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The Beginning of the End of the Traditional Engine: Volvo Goes Full Electric

Volvo made waves across the auto making industry by announcing that as of 2019, they will no longer produce vehicles with an internal combustion engine.  If all goes as planned, this will make the Sweden-based company the first traditional car-maker to go fully electric.  This huge shift in production is thought to be due in large part by the 2010 acquisition of Volvo by the Chinese car company, Geely.  China has been notorious for being swift to promote electric vehicles, and currently, over half of the world’s electric cars are bought and driven in China.  The country is the world’s […]

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Transportation Industry Hit by Massive Cyber Attack

Ever since the birth and evolution of the internet, countless industries have suffered attacks at the hands of hackers, but up until recently the transportation industry has managed to remain relatively unscathed.  Back in 2014 however, fear of cyber attacks increased and officially entered the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report and this year, it jumped up to sixth on the list.  Whether it be the increase in the use of information technology (IT) in logistics or simply the universal raised awareness of how important transportation actually is to our global economy (approximately 90% of world trade is moved by […]

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Tony Stewart Returns to Iowa to Race This Saturday

Exciting news shared Thursday morning from the Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook page announced that the legendary NASCAR three-time Sprint Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, will be racing this Saturday night, July 8th, in the 360 class.  Stewart has become a household name for NASCAR fans since joining the circuit in 1999.  He only just now retired in November of last year, but not before winning championships in 2002, 2005, and 2011.  Of course, retirement will not slow this lifelong racer down, and this race is especially monumental.  The last time Stewart raced a sprint car in Iowa was back in 2013 […]

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Shipping an Exotic Car across the Country

Shipping an Exotic Car across the Country To ship an exotic car across the country it could cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. It all depends on certain details involving your transport. How you would like the vehicle transported through the professionals and the current cost of fuel are just some of these determining factors. Luckily, all luxury car transport services are set at reasonable rates so that they appeal to nearly anyone interested in shipping their exotic car across the U.S. A lot of individuals, dealerships and manufacturers use these services on a […]

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International Exotic Auto Transport

International Exotic Auto Transportation Whenever you need to ship an exotic car overseas, you must hire professionals with experience in the transport of such valuable vehicles. Shipping an exotic car such a long distance takes careful attention to detail and the proper transport equipment. This is only available to you through a reliable shipping company such as A1 Auto Transport. When you ship an exotic car off to another nation, it must meet the stipulations listed in that particular country’s import policy. Export and import laws are often strict and you must comply with them to have your vehicle delivered […]

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The Beginning of the End of the Traditional Engine: Volvo Goes Full Electric

Volvo made waves across the auto making industry by announcing that as of 2019, they will no longer produce vehicles with an internal combustion engine.  If all goes as planned, this will make the Sweden-based company the first traditional car-maker to go fully electric.  This huge shift in production is thought be due in large part by the 2010 acquisition of Volvo by the Chinese car company, Geely.  China has been notorious for being swift to promote electric vehicles, and currently over half of the world’s electric cars are bought and driven in China.  The country is the world’s second […]

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Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University If you’re headed to Provo, Utah to attend Brigham Young University, contact A1 Auto Transport for car shipping services. Not only can we ship your car but other household goods too. For over three decades, we’ve given students low rate shipping services they find easy to take advantage of. Call us now at (800)452-2880 for your no obligatory quote. The process of transporting a car is one that should only be left to the professionals. Not only will the car be protected from road damage and added mileage, but we’ll cover the entire value of the vehicle […]

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Cheapest Way to Ship an Exotic Car

What Is the Cheapest Way to Ship an Exotic Car Anyone with the need to ship an exotic car is going to dread that it isn’t in their best interest. If you hire a dependable and reputable international transport company, it’s safe and affordable to ship any kind of car anywhere in the United States or overseas. Car shipping services are affordably priced and easy on the pocketbook when you go through a reliable and well-known transporter.     Subsequent to finding the right transport company to trust with your exotic car’s delivery, you must decide on the best shipping […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Ship an Exotic Automobile?

