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The 302 Cu.In Engine from Ford & Chevrolet

From Ford   This engine came around in 1968 and reigned for at least 27 years. In the 80s, this engine was regarded as a 5-liter displacement engine despite being 4.9 liters. In 1995 came the introduction of 4.8 liter V8 which got into Mustangs the next year and...

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...

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...

Shipping a Car to Hawaii from the East Coast

You can move your vehicle to Hawaii from anywhere in the east coast. We do this by combining the use of partnerships we have with overseas shipping lines. We also have our network of car carriers can thereby travel across the country very easily. Popular states we...

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. The drop off is at the port of departure....

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...

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. Owner-operators dominate the industry. A private car...

U-Haul Auto Transport – Should I Do it Myself?

Using U-Haul for auto transport is simply done by renting trailer (or truck and trailer) to self-transport of your vehicle. This can be locally or to another state. U-Haul is great for the do-it-yourself-er, because they make it very easy. Since you can turn the...

Guaranteed Pick Up / Last Minute

Get guaranteed pickup dates with expedited transport from National Express. This will require a custom quote. You can begin by getting the standard quote online. Then call us to arrange a customized quote for your specific pickup or delivery date. With expedited...

Safest Way to Ship a Car

There are two common ways vehicles can be shipped which are deemed the safest.  They are open and enclosed/covered carrier. This is the standard used by 99% of the auto shipping industry. Both are safer than: A tow truck dragging the vehicle on its wheels.Going to a...

Fastest Way to Ship a Car

The fastest way to ship a car is on an open carrier with expedited transport. A truck will be there normally same or next day. Regular open transport is also very fast. It can take 1-3 days on average, or up to 5 days to pick up a vehicle. Open carrier may be all you...

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...

Never Pick the Lowest Price for Auto Transport

Lowest priced, extremely low cost car shipping is almost always a bad idea. Carriers have to cover fuel, costs, and make a profit. Therefore, if you see that one very low price out there below all the others it needs to be looked at carefully. Is it way lower than all...

Best Auto Transport Companies

So what goes into picking out the best one? To help you along, we'll go over the characteristics of the best companies to work with. It’s easy to see that there are hundreds of auto transport companies everywhere. It’s a huge industry grossing millions of dollars a...

Brokers Vs. Carriers in Auto Transport

It's important to do your research when looking to contract an auto transporter to relocate your vehicle. The business of shipping cars is divided up into different segments. Here you will find answers on how these different options available to you handle the...

Severe Weather Delays Auto Transport

Auto transport for a good majority of the country is on hold for the next couple of days due to harsh weather conditions affecting various states across the nation. These conditions are being called an "Arctic Outbreak” by The Weather Channel, which is a name that is...

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