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The Benefits of Choosing an Auto Transport Broker

Most people are surprised to learn that auto transport brokers differ from auto transport carriers. Chances are when you book your auto transport online, you’re going through a broker, who, in turn, arranges everything with a carrier. An auto transport broker though is far from a “middle man” in the process, as they provide numerous benefits that would not be possible by directly going through a carrier. Brokers Utilize More Resources Auto transport brokers are able to utilize a myriad of resources in auto transport that you would not be able to have access to. Since an auto transport brokers…

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The Best Family Cars of 2015

If you’re searching for a car to purchase for your family, you should have realized that your priorities in what you’re looking for in a car have changed. The best family cars are ones that are spacious, get pretty decent mileage, and are safe and reliable. Due to the popularity of family cars, as well as the intense competition amongst different car manufacturers, each and every year sees improvements in the models that are available. In 2015, that’s no exception. Here’s the list of the best family cars of 2015: Chevrolet Tahoe The Chevrolet Tahoe is an ideal choice for…

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The Use of Backhauling In The Car Transport Industry

In the auto transport industry, backhauling is actually quite common, even though, on the surface, it may not seem to make sense. A close examination of backhauling and the reason why auto transport companies frequently engage in this practice will shed some light on its current popularity: What is Backhauling? Backhauling occurs when an auto transport carrier picks up a vehicle in a location, transports it to another location, where they then pick up a different vehicle and bring it back to the original location. More specifically, the following example is the best representation of what backhauling is: An auto…

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Shipping Cargo Vans

If you need to ship a cargo van, it can be a challenge in some cases, but with careful planning and an understanding of what your options are, it doesn’t have to be such a hard process. Shipping a cargo van be a different process in comparison to shipping a regular car or a sedan. The first thing to know is that the particular model of your cargo van will have a lot to do with how easy or difficult it’s going to be to transport it. The Type of Cargo Van The type of cargo van that you have,…

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Why Consumers Still Love SUVs

Despite people writing them off for the past few years, SUVs, also known as Sport Utility Vehicles, still remain popular. Even in the face of rising gas prices and environmentally-conscious consumers, these large vehicles are still an American staple. While car manufacturers and analysts may have their own reasons for why SUVs still continue to remain popular, consumers themselves listed the following reasons for why they still love them: Seating and Power SUVs offer the ability to hold more passengers than regular vehicles, not to mention have a pulling capacity that can handle this increased load. Most SUVs can pull…

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What is Diversion In Regards To Shipping A Vehicle?

Generally, once an auto transport carrier determines the route and begins transporting your vehicle, it sticks with it pretty closely. After all, these routes are carefully planned out to ensure that it’s the shortest and most efficient route. Otherwise, the carrier may spend more than it needs to on gas and other various expenses. In some instances though, you may experience unexpected delays in the shipping process. One of the main culprits is known as diversion. It’s not quite common, but it does occur, and understanding what it is will help to provide more clarity on the situation should you…

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How to Find the Right Household Mover When Moving To A New Home

Finding the right household mover isn’t that simple unless you get lucky and happen to strike gold with the first company that you call. In the more likely scenario, you should do a bit of research beforehand and know what to look for in finding a household mover that is right for you and your own particular needs. The following tips will help you out: Do Your Research Finding the right household mover starts with engaging in the right research. With the internet, it’s never been easier to find a reputable company that can offer you the services that you…

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What is Coloading?

There are many different methods which auto transporters utilize in order to ensure that vehicles are shipped as fast and safely as possible, while also taking into account the economic aspects that are associated with the process. One such method is coloading. Though it’s not done by every carrier, it is quite commonly used. So what exactly is coloading? Here’s an explanation: The Definition of Coloading Coloading is an auto transport shipping process in which the carrier that a transport broker contracts with will schedule multiple pickups at a single location. This, of course, means that multiple customers will all…

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Understanding How Vehicles Are Dispatched

Transporting a vehicle all starts with dispatching. When you hire an auto transport broker, their main goal is to find a carrier to have your car dispatched via a carrier as soon as possible. In order to better understand how auto transportation works, you need to have a thorough understanding of how vehicles are dispatched. When is Your Vehicle Dispatched? Once you book your auto transport with an auto transport broker, your broker will seek out various carriers based on the available routes as well as which carriers are located within your area. Many brokers, especially ones that have been…

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How Far Ahead of Time Should You Hire an Auto Transport Company?

You may think that you can book your auto transport at any time that you desire and expect fast and speedy service. While this is certainly the case at times, it’s recommended that you don’t wait until the last minute if possible to hire an auto transport company. There are various reasons why you shouldn’t wait until the last minute, with the following being the most important ones: Get a Better Rate If you wait until the last minute, you may be paying more than you have to. By booking far ahead of time, such as a few weeks to…

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Introducing Formula E Racing

You may not have heard of it yet, but you will soon enough. Formula E racing is quickly growing in worldwide popularity, though obviously, it has long ways to go before it catches up to its big brother, Formula 1 racing. Since there’s a good chance you may not even know that Formula E racing exists, the following will put you up to speed, no pun intended, on what exactly this new motorsport is: So What Exactly Is Formula E? Formula E is a racing series that consists of a single-seated vehicle similar in appearance to the cars in Formula…

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The Difference Between Contract, Private, and Common Carriers

The auto transport industry is a bit more complicated than many people think, as there are a multitude of carriers in operation, all of which may not be accessible to a single person. All of the transport carriers that you may see while driving is not all necessarily part of the same service that you’ll find on your typical auto transport website. There are actually three types of carriers, which are: Contract carriers Private carriers Common carriers Here’s what differentiates each one from the other: Contract Carriers Contract carriers consist of carriers that work exclusively with one organization or company…

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Sturgis 2015 – Everything You Need to Know

The folks over at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally have reached a historic landmark—this year marks the 75th anniversary of the biker pilgrimage in South Dakota. As most of you know, Sturgis is my absolute favorite event of the year, which is why I always write a blog about what to expect at the upcoming Rally. Below, you’ll find a list of the best parts of Sturgis 2015, including musical guests, top bars and restaurants, rides and cruises, races and competitions, parties, and more! Did I miss anything? We’ll keep updating this every few weeks to make sure you know exactly…

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Military Car Shipping Overseas

For members of the military, the government will ship one privately owned vehicle (POV) at their expense for overseas PCS orders, but there are many limitations to the program. The authorizing officer will determine if your POV is necessary or helpful to perform your duties, which is how this is most commonly evaluated. If you’re shipping a POV for an OCONUS tour, your vehicle must be delivered while you have at least one year remaining at the overseas duty station to qualify for government-paid transport. (This timeframe does vary slightly for different branches of the military, so be sure to…

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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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