National Express Blog

April 22, 2022
Flatbed or Car Hauler? What's Better?

When it comes to auto shipping, you may wonder which is better. Is it using a flatbed truck (also known as a hotshot or single car transport) or a car hauler? Each type has a purpose they lean towards although they both do the same kind of job. But for most who work with an […]

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April 20, 2022
Cheapest State to Buy a Car

If it's time to buy a new or used vehicle, saving money is the name of the game. So if you have begun your search for the best deal in the country, you'll notice some of the best deals may not be where you live. And thanks to how easy it is to ship a […]

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April 17, 2022
Towing An Electric Car - A Complete Guide

When you own an electric vehicle, you will learn there is a lot that is different in comparison to gas powered vehicles. One of them being how towing an electric car works. Can You Tow an Electric Vehicle? Yes you can. The safest way will be on a flatbed or car carrier. Otherwise, you could […]

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April 14, 2022
Towing With an Electric Car

If you're considering towing with an electric car, there are a few things you need to know. If you are moving and towing your belongings in a moving trailer or planning a roadtrip, towing with battery electric vehicles needs some planning. As of 2022, most electric cars have much lower tow capacities than gas-powered vehicles […]

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March 18, 2022
Should I buy a Car Before or After I Move?

Buying a new car, or even a "new to you" car is a great feeling. However, when planning to move to a different state or across the country, it may be hard to decide if you should buy your car before you move or after you move. The choice will depend on a few key […]

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March 18, 2022
Should I Ship My Car or Sell It?

When planning to move out of the state or across the country, you'll decide on what stays and what goes. For most it can depend on all the costs involved in keeping your old car or shipping your car to your new location. Unfortunately, you can't put it inside the moving truck. For others however, […]

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March 15, 2022
Is Shipping a Car Worth It in 2022?

Quick Answer:  Yes shipping a car is worth it every time it saves money, saves time, and removes stress. Car transport can be cheaper than driving as well. In Detail: According to census data, as of 2022 it is estimated that 40 million Americans move per year. The average person moves just over 11 times in a lifetime […]

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March 8, 2022
US Bans Russian Oil - Car Shipping Fuel Costs to Rise

US announces ban on Russian oil imports which will affect auto shipping prices. What Was Announced President Biden announced today he is banning Russian oil imports “to inflict further pain” on on Russia. This means the cost of diesel will rise immediately. The president said: This is a step that we’re taking to inflict further […]

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March 2, 2022
Auto Transport Companies to Avoid

There are several scams and frauds online that take place every day and the auto transport sector has not been immune in the very least. Many agree, that there is a "wild west" mentality in this industry due to how some of the players decide to profit on auto shipping by coming up with car […]

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February 24, 2022
IAA Car shipping - Ship a Car From Insurance Auto Auctions

IAA is one of the largest car auctions in the country. With locations all over the US, there are thousands of great, salvage, wholesale, and insurance vehicles for sale. From overflows of new inventory from manufacturers, to a vast accumulation of used vehicles from a variety of partners. There are generally two ways to ship […]

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January 29, 2022
What is Central Dispatch & What Does it Do?

What is central dispatch? Central dispatch is a load board that helps connect carriers with shipping jobs. Carriers use central dispatch to find loads (jobs) to haul and to get rates from companies looking for freight transportation. Central dispatch was established in 1999 as a way to better connect carriers and shipping companies. The system […]

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January 17, 2022
Using a Car Shipping Container

Transporting a vehicle in a car shipping container is typically used for overseas / international shipping. It's the way many vehicles make it to locations like Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Containerization increases efficiency. They make it much easier to move vehicles on ships because they can be placed one on top of the other vertically […]

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