Friday, December 28, 2012

Save Time Online for Car Shipping Services

Online Auto Transport 
Save time by booking your order online with a company that offers online forms. If your in a hurry to ship cars and don’t wont to waste time on the phone, then make sure to work with a auto transport company that offers online quote’s, forms, and a open line of communication. Simple little things like this can save time and money when shopping for a car shipper.

Finding Dependable Auto Shippers
Most companies today offer online service’s that where not avaible years ago. Over the years the auto transport industry has incorporated new technologies to track, organize, and process orders as they come in from the internet. The use of technology is a good indicator of the quality of service the company may offer. In today’s society, it is important that companies stay up to date despite the industry they are in.

Make sure when looking for a car transport company to work with, they explain to you how the process works and how the car carriers will load/offload your vehicle. 

For more information on vehicle shipping services, call N-Motion Auto Transport today!


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Preparing for Auto Transport

Transporting a vehicle for your first time can be very easy if you follow a few rules. Many people think packing the vehicle with as many items as possible will not effect the transport of the vehicle. This is not true. All U.S. car carriers are required by law not to exceed a certain weight amount depending on the type of trailer. Carriers are required to weight in at random weight stations by the D.O.T to enforce this law. If by chance your vehicle is loaded on a trailer with un-necessary items and the driver is shut down because of the extra weight the transit time will be increased due to the driver being shut down until the extra weight is unloaded.

To ensure that this does not happen to you, let’s go over a few helpful hints for preparing your vehicle for transport. First, make sure your vehicle is clean before loading it onto the car carrier. Having the vehicle clean before loading will ensure that the driver will be able to do a detailed vehicle condition report know as bill of lading “B.O.L”. Second, make sure there are no items in the car and if you have to put some items in the vehicle make sure they are in the trunk weighing less than 100 pounds.  This will protect your personal property from theft and D.O.T. weight limits. Finally, make sure the driver hands you a copy of the B.O.L for your records. A B.O.L is one of the most important documents you would need in the event of an accident or damage to the vehicle.

If these steps are followed correctly you can count on a quick and safe auto transport. Shipping cars and be difficult, that’s why having all the information you need at hand can make your vehicle transportation seem like a walk in the park.

For more information the shipping process, call N-Motion Auto Transport today!


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Importance of Online Transport Reviews

Online reviews are free and are very important in selecting a transport company. If you are moving cities, switching jobs, or just going on vacation, online reviews of reliable auto transport companies can save you time and money. There are so many company’s out there offering transportation services one should do their homework before booking with one company. The reviews are your opportunities to get an inside look at the service provided by all the different companies out there.

There are three main issues to look for when reading online reviews. First, look for reviews that talk about the auto shipping rates that the companies have offered. These rates can help you understand how your vehicle will be protected and the type of service that will be provided. Low rates can turn into problems with transit times, insurance coverage, and quality of service you could encounter. Higher rates can be seen as faster transit time, higher insurance coverage, and greater customer service. Second, when reading online look for information about problems other people have encountered with shipping cars. This can help you identify red flags when speaking with agent and help narrow down your options. Problems that other people have encountered can help you understand some of the issues that may come about when you transport vehicles. Third, online reviews are a great source of being able to see if this company is just a fly by type or one that’s here to stay. You want to make sure that the company you use is one with experience and one that you can rely on if you have any concerns. 

For more shipping information, call N-Motion Auto Transport today!


Friday, December 21, 2012

Importance of Car Shipping Bill of Ladings

If you are shipping cars locally, internationally, or importing and exporting goods overseas, bill of ladings are a must to have. Both freight transportation and auto transport use bill of ladings (B.O.L.) to show proof of responsibility for the goods in transit. Two B.O.L’s should be provided by the transport company; one at pick up and one at delivery. It is very important to look at the bill of lading at delivery to make sure there is no added damage to your load. This is to protect you from theft, damage, and mistakes that can happen to goods during transit.

In the car transporting industry a bill of lading is a must for the car to be loaded and unloaded. When shipping a vehicle the driver will walk around the car to note the condition of the vehicle in case of damage and to protect you from false leads by the seller. Once the vehicle is loaded and arrives to the buyer, another walk around is done to release responsibility of the vehicle and for you to sign off that the car is in the same condition from when it was picked up.

On the freight side of transportation, the bill of lading may take different forms depending on the goods and method of transport. When shipping overseas, using a freight forwarder can help ensure the correct documents are in order. Make sure when shipping auto or freight that you get a B.O.L to show who has been responsible for the goods.

For more information on B.O.L’s and auto shipping services, call N-Motion Auto Transport.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Change in the Auto Shipping Industry

E-Commerce in the Auto Transport Industry
Over the last few years, the auto transport industry has seen an increase in e-commerce. E-commerce roughly means conducting business over the internet for products of all types from all over the world. In the world of logistics, e-commerce has changed the way people buy and sell directly to consumers over national boundaries by cutting out the retail channel. Manufactures can benefit more today from e-commerce than in the past by selling their products straight to retail stores. Consumers can also benefit more from these channels by saving more money on goods that would normally sell for more in the local retail outlet. Companies like have used e-commerce to operate in a new technological world by shipping goods directly to the consumer with a wide range of products to choose from.

