How A-1 Auto Transport Is Turning Adversity Into Opportunity During the Pandemic

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( — October 20, 2020) — The COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges to enterprise companies and small businesses alike – and it has had a huge impact on the economic outlook of the United States, including slower growth, collapses in supply chains, and a decrease in both retail sale and industrial production.

However, not every company is struggling due to the pandemic. A-1 Auto Transport has found the opportunities that lie within this time of adversity – and we’ve spoken with the team at to learn more about how they have managed to find “silver linings” during this difficult time.

A-1 Auto Transport Has Expanded Its Networks Of Shipping & Logistics Providers

During this difficult time, the team at A-1 Auto Transport has been busy finding new partners to work with across the country, and internationally. As a shipping broker, A-1 Auto Transport is responsible for connecting customers with experienced and reputable shipping companies.

COVID-19 has had a major effect on many logistics companies – and this was particularly pronounced in early 2020, when many states in the US entered major lockdowns and “shelter-in-place” orders.

“We’re always looking for new partners to build a larger network both domestically and around the globe,” said a spokesperson for A-1 Auto Transport. “The pandemic has not changed that. In fact, we’ve taken this time to reach out to new shipping companies and form stronger business partnerships.”

During this time, A-1 Auto Transport continued to grow its business and expand its reach throughout America and internationally. This could not have come at a better time – COVID-19 has led to a huge growth in moving throughout the United States and abroad.

A-1 Auto Transport Is Poised To Capture Customers Moving Due To COVID-19

COVID-19 coronavirus has had a huge effect on the moving industry. According to Pew Research, about one-fifth of all adults either moved due to COVID-19, or knew someone who had moved due to COVID-19.

There are a number of different factors that are affecting this increase in moving during COVID-19, including the following:

Permanent work-from-home positions – A lot of different companies such as Microsoft, Dropbox, and Twitter have announced that they will be allowing employees to work from home permanently from now on – this is particularly common in the technology sector.

This has caused some employees to move to areas with lower costs of living. In San Francisco, for example, rents dropped 20% from September of 2019 to September of 2020, partially due to lower demand due to remote work.

Historically low interest rates – Interest rates in the United States were lowered to help stimulate the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are still hovering at historically low levels. Mortgages rates are tied closely to the interest rate set by the United States Treasury, so this has spurred demand in the real estate industry as more people look to buy homes.

Moving to seek job opportunities – Workers located in urban areas or who have recently lost their jobs due to COVID-19 may be moving to new areas in search of work, or after finding a new job in a different city or area of the country.

Flight to the suburbs from urban areas – Searches for homes in suburban areas have grown during the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting that people living in urban cities that have been the hardest hit by COVID-19 are looking to change their lifestyle and live in a less dense area where the risk of infection is lower.

A-1 Auto Transport ships cars, motorcycles, and trucks, as well as household goods both domestically and internationally – and this growth in moving due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a boon for its business.

By providing expert car shipping and household moving services in the United States and abroad, A-1 Auto Transport is able to help those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and expand its business – which is a win-win.

A-1 Auto Transport Is Ready To Face The Challenges Of COVID-19 Now & In The Future

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the United States, and is reaching levels that have not been seen since the early summer. However, A-1 Auto Transport remains committed to building its business and overcoming the adversity posed by the virus.

Adversity is nothing new in the shipping and logistics industries, and while COVID-19 likely is the largest threat since the 2007-08 financial crisis, proper planning and preparation can ensure that shipping providers can remain profitable and expand their businesses – even during difficult times.

For more information about A-1 Auto Transport or to inquire about its domestic and international car and household goods shipping services, you can contact the company directly at (800) 452-2880.