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State to State Car Transportation Services

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State to State Car Transportation Services

State To State Auto Shipping Services | A-1 Auto Transport

Having a car shipped from one state to another can be an expensive endeavor, depending on the distance, which is the primary factor in the total cost. Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do to minimize the cost, while still enjoying the benefits of a quality, professional service.

If you’re shipping an expensive or classic car, you’ll probably want to choose and enclosed carrier, which is slightly more expensive than the conventional method. If that’s not the case, you might consider using an open carrier, which moves more cars at once and is “open” in the sense that it’s not covered on all sides as it would be with enclosed auto transport. An open carrier doesn’t increase your risk necessarily, but it does offer a cheaper method of shipping since more vehicles can be moved in the same load. If you’re unsure of which option is right for you, see the section at the bottom of the page under “Related Resources.”

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What You Should Look For In A Quality Auto Transporter 

Professionalism - If the website of a potential company looks shoddy, riddled with typos, and thrown together, chances are you can expect the same sub-par service from the company itself. Also, pay attention to first impressions. You want to work with a company who knows the industry well and is prepared to offer you a comprehensive and specialized quote based on your needs. Some agents will attempt to pressure you into committing upon the first contact, but those who truly offer the best value and service will let their pricing and service speak for itself.

Quality Experience - While some auto transport companies may boast about the volume or quantity of transport jobs they have completed, they may not have maintained a good reputation because their focus is misplaced. Quality always trumps quantity, so you will want to request references and do research on the company's past. A couple places to start are consumer online review websites, such as Yelp, and of course, verifying the company's standing with the Better Business Bureau. Even if companies have had issues in the past, the speed and willingness to rectify the situation is a great way to judge quality and integrity of service.

Flexibility - Every auto transport situation is unique in its own way, whether it be a customized vehicle, a rarely traveled route, or something else entirely, so most companies should offer flexibility in their shipping packages. Find a reputable company willing to listen to your needs, who offers a package that meets your expectations while staying within budget. Conversely, recognize that you must also be flexible, especially when it comes to pick up and drop off time frames, accept that these are fluid dates, and much can happen to change the dates once the shipping process is underway.

Using just these three basic traits to weed out the bad apples and narrow down the potential companies you are considering is a great start to the auto shipping process. Once you have found a good fit in a reliable, affordable company, you will already be on the fast track to a successful car transportation experience.

Related Resources

Open Vs. Enclosed Carriers - If you need some help determining if you need an open or enclosed auto carrier, this resource will help you make an informed decision that’s right for your situation.

FMCSA SAFER Database

 - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Safety And Fitness Electronic Records System has a 

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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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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.

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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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