Auto Shipping Industry
In the auto industry e-commerce has increased online sales of automobiles. People from overseas or in different states are able to look at vehicles for sell and make a purchase without ever seeing the car in person. This form of business has increased the benefits for both dealers and consumers. Vehicle transport companies have also benefited from the increased e-commerce move. Since vehicles are purchased online, the need for car transport services has increased dramatically.

Car Shipping Industry
Over all, e-commerce is changing the way we do business and saving money for everyone at the same time. Next time you’re online looking to purchase goods, remember you’re engaging in e-commerce which can change your view of how goods are now bought and sold.

For more information on car hauling services, call N-Motion Auto Transport today.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Car Transport Companies

Today, more then ever, it is important to make sure your vehicle is being transported by a reliable company. As the economy worsens day by day, many companies are failing to maintain proper insurance. Insurance and the ability to pay the drivers are very important aspects of the auto transport industry. These issues can affect the quality of service you are provided by how the carriers view the company that you book your transportation with.

Car Shipping from New York to California
Let’s say you’re moving from New York to San Diego and your vehicle is a Mercedes-Benz CL 55. When you are talking to different companies about price and transit time, be sure to ask how much insurance they have as an umbrella policy in the event something happens during transit. As many companies are feeling the economic hard times insurance and other monthly payments are not being maintained which could put your vehicle at risk. With the above example of the Mercedes-Benz CL55, car haulers would need at least $150,000.00 in coverage depending on how many cars the trailer can hold. This way a reliable company can make sure your vehicle is covered if something where to happen and if the car carriers insurance is voided due to missed payments.

Car Transport Insurance
To re-cap the importance of a sound company, let’s go through a check list. First, make sure the vehicle transport company uses a car carrier with proper insurance and has an umbrella policy themselves. Second, check to see how long the company you are talking to has been in business and if the have good reviews.  Good relations with auto carriers can make all the difference in your auto shipping rates, transit time, and quality of service.

For more information on vehicle shipping solutions, call N-Motion Auto Transport today!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Automated Export System (AES)

AES and the Car Shipping Industry
Everyone knows how time consuming it is to organize all the paperwork that is required by law to import or export goods. In an attempt to speed this process up and make exporting more efficient, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Census Bureau created “AES”. Automated Export System helps exporters file and organize information over the internet at no cost. This is the government’s way to increase U.S. exports and increase the benefits of exporting.  According to Masaaki Kotabe and Kristiaan Helsen, “it was designed to improve trade statistics, reduce duplicate reporting to multiple agencies, improve customer service, and to ensure compliance with enforcement of laws relating to exporting”. This system is a national system that is used by all U.S. ports and all means of transportation. Kotabe and Kristiaan note that, “This internet-based system will allow exporters, freight forwarders, and consolidators to file shippers export declaration information in an automated, cost-free way”.

How AES Benefits Auto Shipping
A system like this can have many benefits to consumers and auto shippers from all areas when exporting goods. The reduced cost of organizing information can translate to a reduced cost in services charged by the different types of export services. The reduced cost can translate into increased profits and increased interest in exporting without having to worry how to get all the information to the correct people in time of the export. Since this service has been enabled in late 1999, exporting has become less stressful and less confusing. For more information on this system please refer to the internet for help.

For more information on car shipping companies and services, call the professionals at N-Motion Auto Transport.


1 & 2) “Global Marketing Management/ export and import management”, fourth edition 2008, Masaaki Kotabe and Kristiaan Helsen.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Understanding Car Shipping B.O.L.’s

If you are shipping cars locally, internationally, or importing and exporting goods overseas, bill of ladings are a must to have. Both freight transportation and auto transport use bill of ladings (B.O.L.) to show proof of responsibility for the goods in transit. Two B.O.L’s should be provided by the transport company; one at pick and one at delivery. It is very important to look at the bill of lading at delivery to make sure there is no added damage to your load. This is to protect you from theft, damage, and mistakes that can happen to goods during transit.

In the auto transport industry a bill of lading is a must for the car to be loaded and unloaded. When shipping a vehicle the driver will walk around the car to note the condition of the vehicle in case of damage and to protect you from false leads by the seller. Once the vehicle is loaded and arrives to the buyer, another walk around is done to release responsibility of the vehicle and for you to sign off that the car is in the same condition from when it was picked up.

On the freight side of transportation the bill of lading may take different forms depending on the goods and method of transport. When shipping overseas using a freight forwarder can help ensure the correct documents are in order. Make sure when shipping auto or freight that you get a B.O.L to show who has been responsible for the goods.

For more information on auto shipping services, call N-Motion Auto Transport today!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Oldest Surviving Production Ford in the World Finally Comes Home to Mr. William Ford

Vehicles tend to increase in value when they exceed a normal human’s lifespan – they become what we call a collector car.  The problem with newer cars is that the second you drive that thing off of the dealership lot it depreciates in value.  Bill Ford, Henry Ford’s great-grandson, purchased this 1903 Ford Model A last October for a whopping $264,000.00 at an auction.  He is only the 6th owner of this vehicle (one of the 1st three ever built & the oldest surviving production car by Ford.) 

