But let’s delve into the oil crisis a bit. 1973 Oil Embargo severely strained the US economy that had grown heavily dependent on foreign oil imports. The decision to boycott America led the price of crude oil to rise from $3 to $12 per barrel by 1974. As a result, the price of gas skyrocketed and the availability of the latter drastically decreased. Politicians called for a national rationing program. When then-President Nixon asked gas stations owners to stop ... Continue Reading →
Land of the rose and sunshine;
Land of the summer’s breeze;
Laden with health and vigor,
Fresh from the Western seas.
Excerpt from “Oregon, my Oregon,” the state song of Oregon
Although Portland has been getting all the attention lately thanks to the popular IFC comedy series Portlandia that explores the eccentric misfits who embody idiosyncrasies of modern culture, Oregon is more than that!
According to the United Van Lines 40th Annual Movers Study, Oregon makes up the top ten list of ... Continue Reading →
Like many other drivers, you may find shipping a car to be a daunting task. Because all you want to do is find a company to transport your vehicle fast and safe! You simply want to talk to someone, pay for the car shipping service, hand over the keys, and let others take care of the rest.
Some of you might be imagining various scenarios where things go awry. But when you book with a highly rated company like Corsia, there ... Continue Reading →
How often do you read the fine print when paying for goods or services? Almost never. No one likes to go through lengthy legal documents whose main purpose, it seems, is to help you beat insomnia. Often, the harder you try to understand a legal text, sentences start snapping into meaningless patterns, and just like that you slip into the arms of Morpheus. Therefore, you decide to agree blindly, without reading, and deal with consequences later, if any should arise.
By ... Continue Reading →
In the US about five million people move each year across the state lines. As a part of this move the country has been witnessing a persistent inflow of Americans to the South. Census population estimates show that the 16 states and the District of Columbia that make up the South saw an increase in population of almost 1.4 million people between 2014 and 2015.
In fact, this population influx can help some states gain additional seats in the House of ... Continue Reading →
Negotiating your car shipping deal doesn’t necessarily mean you will always get what you want for the lowest possible price.
Remember, both sides should conclude the negotiations feeling comfortable and happy with the agreement. For a moment, put yourself in the car shipper’s shoes. At some point in our lives, we’ve all been there. Remember trying to sell textbooks you no longer need, or a car, maybe even a house? Remember negotiating a babysitting rate to watch your neighbor’s child or ... Continue Reading →
If you’ve read our post about scheduling a car shipment, then you already know that auto transport companies can’t guarantee a certain pickup date, unless you opt for an expedited service at a premium price. There are too many factors involved that make it very hard to pinpoint the exact date. So it’ll take between 1 and 5 business days just to have your car picked up.
How about delivery time? Is it possible to name the ... Continue Reading →
- Is insurance included in my shipping rate?
- What is the insurance coverage limit?
- What type of damage does it covered?
- Does insurance cover personal belongings?
- Do I have to pay any deductible?
Statistics show that less than 5 percent of vehicles arrive with any type of damages. Still, you do not want to take chances and that is why you need to understand the auto transport insurance.
Yes, insurance is included in your auto shipping rate. All vehicle transport carriers are legally required to have cargo ... Continue Reading →
We live in the era of instant gratification, which means we want everything now. We frown at the very thought of having to wait. The demand for instant results is sipping into every corner of our lives. What does it have to do with shipping a car? Well shipping a car is not like shipping a package. You cannot order an overnight delivery (or maybe you can, but that is a rare premium service that costs extra).
Prepare to wait. Auto ... Continue Reading →
You never know when it’s going to happen, but at some point in your life you may need to ship a car. You may get a long-awaited promotion in the Silicon Valley that will require you to move all the way across the country. Or maybe you are a retiree from New York looking to settle in the Sunshine State; or a freshman from the East coast looking forward to starting classes at Harvard. Or maybe you’ve just bought a ... Continue Reading →