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Effingham State To State Moving Services

Effingham Long Distance Moving Companies

While the process of moving can be challenging, there are ways to make it fun. Your best option is to hire a professional moving company to help you move with ease. A-1 Auto Transport, Illinois, has rich experience in moving house, office and relocating vehicles among other unique services. You can trust us with your household items and let us make your move to Effingham enjoyable!

Top moving tips

  • Plan your move early: You need to have a well-laid plan to avoid doing things hurriedly. Time your moving date to fall on a weekday when the rates are lowest. Also, plan your finances and set a budget that you are comfortable with. This will help you when looking for a moving company to hire.
  • Declutter your house: Decide what you want to take with you before you start packing. Lose those household items you do not need. You can hold a garage sale and rack in some extra cash by selling kitchen appliances and furniture that are still in good condition.
  • Ask for help: The process of moving, especially packing, can take a long time to complete. Ask your friends, family or neighbors to help whenever they have time to spare. You can invite them on the weekend and cook a nice meal as a sign of appreciation.
  • Check your food stock: To avoid throwing away food when moving, don’t stock a week to moving day. Take inventory of what you have and plan how to use it in the few remaining days.

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

  • Professional movers have the equipment you need to make your move easier. Heavy and bulky items require specialized equipment to lift safely. Movers use dollies and ramps to ensure they are safely loaded into the trucks. They have the right tools to dismantle items that won’t fit the narrow corridors and reassemble them back at your new house.
  • Misfortunes often occur when we least expect them. Moving your belongings on your own exposes them to the risk of breakage and you’ll have to replace them yourself. When you hire a professional moving company, they provide a level of protection that cushions your belongings against damage or loss. In case of an accident, they’ll be responsible for replacing your items.
  • The process of moving is time-consuming. There are logistics to take care of and if not planned well; things can quickly get out of hand. That’s why you need a professional mover. They handle everything from providing packing supplies to organizing how to pack, load and unload your stuff. They help you find time to focus on other important issues like setting up your utilities and transferring your driver’s license.

Steps to help you find a reliable moving company

Ask your friends or work colleagues if they can recommend any reliable moving company they may have used recently. If you get lucky, they’ll save you a lot of time screening and evaluating several movers.

Use the internet to research the moving companyyou intend to hire. Check their track record with the Better Business Bureau. Any company listed in the BBB database has a rating and comments from previous customers. Use this information to determine whether the company is a good fit for you.

For any mover to be allowed to operate, they must be authorized by the FMCSA. Verify that their licenses are up-to-date and if it’s a long distance move, ask for their USDOT Number. Movers operating within the state should have a valid permit from the Illinois Commerce Commission.

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Why hire A-1 Auto Transport?

We approach every move professionally and respond to all of our clients’ moving concerns. When you hire A-1 Auto Transport, you work with a team of trained experts who not only help you move but also advise you on the best moving practices. We are the go-to moving company for families who are looking for services they can rely on. We have been in the moving industry for over 25 years and are committed to serving you better than any other company.

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Our friendly customer representatives are available to pick your call 24/7. Call us now on 888-509-3213 and reserve your moving date. Get instant 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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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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