Collector Car Shipping
The first owner of this Model A was Herbert McNary.  He paid only $850.00 for the car over half a century ago and took extreme care of it, as you can see.  Herbert might have never seen it coming but his mediocre amount of money kept the Ford Motor Co. from falling over the edge of bankruptcy. 

Back in 1903, the Ford Motor Co. had as little as $225.00 sitting in their bank account which was nowhere near what the impending payroll was.  McNary put down a deposit of $170.00 on the vehicle and another $300.00 deposit from the Indiana Motor Co. for another Model A.  The $850.00 was a full-price payment from a Dr. E Pfenning for his car.  This value totaling to $1320.00 is what kept Henry Ford’s dream alive and before he knew it, 1700 Model A’s we assembled in his Detroit Plant.

Mr. McNary’s family sold the Model A to a collector for $400.00 and the new owner just couldn’t wait to get it restored.  He then re-sold the car to a Swiss Ford dealer some years later.  The collectible sat in Germany’s Ford of Europe’s Cologne until 2001.  Before the vehicle was able to reach the auction block, this Model A was a part of the John O’Quinn collection, before he passed away.  It then received a minor restoration by Terry Deters Restorations following the auction.

Antique Vehicle Shipping
Now, this is just one of the many types of vehicles that deserve only the best modes of transportation and it would most definitely go on an enclosed transport carrier.  The car shipping process would be as careful as if you were sending grandma off to the airport. 

For more information on auto shipping and enclosed shipping services, call N-Motion Auto Transport today.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Motorcycle Transportation Services

N-Motion Auto Transport is a full service transportation provider and while we excel in shipping vehicles across the nation, we also excel at transporting motorcycles as well.  These are not just toys but are prized possessions that need just as much attention as vehicles do, if not more.  N-Motion Auto Transport hauls motorcycles in enclosed trailers to ensure the safety of the bikes.  We work with highly skilled professional drivers that have years of experience securing and transporting motorcycles and ATVs.  Drivers must provide current documentation on their auto carriers and must maintain ample insurance to cover the full value of each vehicle that is being transported.

Motorcycle Transport
Motorcycle Shipping | Motorcycle Transport Questions always linger as to how choppers, ATVs and golf carts will be shipped and what type of rig will be used to get the job done correctly.  As previously stated, enclosed carriers are used so as to not expose the units to outside debris and elements.  Our enclosed carriers range from 1 vehicle trailers to 6-8 vehicle carriers and while your motorcycle will be most likely be transported with other customers cars or bikes, N-Motion Auto Transport assures you that all units will be properly secured and will not rub or scratch up against each other. 

Motorcycle Shipping Companies
N-Motion Auto Transport prefers to use hard side enclosed carriers because they do not allow dust or dirt to enter into the trailer, unlike soft-side trailers do.  We wouldn't want you to have to detail your new bike or ATV when you receive it because it was already detailed by the manufacture or retail supplier.

For all information regarding motorcycle shipping, ATVshipping &/or golf cart shipping, call N-Motion Auto Transport today.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

RV Transport Services

Transporting a car is quite different than transport a RV across the nation.  There are many different things to take into consideration when doing such a task.  Trusting a professional auto shipping company like N-Motion Auto Transport to move a larger vehicle like an RV is always the best route to take.  Customers that are moving have far too much to worry about and need some type of breather in the process.  Focus on the new life you are trying to build in that new home with your family and leave the transporting to the pro’s.

RV Transport
N-Motion Auto Transport is a licensed and bonded car shipping company.  They have RV transport solutions for just about any size and shape RV on the market today.   We understand that these caliber vehicles require special techniques and handling for loading/unloading.  The experienced and highly trained professional drivers used by N-Motion Auto Transport have specialized equipment that is specifically manufactured to move that RV from point A to B. 

Get Free RV Transport Quotes
Receiving free auto shipping rates is rather simple.  You can either call N-Motion Auto Transport at 1.855.407.4160 or click here to receive a quote.  We take into account all of the necessary criteria based on the information provided by you, the customer, and get you a well-informed quote.  You will never be in the dark about any of the process with N-Motion Auto Transport.  We walk you through everything so that you know what you are getting yourself into and a well-informed customer makes educated decisions in the future.  Our wonderful team is available 24/7 in the event you have any questions or concerns about the RV transport.

For more information on shipping a RV, call N-Motion Auto Transport today.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Auto Shipping a SUV

N-Motion Auto Transport’s professional staff has years of experience in the automotive industry.  They are more than able to cater to each customer’s needs, whether it is a specific time frame or just an over-sized or odd vehicle.  Shipping an SUV is a very common thing to do, especially when it needs to travel long distances in a timely fashion.  SUV’s are larger vehicles with more weight than average cars on the road, but N-Motion Auto Transport takes all of the details into account to ensure you that you are getting the right type of car carriers for the job.

