Based in the Chicago area, Auto Driveaway Transport Logistics is a technology-enabled transportation and logistics company with over 70 years of experience.
We are comprised of 3 divisions: Vehicle Transport, Truck Transport, and Drivers On Demand – serving large corporate and commercial fleets, upfitters, dealerships, auctions, OEMs, and fleet leasing and management companies to provide fast, safe, and efficient door-to-door relocation services nationwide.
In addition, Auto Driveaway performs a full range of licensing and titling transactions, vehicle reconditioning and maintenance, and a host of ancillary services to ensure our customers receive vehicles that are ready to work. We accomplish this with a personalized customer experience, an unwavering commitment to safety, and a national network of professional drivers – helping to ensure quality, accountability, and reliability on every trip.
Over 2 Million Vehicles Shipped
800 Million Miles Driven
Nearly 1,000 Professional Drivers
40+ Locations Throughout North America
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.
Office expansion began across North America and the business grew. Franchises were formed across the United States to serve a rapidly expanding customer base.
Auto Driveaway acquired a large Chicago-based competitor, AAA Driveaway, and moved its headquarters to Chicago.
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.
Auto Driveaway was officially licensed and regulated by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). Business with corporate clients continued to grow.
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.
The 1990s 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.
A group of franchisees purchased the company from Brandon Sohl, the son of retired Chairman and CEO, John F. Sohl.
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.
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 dealership and upfitter customers in new markets.
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 Auto Driveaway’s service portfolio to heavy truck driveaway and freight brokerage.
With nearly 70 years of experience and hundreds of millions of safe miles, Auto Driveaway knows 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.
Beginning in 2020, Auto Driveaway expanded its footprint into 2 new geographic locations, while launching an initiative to update its technology to better serve its clients and drivers.
In 2023, Auto Driveaway completed an extensive rebranding effort in response to its continued growth in the marketplace. At the heart of this effort is the integration of its service lines into one unified brand name and identity – effectively merging Auto Driveaway, J&J Driveaway, and Drivers On Demand into Auto Driveaway Transport Logistics, along with the renaming of its three divisions to Auto Driveaway: Vehicle Transport, Truck Transport, and Drivers On Demand.