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O-town, as the city of Owatonna is commonly referred to is the county seat of Steele County, Minnesota. Owatonna is a green city with most of its energy generated from solar power and wind mills. Visit Owatonna and enjoy nature trails, large reptiles and water sports at the Mineral Springs Park and the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo. A relocation here requires to be handled by a professional mover such as A-1 Auto Transport. We have advanced moving equipment and experience to make your moving and vehicle relocation experience as smooth as possible.

Why you need a moving company

  • Insurance: Your items need to be insured when moving for long distances. Insurance shifts the liability of your items to the moving company.  Moving companies are obligated by law to provide the basic bodily-injury and property-damage insurance. It covers all moving personnel, your apartment and items.
  • Organization: Moving companies visualize the move before it materializes. The company plans every detail months in advance and accounts for all items, risky situations and moving resources. The personnel also know how to efficiently pack and load your items, which ensures a smooth moving experience.
  • No heavy lifts: Moving heavy items is risky especially if handled by novices. Hire professionals and avoid injuries during the move. Movers use trolleys and ramps to lift and carry heavy items to the vehicle. The personnel also have the strength and know-how required to lift and carry heavy items.

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 determine the best moving company


Check the experience of moving companies by visiting their offices. Ask for a few customer referrals and check how they rate the moving company. Experienced moving companies are members of professional moving bodies. Check the American Movers and Storage Association for state to state movers and Minnesota Transport Services Association for local moving companies.


Ensure the company is licensed by entering the USDOT number at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association. The site displays the type and validity of the company’s household items license, pending violations and safety rating. If the company has multiple violations this means they are careless and inexperienced. Also, avoid companies with a safety rating lower than the national average safety rating.

Red flags

Avoid moving companies that:

  • Have no permanent physical addresses.
  • Want to conduct everything online, including the in-house estimate.
  • Have frequent name changes for the last three years.

Tips to make your move easy

  • Hire a reputable moving company months in advance. Set a moving date during the winter or spring season when there are fewer people moving. Moving charges are usually reduced and there is a long list of reliable movers to choose from. If you need to move during summer, you can ask the company to consolidate your move for reduced charges.
  • Purge unnecessary items before the company personnel conducts an in-house estimate. This ensures you are charged for only items that need to be moved. You can sell or donate the items to local charities.
  • Visit the new premises and prepare it in advance. Learn the parking rules, entry hours and elevator use. Clean the house and take photographs to estimate whether all your items can fit in the available space.
  • Keep sensitive documents and essentials with you. Pack them in a first night bag and keep them in your care during the move.
  • Use quality corrugated boxes which keep your items safe in the carrier. Label all the boxes along the sides starting with your name on the top. It ensures your boxes aren’t lost in case your move is consolidated. The labels should also state the type of items and room destination.
  • When packing, move from to room to avoid mixing up items. Begin with rarely used items as you proceed to essentials. It comes in handy when unpacking.

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  • Full-service moves
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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.

Email me - info@a1autotransport.com

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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