SUV Auto Transport
A majority of auto shipping carriers max out at 10 vehicles per load and some carry as few as 2 vehicles per load.  Just because there might be 10 vehicles that are needing to be transported doesn’t necessarily mean that they can all go on the same trailer.  The trucks are restricted by length, height and weight of the total load.  So, if the vehicles are longer or heavier than average then odds are that there won’t be 12 vehicles on that load.  Drivers to their best to maximize the load because each spot is a dollar amount so he doesn’t want to lose anything when it might be possible to fit another vehicle on the trailer.  As to make sure that your vehicle makes it on the truck, be sure to remove all household goods and anything extra that might cause the SUV to be heavier.

Insurance for SUV Auto Shipping
SUVs typically are hauled on what is called an open transport trailer.  I’m sure you have seen those big 18 wheelers on the road that have all of the cars on the back…that is an open transport.  N-Motion Auto Transport does their due diligence and only uses highly rated, fully insured carriers that are in good standing with the Department of Transportation. 

For more information on car shipping and auto transport services, call N-Motion Auto Transport.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Auto Shipping your Ferrari

Ferrari's are some of the most luxurious exotic vehicles in the world and they deserve the utmost care when being transported from point A to point B.  N-Motion Auto Transport takes the time to find the perfect customer carrier to carefully get that Ferrari to where it needs to go.

Transport Your Ferrari in an Enclosed Auto Transport
To ensure the Ferrari's absolute safety from wind-blown debris and environmental factors, enclosed auto transport is best form of shipping for these caliber vehicles.  Ferrari's are precious commodities and their caretakers know just that.  N-Motion Auto Transport isn't just one of the best auto transport companies in the nation for no reason.   The time and care put into each enclosed transport reflects upon the company’s solid reputation. 

Hard-Side Transporters Are a Must for Ferrari's
N-Motion Auto Transport can get your car transporters with various different types of trailers, including but not limited to, open auto carriers and enclosed carriers.  Enclosed auto transport trucks can be either hard-side or soft-side trailers. 
  • Hard-side carriers are just that, hard-sided for maximum protection.  These specific carriers utilize lift gates for low ground clearance vehicles, such as a Ferrari.  This option doesn't subject the vehicle to any type of wear and tear during the loading/unloading process.
  • Soft-side carriers feature canvas exterior covering which can allow for dust to enter the cargo area.  These carriers use special ramps to load the vehicles and are not very ideal for low ground clearance vehicles.

N-Motion Auto Transport strongly advises to go with the hard-side transporters to assure your beautiful Ferrari gets to point B in pristine condition.  The lift gates and full enclosure give you the absolute protection while on the long road ahead.

For more information on an enclosed transport, click for a quote or call N-Motion Auto Transport today.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Do Vehicles Really Need Snow Tires in the winter?

Many believe that snow tires are the answer to taking care of a vehicle in cold climates but experts have shown that that isn’t the case.  All-season tires are not only the most popular types of tires on the market, and for good reason, but they are also proving to be the most reliable.

Auto experts suggest that when purchasing a new set of tires make sure that they are winter compatible (approved tires have snowflakes imprinted on the side).  Now that the type of tire has been established, it’s time to find out which is the best for that specific vehicle.  99.9% of winter approved tires are NOT low profile, so don’t expect them to have that sporty look that many people are always worried about. 
Contact the automotive dealer or owner’s manual that correlates with each specific vehicle for further reference on which winter tires are best for the vehicle.  Performance cars such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Corvettes, etc. have daily tires that are in no way formulated to be efficient in winter conditions and require special tires for such an occasion. 

Owners of standard vehicle types need to pay special attention to tread and tire pressure much like the exotic vehicle owners.  Be sure to always check tire pressure in everyday weather conditions but more so with the frigid winter environments.  Overinflated tires can cause more wear on the middle of the tires and increase the chances of frequent replacement.  When the weather dips at least 10 degrees, air pressure in the tire loses about 1 to 2lbs/sq. inch.  This can be a major concern and should be monitored accordingly.

Some maintenance and safety tips are listed below:
  • Check regulations of the state – There is a portion of states in the nation that require snow tires or all weather tires (such as Pennsylvania.)  Drivers can be fined for breakdowns on the side of the road if found negligent of maintaining proper equipment.
  • Do not decrease the tire’s air pressure – low air pressure in the tire can cause overheating and tearing of the tire.  The old wives tale that has been told for many years says that decreasing the pressure will improve the tires traction on the icy roads.  Do not believe those old wives!
  • Check the tires tread – the tread on tires can be worn from many different contributing factors and should always be monitored for safety purposes.  The rule of thumb is that 3/32 of tread or less can be much of a concern because the lack of tread can increase the chances of hydroplaning, along with other problems.  Experts say that 4/32 remaining should be replaced due to only providing half of the traction of new tires.
For all car shippingauto transport and auto shipping needs, call N-Motion Auto Transport TODAY!

Monday, December 3, 2012

It’s That Time of Year Again…Family Road Trips Are in Full Effect and Safety is Always Most Important

The year is coming to an end and it’s the holidays again.  Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are all very popular occasions in which families decide to take road trips to visit loved ones all over the world.  Being organized and prepared for such trips is highly important because it’s hard to know what the road ahead has in store.

