Event Transportation Management – What Are The Options?

Event Transportation Management can get messy real quick if scheduling and reservations are left for the week before the event. Contingent on the size of your event, it could take a year or two to develop a set plan.

All logistics, such as attendee profile, ground transportation needs, which group of hotels are involved, transportation systems for large items or groups, boarding and disembarking areas, off-peak service, etc. must be known well in advance.

Ground Transportation

Ground transportation involves all forms of transportation. There are many companies that provide Shuttle Services to and from common meeting places for people and equipment. The key is to find one that fits your budget.

Hotel Transportation

Most major hotel chains offer shuttle and rental car services to and from airports. Other independent upscale companies may also offer their services to hotels, sometimes offering discounts and perks to secure your business.

Transportation Companies

Today, most companies offer a variety of services to ensure you don’t have to go elsewhere. Many companies will offer customized programs and sometimes they outsource and will do what it takes to get the job done.

Private Transportation

There are private bus, car, and limo rentals, shuttle services, event trucking and executive car services which will cater to your specialized needs. People may use private transportation for fine art shipping, which is a viable option especially for fragile or high value items, or perhaps just oversized items like display units or safes. Private transportation can also be used as a back up plan for unforeseen mishaps.

Limo Transportation

Depending on your budget, there are luxury sources of transportation that can be procured to insure your guests arrive in the right frame of mind. If your event will be having VIP’s you wish to give special treatment to, special limo transportation should be arranged.

Group Transportation

It is wise to choose a large transportation provider with many vehicles such as deluxe motor coaches, luxury limousines, town cars, shuttle vans or taxis for transporting groups and individuals.

Some companies will offer enthusiastic welcoming services along with complimentary bottles water, assuring that your guests arrive refreshed and relaxed.

Transportation Systems

Because transportation services are an integral and crucial part of most events,

there are companies which provide turnkey services from route planning, equipment evaluations, venue assessments, buses and staffing, so that every step of your event transportation needs are covered. They even offer meticulous cost and expense reports for your accounting.

Executive Transportation

Companies offering executive transportation usually offer more expensive vehicles, better trained operators and a higher standard of service. This includes private car and charter services with high-end motor and mini coaches, and luxury sports sedans with a personal chauffeur service.

There are also on-site airport shuttle van services and airport Executive Shuttle desks conveniently located in baggage claim areas. These services are made available at most airports, convention centers, hotels, businesses, casinos and other area attractions.

Airport Shuttle Transportation

If your timing needs to be more precise, there are national shuttle services that allow you to schedule your personal times online and will give discounts if you use them throughout your event.

Most hotels offer free arrival and departure shuttle service to major airports for their guests and have regularly scheduled pick-ups with no extra fees that executive or luxury limo services impose.

Defining what your needs are makes searching for and finding the best priced vendors in a reasonable time frame much easier. Keeping in constant communication with them to make sure they deliver on the agreed arrangement will prove to be valuable.

Having another competitively priced company available as a backup to prevent any interruptions in service to your attendees is a great event transportation management strategy.

How To Choose Transport Dog Crates For Your Dog

You are going on a vacation, but want to take your dog along with you ? That’s not a problem, all you need is a transport dog crate, and you’re done ! But how to choose the right one ? Don’t worry, I’ll give you couple of tips how can you make the best purchase for your dog.

Even if you are not going on a trip or vacation, still want to ride your dog to a beach or a park, you still need a proper dog transportation. In fact law in many countries and states require you to have a proper dog transportation crates, in this case for a dog – transport dog crate. Not only that law requires you to have one, but also it gives you a comfortable driving, it’s safer for the dog, and you can keep your eyes on the road, by not worrying about what your dog is doing, and is she safe.

So how to choose the right transport dog crate for your dog ? First of all, the crate must be big enough for the dog to be comfortable in there, she must be able at least to stand up, and lie down without any problems. Before buying ask the seller if there are any sharp edges. You don’t want your dog to get hurt, while you’re on your wonderful trip, right ? If your dog is small, then probably the best solution would be to put the transport dog crate on the backseat of your car. These crates are not so big, and before buying one of these small crates, check if you are able to fast the seatbelt to it. It will give more safety. Buy only a dog crate with windows, dog will be able to look around, and it will ventilate the transport dog crate, you don’t like to sit in a smelly room, do you ? Well so does the dog, so be sure that it is easy to ventilate the transport dog crate.

