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State-To-State Car Shipping (Interstate Auto Transport)
State-To-State Car Shipping (Interstate Auto Transport)

Are you shipping a vehicle from one state to another? There’s important information you should know before contacting a carrier for a price quote. The information below covers what contributes to the cost of interstate transport, how to go about getting an estimate, and how to research companies. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, either through our online contact form or by calling us at the number at the top of the page.

Like any other type of vehicle transport, the cost of shipping a car between states is mainly dependent on the distance. There are other factors that come into play, such as fuel costs, a timeframe for delivery, and the method of transport and delivery. If you’re lucky enough to be shipping a car along a popular route (between New York and Florida is one example), it’s likely to cost slightly less than it otherwise might.

Thanks to the popularity of the online price quote within the interstate auto shipping industry, it’s easier than ever to get competing quotes and compare prices. The standard rules of evaluating a company’s history, service, and safety apply, but it’s a good idea to get a handful of cost estimates before making a final decision.

This way, you’ll be able to effectively assess the difference between companies and the services they offer, in addition to saving some money along the way. When contacting companies to ship a vehicle between two states, it’s important that they have interstate operating authority.

By using the Licensing and Insurance Public database from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, you can easily determine which companies do and do not have operating authority. Ask for the motor carrier license number (MC number) or USDOT number and you’ll have quick and easy access to the federal database of company records.

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Additional Services For Interstate Car Shipping

There are many services built into the cost of transporting a vehicle such as insurance coverage and satellite tracking, but there are others that are considered “extras” and come with an associated cost. In this section, we’ll take a look at some of the other services that come with transporting a vehicle, as well as what options are available.

Storage - When shipping a vehicle over a long distance, there are certain times when the owner is unavailable when it’s being dropped off. When this happens, we are able to provide short-term storage facilities until such time as the car can be picked up.

We maintain vehicle storage facilities and pick up terminals in virtually every major metro area across the United States. Our facilities are locked, secured, and supervised through the use of closed circuit cameras.

GPS Tracking - Checking in on the status of your vehicle delivery is a feature that’s grown more popular as the technology to support it has become more widespread. Now customers can get an instant, real-time report on where their car is in the shipping process at any point they wish. It sure beats the old days of having to call the driver of the carrier directly!

Insurance - Insurance is included as part of every price quote we give out. That means that your vehicle is protected every step of the way, from loading through delivery and drop off. For vehicles that have a high value, either financially or sentimentally, supplemental insurance can be purchased in addition to the standard insurance coverage.

Want a FREE, instant estimate on the cost of shipping your car from one state to another? Contact us today to learn more about our services, or if you’d like a FREE no-obligation price quote! We can be reached at the number at the top of the page or through our online form.


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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


Testimonial
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.

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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!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
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.

Testimonial
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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