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Ottumwa State To State Moving Services

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.

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.

Our moving services

  • Full-service moves
  • Affordable long distance moves
  • Office moves
  • Military moves
  • Pet transport
  • Local moves
  • International moves
  • Pool table moves
  • Piano moves
  • Cheap Ottumwa movers

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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.

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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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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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