers and straightforward pricing. Here are some of the ways in which we have distinguished ourselves from some of the other less-than-dependable auto shippers. Customer Focus One of the complaints we hear most often from customers is frustration about lack of clear communication from auto transport companies. We’ve taken a hands-on approach to meeting the needs of our clients and work to do everything…

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Motorcycle Shipping Company Directory

Expertise, experience, and the economics are the top three things considered by people when looking forward to shipping something as important as motorcycles. Motorcycle shipping companies do not just pack your motorcycle and toss it overboard a ship or a truck. Rather, their skills and expertise are shown by the amount and degree of security measures and safety precautions are taken to ensure sound delivery. Here is a list of companies that specialize in motorcycle transport: AA Motorcycle Transport You need have no worries when you transport your motorcycle with AA Motorcycle Transport as they customize their services depending upon…

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Boat Hauling & Transport Services Offered By A-1

We ship thousands of boats every year to locations throughout the United States and internationally. Our experienced staff have the knowledge and expertise to load, secure, block and brace your boat with the utmost of care. With more than 25 years of experience, there’s no job too big and no boat we can’t handle! We have regular departures from ports all over the world and offer the following services: Interstate, intrastate and international delivery Roll on/roll off service (RoRo) Enclosed and open container shipping Lift on/Lift off loading Containerized boat transport Shrink wrapping and cradling services Inland boat transport Insurance…

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The Process of Shipping A Car Across the Country

Having a car delivered from one side of the country to the other may seem like a stressful and challenging endeavor, but it’s really not as painful or difficult as you might think. The main problem our customers talk about is paralysis by analysis. They start their search online and are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of companies, services, and websites available on the subject. It can be pretty intimidating. The good news is that you’re in the right spot! Let’s pull back the curtain and unravel some of the mystery of the confusing world of auto transport–it’s not as…

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Auto Transport Reviews

Leaving auto transport reviews of your experience with your auto transport companies is always a good idea. You do not necessary have a responsibility to leave car transport reviews, but wouldn’t you have appreciated reading the same car shipping reviews before you decided upon an auto shipping company? Writing a testimonial can save another person a disastrous experience down the road, or it could lead them towards a really great company. Auto transport testimonials are extremely simple to write as well, you already have all the information you need! Here are some steps to consider that will help you write…

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Auto Transport Broker Directory

Why Does The Auto Transport Industry Use Brokers? In the auto transport industry, there are two main types of businesses that you will encounter as a customer: brokers and carriers. A carrier is the company that owns the trucks and handles the loading, delivery, and unloading of the vehicle. Brokers contract with carriers in order to connect them to customers that are seeking the services that they offer. This arrangement exists mainly to compartmentalize the process so that the companies operating the carriers don’t have to worry about dedicating time and resources to finding customers. (Many auto transporters operate with…

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Auto Transport Directory: Carriers & Brokers

Welcome to the A-1 Auto Transport guide to auto transport carriers and brokers! On this page, you’ll find important information that will help you find a reliable car carrier or broker that you can trust, as well as the necessary licensing numbers to do further research on companies. While it’s not always easy to determine which company is a carrier and which is a broker, both can arrange car shipping on your behalf. The primary difference is that brokers simply arrange for transport, while carriers are the ones actually handling the physical delivery. There is not a decided advantage to…

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Exotic Car Transport Services

Done With Extra TLC Welcome to A-1 Auto Transport, the premier exotic car shipping service in the U.S.! We have more than 25 years of experience delivering high-end, luxury, expensive cars to every corner of the world. We take the utmost care to ensure that your vehicle gets where it needs to go in a timely, safe, and cost-effective manner. Whether you’re buying, selling, or just traveling, we’ll get your car to its destination on time and in perfect condition. Whether you are going on an extended vacation or moving across the ocean, chances are that you will want to…

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Car Shipping Rates From A-1 Auto Transport

Auto Transport Prices By The Numbers – What Does It Cost To Ship A Car? Want the lowdown on the actual cost of having a vehicle shipped? You’re in the right place! On this page, you’ll find information about what goes into the cost of moving a vehicle and cost estimates for different types of vehicles and transport services. It can be challenging to get an accurate cost estimate for the price of shipping a vehicle from one location to another–many companies won’t even offer up a ballpark figure without your personal information. We wanted to provide our readers with…

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U.S. & International Boat Transport Services

We offer a wide variety of full-service boat and yacht transport services, including shrink wrapping, RoRo shipping, overland transport and more! Here are the details of our more popular boat moving services: Shrink Wrapping: Prevents moisture from damaging your boat and keeps out salt which can cause damage from abrasion, as well as harm the interior of watercraft. Roll On, Roll Off: Load your vessel onto one of our carriers with ease using the roll on, roll off method. This requires the boat be secured to a trailer which is then wheeled on to the transport carrier, delivered to its destination, and wheeled…

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KvNGDyP5RI Welcome to A1autotransport.com, the last stop for all your moving needs. Shipping your car or truck to another place because of a move or online sale can be a challenge. It would be so much easier if I could just put my vehicle in a box and take it to the post office, but auto shipping is much more complicated than that. We’ll begin by going over domestic auto shipping, including open air and enclosed trailers. Then we’ll talk about international auto transport, using Roll-on Roll-off and container services. Then we’ll wrap up with the preparations required to ship…

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Should I use Chains or Tire Straps?

Chains vs. Tire Straps Hands down tire straps are the way to go! Most enclosed auto shipping companies use tire straps and a few open carrier companies as well. The problem with choosing a company that uses tire strips is that moving your car is going to cost you more. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-452-2880 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car. What’s wrong with chains? Chains are ok with and experienced driver that understands the effects of not using them correctly. Most manufacturers have designed holes…

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What is the difference between car shipping Brokers and Auto Carriers?

In short, an auto carrier owns and operates its own fleet whereas a broker contracts out the auto transport to an auto carrier. With a fleet of over 40 car shipping vehicles, A-1 Auto Transport is an auto carrier servicing the United States and abroad. Considering shipping your car? Get a car shipping instant quote with A-1 Auto Transport now. Who owns the car haulers? A broker does not own any automobile transport trucks. What Brokers typically do is take a deposit for your auto transport and then utilize a network of trucking contacts in the auto shipping business to…

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How is your Car Shipment Routed?

The vehicle shippers of America, A-1 Auto Transport, has developed several locations –specific routing options to help our customers move automobiles across the nation in the most cost effective and timely manner. To handle the auto transport of privately owned vehicles, routing is defined by decisions, objectives, and constraints. Considering the trucks and equipment used for moving cars, our state of the art car carrier fleet is equipped to load 10 vehicles per truck. This equates to nearly 10 different pickups and drop off locations for the car hauler to service. Our dispatch team makes logistical decisions to assign a…

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