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The Volkswagen Emissions Crisis

These past few weeks have not been a very good one for Volkswagen. If you’ve only heard or read about it in passing, the Volkswagen Emissions Crisis involves 11 million vehicles worldwide that have been made to appear more environmentally than they actually are. In fact, this scandal not only has wide-ranging implications for Volkswagen but also for the entire automobile and diesel industry as a whole. What Exactly is the “Scandal”? According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Volkswagen mislead and lied to the EPA by installing various “defeat device” software in millions of its diesel-powered vehicles in…

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Why It Still Makes Sense to Have Your Car Shipped

At the end of the summer of 2015, gas prices in America were the lowest that they have been in a decade. That’s a remarkable fact and it shows no signs of letting up, as the price of oil continues to drop internationally. This is a trend that first began towards the end of 2014 and continued throughout 2015. As a direct result in the decrease in gas prices, more and more Americans have taken road trips and are driving greater distances than they have in recent years. Now, when faced with the decision of whether or not to choose…

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Paying for Auto Transport

Paying for auto transport is much more straightforward that it has ever been in the past, especially with the options that are now available online. However, while it is easier, there are also now numerous options to choose from and be aware of. Being aware of the different payment options that are available, as well as which one to choose is important but so is being aware of what payment options should NOT be chosen. The following is an overview of paying for auto transport: Upfront Cash Deposit The majority of auto transport companies will accept an upfront deposit, usually…

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How Non-Running Vehicles Are Loaded and Unloaded Onto Carrier Trucks

Being that carrier trucks are the most popular method in which vehicles are transported in the auto transport industry, car carriers have to constantly load and unload vehicles each and every time. While ideally, auto transport companies would have to load and unload cars that are operational, in some cases, they have to deal with ones that are non-running. This could be due to a vehicle being an antique, a classic car, a collectible, or simply one being transported for future repair or scrap metal. The process, though, isn’t as difficult as one would think. Here’s how they do it….

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Top Logistical Issues Auto Transport Companies Face

Auto transport companies face a tremendous amount of logistical issues quite frequently. Some of these logistical issues are dependent on the specific transport requests that are made, but many of them are universal. Understanding the logistical issues that auto transport companies often face will help to give clarity to what they go through and why sometimes you are faced with added expenses and/or delays with your auto transport order. Location It’s much easier for an auto transport company to pick up and deliver your vehicle if it’s close by a common route or a major city. If you choose door-to-door…

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Why Auto Transport is Eco-Friendly

The use of automobiles as a method of transportation is frowned upon by many environmentalists due to the harmful effects that it can have on the environment. More and more people are engaging in carpooling, riding bikes, and taking transportation if it’s available in cities. Of course, some people are doing this in order to be more economical with their finances, but for others, it’s a way of decreasing their carbon footprint. The auto industry has recognized the harmful effects that they can have on the environment, which is why over the past decade, they have devoted a tremendous amount…

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How Much Paperwork is Needed to Ship a Vehicle?

Paperwork. A word which most people dread. It’s associated with endless forms, documents, and applications, most of which seems like a waste of trees and a reason to keep people busy. After all, many government agencies have perfected the art of creating “red tape.” But with auto transport, you will refreshingly only need a minimal amount of paperwork in order to ship your vehicle. Keep in mind that this article is referring to domestic auto transport only. For international transport, you will need much more paperwork due to the particular country’s customs as well as regulations that exist. You Don’t…

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Tips For A “Green” Household Move

If you’re environmentally conscious, which you should be these days to some extent, you will want to make sure that your household move is as “green” as possible. Having a green household move doesn’t have to cost you extra money. In fact, if you get creative, it can actually save you money. It also doesn’t take much effort to do. Here are some tips on how to have a green household move: Be Mindful of Supplies The vast majority of people who move use cardboard boxes. These are the standard boxes that you will be using in most instances. Consider…

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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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