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Nationwide Auto Transport: What To Know & Where To Start

Nationwide Auto Transport: What To Know & Where To Start
Nationwide Auto Transport: What To Know & Where To Start

There are plenty of options out there that offer nationwide auto transport, but they’re not all created equal. In this post, we take a look at what you need to know about nationwide auto transport and what important factors separate the good companies from the not-so-good ones. As always, we encourage our readers to contact us with any questions, or if you’d like to cut to the chase and get an immediate estimate on the cost of shipping your car anywhere in the country.

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Considerations For Nationwide Car Shipping.

Find A Local Office - If possible, try to arrange shipping with a company that has offices both where your vehicle is being picked up from and being delivered to. This way, if there’s any issues that arise, or if you have questions, you’ll have a nearby associate to work directly with, which tends to offer a better customer experience. For companies that offer nationwide auto transport, they should ideally have offices in most major cities across the United States.

Compare Prices - Most companies that deliver cars to all 50 states will provide a free cost assessment and you should avoid companies that don’t. This industry standard makes it easy for interested parties to quickly get an accurate price quote from several different companies and compare them. We recommend contacting at least three companies before making a final decision on which one to use.

Consider Storage - When you’re having a vehicle shipped over a long distance, it’s not always easy to physically be present when the car is delivered. (Most auto transporters will require that you or an authorized representative be present to sign off the final paperwork upon delivery.) In instances when this is not a possibility, short-term storage can be arranged locally by most established companies, especially those with offices located in major cities.

Have questions about cost or storage for nationwide car shipping? Contact us today for a FREE cost estimate by calling the number at the top of the page, or send us an email with your request or question! Our expert staff is ready to help!

Shipping A Car Across The Country: It’s All In The Details.

The above section covers a lot of the details involved with nationwide auto shippers, but there’s one important factor that we haven’t yet addressed: how much does it cost? The answer, of course, is that it depends, but we can offer some explanation of what you can expect, including some examples from recent shipments.

Assuming you’re having your vehicle shipped more than 1,000 miles, you can expect a cost of somewhere around 50 cents per mile. There are factors outside of the distance that influence the cost of course, but our recent averages have been between 42-52 cents per mile, as you can see from the information below.

You can use this website to calculate the distance between any two cities to get an idea how much it would cost to ship a vehicle.

Los Angeles, CA to New York, NY - $1,205

Miami, FL to Seattle, WA - $1,512

Boston, MA to Austin, TX - $1,007

San Francisco, CA to Chicago, IL - $983 

Columbus, OH to Phoenix, AZ - $974

Salt Lake City, UT to Nashville, TN - $755

If you’d like a FREE, no-obligation cost assessment for nationwide car shipping, call us today! With just some basic information, we can give you a personalized estimate in minutes!

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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.

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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.

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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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