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Columbia Long Distance Moving Companies

Moving to a new city or state is like hitting the reset button on your life. It’s a chance to reinvent yourself. You experience new opportunities, explore new culture and get out of your comfort zone. But how do you achieve a stress-free move? Well, the answer is in hiring the best moving company in Illinois. We have been in the business for almost 30 years providing top rated moving services to people around the globe. We provide a wide variety of services including vehicle transport. If you’re moving to or from Columbia, look no further than A-1 Auto Transport.

The best moving tips

  • If you have clothes on hangers, cover them using trash bags instead of folding them. Simply make a hole on one end of the bag and slide in the clothes while still in the hangers. When you get to your destination, you’ll just hang up your clothes and remove the bag.
  • Use every available space to pack your items. If there are any bins, suitcases, or containers around, put them to use to save some money.
  • Keep an inventory of all the items packed in your boxes and number them to make it easy to know what’s missing. You’ll also be able to direct the movers on how you want the boxes loaded and unloaded according to the priority you’ve given to each box.
  • If you have many electronic devices, label the plugs so that you can tell exactly where each cord goes when you’re reconnecting them. Unplugging your cords without knowing how to reconnect them will give you headaches.
  • The first thing to do when you get to your new home is making your bed. When you get exhausted, you can simply crawl into bed and take a well-deserved nap. If you have kids, have them help out doing small tasks like decorating their rooms to keep them busy.

Why you need a professional moving company

  • Use of the right equipment: Professional movers have specialized equipment to move heavy and bulky household items including vehicles. They are trained to use the equipment with ease, and you can be confident that they’ll manage to lift and safely transport items of any size.
  • Your items are insured: Professional movers provide insurance to cover your household items. They are responsible for your belongings for the entire journey and will be held liable in case of any damage or loss.  Your mind will be at peace knowing that your items are in able hands.
  • Time management: When planning a move, you’ll realize that there’s so much to do and less time to achieve your objectives. Professional movers are not only master planners but also experts in their field of work. They are organized and have a well-structured mode of operation to make sure your move is efficient and fast. You’ll have time to manage other things such as finding schools for your kids.

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.

How to find a reliable moving company

When evaluating a moving company, don’t just look at the prices, consider the quality of services and experience as well. Find out how long the moving company has been in operation and give preference to companies that hire full-time employees.

Consider companies certified by the American Moving and Storage Association. AMSA ensures that its members comply with the government regulations and follow a set of strict rules. They carry out annual background checks to eliminate rogue operators.

Confirm if your moving company is registered and licensed by the FMCSA. Interstate movers must have a USDOT Number while intrastate movers should have permits issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

A reliable mover should provide you with a ‘Consumer Rights and Responsibilities’ booklet. This is a requirement by law and the booklet is intended to give you useful information of what to expect during a move.

We offer these services

  • Vehicle transport
  • Long distance moving
  • Storage services
  • Packing materials
  • Coast to coast moving
  • Door to door moving
  • Furniture relocation
  • International moves
  • Cheap Columbia movers

Why choose A-1 Auto Transport?

We take pride in the accolades and awards bestowed upon us due to excellence in service delivery. We keep upgrading our services to serve you even better. Our mission is to ensure your belongings are handled professionally and delivered on time. At A-1 Auto Transport, we handle every move uniquely. That’s why we have designed moving services to suit the specific needs of every person.

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Give us a call on 888-509-3213, and we’ll advise you on the best moving plans available for you. Remember to fill out the form at the top of this page to get your free moving estimates.

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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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