Auto Transport – Who needs it?

Posted February 9th, 2012 by Chip Shipt and filed in Transport Tips
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Car transport services can be useful to many different types of people for many different reasons. Most people never knew such a service even existed until they needed it. I mean, really, a car drives, why do I need to ship it? Some people who might need to ship a car would include:

  • Military – Military auto transport, base to base transfers
  • Job Relocation – Car Shipping for corporate relocations Open Transport
  • Dealers – Vehicle transport for car dealerships
  • Auctions – auto auction car transport
  • Leasing Companies – Vehicle return and delivery for Corporate Vehicle Leasing Companies
  • Snowbirds – Auto Transport for snowbirds
  • Relocation Services – Are you a relocation company that needs to outsource your auto transport services?
  • Online Auto Sales – Bought or Sold a vehicle on Ebay or AutoTrader? Need is shipped?

Most people do not want to become auto transport specialist. They simply want to find a vehicle transport company they can trust and let them take care of the rest. Nationwide Auto Transport specializes in this very thing. We try our very best to go the extra mile and take the stress out of the car transport process. Moving your vehicle for any reason is stressful by nature. We have years of experience handling every situation imaginable for a variety of clients. We are happy to provide anyone in need with auto transport quotes for their car move.

Chip Shipt
The Nationwide Auto Transport Blog Team

I was sooo wrong about all backhoe loaders not having iPod jacks (but you should still ship yours with Nationwide)!

Posted November 4th, 2010 by Chip Shipt and filed in Heavy Equipment
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JCB backhoe loader

The other day I wrote a post about how you shouldn’t drive your backhoe loader across the United States but instead should ship it with Nationwide.

My friend TJ read my post and clued me in to an extreme error I had made: the unfounded and incorrect assertion that no backhoe loader in the Known Universe has an iPod jack. For you see, it turns out there are backhoe loaders that have extremely great audio systems!

IVA-D511RB Mobile Media Station by Alpine ElectronicsTJ sent me this page from Alpine, the maker of fine audio products. It turns out that JCB, the maker of fine construction equipment, has put an ultra-high-end Alpine IVA-D511RB Mobile Media Station in their new ultra-high-end backhoe (which also cuts fuel costs by 16%–that will come in handy if you actually choose to drive your backhoe across the US!).

This backhoe even has a drink machine inside… espresso, anyone?

So, here you see the backhoe and the and the audio system, courtesy of the respective websites. Since JCB is a British company, they have painted this superior new model with the patriotic colors of their flag, the Union Jack. Looks spiffy, mate!

I hope, however, that we can get the same backhoe over here painted in the patriotic colors of Old Glory!

In any case, you may find yourself ordering a unit or two of these backhoes, and you may find yourself in need of shipping them long distances that you do not want to drive yourself! Should you find yourself in such an eventuality, no worries! For Nationwide is your best choice for transporting heavy equipment of all varieties.

Simply call your Nationwide Heavy Equipment Transport Expert, and he or she will take care of everything for you!

Chip Shipt
The Nationwide Auto Transport Blog Team

Don’t drive your backhoe loader across the US-ship it with Nationwide!

Posted October 30th, 2010 by Chip Shipt and filed in Heavy Equipment
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Choose Nationwide to ship your construction equipment!I have a really bad idea for you:

Drive your backhoe loader across the United States. The other day I was talking about driving from New York to LA, so let’s go with that distance: 2,777 miles.

This backhoe consumes about 1.1 gallon of diesel fuel per hour minimum. It can travel up to 22 mph.

Diesel fuel costs about $3.00 per gallon right now.

So, here’s the math:

2,777 miles/22 mph = 126.2 hours

126.2 hours x 1.1 gallons/hour = 138.8 gallons

138.8 gallons x $3.00/gallon = $416.50

So we have a brutal 10-day journey and a staggering fuel bill! Plus, it’s quite difficult to get a good audio experience in a backhoe: they don’t have iPod jacks and the NVH is awful.

Fortunately, there is a solution: shipping your backhoe loaders and other heavy equipment with Nationwide!

Nationwide--your best transport option for heavy equipment! As you can see from this photo, we are going to load your equipment on a flatbed or other appropriate conveyance and get it where it needs to go!

The entire process is really easy, so please talk to one of our Heavy Equipment Transport Experts today!

Chip Shipt
The Nationwide Auto Transport Blog Team

Top photo by Nemo5576. Bottom photo from the Nationwide website.