Car maintenance is number one on the to-do list, but if drivers constantly stay up to date with it there should be no worries.  Nothing says disaster more than being broken down on the side of the road with whining children in the back seat and a possible loss of cell phone coverage.  Responsible vehicle owners will get their cars serviced every 90 days or so and shouldn't have much to worry about.  It’s good to have a trusty mechanic at your side to keep you current on all maintenance scheduling and quality workmanship.  Regular oil changes and diagnostics are especially important.  Some of the following services are recommended while having your oil changed; checking tire pressure, making sure windshield wipers aren't dry rotted, all lights (including headlights, brake lights, etc.) and fluid levels (including motor oil, coolant, transmission, brake, windshield washer and most importantly anti-freeze.  Winter is the season in which anti-freeze is the most vital due to high chances of weather conditions hitting freezing levels.

It’s never a bad idea to get a roadside assistance service for the trip as well.  Most insurance firms will offer this and it’s especially important when traveling with small children and/or alone.  The services are typically very cost effective and could save drivers many headaches in the event of a breakdown. 

An emergency travel kit is highly recommended for every travel, whether it is a short trip or a long travel.  Unexpected delays happen far more often than not and drivers need to be prepared for such events.  A usual kit should include tools, first aid supplies, emergency rations, water, blankets, flashlights (with batteries), roadside flares, tire gauge, jumper cables, and a spare tire and accessories. 

Be sure that frequent stops are included in the trip as well.  It make hurt the time frame in which was anticipated to arrive at the destination, but it will surely make a difference.

For those who prefer to travel by airplane yet still want to use their own vehicles at their final destination, N-Motion Auto Transport offers services such as auto shipping, car shipping and enclosed transport.

For more helpful tips and recommendations, visit us at or give us a call TODAY at 1-855-407-4160.  

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Alabama Received a Boost in Mercedes Production

In early 2010, Daimler-Benz moved its production of the Mercedes C-class vehicles to a plant near Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  The US dollar was very weak at the time, compared to the Euro and there aren’t many unionized work forces in the South.  These factors make for Alabama being a low-cost production location compared to that of Germany.  Saving a dollar here and there really makes a big difference, especially in this economy. 

It does seem a bit odd to think of Mercedes and Alabama having any correlation with each other, but this is now the case.  Tuscaloosa is known for the likes of Bear Bryant and Role Tide fans, not luxury automobiles.  The new opportunity for Alabama workers is something that is a plus for the southern state and this new luxury car business is placed there because of how poor the area is.  The company will save money with low taxation and the workers won’t demand high pay rates.  It’s a win-win for Daimler-Benz.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama is nestled right off Interstate 20 and is very close to Atlanta’s auto shipping connection.  The location is oddly convenient for car transporter and is centrally located for easy access to the Interstate 65 corridor up to the Chicago area nearby in Birmingham, Alabama.

With the excess of vehicles being produced in the US, more cars will be transported throughout the nation and give the country better stability within the trade sectors among the rest of the world.  Car shipping companies serving the East Coast ports where the previous German car imports would be brought in might have been a bit disgruntled, but the auto transport companies within the states sure seem to be singing a different tune.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Owning and Shipping an Exotic Car

A few years ago, Russia launched their very first sports car called Marussia (a popular Russian female pet name.)  All ends of every industry were talking about this car, not just the automobile industry.  After I saw this car, I couldn't stop thinking of ways to get it in my driveway (as I do will all of my favorite rides.)  A couple of ways to do this immediately would be either (a) win a lottery or (b) marry someone really rich, both of which are far-fetched ideas. 

Take a second and think about how you would want this car handled if you were the proud owner.  You would want only the best auto shipping company on the job and spare no expense.  Such a collector’s item as this Marussia, or sports cars such as Ferrari’s & Lamborghini’s, requires careful car shipping experts.  You need automobile caretakers – experienced auto transport companies like N-Motion Auto Transport that are professionals in handling these bad boys.  Our drivers are highly experienced, utilize lift gates and hard side enclosed trailers.  The biggest advantage to using enclosed trailers is the luxury of your car being protected from dust, rocks, weather and any floating debris.  Once your exotic vehicle is loaded, it stays on the truck until it is delivered to your front door-step.  So, when that day comes that you get that finally get that beauty, trust only the pros with the big investment.

For car transport tips and information about the process, call N-Motion Auto Transport TODAY!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Car Care Tips for the Winter

Vehicle maintenance is a must in this busy world.  Fast paced people don't have the time to be idle and wait for their cars to get fixed at the shop.  The winter months can get really cold and are a frustrating time for a car to break down, so follow these few tips and keep that car in motion.

While drivers should keep their vehicles properly maintained year round to ensure its peak performance, most people tend to forget some things.  So, with that said, N-Motion Auto Transport wanted to just give a few reminders for the cold winter months to reduce complications.

