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The 400 Cubic Inch Engines Produced by the Big Three

Chrysler, Chevrolet, and ford all had variations of the 400 cu in motor. V-8 power was popular for over three generations until the gas crunch of the late 70s. At national express, we see a lot of history come through especially when shipping classic cars. Here’s a...

How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car to Another State?

Auto transport companies ship thousands of vehicles every month. Whether it’s job relocation, new job, school, or even military deployment.  You want to know how to get the best value for your dollar and your answer is right here. If you are just now beginning to look...

The Cost to Ship a Car

As you begin to do research on the possibility of having your vehicle transported, the first thing you will want to know how much would it be to ship a car.  The answer is determined by different factors such as availability, location, cost per mile, and more....

Brake Throttle Override and Drive By Wire

It's not a new thing. Drive by wire (like how gas pedals are no longer connected to the throttle via a cable) has been the norm for years now. We are way passed that. It's all about self driving vehicles now and artificial intelligence taking us from a to b. But It's...

How Long Does it Take to Ship a Car to Hawaii?

Shipping times are pretty straightforward.  As a simple rule, it will vary depending on where the vehicle is coming from in the mainland.  Vehicles being dropped off directly by the shipper are going to arrive the fastest as they are being left at the port of...

2018 Ultimate Quick Guide to Shipping A Car

Just like most things that take some planning, being prepared and knowing as much as you can about how to ship your car is the best way to eliminate anything that can slow you down along the way. This guide we will cover: How to get a good quote How to protect...

The 5 Longest Interstates and How They Were Built

The US Interstates are the highway roads which were built to cater for driving and of course transport of goods in the US and the bordering countries. Being part of President Eisenhower's plan to create a transport system, he believed was necessary for the realization...

Why Your Auto Transport Company Let You Down & What to Do About It

Auto transport as an industry is a disaster to say the least. There is so much that goes on in this industry that it’s nearly impossible to cover all of it. But we’re here to cover what’s wrong with things that involve getting straight answers, why everyone has...

Private Car Haulers

Private car haulers are usually owner operators that run a specific route. Although some at times travel to various destinations it is only when there are available vehicles for the trip back for them to take. The industry is widely run by owner-operators both big and...

FedEx Auto Transport

FedEx auto transport is a part of the shipping giant's customized services outside of their standard delivery network. This type of transport includes, surface, air, and what they call "White Glove" services. This will offer forms of transport that include climate...

Guaranteed Auto Transport

Guaranteed Auto transport services certify that they will pick up or deliver your vehicle on am exact day you specify with the auto transport company. This is a service for time sensitive situations, where the person will only be available or needs it by specific...

Safest Way to Ship a Car – Enclosed Transport

The safest way to ship a car is with enclosed (covered) transport. This very secure form of shipping seals your vehicle off from the outside world, as it is completely protected, contained inside of a large semi truck. Although mostly used for rare or very expensive...

Fastest Way to Ship a Car

The fastest way to ship a car is with expedited service. This is usually done by paying a higher than normal rate required to assure your vehicle gets picked up by a carrier sooner. In auto transport there's a simple rule that vehicles that pay more get picked first...

Tesla Ludicrous Speed – Homage to Spaceballs

On Friday July 17, 2015, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the Ludicrous Speed Mode, paying homage to the 1987 comedy Spaceballs . One of his favorite childhood movies.  It features an animation that is activated that takes over the screen reminiscent of the moment it was...

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