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How To Go About Stacking Boxes/Crates In The Truck Safely

How To Go About Stacking Boxes/Crates In The Truck Safely When it comes to moving and storage, you are better of safe than sorry. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure that all the boxes and crates going into the truck are stacked the right way. Not only will doing that save on space but also ensure that the boxes are stable during the move so they won’t fall and break your stuff. This guideline will help you to stack crates and boxes the right way in the truck to ensure everything goes smoothly during the […]

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ViaVan: Mercedes-Benz launches Uber competitor in London

ViaVan: Mercedes-Benz launches Uber competitor in London Ride sharing is certainly all the rage these days, and despite some controversy, it seems like a trend that is here to stay.  Most recently, yet another company has decided to throw their hat into the ring by launching their very own version.  Mercedes-Benz debuted their join effort with Via in London Zones 1 and 2 of the city.  Unlike Uber, the ViaVans don’t come directly to you, but usually pick-up locations are just a short walk away.  The cost is extremely affordable with rides to and from Zone 1 roughly $4 for […]

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JumpStart Auto Shop: Changing Oil and Changing Lives

JumpStart Auto Shop: Changing Oil and Changing Lives An innovative concept is being tested in the small town of Appleton, Wisconsin, an idea that has the potential to spread nationwide and change countless lives if it is executed successfully.  The business model is simple, an automotive shop ran entirely by women, for women (primarily).  The shop is called JumpStart Auto Repair and it is the brainchild of both Harbor House Wisconsin and Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services.  Although operating similar to a traditional automotive shop, there is actually a dual purpose behind this women-ran business.  For one, the shop will […]

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How the New Tax Law Affects Auto Transport

How the New Tax Law Affects Auto Transport Recently, as you certainly know by now, the Federal government passed a sweeping new tax overhaul, which consisted of the largest changes made since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. Known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (or TCJA),” it was signed into legislation by President Donald Trump on December 22, 2017. Regardless of how you feel about its merits, it’s important to know how it affects the auto transport industry, as the reality is that this tax reform is here to stay for the foreseeable future.     While it […]

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Shipping Your Watercraft Vehicle

Shipping Your Watercraft Vehicle If you are the owner of a personal watercraft vehicle, surely you understand how important it is to make sure that it’s well-maintained and doesn’t suffer from any unnecessary damage. Watercraft vehicles are expensive, and you want to avoid expensive repairs as much as you can, as well as to ensure that they’re safe for operation. Personal watercraft vehicles also present some unique challenges when transporting them over land, but the following tips will help to guide you if you need to ship your watercraft vehicle: Be Aware of the Height of the Watercraft The first […]

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Security Alarm Systems, Cameras, Security Lighting, New Locks, Fencing

Security Alarm Systems, Cameras, Security Lighting, New Locks, Fencing Security is one of the leading things that you would want to invest in the new home. Without this, you may just have nightmares in the place you have moved into. Having the right security apparatus is an assurance that nothing can happen without your knowledge. You want to be in the know whenever a stranger attempts to enter your gate and of course how to easily contact security personnel near you. To keep your security in check, there are different systems that you need to install into your house before […]

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

EPA announces roll-back of Obama-era fuel emissions standards In a statement made by Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator, this week, the EPA will be rolling back Obama-era fuel efficiency and emissions standards for automobiles.  Said to be another step in President Trump’s regulatory agenda, Pruitt called the standards “inappropriate” and said they “should be revised.”  The proposed change in policy will relax the standards for vehicles manufactured between 2022 and 2025, but no revised standards have yet to be provided.     The current regulations which went into effect just before President Trump took office required automakers to increase the fuel […]

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Moving Forward: 2018 CES & Autonomous Vehicles

Moving Forward: 2018 CES & Autonomous Vehicles At the Consumer Electronics Show (now simply referred to as CES) in January, autonomous vehicles and self-driving technology were once again on full display. As technology continues to be integrated into the cars we drive, vehicles have become a larger part of CES, turning it into one of the more prominent auto shows in the U.S. This article will explore some of the emerging trends in connected cars and autonomous vehicles and explore some of what was learned about the future prospects of self-driving cars at CES. In terms of the advancement and […]

