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“Mom, why do I need to sit next to the woman with the chicken?” This quote, from when my family took a mission’s trip to Nicaragua, shows some of the pain behind taking public transportation in a developing country. The goal of our mission's trip was to help repair a local school, along with talking with local residents about how we could help their community. However, throughout the trip, we continually hit a roadblock: public transportation. Whether it be dangerous drivers, wrong turns, or even local residents with farm animals, the public transportation largely impacted the efficiency of the group.

 Spending two, three, or sometimes even four hours a day driving reduced our ability to to complete everything we hoped to do while there. However, if we were able to use our own vehicle, and have a trusted driver get us to where we needed to be, we could have cut transportation costs and time in half. Having more money and time, if we would have used our own vehicle, we could have given the extra resources back to the community. One of our group members even had a vehicle large enough to fit the entire group, but we thought that there was no way for us to get their vehicle to Nicaragua. If we would have known that A-1 Auto Transport could have helped us ship a vehicle overseas, we would have been able to save time and money, which could have been reinvested into the local community.

 The international vehicle shipping services that A-1 Auto Transport provides could have helped more than just my mission’s trip group give back. In the summer of 2011, my aunt and uncle were returning home from a long-term mission’s trip in Niger when they announced that they were adopting a girl named Nadia. Nadia’s biological uncle, who is a businessman in Niger, had been trying to improve his hometown ever since he got his first job. Whether it be helping build houses or wells, he has put a lot of time, money, and energy into improving his community. One of the most expensive and complex ways he helps out is by providing local residents with vehicles. Without transportation, community members need to walk for hours in order to get to markets or even to work.

 By helping these residents get transportation, Nadia’s uncle is improving his community. However, one of the hardest parts of getting vehicles to these residents is transporting them from outside nations. In the past, he has tried to get them from European nations, but it has not worked as well as he had hoped. The vehicles have come damaged, late, or even not at all. Therefore, Nadia’s uncle has now looked at the prospect of buying vehicles in America and having them shipped to Africa. If done, he hopes to lower his cost while ensuring that the car actually gets to him. Therefore, if he were to use A-1 Auto Transport, which transports vehicles internationally while insuring them, Nadia’s uncle could lower his cost while also guaranteeing that the vehicles will get to him. Reducing the cost, and ensuring that the vehicles will get to him, A-1 Auto Transport gives him more resources to buy and ship even more vehicles, thereby creating a bigger difference.

 Overall, by making it easy to ship and transport vehicles internationally, A-1 Auto Transport could help Nadia’s uncle buy and ship more vehicles with the time and money he would save, thereby increasing the positive impact he is able to have on his community. Shipping vehicles internationally, which is no small task, is made possible through A-1 Auto Transport. Shipping worldwide, A-1 Auto Transport utilizes Ro/Ro’s, container, and air freight shipping in order to deliver vehicles to any destination. However, when moving overseas, one of the biggest problems is the cost of moving. Many of these costs, such as shipping personal belongings, plane tickets, and money conversion can all vary, sometimes even hourly. However, A-1 Auto Transport does a great job of laying out the prices of international shipping, and they even have a price quote calculator on their website. Not only does A-1 Auto Transport help you find a quote in minutes, but they also allow you to set up your shipping date well in advance.

 It can be extremely stressful moving overseas, but being allowed to schedule your shipping date months in advance can help reduce that stress. Finally, A-1 Auto Transport takes full responsibility if anything were to happen to your vehicle while in their possession. Not only does A-1 Auto Transport insure their own vehicles, which with other companies can fall onto the customers, they also insure your car while they are transporting it. In the end, moving can be stressful, especially overseas, but A-1 Auto Transport helps reduce that stress by giving you a quote within minutes, allowing you to schedule your shipping date months in advance, and fully insuring both vehicles when shipping. In conclusion, A-1 Auto Transport gives people the ability to give back with their additional time and money by taking care of their international vehicle transport needs.

 To start, A-1 Auto Transport could have helped my mission’s trip group give back with the extra time and money we would have saved by shipping a vehicle to Nicaragua instead of using public transportation. Furthermore, if Nadia’s uncle were to use A-1 Auto Transport, he would have more money and time to buy and ship more vehicles, mostly due to the decreased cost of shipping from America and the 100% insurance he has while they are being shipped. These two ways, which are based off of personal anecdotes from my life, are representative of a variety of ways that A-1 Auto Transport can help people make a difference internationally; whether it be missionaries, community activists, or even just people trying to make a difference. By making international transport of vehicles an easy, manageable task, A-1 Auto Transport reduces the stress felt by those who are trying to make a difference within communities across the globe.

Submitted by Noah Schaber on 09/03/2020

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