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Florida Unveils Job-Creation Study

»Posted by on Dec 28, 2010 in automobile transportation, Industry News | Comments Off on Florida Unveils Job-Creation Study

The Florida Chamber Foundation, an economics and marketing research group within the Florida Chamber of Commerce, released an extensive study of the state’s ports, trade patterns and shipping logistics, which contains a number of recommendations for the state government to add jobs in the transport and shipping industries in the coming decades.

When it comes to shipping and transportation, Florida benefits from its strategic position in between the American East Coast, the Caribbean region and South America. Florida could capitalize on trade between the United States and many Latin American nations, such as emerging economic powerhouse Brazil, as well as the numerous island nations in the Caribbean, when their economies rebound from the global crisis.

The biggest benefit to Florida’s maritime shipping industry, however, may come from the expansion of the Panama canal. Due to be completed in 2014, the expansion will allow a new class of super-giant container ships to take advantage of the vital shipping channel, and the state or nation that is prepared to service those ships will see a drastic increase in activity. The Chamber Foundation has estimated that if Florida upgrades its land infrastructure, expands the Miami International Airport and has at least one port ready to service new Panama-class ships by 2014, the state can add as many as 143,000 jobs in the coming decades. By becoming a major transport hub and promoting exports of its own products, it can take the lead in nationwide job creation, with many industries getting a large boost, from Florida auto transport to port operations and food exports.

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Successfully Transporting your Vehicle

»Posted by on Feb 16, 2010 in automobile transportation, Industry News, Related Articles | Comments Off on Successfully Transporting your Vehicle

Throughout recent years, the auto transport industry has evolved, and is currently one of the most competitive industries. One reason this has taken place is also due to the industries expansion onto the internet. One of the good things that has come out of this competition, is that you, the customer, end up with a better chance of receiving a much better deal than if there were only one or two companies available. Also, by researching your options online (which is an exceptionally important step in deciding which option is best fit for your needs), you are able to easily compare services, prices, reviews, and other important information. It’s also important that the company uses a network of insured, experienced, and accredited auto transporters. This is only one of the reasons you should visit Universal Auto Transporters. Universal Auto Transporters offers quality customer service, reliable and experienced drivers, and five FREE quotes from auto shippers in their network. To receive the quotes, just visit their homepage, or contact them by phone and discuss your options with one of their qualified staff associates.

Once you’ve gone ahead and figured out which company will best fulfill your specific needs, the next important thing is communication. This could certainly be one of the most important steps throughout the entire process. Although you’d never think it, communication is key component during this process. Factors such as the vehicles height, weight, width, ground clearance, and other similar information will help decide whether your vehicle will require special transport, or if the conventional means will work. Also, be sure to inform the company whether or not your vehicle is in running condition. Although it sounds silly, vehicles which cannot run, can still be shipped. the extra work required to physically get the vehicle on to the transporter can sometimes cost a bit extra. The more information you provide, the less likely you are to run into any type of “surprises” along the way. Also, be sure to provide the company and driver with any and all of your contact information, just in case any type of situation arises where they will need to contact you immediately.

Also, for the most part, it is not wise to place personal belongings into the vehicle while it is in transport. Although it may seem like a wise choice, killing two birds with one stone, it is usually not allowed by the transporter. This is to ensure the safety of both the driver as well as your personal belongings. Depending on the method of transport you’ve decided to use (enclosed in a transporter or in an open air transporter), your vehicle may be exposed for people to look into, if they so desired. The last thing you’d want to happen is to have your vehicle arrive at the final destination only to discover someone has stolen all you personal belongings (not to give the impression that your vehicle is unsafe, but anything is possible!). Overall, research and communication are the big key components to ensuring the success of your automotive transport experience!

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