Mostly all transport dog crates are made out of these materials:

plastic transport dog crates
wooden transport dog crates
metallic transport dog crates

Plastic dog crates are really good if you have a small dog. They are light, easy to clean, easy to maintain and easy to ventilate. Though, it can be a hard time, if your dog is a heavy chewer.

Wooden crates are good, if your dog is big, as they’re mostly the biggest chewers, and they can’t chew the wooden transport dog crate so fast. Wooden ones are also easy to ventilate, easy to maintain, but be careful, since it is made out of wood, you should check if you don’t have termites anywhere near you, those little good for nothing bugs, can turn your wooden transport dog crate in sprinkles while your dog is sleeping.

If termites did eat your wooden transport dog crate, and your dog chewed your plastic one, there is always the last option – metallic transport dog crates. Though they are not so popular, they are heavy and hard to transport them, it’s hard to ventilate them, and keep the right temperature in them, and they are mostly too expensive. My best advice is to get a plastic crate in combination with a metallic one. That’s the combo which I prefer.

So I hope these tips will help you to buy the right one. And remember, don’t buy transport dog crates [http://transport-dogcrates.com] only because the law tells you to do it, buy them because it’s safer for your dog, and it’s more comfortable for you and your best friend.

Intelligent Transport Systems

Both describe the use of computerised communication technology applied to improving the conditions on our roads. A system is programmed to achieve a particular set of goals, according to brief, further goals can be added, in the future, but need to be programmed into the system.

Any difference, therefore, lies in details of software programming and its application. Where traffic-related ITS deals mainly with traffic enforcement and toll collection, transport-related ITS aims to provide more pleasant and effective travel to those using public transport and help traffic to run more smoothly. The eThekwini Transport Authority has incorporated ITS into its plans for the future.

The eThekwini Transport Authority

In January 2004, the eThekwini Transport Authority (ETA) was established to take responsibility for all transport-related issues within the Municipality. Its particular mandates are public transport and the reduction of traffic congestion. It therefore hopes to encourage the people who presently indulge their use of private transport, to see the benefit of swapping to public transport.

In the Durban area, this includes buses, mini-bus taxis and trains, none of which presently operate very efficiently. Some services are duplicated, under-utilised and over-subsidised while others, that by virtue of their popularity should receive subsidies, do not.

Buses and trains are subsidised to the tune of R400 million a year, but taxi commuters -historically the poorer people of our society – are required to cover the entire cost of the service.
13% of Durban’s residents (roughly 400 000 people) have no access, or cannot afford to access public transport, in any form. The eThekwini Transport Authority’s current initiatives aim to apply technical intelligence to change and improve the status quo.

The ‘recap’ and EMS

The average distance of a public-transport trip is 20km and takes roughly 48 minutes from start to finish. Taxis are often (at best) uncomfortably crowded and (at worst) in a frightful condition, putting the lives of commuters at great risk.

Taxi ‘recapitalisation’ goes far beyond exchanging hard cash for beaten up vehicles and dedicated, regulated, route monitoring. An Electronic Management System (EMS), which operates far beyond fare payment issues, is an important feature of the R7.7 billion x 7-year programme.

This “total operating solution” will monitor such things as vehicle speeds, where and when stops are made, vehicle-maintenance management and the automatic provision of medical and funeral insurance cover for passengers (in the event of injury or death). It will, in fact, control and totally revolutionise an industry that caters to 68% of the country’s daily commuters.

Incentives for change

“Positive discrimination” incentives that will hopefully cause motorists to change willingly to public transport, include priority right-of-way (dedicated) bus lanes enforced (to keep other vehicles out) with the help of CCTV number plate and facial recognition systems, which will allow for automatic prosecution of offenders.

Dedicated bus lanes increase the speed of buses while decreasing the speed of all other vehicles. Electronic transponders, fitted to buses, can further ensure that the buses encounter green signals at robots.

All well and good; but the Durban Municipality may need then, to double the staff in its traffic camera office. As a nation, we are known for our lawlessness on the roads; citizens regularly ignore the regulations. As for taxis: does one exist, that could resist an empty lane? A huge increase in number-plate violation and the skipping of red robots can be expected as a result of this initiative.

