Auto Transportation Statistics – About 200 Thousand Vehicles Were Moved during October

Nowadays, vehicle transport services are common for transporting cars across country. A lot of people consider relocating their cars, yet they do not know the numbers of car being transported each month in the United States. Recently we have conducted a survey and consulted with few of the industry’s biggest giant to know the numbers of car they transport per month on average. After consulting with more than 50 moving companies in all states, we came to know about following results:

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  1. More than 200 thousand vehicles were being shipped during the month of October.
  2. About 2.3 to 2.4 million vehicles have been shipped in the last 12 months.

Note: while we were surveying, our focus was only used cars. So these stats only reflect the numbers of used cars being transported.

You might be wondering who the biggest consumer of vehicle transportation industry is. We have figured this out during our survey and found following facts:

  1. Individuals, who are relocating across the country because of personal or professional reasons, mostly prefer vehicle transport services to take their cars along with them.
  2. People, who have purchased cars from sellers in other states, did hire vehicle transporters for moving car to desired address.
  3. Automotive dealers contracted auto shippers for transporting cars to their customers’ locations.
  4. Owners of vehicles caught up in accidents or unfortunate accidents, used car shipping services for transporting their inoperable cars.
  5. People, who prefer being in south and north areas during winter and summer respectively, also hire auto transporters.

Besides, there can be various other consumers of vehicle transport services. These stats show that how busy is the auto carrier industry which ships significant cars on regular basis.

Transportation News – US National Transportation Safety Board Urges Lawmakers to Ban Use of Electronic Devices

Even though there are strict laws regarding distracted driving especially using cell phone while driving, yet number of accidents due to texting and calling is increasing. Therefore, recently United States transportation board has urged lawmakers to ban use of gadgets during driving.

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In a recent talk with lawmakers, the US National Transportation Safety Board has discussed a number of reasons why accidents occur. Among these reasons, distracted driving because of use of gadgets was the foremost factor that is causing hundreds of accidents every year. Therefore, to keep control on this issue, NTSB has listed Distracted Driving as its one of the major and necessary priorities of coming year. It has suggested lawmakers to strict gadget using rules while driving to ensure automobile and mass transit operators such as auto transporters and household good movers do not get distracted. The ban on use of cell phone will bring noticeable decrease in rate of accidents in next year.

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In its report, the NSBP’s officials referred a number of accidents and fatalities occurred in recent years just because of distracted driving. Most of these accidents were involving electronic and playable gadgets. It is strong supporting evidence, which is why NTSB is asking to make use of devices illegal until it is necessary for a particular job.

A mixed reaction has been observed due to this call. While some of the organizations have favored this appeal, many are against the ban of electronic devices. Especially, the Consumer Electronic Association (CEA) regards it as too heavy handed. It says that law against texting and calling to prevent distracted driving are enough to end this issue.

No specific decision has been taken against this call for ban on electronic devices so far. However, it is expected that law and enforcement agencies will revise the situation to at least strict rules for some special kinds of devices.

Tips to Keep Car Shipping Rates Low

car shippingCost of vehicle transport services sometimes is high for numerous consumers. Therefore, they do not get a chance to save a considerable amount of money on transporting their cars. It usually happens when you hire services of a highly class auto transporting company. Professional auto transportation companies set high rates for their services because of their expertise. However, it does not mean you cannot get their services at affordable car shipping rates. By considering few money saving tips, you can easily reduce the car shipping rates of a professional mover to a considerable level. It requires you to be smart and think of following suggestions while getting quotes:

Choose Open Transportation

Whether you choose open or enclosed trailers for your car shipping, professional companies always move car safely. Therefore, you should choose open auto transport carriers. Since it costs 25% to 40% less as compared to enclosed transportation, charges will likely be less if you choose open transportation.

Avail Terminal to Terminal Car Delivery

Selection of car delivery services is also important as it has major and direct impacts on cost to ship a car. There is no option but to choose door to door delivery if you need to ship an inoperable car. Otherwise, choosing terminal-to-terminal car delivery is much better because it has less impact on vehicle shipping rates. However, it requires you to be on time to collect car.

Practicing these tips while getting quotes can help you to get affordable rates to a considerable level.