Cost of Shipping an Exotic Car The act of shipping an exotic automobile through professionals is often taken advantage of by dealerships, manufacturers and individuals relocating. It’s the safest and most affordable way to ship a car across state lines or even overseas. Exotic car shipping services are actually cost effective in comparison to any of your alternative options. In fact, it’s even cheaper than driving your vehicle to its destination when it must travel across state lines or across the country.     When you ship your exotic vehicle through longstanding auto transporters like A1 Auto Transport, you can […]

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Best Exotic Car Transportation to Hawaii

Exotic Car Transportation to Hawaii Anytime a customer wants to ship an exotic car especially overseas, it is highly recommended that they use an enclosed transport method. Enclosed transport methods are highly recommended to any customer that must ship a car to Hawaii, since it offers protection from weather and rough waters. The thick metal walls shelter the car from any outside elements.     If you choose to ship your exotic car to Hawaii through open air shipping methods, empty out the vehicle of any possessions. Prior to the transport day, all items must be removed and shipped by […]

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Best Exotic Car Shipping Rates

Exotic Car Shipping Rates The rates for shipping services cannot be determined until the owner of the exotic car needing to be shipped calls in and provides some details to the transport company. It is recommended that anyone searching the Internet for reliable exotic car shipping services gathers the phone numbers of at least a few potential transporters. After some Internet research, contact a few of the most reliable car shipping companies you can find. Gather quotes and compare the services offered.     To find out how much you’ll have to pay to ship your exotic car, you’ll need […]

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Best Enclosed Exotic Car Shipping Services

Enclosed Exotic Car Shipping Relocating can be a stressful event in so many ways especially financially. By hiring an experienced transport company for exotic car shipping services, you can guarantee the safe and affordable delivery of your vehicle. After finding the right transporter to go through for shipping services, start preparing your exotic vehicle for its transport. Remember that your car isn’t the only one out for transport. The driver might have to make several stops before they arrive at your location. Make sure you follow any time restraints if you wish to have the car safely delivered. Most transport […]

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Best Door to Door Exotic Car Transport Services

Door to Door Exotic Auto Transport Finding a shipping company for an exotic car’s delivery is easy. However, you never want to purchase such services from an unreliable transporter. Make sure you do research before hiring just anyone for the job. An experienced transport company will offer a wide range of services to those needing their exotic car delivered, including door to door transport. Door to door delivery methods are a favored service often offered through auto transport companies with experience in the delivery process of all types of vehicles. Door to door services will add convenience and lessen the […]

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself – The Dangers of Texting and Driving

We’ve all been guilty of it. Yet until you’ve been handed a lofty ticket from a cop who spotted you absentmindedly pecking away on your smartphone, or god forbid got in an accident, you may want to check yourself. It takes a lot of discipline in the smartphone centric culture we live in to turn off that phone once you start that ignition. If talking on the phone while driving is dangerous, then texting while driving is lethal. Sure we all enjoy that instant gratification of seeing a new text or Facebook message pop up, but it’s best not to […]

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State of Logistics Report

Earlier this week, the 28th Annual “State of Logistics Report” was released by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) during a press conference in Washington D.C.  Since 1988, this report has been the benchmark and set the standard for recording and distributing all information and costs associated with moving freight through the U.S. supply chain.  This year, the CSCMP collaborated with A.T. Kearney, a global strategic management consulting firm, to create the report which, as in prior years, was presented by Penske Logistics.  Although not widely publicized considering the information only pertains to a very specific demographic, this […]

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Overseas Car Shipping Best Practices & Tips

The first thing you should know about shipping a vehicle to another country is that it will likely cost mor than shipping a car anywhere in the continental U.S. Shipping a car from California to New York could easily cost $2,000 and that’s often the starting cost for shipping to another country. Since distance is such an important factor in the car shipping industry, this probably isn’t all that surprising. Overseas Transport Process & Options The vast majority of international auto shipping occurs on boats and ships that have regular delivery routes between the countries involved. While there is another […]

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“Uber” for Kids?

