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Amanda 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 Zoo, and Disneyland, and of course, spending quality time with her two beautiful daughters. 

Amanda is uniquely qualified to write on all things auto transport, working in the industry as a sales agent for over 10 years and also shipping cars herself on multiple occasions, all of which allowed her to learn the industry from both sides. Amanda also has a comprehensive knowledge of vehicles due to a budding passion and thirst for knowing all things automotive. 

Amanda was born and raised in the small town of Santa Cruz, California, but moved to San Diego at age 17 to pursue a degree in psychology at San Diego State University. She graduated in just 3 short years with a Bachelor's in Psychology with a Minor in Religious Studies, but chose instead to pursue a career in finance, working at multiple financial institutions before discovering her true passion for writing.

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Tesla continues to delay production of $35K Model 3

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The Death of the Sedan

What is The Death of the Sedan? If it wasn’t obvious to you that the popularity of sedans has drastically diminished, you must not be driving in America.  In the fall of last year, sales of mid-sized cars plummeted drastically and October was the low...

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Amazon wants access to the trunk of your car

Would you give Amazon to access to the trunk of your car?- Amazon Key service expansion At the end of 2017, Amazon rolled out a new service dubbed Amazon Key which allowed delivery drivers to place packages inside the recipient’s home.  Although some...

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Governor Scott considers foregoing stock car race in light of political push-back

Governor Scott considers foregoing stock car race in light of political push-back Car racing and political views are generally not thought to go hand in hand, but this week, an interesting dichotomy is presenting itself that may showcase a unique si...

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Miami Luxury Car Rental Company Owner Swaps Cars for Guns

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Los Angeles to end free express lane perk for electric vehicles

Way of Los Angeles to end free express lane perk for electric vehicles Southern California, namely the Los Angeles area, is known for its intense traffic congestion due to overpopulation and lack of alternative transportation options.  To combat this...

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Trump's new presidential limousine set to debut this summer

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Popular automaker, Audi, debuts REAL LIFE Gran Turismo concept car

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ViaVan: Mercedes-Benz launches Uber competitor in London

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JumpStart Auto Shop: Changing Oil and Changing Lives

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EPA announces roll-back of Obama-era fuel emissions standards

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University of Michigan Researchers Create Glasses to Beat Motion Sickness

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German Automakers Under Fire for Testing Emissions on Monkeys

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Steer a Car via Mind Control

Steering a Car via Mind Control Nissan just announced a new project that involves using brain waves to control your vehicle.  Dubbing the technology as “brain-to-vehicle” aka B2V, the Japanese automaker plans to unveil the prototype already well in...

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Toyota's New Concept to Combine Ride Sharing and Delivery Services

What is the Toyota's New Concept to Combine Ride Sharing and Delivery Services Toyota unveiled an unorthodox prototype vehicle at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this week.  Initially appearing to be an unattractive autonomous black box on wh...

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OPP Cuts Down on Distracted Driving

Provincial police in Ontario are experimenting with a different way of seeking out distracted and dangerous commercial truck drivers by patrolling the roads in transport trucks.  In a five-day safety blitz initiative taking place this week, Ontario P...

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Sharemine

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Dubai Offers Significant Incentives to Consumers Driving Electric Vehicles

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FHWA Considers Revising Car Hauler Definition

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World Maritime Day 2017

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Day Without Cars in Paris

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Formula 1 Racing Technology Used to Create Safer Device to Transport Newborns

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New TVR 2017 Debut TODAY

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Monterey Car Week 2017

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Textalyzer

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Mexican Auto Transport Scandal

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HOT CARS in the Summer

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Self-Driving Cars: No Longer Science Fiction

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Elon Musk Unveils New “Boring” Plan to Fight Traffic

Tesla founder and CEO, Elon Musk, is fed up with traffic, especially that which occurs daily in the greater Los Angeles area.  To combat this regular annoyance and inconvenience, he has hatched a plan, that although far fetched, is far from “Boring”...

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