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Company Overview

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Auto Driveaway Systems, LLC is the leading professional vehicle relocation service in North America. Auto Driveaway primarily serves large corporate fleets, upfitters, vehicle manufacturers as well as leasing and management companies with fast, safe and reliable door-to-door service nationwide.

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  • Over 2 million

    Vehicles shipped

  • 800 million

    Miles driven

  • Nearly 1,000

    Professional drivers

  • 40+ locations

    Throughout North America

1952

Founded in Philadelphia in 1952, Auto Driveaway’s first customers were local dealerships that needed vehicles delivered. Business continued to grow, and during the 1950s, the majority of Auto Driveaway’s business came from two sources: “snow birds” and auto dealers requiring their East Coast vehicles to be transported to the West Coast.

1950s

Office expansion began across North America and the business grew. Franchises were formed across the United States to serve a rapidly expanding customer base.

1960

Auto Driveaway acquired a large Chicago-based competitor, AAA Driveaway and moved its headquarters to Chicago.

1961

With 20 offices across the United States, Auto Driveaway began to grow relationships with leasing companies. These organizations hired Auto Driveaway to deliver vehicles to the end-user and to move purchased vehicles from auctions.

1970s

Auto Driveaway was officially licensed and regulated by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). Business with corporate clients continued to grow.

1980s

Auto Driveaway became the largest company in its industry. Customers appreciated the convenience of working with a vehicle transporter with offices in every major American city.

1990s

The 1990’s introduced new services such as licensing, titling, maintenance/reconditioning and asset storage. Over the years, Auto Driveaway has earned a high reputation for vehicle transportation and fleet management services, using safe professional drivers for private and commercial customers.

2004

A group of franchisees purchased the company from Brandon Sohl, the son of retired Chairman and CEO, John F. Sohl.

2014

Evanston Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm in Chicago acquired Auto Driveaway. Led by William V. Glastris, Jr., Evanston Partners, LLC purchased Auto Driveaway with the long-term focus on value creation and growth for the company.

2018

Auto Driveaway acquired Drivers on Call, adding this regional powerhouse to its national network of locations offering driveaway services to a diverse customer base. This business unit was rebranded as Drivers On Demand, a service of Auto Driveaway Systems, LLC in 2019 and continues to expand its geographic reach, complimenting existing Auto Driveaway locations and reaching

2018

Auto Driveaway acquired J&J Drive-Away, Inc. and J&J Freight Brokers, LLC. This acquisition created the newly formed entity J&J Driveaway Systems, LLC and expanded our service portfolio to heavy truck driveaway and freight brokerage.

2019

With nearly 70 years of experience and hundreds of millions of safe miles, we know what it takes to get assets moved. With over 40 offices nationwide and 1000+ drivers, Auto Driveaway works diligently and safely to take care of its customers and their vehicles each and every day.