  • Make sure to clean out the areas of the car where twigs and leaves can possibly build up.  These areas are usually meant for water run off.  The air plenum near the windshield is a common spot where this can happen.
  • Consider purchasing a set of winter tires.  Today's society has created the trend of using low profile, wider tires on our vehicles and the car manufactures have taken this into consideration.  They have made the wheel wells shorter in order to accommodate these low-pros.  Low profile tires are a no-no in the snow and will only decrease traction.
  • Check the wiper blades and make sure there is plenty of life left in them.  Conditions such as fog, rain and snow can all reduce visibility and make for dangerous driving situations.  When the vehicle is parked, make sure that the wipers are in the off position so that the wiper motor doesn't overwork itself to fight frozen wipers.  
  • Winter conditions puts more stress on the vehicles battery, so make sure that the battery is fully juiced all of the time.  Remember, many car part shops usually don't charge anything to load-test the battery. It is much cheaper to replace the battery on a time schedule that fits the consumer's lifestyle versus being at the mercy of which ever repair shop it is towed to.
  • Make sure that the antifreeze is topped off, but majority of vehicles are fitted with systems that can hold enough for 5 years or up to 150,000 miles.

As long as drivers follow these few tips for the winter, they can easily get from point A to B without complications.

For all car shipping, auto transport and corporate relocation needs, call N-Motion Auto Transport today!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

SEMA Show Car Shipping Solutions

SEMA is a premier automotive trade show that offers a wide array of specialty products.  This show is not something that is open to the general public.  Some of the most intelligent minds in the auto industry are seen walking among the copious amounts of rides and some of the latest and greatest products at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  This event attracts a little over 100,000 industry leaders from several countries around the world in order to make the big bucks in all sectors of the market.  SEMA Show 2012 drew in more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers through a couple of million s/f of exhibits.  The displays were segmented into twelve different sections, and a New Products Showcase featured about 2,000 new parts and accessories.  This show is not only entertaining venue but offers educational seminars, demonstrations of the products, networking opportunities and much more.

This event requires the transport of numerous amounts of vehicles to Las Vegas.  Before going ahead and selecting car transport companies, be sure to check their credentials and auto transport reviews.  Many auto transport companies will just tell you what you want to hear and then do something else.  A quality car shipping company will stand by you throughout the process and make sure that your vehicle is picked up and delivered in a safe and professional manner.  No one would want to send their exotic or classic car to the SEMA Show with the wrong guy.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Auto Transport Pickup Times from Driver to Customer

Once your vehicle is scheduled for the vehicle shipping process, a truck driver will be assigned the load by your auto transport companies.  The dispatcher will then relay your information to the driver so that they can then give you a call to set up a 1-2 hour time frame for pickup and delivery.  Sometimes, hours or even a day elapses without hearing from the driver.  Quite often they are driving so they don’t like to talk on their phones while in route, but not to worry; your vehicle is usually one of 8 on his entire load.  He also has to coordinate with the other vehicle owners as well for proper timing.  If someone or multiple customers don’t answer their phones while at their designated pickup location, he has no choice but to wait to hear back.  The schedule might then be altered by this delay, so in order to not mess up other customers time schedules, he must first make sure that he sets a reasonable time frame for everyone on the load.  Communication is key in almost every industry, but for car shipping, there is nothing more important.  Make sure to choose a reputable transport broker in order to get quality service and a good experience.  A good car shipping companies will make sure that you are in the know about everything throughout the duration of the transport process.


Transit Times for Car Shipping

Transit time for car shipping can be one of the most frustrating elements of the whole process.  In the auto transport industry, everything is considered to be on an estimated time basis because when driving so many miles across country, there are several different factors that come in to play.  On a smaller level, think about when you have to drive to work in the morning.  There are many variables that can hinder you from being there on time: i.e. traffic, weather, mechanical problems, etc.  Now, extend that drive by about 1,000 miles and you can see the amount of things that can happen along the way.  The glory of using an auto shipping expert is that they have driven these routes time in and time out, minimizing the occurrence of problems along the way.  Any company that guarantees a specific pickup time, they are either not being truthful or they utilize terminals.  You will never want to use terminals because that is where trans-loading comes into play.  Trans-loading is where your vehicle gets loaded and unloaded several times.  This becomes a problem because there is more opportunity for damage. 

Some rules of thumb for transit times are as follows: For cross country auto transport, you will be looking at about 7-10 days.  For mid-America transport the time needed is about 5-7 days and for instate transports the time needed will be between 1-3 days.  Different states call for different times due to size and accessibility, along with the amount of car carriers traveling through the area.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Auto Transport Blog: FMCSA Points out CSA’s Good Points

Auto Transport Blog: FMCSA Points out CSA’s Good Points: Auto shipping truckers eager to learn about CSA’s bad points Oct 16, 2012 – American Trucking Association members have been making noise l...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

FMCSA Points out CSA’s Good Points

Auto shipping truckers eager to learn about CSA’s bad points

Oct 16, 2012 – American Trucking Association members have been making noise lately about the need for the FMCSA to provide truckers car shipping with more information concerning the possible negative aspects of the new CSA program.

The ATA recently released a paper showing how the FMCSA has pointed out the benefits of the new CSA program, but would like more information on the possible problems they could meet on the road ahead.

The association believes we should be trying to determine the inherent weaknesses of the new CSA program, so that they can begin making much needed improvements and changes in order to help truckers’ vehicle shipping make their lives and jobs easier.