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Cheap Movers In Middletown

Middletown Cheap Moving Services Most people may wonder if it is possible to get good Middletown cheap moving companies. The answer is, “Yes, it’s very possible!”  It’s simple though also a little bit involving process, but all thanks to the internet which has made this process much comfortable and less stressful. The internet is an essential tool in sourcing out information on the best Middletown Delaware cheap movers available. It’s even more resourceful, as you’ll be exposed to the direct client reviews and also at the end of it, you should have a stress free experience. Depending on the kind […]

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Bay Area Problems: U-Haul Now Costs More Than A Moving Company

Bay Area Problems: U-Haul Now Costs More Than A Moving Company The San Francisco Bay Area has a moving problem, but it’s probably not what you think. Despite being at the center of the tech industry and experiencing years of steady growth, the Bay Area now has as many people leaving the region as there are moving in. How does this affect the moving industry? The major change is how much you’ll pay if you need to rent a U-Haul to move out of the Bay Area. According to an article from Redfin, the real estate listing website, the Bay […]

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Moving the American Auto Industry Beyond Gas and Diesel

Moving the American Auto Industry Beyond Gas and Diesel Countries around the world are making significant strides toward a future without gasoline or diesel powered vehicles. The roads will still be busy but with electric and hybrid cars and, in some cases, potentially zero emissions. Like other environmental goals, this has become a global effort with a diverse group of nations promising to cease production of gas or diesel cars within the next several decades. Importantly, participating nations are some of the world’s largest car manufacturers and markets (or both); ten nations account for 95% of the global market share […]

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Legal Paperwork Required When Having Your Car Moved

Legal Paperwork Required When Having Your Car Moved Before taking possession of your car, auto shipping companies will verify that you are the owner. They also confirm that the insurance policy is up to date. For transportation within the US, you should present photo identification, insurance proof, registration, and title. The transporter must also give evidence of insurance coverage for vehicles under their care during transit. About insurance, it needs to be current and should not have expired. Identification documents Photo identification is a legal document needed for auto shipment. The ID confirms that you are the person authorizing the […]

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Insurance Requirements When Having Your Car Moved

Insurance Requirements When Having Your Car Moved An automobile is among the most valuable commodities you can own. Buying one takes time and discipline in saving. We all made sacrifices to buy our cars. Combine this with the convenience it provides; you have every reason to take good care of it. Apart from carrying out auto repairs, you also safeguard your vehicle against damage, theft, and accidents. All these measures are in order. Unfortunately, you could be ignorant of the reality that perhaps your insurance policy does not cover the car while on freight.     In other instances, your […]

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How Long It Will Take To Have Your Car Delivered During The Move

How Long It Will Take To Have Your Car Delivered During The Move After booking your car for delivery, you will be anxious to find out how long the shipper takes to have it delivered. The process involves several issues, and this makes it almost impossible to give a definite answer. However, all is not in vain since auto haulers can predict the approximate date of dispatch. No provider can be 100 percent sure in this industry, but you can work around a range. Nevertheless, with planning, you can speed up the delivery. You need not wait until the moving […]

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How to Prepare Your Car for Auto Transport During A Move

How to Prepare Your Car for Auto Transport During A Move The condition which your vehicle arrives in at the destination depends entirely on how well you have prepared it for shipping, as well as the reliability of the auto mover you hire.  Most cars, transported when moving to a new residence, arrive with some damage. However, you can minimize such risk by preparing your car well for transportation before handing it over to the moving company. Here are a few tips to help you prepare your car for transportation during a move.   Have your car washed Washing your […]

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How Soon Before The Move Should You Have Your Auto Shipped?

