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University of Michigan Researchers Create Glasses to Beat Motion Sickness

University of Michigan Researchers Create Glasses to Beat Motion Sickness With the unstoppable advancements in technology paving the way for autonomous cars to take over our roadways in the near future, one problem has presented itself that could negatively impact the vast potential for productivity while “driving” a self-driving car.  That seemingly innocuous issue is motion sickness.  It is estimated that roughly half of all adults suffer from motion sickness, a condition that occurs due to the disconnect between our sense of motion and what we can see.  Basically, our brain cannot determine if we are stationary or moving and…

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German Automakers Under Fire for Testing Emissions on Monkeys

German Automakers Under Fire for Testing Emissions on Monkeys Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler (the parent company of Mercedes-Benz) were recently outed for financing extremely controversial and borderline immoral experimentation back in 2014 involving monkeys in an enclosed space being forced to breathe diesel fumes. New York Times broke the story just last week, but the testing was also briefly touched upon in the first episode of a Netflix investigative documentary series entitled, “Dirty Money.” The study was completed in an attempt to prove how much cleaner diesel engines were at the time in comparison to their predecessors.  The irony is…

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Tips for Buying a Car at an Auction

Car auctions can be a fun way to take steps to owning a nice car, but they can also be a place where you might end up with a lemon. Before heading off to the next auction near you, it’s best to take a little time to consider a few things so you will be prepared to buy the car you want but know how to spot the ones that may be dangerous or wind up costing far more than they are worth to maintain. Many auto auctions are only accessible to car dealers who are licensed, but if you…

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What’s the Most Popular Way to Ship a Motorcycle?

What’s the Most Popular Way to Ship a Motorcycle? The most popular way to ship a motorcycle is through open air shipping methods. Although open air methods are recommended for shorter distances of travel, it is a safe and less costly way to transport your motorcycle. This method is commonly used by dealerships, manufacturers and motorcycle enthusiasts. When a motorcycle is shipped nationally through open air methods, it is placed atop a flatbed trailer or secured to another open framed hauler. The bike is secured using the latest and most durable transport tools and equipment. Once it is completely ready,…

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What’s the Difference between International and Domestic RV Shipping?

What’s the Difference between International and Domestic RV Shipping? As someone looking into RV shipping services, it definitely matters where you are looking to have the vehicle shipped to. There is a huge difference between domestic and international shipping services. Not all transporters offer both but luckily, A1 Auto Transport does. It takes less effort from the shipping company and the customer if the RV is transporting within the U.S. Ground transport is the method that will be used whether it is enclosed or open air services that are chosen. The RV is secured to a trailer or hauler for…

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What’s the Difference between International and Domestic Motorcycle Shipping?

What’s the Difference between International and Domestic Motorcycle Shipping? There is a huge difference between domestic and international motorcycle shipping services. Shipping a motorcycle domestically means that you are shipping it to another location within the same nation. While shipping it internationally means that you are delivering it to another country, often overseas. The process of shipping a motorcycle domestically is simple for professionals at A1. Regardless of the method of transport chosen, domestic motorcycle shipping is usually done through ground transport. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-452-2880 to get a free, no obligation to…

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What’s the Difference between International and Domestic Boat Shipping?

What’s the Difference between International and Domestic Boat Shipping? There is a big difference between international and domestic boat shipping services. It’s good to know this as a person interested in boat shipping services. Not every transport company offer both international and domestic shipping services. International boat shipping services include transporting a boat to another country. When shipping out from the U.S. the boat is usually transported by a freight ship overseas. You’ll have several shipping methods to choose from including LO/LO shipping, RO/RO shipping, flat rack, containerized, and submersion. A1’s customer service representatives will help you decide if you…

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What Happens If My RV Gets Damaged While Shipping?

What Happens If My RV Gets Damaged While Shipping? Whenever you ship your RV through a professional auto transport company, it’s not surprising that you’d have concern over the vehicle’s condition as it travels to its destination with them. Fortunately, when you go through a dependable, longstanding licensed transporter like A1 Auto, you don’t need to worry. By law, all licensed shipping companies must carry the state’s minimum amount of insurance coverage. Every state sets their restrictions and limitations on the amount of insurance that licensed transporters must carry for each of their customers. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide….

