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Economical Implications of The Motor Carrier Act of 1980

Jimmy Carter signed the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 into legislation on July 1st, 1980. The objective of the act was to remove government restrictions and red tape in the trucking industry, “reduce unnecessary regulation by the Federal government” as the act states (Carter 1980) (Motor Carrier Act of 1980). The act would come to reform the trucking industry and remove what many considered wasteful and anti-competitive regulation. It would lead to changes in the shipping marketplace and contribute to the American economy. Previous Red Tape in The Industry. In 1935 truckers were brought under the control of the Interstate…

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The Top 5 Trucking Fails

How many times have you been driving on the interstate only to find yourself driving alongside a larger truck, inciting that panic on your throat? You know you do it – just like everyone else – and either slow down to get behind the road-hogging behemoth or speed up to get ahead of it. You may be doing this with good reason, as we’ve taken the time to compile a list of the Top 5 Trucking Fails, a run-down of some of the biggest “fails” we can find involving large trucks. If ever you needed a reason to let the…

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Moving Automobiles By Rail

When you needed to have your vehicle shipped in the past, the only alternative that you had at your disposal was by contacting a trucking firm to take care of this. Nowadays, it has become possible to ship your vehicle through the rail system to any part of US that you want it delivered. Due to its low cost, car transport by rail is becoming a favorite of most people. Not only that but also the issue of low pollution has endeared it to even more people. To successfully ship your car through rail transport, you need to take the…

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A Special Type Of Auto Transport Used For Snowbirds

Snowbirds, or seasonal vacationers, tend to go on longer trips, both in terms of distance and the length of the stay, which makes hiring a car shipping company a good choice. Not only is it a great way to minimize the mileage during longer trips, but it can also help to mitigate the risks and maintenance costs involved with long distance driving. Here are the main services you’ll have to choose from: Enclosed Carrier – An enclosed carrier is just what it sounds like: a completely enclosed transport vehicle. When you opt for an enclosed carrier, the price can be…

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Contributing Authors

Joe Webster

Joe WebsterJoe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. After college, he started his career in the…
 

Amanda Williams

Amanda WilliamsAmanda Williams is a mother, an author, and entrepreneur. Her pastimes include the San Diego Padres, anything and everything Disney related, reading for pleasure, running for fun, family trips to Sea World, the San Diego…
 

Neal Kearney

Neal KearneyGraduating from UCSC with a Bachelor's Degree in history, Neal has been an avid writer since childhood and loves writing about anything from automobiles or motorcycles to surfing. Neal has gotten quite a bit of…
 

Angela Caito

Angela CaitoAngela Caito wants to live in a world where love is prevalent, her children are happy, and her waist stays thin no matter how many Oreos she eats. She loves hiking, sailing, surfing, camping and…
 

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