Bugatti Veyron – The Fastest and Expensive Car

Out of all most expensive and high performance cars, Bugatti Veyron is considered best and fastest vehicle. There are number of features that make it a super car. For example, there are ten radiators in Veyron. While three radiators keep the engine cool, one exchanges heat for air to liquid intercoolers, two regulate AC, one oil radiator, one transmission oil radiator, one engine oil radiator, and one hydraulic oil radiator work for spoiler. Besides, it has following features:

  1. Speed wise it has a drag co efficient of 0.36, which is the reason why driver experiences a smooth fast ride.
  2. Moreover, with an engine power of 1001 hp, it produced a torque of 920 lb-ft.
  3. Even though it has reached the top speed of 253 mph, the average top speed listed is 233 mph.
  4. It takes a time of 2.46 seconds to go from 0-60 mph.

These are just few key features, the list would never end if we keep on mentioning the amazing, beautiful, and aesthetic interior and exterior of Veyron. Besides the special Veyron edition, following are the two amazing special editions:

Pur Sang

It is ranked as a pure edition of Veyron introduced at a Frankfurt Motor show. Pur Sang edition of Veyron features high gloss aluminum wheels, pure aluminum carbon fiber body, and diamond cut finish.

Fbg par Hermes

This special edition of Veyron was launched in 2008 at Geneva Motor Show. It is available in four different colors i.e. Blue, Indigo, Indigo Blue, and Lime Green.

For more information you can visit: http://www.autotransportdepot.com

Two Coolest and Appealing Cars

Everyone wishes its new ride to be the coolest car. But knows nothing what makes a car cool. When we say the car is cool, we mean it is not the typical that we see all the time roaming on roads. A coolest car is the one that would turn heads and make you center of all eyes. In all, a cool car should be appealing, uniquely beautiful, and magnificent having amazing performance. Here is the list of two coolest cars:

Ferrari FF

Ferrari FF

The Ferrari FF costs $700,000 having 660 horsepower engine enabling 0-60 mph in just about 3.7 seconds. It is supercar on ice, which is why you need to drive it carefully in winter. It is an amazing as well as beautiful all wheel drive, which has excellent performance. Especially, in snow season, Ferrari FF is awesome for driving.

Skyper C12 Zagato

Skyper

The C12 Zagato is a super car for skilled and passionate car enthusiasts. Aesthetic structure and amazing power makes it the car you would love to take your loved ones with you. The car is considered top class performance wise too. The engine with supercharger produces a power of 500bhp to 650bhp, which makes it to go from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds.

Author Bio:

Christina is a transport analyst working for a network of auto transporters( www.autotransportdepot.com ). She guides customers on automobile transport services and other major aspects of auto transport process. Besides, you can contact her to know how to choose an auto carrier, select shipping options, etc.

Four Great Smartphone Apps for Drivers

Most people regard use of mobile phones during driving a bad and risky habit. There is no doubt, cell phone use while driving car has resulted in many accidents. However, there is a positive side of mobile phones too that if drivers consider, can help them in a big way. Here are some of the mobile phone apps for drivers having smart phones to avoid annoyances of road:

iGas Up

iGas Up

in order find cheap gas in and around the area you are driving, iGas up is a viable app which allows you to get gasoline prices from gas stations. The iPhone users can take full advantage of this app as it collects prices from 10 nearest gas stations and allows them to see which one is near and cost effective. If you own an iPhone, you can download this app at a cost of just $0.99.

My Max Speed 2.0

My Max Speed 2.0

This app is great for those parents who want to track their teens while driving. It simple gives an accurate record of how your child is driving car. Besides, this app can also allow you to check location history. Smartphone users can download this smart app at $4.99.

Trapster

Trapster

An amazing app to avoid traffic tickets while you are driving car. You can use Trapster in order to know red light cameras, live speed traps, speed cameras, and other checks that come on your route. It is among a worldwide app having 14 million users. The best thing about Trapster is that it is free of cost. It is advantageous especially when you are on unfamiliar routes or planning for trips. Therefore, do not forget to install it in your phone to prevent traffic traps.

AccFuel

AccFuel

In order to determine your overall consumption of gas after driving, you can use AccFuel. This app helps you to figure out what you have spent on your car while driving. The app costs just $0.99.

Author Bio:

Christina is a transport analyst working for a network of auto transporters. She guides customers on automobile transport services and other major aspects of vehicle transport process. Besides, you can contact her to know how to choose an auto carrier, select shipping options, etc.