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What Happens If My Motorcycle Is Damaged during the Shipping Process?

What Happens If My Motorcycle Is Damaged during the Shipping Process? Once you hand your motorcycle over to the transport company, the insurance you have on the vehicle will no longer protect it. It is state law that all licensed auto transport companies must provide at least the minimum amount of insurance coverage to each of their shipping customers. Each state sets the requirements for the amount of insurance that a shipping company must provide. When you purchase shipping services from A1 Auto Transport, you can ask to buy additional insurance protection. It’s wise to have full coverage on your…

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How to Keep a Motorcycle Safe during Shipping

How to Keep a Motorcycle Safe during Shipping You can keep your motorcycle safer by making sure it is secured properly during transport. Having your bike secured will not only help keep its condition but it will protect those transporting it as well. Whether you choose to transport the bike on your own or choose to buy shipping services through a professional transport service, there are certain products you can buy and things you can do to assure a safe delivery. The straps you use to tie the motorcycle down to a trailer or on the inside of a shipping…

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How Long Will My RV’s Transport Take?

How Long Will My RV’s Transport Take? Obviously, it’s hard to determine the length of time it will take to deliver your RV. According to most transport companies, the average timeframe for a coast to coast RV transport is about two weeks unless there are delays. A transport with less travel will much less depending on the distance between the pickup and drop off locations. If shipping your RV internationally, expect much longer delivery times. An international delivery includes compliance with foreign import laws and sometimes overseas and ground transportation. It takes time to deal with all the facets of…

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How Long Will My Motorcycle’s Transport Take?

How Long Will My Motorcycle’s Transport Take? The length of time it takes to get your motorcycle from one place to the next obviously depends on the distance of travel ahead. Other things also matter including the time of year, road construction, and traffic during the transport. If you’re shipping your motorcycle internationally, expect delays due to any difficulties you might have with a country’s import laws. The average transport of a motorcycle from coast to coast is about two weeks’ time. If there are any distractions during the transport, expect delays. Of course, A1 professionals will notify you if…

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How Long Will My Boat’s Transport Take?

How Long Will My Boat’s Transport Take? Shipping a boat is a process that isn’t simple to put a timeframe on. Nonetheless, it is okay to assume that a coast to coast transport will take about two weeks or so, depending. A1 Auto Transport does their best to accommodate the time concerns of all shipping customers trying to transport their boat. If you are shipping a boat from state to state or city to city, obviously it will take less than two weeks to get there. Shipping a boat internationally, however will likely take more time. Complying with foreign import…

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Door to Door versus Terminal to Terminal RV Delivery

Door to Door versus Terminal to Terminal RV Delivery When you purchase RV shipping services through A1 Auto Transport, you will have the option between terminal to terminal or door to door delivery. Almost every customer will have this option presented to them. There are some customers that will be exempt from this option depending on the circumstances and nature of their RV’s future transport. Terminal to terminal shipping services are less expensive than door to door. When an RV is shipped through terminal to terminal, it puts a little more responsibility in the hands of the shipping customer. On…

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Door to Door versus Terminal to Terminal Delivery for Your Motorcycle

Door to Door versus Terminal to Terminal Delivery for Your Motorcycle When you purchase shipping services through A1, you’ll notice that you have optional services available to you as well. These services are meant to enhance the quality, timeliness and security of your bike’s transport. Of course, the options presented to you will likely increase the rate you pay for the transport but they may be worth it to you in specific circumstances. Terminal to terminal delivery is when the bike is expected to be dropped off at a terminal assigned by the shipping company. They’ll find the shipping terminal…

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Door to Door versus Terminal to Terminal Boat Delivery

Door to Door versus Terminal to Terminal Boat Delivery There are several methods of shipping a boat both domestically and internationally. After a method of shipping is determined, you’ll be offered various optional services too. Some of these optional services include terminal to terminal and door to door delivery. Not everyone will have this option but in most cases, expect to choose between the two. Terminal to terminal is common among most transport companies. Not all transporters offer door to door delivery like you’ll find offered by A1 Auto Transport. When your boat is going through terminal to terminal delivery,…

