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Ottumwa Long Distance Moving Companies

The city was developed from coal mining in the 19th and 20th century. Coal mining was so important that there were interest from national tycoons. Ottumwa the county seat of Wapello County is cut into two by the Des Moines River. It has scenic views of the rehabilitated coal mines and prairies of Iowa. It was among the earliest gaming centers of the country. This earned it the moniker ‘Gaming capital of the World.’ Sycamore Park and Rock Bluff Park have the best recreational activities in the county. Enjoy boating, swimming, biking, swimming and video games in Ottumwa. Long distance moves to new areas may improve your health and state of mind. A-1 Auto Transport is the most experienced moving company in Ottumwa. We also provide car relocation services.

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Why you should hire a moving company


Professional movers plan their moving activities in advance. They have the experience and skills required to execute a smooth move. There are barely any surprises on moving day when using professional moving companies such as A-1 Auto Transport.

  • They schedule a move after they come into agreement with the customer. The date set is convenient to both parties.
  • The company assembles an adequate moving team with appropriate tools and supplies.
  • Movers arrive on time and conduct a satisfactory move. They have standby items and personnel in case of accidents and eventualities.
  • The items are moved on predestined routes and arrive at the agreed time. In case of delays by the moving company, the customer is given favourable discounts.


Moving is stressful especially when you lack the experience, equipment or friends to help. The delays, accidents, confusion are bound to make the move inefficient. Moving companies employ personnel with proper training to handle your move. They can pack much faster and safer than your friends.

Moving companies pack your items in corrugated boxes which are taped on the outside. The items are wrapped with bubble wrap or packed amongst anti-static peanut. They are then loaded in the top most compartments to avoid contact with heavy items.

Moving companies have equipment to help with digitized communication. This ensures all the teams are connected and can easily relay information in seconds. They know the terrain very well which ensures risks such as extreme weather, potholes and heavy traffic are easily avoided.

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 a reputable mover in Ottumwa

Ask for suggestions from colleagues and family. Take note of their suggestions and run them on customer review websites, moving associations and government departments to verify them.

Conduct a search of the most reliable intestate movers at AMSA. The association has a strict code of ethics that has to be adhered to by all members. Choose moving companies with more than 10 years of experience.

The FMSCA deals with licensing of all transporters in the country. Use the USDOT number to check the company’s permits and their validity. Check whether the company has a reliable safety rating before trusting them with your valuables.

Use to check how customers rate a moving company’s services.  The site has tips on how companies handle different moves. The best movers are rated 4 stars and above. Mediocre movers have low ratings and multiple consumer complaints.

The best tips when moving to Ottumwa

After validating the moving company’s credentials, hire a moving company and set a date between October and April.

Inform the neighbors of your move and reserve a parking spot for the company vehicle.

Purge items you no longer use. Donate them to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. You can also organize a yard sale.

Use mobile packing apps for the most efficient packing tips. You can employ the services of a professional packing manager in case you lack the skills required.

Provide the personnel with refreshments and tip them at 10-15% the total day’s charge.

Why use A-1 Auto Transport?

We are rated A+ by Better Business Bureau due to our remarkable services. We have 100% resolved customer complaints and a safety rating of 98% with FMCSA. We are in compliance with all government and state regulations with regard to shipping and moving services. Hire A-1 Auto Transport for the most reliable services at affordable rates.

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Contact us today

Call us on 1-888-509-3213 and get a free estimate by filling out the form at the top of our page. We have great discounts for first time customers.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

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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