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‘Golden sand,’ convergence of North American river systems, and tourism are just some of the superb features to expect in Ottawa. The sand in the city has constantly been used for geotechnical engineering and manufacture of glass. Numerous characteristics have made the sand usable for space exploration. Ottawa is the gateway to State River Park which averages 2 million visitors a year. It has the most diverse wildlife in Illinois and the MidWest. The city has some of the best skydiving facilities and registered historic landmarks in the country. Moving is strenuous but it presents new opportunities. Engage A-1 Auto Transport and cherish your move to Ottawa. We also deal with car shipping.

Why you should engage a moving company


Moving is strenuous and most people would rather avoid it. Asking friends to help may seem like a good idea until they go missing the last minute. They might have other commitments or may just be avoiding the moving hustle.

Moving companies appear at the agreed time with all the necessary resources. They conduct the move swiftly and deliver the goods as contracted. The items arrive in the same condition they left.

A moving company will only leave once the job is accomplished. They use every available solution to adhere to the contract.

Peace of mind

The activities required to make a move successful are numerous and time-consuming. You need to hire equipment and procure materials. The kids and pets need to be accounted for, while you switch utilities and change the lease agreement.

These tasks are overwhelming and stressful. A moving company jumps in to ensure they handle all tasks, safely and swiftly. The company is experienced and knows how to keep you relaxed the entire day. As you deal with personal matters the heavy duties are handled by professionals.


Using a moving company ensures your items arrive intact. The company has well trained employees who have the experience and equipment to ensure the safety of all your items.

  • Glassware is wrapped with clothing
  • Utensils are wrapped with used newspaper and magazines
  • Bulky furniture is dismantled and moved in bits
  • Pets have specialized moving services
  • Books are moved in suitcases or wooden boxes with wheels

Less chances of injury

A mover has the experience to know probable areas of accidents. The employees are fit and skilled to keep themselves and the items safe. They use grippers to hold slippery items and winches to lift very heavy items several storeys high.

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 the best mover in Ottawa

Find Illinois moving companies at IMAWA. The association has the widest catalogue of movers in the state. They can also recommend the best mover and educate you about moving.

Ask for quotations from several companies. Make a comparison of how the services are charged, discounts offered and delivery durations.

Use customer reviews sites like to know the opinions of previous customers.

Validate the company’s credentials at FMCSA. Enter the IDOT number and view the permits and validity of licenses and insurance.

If you are unsure about anything in the contract, consult a professional. Avoid signing blank and incomplete documents.

The best tips for a successful move

  • Take photographs of electrical connections and the house arrangement before packing. It guides you when arranging your new premises and inspecting the items’ condition on arrival.
  • Pack 80% of your belongings before the movers arrive. Dismantle large furniture and place the items in a strategic location. The company charges by the hour, so, ensure they spend the least possible time handling the move.
  • Label all the boxes along the sides. Put clear warning signs on the boxes containing fragile items. The movers will exercise extra caution when handling such boxes.
  • Compare both inventories after all items are loaded.
  • Sign the contract after the move has been done as agreed.

A-1 Auto Transport

Why choose us? We have years of relevant experience locally and internationally. Our sustainable services have made EPA designate us a Smart Way Programme member.  We provide:

  • State of the art equipment
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Certified professionally trained employees
  • Affordable rates

Our moving services

  • Apartment relocations
  • Commercial moves
  • Pool table moves
  • Piano moves
  • Military moves
  • Office moves
  • Storage services
  • State to state moves

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A-1 Auto Transport ships worldwide. Click Here or call to get a free, no obligation to buy, price quote for your shipment.
Joe WebsterWritten By:Joe WebsterConnect with Joe Webster on facebookConnect with Joe Webster on linkedin

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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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.
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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