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Enterprise Auto Transport

Enterprise Auto Transport Auto shipping companies will take your order, regardless of how many vehicles you need to transport or how few. However, if you need to ship multiple vehicles at a time, or one after another, it makes financial sense to see if you qualify for an enterprise auto transport discount, given to enterprises, and sometimes to individuals which meet certain requirements. The discounts auto transport companies give largely depend on their own circumstances. If you’d like to reduce your vehicle’s moving costs, you can even ask them directly for their offers. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click…

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The Shipping Methods and Services for RV Transport

The Shipping Methods and Services Available for National and International RV Transport When it comes to the delivery of your RV, there are many different options. Whether you’re shipping your RV nationally or internationally, you can expect to have options as long as you hire a reliable shipping company. If you find it hard to decide on what method to use or options are best for your RV’s delivery, let the transporter’s customer service representatives assist you in your decisions. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-452-2880 to get a free, no obligation to buy price…

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The Costs Associated with Boat Shipping Services

The Costs Associated with Boat Shipping Services After you find a few wonderful boat shipping companies you have interest in, gather their contact information. Give them a call one by one so that you can gain more information regarding their services and costs. By providing the shipping company with the necessary details, they can give you a rough estimate for the boat’s transport services you’re interested in. You’ll then have a better idea of it’ll cost to ship your water vessel. You may notice an online calculator on the websites of some of the transport companies. These calculators provide a…

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The Cost of Shipping an RV

The Cost of Shipping an RV On average, the cost of shipping an RV is anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000. Of course, this depends on many things especially on whether or not the RV is to be delivered locally, nationally or internationally. Make sure that you compare the rates of several RV transport companies before hiring one to care for your vehicle’s delivery. There are many things that are taken into consideration when the calculations for shipping services are drawn up. Without submitting certain details to the RV transport company, receiving an accurate price for the shipping process is impossible….

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The Cost of Shipping a Motorcycle Explained

The Cost of Shipping a Motorcycle Explained Trying to determine the cost of shipping a motorcycle is nearly impossible before receiving a quick online quote or over the phone estimate from a transporter. Luckily, it’s gotten easier to gather quotes over the years. Many transport companies provide online shipping calculators so their customers can quickly get an idea of what their shipping services might cost. For more honest quotes, it’s best to call in to the transport company to explain your shipping needs and provide more detailed information. There are certain factors that help determine the exact cost of shipping…

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Shipping Methods and Services for a Boat

Shipping Methods and Services for a Boat It’s essential to know all your shipping methods and options for delivering a boat before you decide how you would like it shipped. Nearly every transport company is different but there are only so many ways to ship a boat safely to its destination whether by ground or sea. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-452-2880 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car. Customer service representatives for the shipping company should have the ability to breakdown each shipping method and service they…

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Open Air VS Enclosed Shipping Methods

Open Air VS Enclosed Shipping Methods There’s a big difference between the two main methods of motorcycle shipping. As the owner of the bike, it’s up to you to decide what method is best for your vehicle’s transport. However, before making any decisions, it’s best to understand the difference between open air and enclosed shipping methods. Open Air Shipping The cheapest shipping method for motorcycles is open air delivery. When a vehicle is shipped through open air methods, it is usually secured to the back or a car hauler or flatbed trailer. Although the motorcycle is left exposed to all…

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Motorcycle Shipping Insurance

Motorcycle Shipping Insurance All professional auto transport companies are required to carry shipping insurance. This will cover any damages done to the bike while it was in the hands of the shipping company. Luckily, this isn’t a common concern as long as reliable transporter is hired. The insurance coverage should protect the entire value of the bike especially if it is shipping overseas. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-452-2880 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car. If you notice that there was harm done to the motorcycle after…

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Insurance Coverage during an RV’s Shipping Process

Insurance Coverage during an RV’s Shipping Process By law, all transport carriers must have insurance coverage. This coverage is meant to protect every shipping customer of the transporter. Each state sets its own minimum standards which in most cases is liability coverage. As the owner of an RV, it is best to have full insurance protection during the vehicle’s travels, especially if it is being delivered overseas. You can purchase additional coverage through most transport companies if what they provide free of charge isn’t enough to put your mind at ease. To ensure that the insurance coverage provided through the…

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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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