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What's in this article?
  1. Owatonna Long Distance Moving Companies
  2. Why You Need A Moving Company
  3. How To Determine The Best Moving Company
  4. Tips To Make Your Move Easy
  5. A-1 Auto Transport
  6. Our Services
  7. Call Us Now
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Owatonna Long Distance Moving Companies

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.

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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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We work closely with government departments such as the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure our services are sustainable. We also have positive remarks from Corporate Critic due to our corporate social responsibility record. A-1 Auto Transport adheres to all laws and has updated licenses and insurance.

Our services

  • Full-service moves
  • Local moves
  • State to state moves
  • Intrastate moves
  • Pet transport
  • Piano moves
  • Pool table moves
  • Auto shipping
  • Military 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.

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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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