The paper released by the ATA indicated that the carrier scores in three of the seven CSA categories don’t seem to identify the future accident risks for each driver. They also pointed out that it’s wrong to be making conclusions on the accident risk for each auto shipping driver, using the amount of data currently available for each driver.

The FMCSA hasn’t provided much in the way of comment on the paper released by the ATA, but we can certainly expect the association to seriously take a look at the points they have made. The question at this point is whether truckers will see a more transparent and clearer picture of the road ahead for the trucking industry?


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Are You Car Shipping Across the Canadian Border?

Starting November 1st  Car Transports Entering Canada Must Submit an eManifest

Ontario, Canada – The paperwork required for truckers vehicle shipping across the border between America and Canada will increase starting November 1st, 2012. Starting on this date, all truckers crossing the border need to submit an eManifest to Canadian border services, (CBSA) at least one hour before arriving at the border. 

The eManifest is designed to help decrease the time it will take you to cross the border by providing the information border officers need to decide whether to let you across the border, quicker than normally possible under the old system.

The CBSA believes the new program will make your job easier and reduce the time you spend waiting at the border. We’ll have to see just how effective it’s, once things get rolling.

If you transport cars for a living and haven’t registered for the new eManifest system, you better start looking into getting signed up. The CBSA currently has around 20,000 carriers registered in their database, but only about 2,000 signed up for the new ACI Manifest program. The deadline for carriers to sign up is only around three weeks away and over 18,000 carriers still need to contact the CBSA to sign up.

Below we list the things truckers providing car shipping services across the border between Canada and America need to know about the eManifest program.

· You can submit your eManifest up to 30 days ahead of your arrival time at the border, provided the information you need to submit is available. Contact the CBSA concerning the exact information you’re required to submit on an eManifest. 

· During the first six months of the new ACI Manifest program the CBSA won’t be applying any monetary penalties to carriers found to be in non-compliance. You could miss out on opportunities like the Partners in Protection and Customs Self-Assessment programs, though, if you haven’t signed up by the deadline.

· If you still use a 77YY temporary carrier code, after November 1st the CBSA will no longer accept the old 77YY temporary carrier code you’re using. You should probably contact the CBSA to talk to somebody about getting a valid carrier code.

· It’s about to become law for all carriers crossing the Canadian and American border to be signed up for the new ACI eManifest program. You can sign up for the program on the official web portal at and even connect your firm directly to the CBSA at You can also use a third party service provider to get you set up and ready using

· The CBSA isn’t using the RFID transponder technology currently in use in the United States, which means one of control numbers on your paperwork will need to be barcoded. If you ‘re using a PARS number it will need to be barcoded and write the trip number (CRN-Conveyance Reference Number) at the top of the paperwork you hand to the appropriate officer. 

· The CBSA also recommends carriers sign up for the Release Notification System program, which will send the transaction number to the carrier electronically upon release of the cargo by the customs broker. This program is designed to reduce the number of times carriers need to call the customs broker to see if the cargo has been released.

· Carriers crossing the border between Canada and the United States with empty trucks will still need to supply an eManifest to officials. The only exceptions to this rule are Bobtail tractors and drivers currently part of the FAST (Free and Secure Trade) program.

· CSA carriers that provide auto shipping services are required to submit an ACI eManifest and must send their TCP (Trade Chain Partner) information electronically, rather than using email. This information will include all owner-operators and warehouses you use, which all CSA carriers are required to submit.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Texas Vehicle Shipping

Texas car transport truck drivers love to stop at Travel Centers of America locations all along the long Texas highways for either a re-fuel or even just to grab a bite to eat.  Travel Centers of America brought in a new idea not too long ago called Willie’s Place in Carl’s Corner, Texas.  An auction brought Willie’s Place into town for roughly about $6.4 million and what was viewed to be a great investment, considering all of its amenities and location’s history.  Vehicle transport industry experts and many drivers in the business of controlling car shipping prices on the long roads of Texas feel that this is exactly what the historical site needed. 

Willie’s Place is named after the legendary country singer, Willie Nelson.  The location includes not only a truck stop, but also an entertainment facility that’s located on a 15 acre plot of land off Interstate 35.  The location offers 12 different fueling stations for auto shipping drivers, a couple of restaurants, convenience store, saloon, theater with live music, and a gift shop.  The friendly staff will help you and provide you a service unlike any other.  They want you to get everything you need on your way out so that you can get on that long road ahead. 


Connecticut Car Haulers

Truck drivers and car shipping companies were asked by the state of Connecticut to participate in a study on the use of corrosive de-icing products on the roads to keep them from freezing over.  These items are used quite frequently when conditions call for such a product and are very important in the auto transport industry.  The Connecticut lawmakers heard testimonies from the study to get a better idea of the thoughts from drivers and companies.  The Motor Transport Association of Connecticut believed it to be a good idea that the commissioner of the Department of Transportation started the study of the effects of the corrosive mixture of liquid calcium chloride and salt that was first used on the vehicle shipping roads and highways of Connecticut during the ‘06/’07 winter months.

Close sources to truck drivers that asked for the study indicated that a wide range of drivers planned on showing up for a public meeting on the affair at hand with truck parts that had been damaged from the corrosive materials.  They wanted people to see firsthand how these products were causing heavy-duty car transport truck failures and increasing truck repair bills. 

