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A-1 Auto Transport offers several options to handle your personal, dealer, military or corporate automobile move. We feature open air, enclosed transport, door to door and terminal to terminal car transportation services. Additionally, we provide high end and luxury car transport services for vehicles that require careful handling and extra attention to detail.

The standard car shipping services include:

Understanding the differences between the available car transport services is important to ensure that you get exactly what you need at the best price possible.

Open Air Car Shipping

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Open air transport typically means that your auto is loaded onto a multi-car carrier along with other vehicles before being moved. Think of what you might see on the highway, moving several new cars to an auto dealership-this is an open air transport carrier. A flatbed truck can also transport a single vehicle, though this is more costly and generally used for door to door shipping. 

While open air shipping is one of the more popular and cost-effective ways to move your vehicle, customers who are concerned about weather and road debris during transit may prefer the complete protection offered by enclosed auto transport.


Enclosed Auto Transport Services

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Enclosed transport shields your vehicle from the elements, offering the best protection at the best price. There are two types of enclosed shipping options used in the industry: soft-sided and hard-sided.

Soft-sided enclosed transport uses a transport carrier that is covered in canvas or vinyl, offering limited protection against weather and road conditions, but more than open air transport. Soft-sided carriers can prevent most damage from small rocks, wind and rain.

For an extra level of protection from weather and road hazards, hard-sided enclosed transport is recommended. As one of the best car transport options available, hard-sided enclosed transport completely protects your car from travel conditions and weather, keeping it sealed off from the outdoors.

An added benefit of hard-sided enclosed transport is that it also prevents prying eyes from seeing your auto while it’s being transported; clearly a good precaution to take when moving high end vehicles.

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Terminal to Terminal Shipping

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Terminal to terminal shipping is the industry standard for transporting autos. It requires the customer to both drop off and pick up their car from a depot or terminal. 

Open air terminal to terminal shipping is the most affordable service currently available.

To offer our customers the very best, A-1 Auto Transport maintains terminals in nearly every major city in the United States. In the event that a terminal is not conveniently located, door to door transport is always an option. 


Door to Door Auto Transport

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Door to door shipping costs more than terminal to terminal shipping, but can save considerable time in transporting your vehicle when moving cross country

The advantage of door to door transport is that there’s no need to drop off or pick up your vehicle at a terminal, we pick it up for you and drop it off at the location you specify.

There are instances in which our transport carriers are unable to maneuver in certain locations, such as some apartment complexes or streets with low hanging tree branches. In these situations, our drivers will arrange to meet you at the nearest convenient location.


Exotic and Luxury Cars

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When transporting an exotic, classic or luxury car, you want to be certain that your vehicle will be handled with the utmost care to ensure that it arrives in the same condition it left in. 

Upon request, we can even load your automobile into the first position in the trailer so it does not undergo loading and unloading as other cars are added and removed. 

Though insurance and satellite tracking come standard with every quote we offer, it is important to consider additional insurance if your auto is particularly valuable. This type of insurance can be offered through your existing auto insurance plan or can be purchased through a third party carrier.


Here are some of the services we offer for high end vehicles:

  • Air ride suspension prevents “chucking” for a smoother ride
  • Wall and floor mounted brackets are used for a more secure fit
  • Covered interior and exterior, even with enclosed transport
  • Hydraulic lift gate used for the safest loading and unloading possible
  • Drip guards to prevent potential leaks during transport
A-1 Auto Transport ships worldwide. Click Here or call to get a free, no obligation to buy, price quote for your shipment.

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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.

Email me - info@a1autotransport.com

Satisfied Customers

“I am meticulous when it comes to everything. At first, I was thinking of just driving all the way to Illinois from New Jersey. A friend recommended me to go to A1 Auto Transport and told me a lot of good things about them. I refused initially because I had filed a 4 day leave just to drive and visit my mother. But things did not go well. My boss asked me to cancel my leave because a very important client asked for an urgent meeting, and the manager could not attend to it. I was hopeless and took the risk of asking help from A1. The notice was short and I forgot I needed to inform them in advance. After a couple of hours, I received a call and they told me they found a way to book me with no extra fees. I am so thankful I got to attend to my work matters. I did not get to see my mother, but the vehicle and items inside it were in perfect condition as if it was me who took care of it. I owe you guys big time! I got one huge deal from our client.”

“The plan was to ship my car from California to Utah. I went through nearly 20 quotes after using an auto shipping site which linked to a bunch of brokers. Finally, I found A1 Auto Transport, a company with its own trucks with great reviews. I was sold. Joe was very competent, gave off the impression he’d done this a million times, and it really showed throughout the transport. He listened to my request carefully, offered me several options, stayed in touch during the transport, and made sure I was happy with everything. Overall, a great company which I would definitely recommend to others!”

“I’m so glad I met you Joe!! A truly fortunate experience. Having to transport a car to Minnesota, I was stunned to see the company, who was supposed to take care of it, just vanish. I couldn’t reach them anymore, like they went bankrupt overnight. However, I was lucky enough to not pay anything, so I simply researched some more until I found A1 Auto Transport. Joe answered my call the first time and we soon agreed on a date and a quote. Unfortunately, I got caught up in work and forgot about it. The order was not confirmed, so Joe must’ve thought I changed my mind. I called him the next day and arranged for a new date. This time, I made a note on my phone and it went well. I replied to his email this time, and the driver arrived at a parking lot down the street on time, as promised. The driver was nice enough to not mention my previous mistake. He delivered my car in just 3 days. Upon careful inspection, there were no scratches or damage done to it during transport. Joe was there along with the driver and they both waited patiently until I was satisfied. Thanks!”

“A1 Auto is kind of like your favourite mom and pop pizza parlour, the one you can’t get enough of despite all the new, expensive avant-garde pizza shops that have mushroomed conspicuously across the entire neighbourhood and seem to have taken over the whole world...but not you. Because you value quality and genuine customer service, and know this business understands and works doubly hard to give you your money’s worth. I’ve been using A1 Auto Transport whenever I left California for business: they may not be the cheapest car transporters around, but the sheer professionalism, dedication, and heart they put into their work is just amazing and worth my every dime. I’m probably one of the most sceptical people you would ever meet. I’m rarely convinced when bombarded with dubious, self-congratulating ads of companies that look like they’ve spent tons of money on marketing materials just to lure your average guy in. A1 Auto Transport is the complete opposite of these companies. My car always arrived promptly on schedule, never with a hint of scratch or dirt or damage, and they keep me updated every step of the process. When you’ve found a company whose genuine care for their customers comes naturally, you stand by them no matter what. It’s the most logical thing to do.”

“A1 Auto Transport helped me move a vehicle to Iowa from Houston. I was a bit nervous, no knowing much about such services. Thanks to Joe, I was able to clear the fog a little. He answered all my questions and explained everything in a way that left no room for interpretation. The details were straightforward. I picked Sunday as the pickup date, since I wasn’t at work, and they accommodated me. The truck arrived an hour early, yet the driver patiently waited for me to arrive. He thoroughly checked my car for scratches or anything that might affect the transport then drove it onto the truck. I was given a 2 day time window during which the car was supposed to arrive in, and it got to Iowa in the evening of the first day. The trip didn’t damage it at all. Next time a friend wants to move, I’ll surely recommend A1 Auto Transport.”

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

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
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NO. 018191NF
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Paramount, CA 90723
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ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
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Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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NO. 025646
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