National Express Blog

April 1, 2023
Ship My Car or Rent One? - Long Term Stay

Deciding whether to ship a car or rent one if you are a snowbird, seasonal traveler, in a long-term stay is a decision that depends on your situation. In most cases daily rental costs can pile up vs. just paying to ship your car to your location. However, it's not always that cut and dry […]

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March 28, 2023
Open Vs. Enclosed Car Shipping - Which is the Best Way to Ship a Car Across The Country?

There are two common kinds of car shipping in the auto transport industry. One is open transport, (also known as open carrier or open-air transport) and the other is enclosed car shipping (also known as covered car shipping or enclosed car transport) for your vehicle. This method provides extra protection when shipping across the country […]

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March 27, 2023
Enclosed Car Trailer Rental

Renting an enclosed trailer for auto transport consists of finding a provider which will for a fee allow customers to reserve enclosed car hauler to deliver cars in a sealed environment. The advantage is extra protection over standard vehicle or cargo trailers. Enclosed trailer rentals will have features such as exterior walls, electric brakes, tandem […]

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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 2023?

Quick Answer:  It depends. Shipping a car is worth it when it can do one or all of the following: Save money, time, and remove stress. For example, long distance driving can be hazardous and stressful and make it worth the cost to ship. Older cars may not make it and incur a costly repair. Car transport […]

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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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