CSX to Invest in Rail

Posted in May 20th, 2011
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CSX Corp has recently announced a $160 million investment to improve its freight-carrying capacity between Virginia and the Midwest. CSX is the second-largest publicly-traded railroad in America, and in recent years, they have invested as much as $860 million to improve freight rail between various regions in the country. Much of the money will go […]

Koons Ford in Maryland

Posted in May 20th, 2011
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A message from our friends and partners at Koons Ford Dealer: Maryland Ford dealer Koons is the premier Ford vendor in the Annapolis area and beyond; it’s the place to go for every late-model Ford vehicle. More than that, the Koons website also has a marketplace for pre-owned vehicles of different brands. The site features […]

New Resources about Shipping

Posted in May 19th, 2011
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We are always looking for other great resources for our visitors and have a new set for you. Check out these great resources related to shipping, storing and learning about fine china, glass and glassware and wine and oenology. And for additional resources on freight hauling, we have those collected as well! Universal always seeks […]

Landslide in Wyoming, Transportation Affected

Posted in May 16th, 2011
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A landslide on Saturday night in Wyoming’s Snake River canyon has made a portion of Highway 26/89 inaccessible to normal automobiles. The National Weather Service has warned of the possibility of additional landslides and other events. State authorities have been working to clear the landslide, which has been described as an “oozing blob.” Until then, […]

Ship Me Up! Ship Me Down!

Posted in May 13th, 2011
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Australia is a mystical land of exoticism and wonder, where winter is summer and mammals lay eggs. Car shipping, however, is fraught with the same issues and pitfalls that it is here, which is why we have written and posted a new article on the Universal Auto Transport main website about this topic. If you’d […]

It’s Time For New Rules

Posted in May 12th, 2011
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in the latest bout of tinkering, has rolled out a new set of grading standards for motor carriers. The new FMCSA rules will take into account a company’s diligence in a number of areas, such as maintenance, collisions and drunk driving incidents, and issue a grade from 0 to […]

I’m on a boat

Posted in May 11th, 2011
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Auto transport companies, particularly the dispatch officers, have their hands full tracking car transports across the country. But in May, when the Mississippi River crests, this job becomes more than a handful. See images from the Mississippi River on CommercialAppeal.com. All along the Mississippi River, homeowners are struggling to keep their homes dry or waiting […]

Impact of Rising Mississippi on Auto Transport

Posted in May 9th, 2011
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For customers and carriers waiting for or performing vehicle pickup or delivery in any of the following metro areas, it is likely that there will be delays related to the rising of Mississippi River. Along I-40 Memphis, TN Little Rock, AR Nashville, TN Jackson, TN Along I-55 Jackson, MS Along I-30 Dallas, TX I-22 Birmingham, […]

Importance of a Car Shipping License

Posted in May 3rd, 2011
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It is very important for car shipping service providers to be licensed when it comes to making business and providing services. This license gives them the recognition to run the business. Without which customers are always going be in doubt to avail your services. The whole idea of having the license is based upon how […]

The Trials of Chinese Trucking

Posted in May 2nd, 2011
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The New York Times has recently posted a fascinating article about the state of small, mom-and-pop trucking firms in China and their recent difficulties. As many Chinese industries, trucking has undergone an uncontrolled and haphazard growth, with thousands of owner-operators pulling long hours, deflecting fines with bribes and trying to underbid each other in a […]