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Portsmouth State To State Moving Services

Portsmouth Long Distance Moving Companies

Portsmouth is a beautiful city that prides itself in being the place where southern hospitality begins. A-1 Auto Transport is a leading mover in Portsmouth where we offer a variety of moving services. We also offer vehicle transport solutions.

Making your move easier

Moving can be quite strenuous especially if you decide to do it yourself. However, if you decide to hire the services of movers you can save yourself a lot of trouble:

  • Movers have well-trained staff who understand all the basics of making any move successful.
  • Experienced movers will most likely be well acquainted with the local area, and the best access and exit routes to help you reach your destination faster and safely.
  • Movers are required by federal law to provide insurance for your move thereby protecting you in the event they lose or damage your items.
  • Movers have high-end equipment that help make your move smoother and faster. Some of this equipment includes hoisting straps, air ride cushions, moving dollies etc.

Helpful moving tips

  • Shortlist at least four local reputable movers in Portsmouth.
  • Acquaint yourself with your rights and responsibilities as a moving client.
  • If packing for yourself make sure that you get the right packing material, and carefully secure all your items to reduce chances of damage. Many movers do not accept liability for damages if you pack for yourself.
  • When budgeting for your move, it is important to also factor in the cost of living at the new location.
  • Downsize and declutter your items so that you carry only what you will need at the new location. This helps you save on moving costs because long distance moves are charged by weight.
  • Make sure you pack an essentials box that will contain all the items that you will need up until delivery of your items.

Moving myths

Many of the myths related to moving arise out of unhappy moving experiences amongst many clients. Below are some of the most common myths:

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.

Hiring a professional mover is expensive

When you look at the total price on a moving estimate you might find it expensive to hire a mover. However, most people forget to take into account that hiring a mover reduces the chances of damage or loss of your items, keeps you from lifting heavy items and ultimately keeps you safe from injuries. Other clients forget that movers make your move go faster and that when you hire full moving services you do not have to spend money on packing supplies which are quite expensive. Thus, hiring movers is not expensive but a worthwhile moving investment.

  • Moving is stressful. Indeed moving can be quite a stressful period if not well planned. However, if you take necessary measures such as hiring movers and planning ahead, your move is bound to be successful. If you hire movers, they help you manage all the tasks related to your move and thereby reduce or eliminate any stress.
  • Movers carry everything. The federal law limits what movers can and cannot carry. It is thus very important to find out what are some of the things your mover does not carry well in advance of the move. You can check up some moving tips published by the Federal Moto Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in regards to non-allowable items.
  • Insurance is comprehensive. FMCSA requires movers to provide you with insurance to protect your move. However, many movers will only provide you with a limited valuation coverage thus you can’t claim for the full value of your items in the event of damage or loss. It is therefore important to ensure that you purchase additional insurance.

Our services

We are a diverse company that offers full moving and transport services in Portsmouth:

  • Pet transport
  • Seniors moves
  • Moving bulky articles
  • Vacation moves
  • Military relocations
  • Auto transport
  • College  moves
  • Apartment moves
  • Commercial moves

Services that will make your move smooth

  • We have a diverse range of trucks that help make any move smooth.
  • We have over 25 years of experience in which we have successfully moved millions of people.
  • We have the best moving facilities in Portsmouth.
  • We have well qualified staff who continuously undergo professional development.
  • We are fully compliant with all the FMCSA and AMSA movers’ requirements.

Make the switch today!

We would love to help you enjoy our impeccable services. Start by filling the form at the top of this page or dropping us an email on Our team will get in touch with you. You can also contact our call center on 888-509-3213.

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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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