The newest breakthrough in the popular ride-sharing trend was designed by working parents with the intention of marketing it as a service for children, or rather as a convenience for their parents.  Operating similarly to popular ride-share technology companies like Uber and Lyft, these niche app-based services are popping up all over the United States.  HopSkipDrive is one of the most prominent companies so far and is currently operating in Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Bay Area.  The company’s website boasts a 15-point certification process, that includes background checks, care-giving experience verification, vehicle inspection, and an in-person meeting and […]

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24 hours of Les Mans

The 85th 24 hours of Les Mans takes place this weekend in France at the Circuit de la Sarthe.  Although not quite as well known stateside as other popular car races, this event has been happening near the town of Les Mans since 1923.  It is a 24-hour sports car endurance race, and it is boldly considered one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world.  Often called the “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency,” the 24 hours of Les Mans makes up one leg of the Triple Crown of Motorsports, keeping company with the Indianapolis 500 and the […]

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Mexican Auto Transport Scandal

The auto transport industry made headlines this week, but unfortunately, it was not portrayed in the most positive light.  Seven companies operating in Mexico have been fined a total of $32 million due to allegations of a collusion between 2009 and 2015.  The Federal Economic Competition Commission (FECC) determined that the companies in question drafted business agreements that unfairly assigned transport routes to specific shippers.  These routes span the course of five different Mexico ports, as well as covering seven countries all across the globe.  By creating these corrupt agreements, the companies effectively reduced competition and were able to unjustly […]

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HOT CARS in the Summer

Just this past week, nonpartisan legislation was brought before Congress that has the potential to save hundreds of innocent lives.  Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats, or the HOT CARS act of 2017, requires car manufacturers to implement technology that would alert drivers of a child left in the car once the car is shut off and before the caregiver exits the vehicle.  Pediatric heat stroke due to a child being left in a car unintentionally is a common occurrence and is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle-related fatalities.  In fact, heat stroke in cars has been […]

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Trouble in Uber Paradise?

Unless you have been living under a rock the past five years, you have surely heard of the revolution in ride share transportation made popular by companies such as Uber and Lyft.  Although the principal goal of these app-based services is transportation, the companies are still categorized as technology.  This allows them to reap the benefits of often extravagant valuations, while at the same time avoiding the regulatory burdens imposed on transportation.   Unfortunately for Uber, and other similar companies, all of this may be about to change.  What begins as a lawsuit against Uber Spain in Barcelona during which a […]

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Get Ready for America’s Cup!

Get Ready for America’s Cup! Proudly holding the rank as the oldest international sporting trophy, the America’s Cup is awarded to the winner of an international yacht racing competition.  Although not as heavily publicized as the Super Bowl, the prestige and history of America’s Cup is unparalleled in the boating world and beyond.  It is not just an event for the world’s top sailors and yacht designers, but also draws major sponsors, as well as affluent entrepreneurs.  It is a test of sailing skills, boat design, in addition to a conglomerate effort of fund-raising and management.  Excitement abounds as we […]

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Update On The Electric Car Industry: ChargePoint

Creating a greener planet means more than embracing solar panels and building eco-friendly cars. It also means creating an infrastructure to support the green technology. That’s what ChargePoint is striving to achieve. The company designs and builds charging stations across the country and unveiled a new system in September to make it easier for electric vehicle drivers to charge their cars. Called Waitlist, the free system allows drivers to make an appointment via smart phones to charge their cars at a public station. Alternatively, drivers can tap a card on the station to reserve spot. While it seems silly to […]

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Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and the three day weekend is often filled with barbecues, swimming, camping, and adult beverages with your nearest and dearest.  Although a wonderful excuse to celebrate with friends and family, it’s important to remember the true meaning of this all-American holiday.  This special day should first and foremost serve as an important reminder to honor all who fought and died to preserve our freedom in the United States. A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-452-2880 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship […]

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Ship Car Tomorrow – URGENT Shipping Services

Ship My Car Tomorrow! Are you taking a quick, yet unexpected, trip out of town and asking, how can I ship my car tomorrow? If so, you will be happy to know that expedited car shipping services are available and it’s simple to get your car booked within two days for car transport services nationwide. Whether you have a domestic or foreign built car, SUV, van, motorcycle, boat or other vehicle, when you need fast car shipping services, there are several options to choose from for your convenience. When you are in a rush to move your car to a […]

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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, I've been an avid writer since childhood and love writing about anything from automobiles or motorcycles to surfing. I was born and raised in beautiful Santa…
 

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