How Soon Before The Move Should You Have Your Auto Shipped? Thinking about moving your property and car in one go can leave you stressed out especially if you are making a long distance move. One sure way to get out of the confusion is to hire a trusted dealer in automobiles such as A1 Auto Transport. However, one thing that is hard to establish is the opportune time for you to hire an auto transport company when preparing for a move.     The following factors determine the time it will take for your vehicle to reach your destination. […]

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How Soon Should You Hire a Professional Auto Moving Service

How Soon Should You Hire a Professional Auto Moving Service Hiring a professional moving service has remained a source of solace for a large number of movers all over the world. However, making the right decision regarding the moving company that will work for you can be a daunting task especially considering the influx in the number of auto movers in the industry. Another challenge that you are likely to face is the decision of how soon you should hire a professional auto moving service. The timeframe of engaging the services of a trusted moving company depends on several factors. […]

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How Much It Costs To Ship A Motorcycle

How Much It Costs To Ship A Motorcycle How much does it cost to ship a motorcycle? –is a question that every person wishing to buy or move a motorcycle asks. If you want to ship your motorcycle, it is natural that you will want to get the shipping company that offers you the best rate. Perhaps you are moving to your new home and you do not wish to stack your motorcycle with other luggage in the truck. Most people look for reliable companies such as A1 Auto Transport with whom you are sure that your motorcycle will reach […]

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How Much it Will Cost to Have Your Car Transported For You During The Move

How Much it Will Cost to Have Your Car Transported For You During The Move It is stressful to move from one home to another. Nevertheless, there are times when hiring moving professionals  is not a choice. Apart from the challenge that comes with packing your belongings in readiness for a move, transporting your car to your destination is yet another daunting task that you will have to deal with. However, hiring a reputable moving company to help can relieve the stress of the entire process. Perhaps you are wondering what it will cost to have your car transported to […]

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Signs Of A Professional Auto Moving Service Scam

Signs Of A Professional Auto Moving Service Scam It is true that fraudsters masquerade as legit outfits with well-chosen words to get you to do their bidding. They are the masters of deception who infiltrate every single industry and the moving business is not exempt. When it comes to finding an authentic moving company, you have to adopt that age-old adage; ‘trust but verify’.     Following are the ‘red flags’ to look out for: Physical address and an office A company that is legitimately in business will have a detailed address, which includes a physical address. Use these details […]

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Signs That You Are Not Dealing With A Professional Auto Moving Company

Signs That You Are Not Dealing With A Professional Auto Moving Company Professionalism requires that things are done the way they should, with expertise and transparency. A professional will know how to do things effectively and have the confidence to execute them. An auto moving company will show its professionalism in the way they handle their work. You will need to hear what other people are saying regarding a mover. Do your research, check with friends and ask questions. Do not enter into a contract until you are confident that the person you are dealing with is qualified to offer […]

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Questions To Ask A Professional Auto Moving Service Before Hiring Them

Questions To Ask A Professional Auto Moving Service Before Hiring Them You don’t want to sit and assume the moving company you chose is the best there is in the industry. No, you must interrogate them to make sure they are the real deal. Do not shy away from asking them the real tough questions. In fact, if you spare your service provider from this, you may end up paying a very high price.     Here are a few leading questions you should ask the mover. How long have you been in business? Working with a newbie should not […]

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How To Find A Professional Auto Moving Service

How To Find A Professional Auto Moving Service Looking for a company that fits the quality of service you want is as important as doing the actual move. The person you sign a contract with, can either mess you up or make it easy for you. That is why searching for the right moving company will take you time and energy before you land on that specific one. Do not be in a hurry, listen to people but be the judge, you don’t want to do what your friend tells you and then be full of regret when an issue […]

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Why You Should Get A Professional Auto Moving Service

Why You Should Get A Professional Auto Moving Service You’ve gone to a good school and acquired relevant skills. You know what you do very well because you are trained and have the right experience. Yes, you are on top of the game. Same applies to a professional auto moving service provider. They know it all, and are therefore best suited to oversee your relocation. Professional movers have the skill and shipping experience to do a great job.     Hire their services today and enjoy the experience. A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. can help you move your household goods nationwide. […]

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How To Ship A Luxury Vehicle

How To Ship A Luxury Vehicle Moving involves a lot of preparations and details that need to be attended to. Shipping a luxury vehicle may be somewhat daunting since it involves a lot of paperwork. It is also important to ensure that the vehicle will be secure and protected from any harm during the long distance move. When you hire the moving services of experienced and reputable companies such as A1 Auto Transport, you are assured that your luxury vehicle will be shipped safely and arrive at the destination in good condition. Preparing your car for transportation When shipping a […]

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