Connecticut was one of the last states in the nation to switch over from the sand/salt mix to a salt/chemical mixture, according to the Department of Transportation.  The agency is pleased with the results and has had few complaints about the newly converted material.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Vehicle Transport Improved with Fuel Treatment

Auto shipping firms all over the nation are always looking for new ways to increase truck performance and sometimes even the smallest things help.  A heavy duty diesel fuel treatment by Prolong Super Lubricants can improve their fleet operations and aids efficiency on the long road ahead.  Prolong Super Lubricants offers its Super Duty Diesel Fuel Treatment for heavy duty auto transport trucks operating on US roads.

This product was designed to significantly improve fuel mileage and performance that drivers get from their trucks while in the car shipping process.  While being a very cost-effective and reliable product, Prolong Super Lubricants Super Duty Diesel Fuel Treatment has been formulated with high-quality detergents that remove gunk, sludge and any deposits that might have built up from injectors.  The results are great and the product offers auto transport driver’s better fuel economy during transport and does away with most of that black smoke seen coming from the exhaust.  It also protects fuel systems from any type of corrosion and premature wearing of pumps and injectors, according to Prolong Super Lubricants professionals.

Prolong Super Lubricants Super Duty Diesel Fuel Treatment, as a bonus, meets the diesel fuel additive specifications for injectors cleanliness of Cummins L-10 and diesel fuel additive specs for corrosion protection of Cummins N-14. This is great news for companies trying to control car shipping prices during the long miles to be traveled on the roads.  


Car Carriers get New Road Tool

Auto Transport drivers all over the nation and companies applying air brake systems in transport vehicles are happy that Phillips Industries added sliding axle spring kits to their product line.  This product was designed to help the US transportation industry deliver vehicles in an efficient, yet reliable manner.  The kits are strong enough to secure heavy hoses and are easily replaceable.  The patented Phillips Qwik-Snap hose holder has a scissor design that allows for easy replacement of the hose and cable while also offering the holders are easy to open and close for car shipping drivers utilizing work gloves, and include a positive lock that is strong enough to hold tight at over 80 lbs of pressure. 

These axle spring kits comprise of heavy-duty springs that hold air lines with ease and were made from hard drawn pre-galvanized wire to produce a more efficient recoil memory and offer a longer lifespan.  Phillips Sliding Axle Spring Kits can be customized to the liking of car transport companies and offer a variety of springs, hose holders and frame clips for vehicle transport applications.

Auto Shipping firms and drivers alike should surely contact their local dealer to take a peek at the Phillips Sliding Axle Spring Kits and/or contact Phillips Industries for more items in their product line.  


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

N-Motion Auto Transport has teamed up with The Arabia Shrine Center to present a special Halloween Magic Show for the disadvantaged children of the community!

On Monday October 29, The Arabia Shrine Center presents "Trick or Treat--A Special Halloween Magic Show" that will be held in the Shrine Center's Ballroom.  The event runs from 7-8:30pm and will be an evening to remember for these children that deserve to smile each and every day.  The show features Houston's premier magician, Lanny Kibbey.  Lanny can bring his unique brand of age appropriate family entertainment to audiences of any size! He is an award winning comedy magician and illusionist, born into a family of entertainers.  Lanny is one of the most experienced entertainers in the country and with over 30,000 shows worth of experience, this surely will be a treat for all.  This show will lift the spirits of the children so that they can focus on the more important aspects of life.

N-Motion Auto Transport & The Arabia Shrine Center want to give the disadvantaged and deserving children, from all over the greater Houston area, an evening of fun, magic and comedy.  N-Motion Auto Transport tries to offer a helping hand to the community as much as possible.  By partnering with fellow philanthropists around the community, N-Motion continues to make this world a better place – one step at a time.  

For all of your Houston car shipping and Houston auto transport needs, call N-Motion Auto Transport today for hassle free auto shipping rates!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We Value the Hard Work of our Soldiers, so N-Motion Auto Transport has launched our Military Auto Transport Program to offer Discounts as a Token of Our Appreciation!

Far too often, members of our military are required to relocate from place to place on a moment’s notice.  Getting that vehicle to its new destination seems difficult and sometimes it can be overwhelming to handle alone.  N-Motion Auto Transport is here to make it happen and in a timely fashion, while offering a military discount to ice the cake.  N-Motion understands the many challenges that go along with the auto shipping process, but they handle all of the logistics because let’s face it, they are the pros. 

N-Motion Auto Transport creates a specific auto transport program to fit the needs of each customer.  Vehicle transport is a crucial element of the relocation process and N-Motion is more than qualified to assist the military in its automobile transfer efforts. Customers return year after year for that priceless peace of mind, knowing that the vehicle is protected and handled with care throughout the entire transport process.

Quality transport companies are few and far between, but with N-Motion Auto Transport, the decision is a no-brainer.   The new Military Auto Transport program offers soldiers the kind service that they not only expect, but that they deserve.  N-Motion Auto Transport is a proud service provider of car shipping for the military.  

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