Gift Icon Get a 20% discount from our partners! Discount code will get added automatically when you submit the form.
How much does shipping your Vehicle cost?
Free Instant Online Calculator based on quotes from Trusted Auto Shipping Companies
Customer Images
7790 people shipped using A-1 Auto Transport last week

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

No risk, no contracts. Just calculate your quote first and choose your contractor later.

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

of customers
recommend us


What's in this article?
  1. How To Ship Your Imperial
  3. Options
  4. Rules And Regulations
  5. The Shipping Process
Imperial Auto Transport Rates

How To Ship Your Imperial

If you are looking to move cross country, one of the things to consider is finding a car company to transport your vehicle for you. Car shipping companies can also be useful in situations where one has sold or bought a vehicle to or from an individual located in another country.

It is the most convenient way of moving vehicles long distance. Here are some of the most important factors to consider when thinking of moving that Imperial.


It is important to remember that rates vary from day to day. What one person was charged a few months ago might no longer be the same today. Prices vary depending on different factors, including the distance fuel cost, trucking routes and the availability of drivers. The car shipping industry also has high and low seasons, where demand and supply balance might determine the cost of the car transportation services. When asking for quotes, make sure you ask the company how long the estimate might be good for, or whether their rates change every day.


Different auto shipping companies offer different shipping options. The two main decisions one has to make are between open and enclosed carriers and single or multi-carriers. Enclosed carriers are typically more expensive than the open carriers, and tend to only ferry the on vehicle. They might be ideal for vintage classics and high-end cars. Open carriers are cheaper, and can carry any number of vehicles from a single car to ten at a time. The single vehicle carriers are more expensive than multi-carriers. There is little possibility of stops being made, and one can have a more accurate estimate of their delivery date. In the multi-car open carriers, having one’s car ride at the topmost bunker might be more expensive since the car is protected from damage by road debris.

Rules and regulations

It is important to read widely about the rules and regulations that govern the auto transport industry. For instance all auto transporters, interstate and overseas operators alike, are required to carry licenses by the federal motor carrier safety administration to operate across state lines. There might also be a need for licenses within the specific states they operate. It is easy to confirm the registration and licensing details of these companies online. Additionally, every car shipping company is required to carry both cargo and liability insurance. Make sure you ask for the specific insurance details of the company before committing.

A-1 Auto Transport Ships Worldwide.

Get a Free, No Obligation to Buy, Auto Shipping Quote.

Get my free quote now

or call us to do it for you:

The shipping process

Before beginning the process, there are several steps that customers are advised to take. Make sure you remove all the valuables from the car, including documents from the glove compartment, as they will likely not be covered by insurance. Remove all the clutter or luggage. In some situations, car transport companies might be fined for carrying luggage in the vehicles they transport, or for exceeding a certain weight limit. Make sure you are present during the inspection of the car to check the report and confirm everything reported to be true.

Imperial Best Cheap Shipping Company

If you are in need of car transportation services, contact our company at any time. We have drivers, equipment and the industry equipment to transport your car safely to both domestic and international locations.

Share this content on social media
for a chance to get up to 15% off your next shipment.
Copy link

Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

Email Me

Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★ 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.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

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!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
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... Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport.

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.

Visit our social, and see what our clients are saying about us

Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto Today
Get an instant free Quote Now

Or Call Us Today and Speak Directly to Our Sales Team:

Our Partners:

Better Business Bureau Accredited
FMCSA Member
INC. 500 Member
VeriSign Secured
AMSA Member

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
Copyright © 1988-2023, A-1 Auto Transport - All Rights Reserved.