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What Makes One Auto Shipper Better Than Another?

Published by Joe Webster.

What Makes One Auto Shipper Better Than Another?

Making One Auto Shipper Better Than Another

It’s a question we here a lot here at A-1 Auto Transport and one that’s not easy to find a simple answer to: what makes one auto transport company better than another? Most companies are more than happy to tell you how great their service is, what they offer, and how they can help; but it’s not always apparent what you, as a customer, should be looking for when assessing shippers. In this article, we hope to help you that.

Some things are more obvious to get a feel for than others, for example the level of customer service provided. You can often tell a lot about the professionalism of a company from the quality of their website and the information they present there. Making a phone call and asking some questions about the process is another good way to see how a company deals with their customers and how well they know their business.

Do you have plans to ship a vehicle in the near future? Contact us today to learn about our affordable rates to any location around the U.S. or internationally! We’re happy to answer questions, provide a FREE no-hassle price quote, and offer any other help we can!

Three Things To Look For When Hiring An Auto Shipper

There are three main things you can look for that will give you a good idea of the quality of a shipper: equipment, safety & performance, and insurance coverage.


If you’ve shipped a vehicle a few times, you’re probably aware that some shippers tend to have newer and better equipment than others. This is often a part of what accounts for a higher price, along with the type of service being offered and the distance.

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A “no frills” transport vehicle would be something along the lines of a towing or hauling service that loads your car onto a flatbed, secures it and delivers it. This can work fine in many cases.

A more high-end vehicle shipping experience might involve an enclosed truck with air-ride suspension and a climate controlled cargo area. The truck itself would also be specifically tailored to moving vehicles, making it easier, safer, and more efficient.

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Safety & Performance Record

Safety and performance are good indicators to look at to assess the track records of a vehicle shipper. Using the FMCSA resource at the bottom of this page, you can quickly and easily look up information about shipping companies, as well as their safety history, current operating status, and insurance coverage. Naturally, some shippers will rank better in this regard than others and it’s good information to be armed with as you’re looking for the right fit.

Insurance Coverage

Tied in with safety is the issue of insurance coverage, which all shipping companies are required to have by law. However, some companies may only carry the minimum, legally required amount of insurance, while others may have more comprehensive coverage.

For most vehicles used as daily drivers, the minimum insurance is more than adequate, but for any type of luxury, high-end, or exotic cars, you may want the extra level of coverage offered by shippers that specialize in moving these types of cars.

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Auto Transport Resources

FMCSA Safety Data - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the organization that oversees the transport industry and its has several helpful links to relevant information that applies to motor vehicles carriers.

U.S. Department of Transport Number - The U.S. Department of Transport issues a number to any company that operates as a broker or carrier and this resource offers more information about the USDOT# and how to use it to research companies.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★ 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.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

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!

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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... Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport.

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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.

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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
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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