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What's in this article?
  1. Ottawa Long Distance Moving Companies
  2. Why You Should Engage A Moving Company
  3. How To Find The Best Mover In Ottawa
  4. The Best Tips For A Successful Move
  5. A-1 Auto Transport
  6. Our Moving Services
  7. Make The Switch
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Ottawa Long Distance Moving Companies

‘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
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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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Make the switch

Check out our services, call 1-888-509-3213 or find us at A-1 Auto Transport. Fill out the form at the top of our page and get a free estimate.

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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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