A1 Auto Transport

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A1 Auto Transport, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Automotive
Founder(s) Tony Taylor
Area served Worldwide
Website a1autotransport.com

A1 Auto Transport, Inc. is an American auto shipper company known for offering car shipping services.[1] A-1 Auto Transport is reputed to be one of the largest US-based worldwide auto shippers and movers in the car shipping industry with offices and storage facilities located in major cities and metro areas throughout the U.S. and overseas.[1]


A1 Auto Transport was founded in 1988 by Tony Taylor as a towing company in Watsonville, California. It started with just a single truck offering 24 hour emergency shipping and roadside assistance. The company later expanded its fleet of trucks, operating in various parts of California.[2]


  • In 1992, A-1 Auto Transport purchased its first auto transport carrier.[2]
  • In 1995, the company increased its fleet to 50 auto transport carriers that moved vehicles across the United States..[2]
  • In 1997, the company opened its first international office.[1]
  • 1998, the company started its own brokerage firm and referral services to handle certain shipments they could not ship at the time.[1]
  • In 2000, A-1 Auto Transport expanded internationally to service Asia, Europe, and other locations.[3]
  • In 2004, the company established a preferred list of vetted carriers.[1]
  • In 2008, the company reached milestone of helping in over 500,000 shipments.[4]
  • In 2010, the firm joined the EPA’s Smartway Program.
  • In 2011, the company became Cars.com official shipper.[5]
  • In, 2018, A-1 Auto Transport celebrated 30th anniversary, having serviced nearly every country in the world.[6]
  • In 2023, A-1 Auto Transport joined the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association (WMCA), a nonprofit organization that represents Wisconsin’s transport industry.[7] The auto shipper company also joined North Dakota Motor Carriers Association the same year.[8]


A1 Auto Transport offers car shipping services in very fast and affordable manner both in the United States and other continent[9]. Aside from vehicles, the company also ships boat, motorcycle, heavy equipment, and household goods.[10] The company offers its shipping services at competitive prices without undercutting quality.[11]

Education support

A-1 Auto Transport offers yearly scholarship opportunities to students in most accredited or non-accredited institutes, including truck driving school across the United States. [12] This is part of the company's mission in fostering education in all the locations across the US where it has its facilities.[13]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Lopez, Jaime. "Major U.S. Car Shipping Company Expands to Costa Rica". news.co.cr. https://news.co.cr/major-u-s-car-shipping-company-expands-costa-rica/49435/. Retrieved 26 September 2023. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lopez, Jaime (14 August 2023). "Why F1 Racers Love The A-1 Auto Transport Website". f1-fansite.com. https://www.f1-fansite.com/f1-column/why-f1-racers-love-the-a-1-auto-transport-website/. Retrieved 26 September 2023. 
  3. "A-1 Auto Transport Opens New Business Location in Bakersfield, California". globenewswire.com. 8 August 2023. https://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2023/08/08/2720730/0/en/A-1-Auto-Transport-Opens-New-Business-Location-in-Bakersfield-California.html. Retrieved 26 September 2023. 
  4. [hhttps://carfigures.com/a1-auto-transport-data "A-1 Auto Transport Data Reports An Increase In Shipments In 2022 Vs. 2021"]. carfigures.com. hhttps://carfigures.com/a1-auto-transport-data. Retrieved 26 September 2023. 
  5. "A-1 Auto Transport Board Of Directors Vote Unanimously To Open New Location In Texas". finance.yahoo.com. 31 August 2023. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/1-auto-transport-board-directors-235800772.html. Retrieved 26 September 2023. 
  6. "A-1 Auto Transport Opens New Business Location in Bakersfield, California". finance.yahoo.com. 8 August 2023. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/1-auto-transport-opens-business-130000097.html. Retrieved 26 September 2023. 
  7. "A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. Joins the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association (WMCA)". kake.com. 13 July 2023. https://www.kake.com/story/49190473/a-1-auto-transport-inc-joins-the-wisconsin-motor-carriers-association-wmca. Retrieved 26 September 2023. 
  8. "A1 Auto Transport Joins North Dakota Motor Carriers Association". bloomberg.com. 8 August 2023. https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2023-08-22/a1-auto-transport-joins-north-dakota-motor-carriers-association. Retrieved 26 September 2023. 
  9. James, Michael (16 September 2023). "Narrowing Down Your Options When It Comes To Car Transportation Services". theweeklydriver.com. https://theweeklydriver.com/2023/09/narrowing-down-your-options-when-it-comes-to-car-transportation-services/. Retrieved 26 September 2023. 
  10. "New Discounts Offered By A-1 Auto Transport For Military Car Shipping". investorsobserver.com. 13 September 2023. https://www.investorsobserver.com/news/qm-pr/6471358592008342. Retrieved 26 September 2023. 
  11. "Driving Across the US? Find Out How You Can Ship Your Car with A-1 Auto Transport". theautochannel.com. https://www.theautochannel.com/news/2023/04/09/1276160-driving-across-us-find-out-how-you-can-ship-your.html. Retrieved 26 September 2023. 
  12. "A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship". studentscholarships.org. https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14350/a-1-auto-transport-scholarship. Retrieved 26 September 2023. 
  13. "A-1 Auto Transport extends scholarship opportunity for local students". forbes.com. 26 August 2020. https://www.lagrangenews.com/2020/08/26/a-1-auto-transport-extends-scholarship-opportunity-for-local-students/. Retrieved 26 September 2023. 

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