More importantly, you cannot catch a bus that does not function in your area. Perhaps pre-emptive lanes, reserved for buses and taxis, would leave motorists to travel in comparative safety, even if more slowly!

A fair fare system

Due to the low value, but high volume of public transport fares, ticketing systems have traditionally been deemed the most acceptable proof of payment. Cash presentation either wastes the time of the driver, who must provide correct change, or incurs the need for an extra person, a conductor/ticket seller, either inside the vehicle or in an alternate office.

Integrating and preloading a ticket for use across various forms of transport (taxi, bus or rail) would offer an opportunity for seamless travel between the various transport modes and make the fare-collection process faster and more efficient. It would also reduce opportunities for fare collector fraud and would bring all public transport operators within the SARS (tax) net.

Previously, this solution was not considered viable because the organisation that would hold any central float of pre-paid funds (and thus benefit from its interest) could not be decided amicably. Any involved transport operators would have benefited enormously from having a few billion Rand to their credit.

Electronic or e-payment systems allow for bank-issued smart cards, linked to the bank accounts of individuals, so trip costs can now be deducted from personal bank accounts and paid directly to the relevant operators. This recent development is likely to change the face of public transport.

Information systems

The ‘talking trains’ in London are fascinating. Not only are passengers warned, by digital carriage displays, of distances between stations and stops, but an electronic voice, in anticipation of the next station, also kindly suggests when it would be appropriate to gather your luggage and head for an exit.

Trip information is vital to those commuting in unfamiliar places and, if managed competently and available 24 hours a day, causes far less consternation and stress to travellers. The London Underground now also sends SMS messages to regular passengers to reassure them that their services are running normally.

Presently, individual South African commuters are at the mercy of an imperfect system (though, to expect absolute perfection of any system, is not realistic). Our high road accident rate regularly causes havoc on our roads. Traffic reports, now featured on radio, during peak traffic hours, help to reduce congestion, but buses and taxis are unable to change their routes due to waiting commuters at pre-ordained stops.

People like to feel in control of their own movements and those who have used their own transport to travel to and from work, in South Africa, are unlikely to take kindly to any system that does not disseminate whatever information it can, to them, the road users.

Individual Benefits

Intelligent Transport Systems will, in the future, monitor any incidents of abnormal traffic congestion on the feeder arterials, even showing the causes for delay. They will relay this information to the eThekwini Emergency Response Centre. While Metro Police close the main arterials affected, the Freeway Management System will automatically send appropriate warning messages to message signs posted at key (driver) decision points on the route/s affected, diverting traffic onto less congested routes.

Automatic Vehicle Location and Real Time Passenger Information systems will operate from a central Public-Transport Call Centre, where reports received about delayed public transport vehicles will then be relayed to bus and taxi stops along the revised and initial routes. The data can also be posted on digital displays within public-transport vehicles.

Passenger Information Signs within a 20km radius of any delays will thus inform commuters, allowing them to decide whether to make alternative plans, warn others of delay on their cell phones or utilise a different mode of public transport. Commuters subscribing to a new ‘Buspass’ payment system will be able to receive this information, by SMS, on their cell phones.

If, for instance, a would-be passenger has not yet left the office for his evening trip home, he might prefer to work late, or use the train, rather than stand for an extra hour at a bus stop. The system, in fact, will present viable options to passengers, depending on their destinations and time restraints.

Integrated ticketing

The concept of integrated ticketing also allows for unlimited possibilities. In London, for instance, vehicles are recognised by CCTV camera systems, as they pass certain points. Toll fees are charged to the vehicle owners accordingly. Accounts are paid on presentation, at regular intervals.

Your municipal rates/electricity/water account might, for instance, carry an extra charge, according to how many toll cameras your vehicle had passed during the preceding month. Obviously, this could prove a problem in a country where people allow their service accounts to accumulate and then demand everything ‘free’ after several months.

Whether tickets are paper, smart cards, pre-paid cards or even cell-phone link-ups, the intention is to allow one form of payment for any and every trip. In case of a MetroRail strike, passengers would be able to use buses for the duration, without incurring extra costs – essential in a country where many families are on so tight a budget that finding several extra Rand mid-month can leave them without food until payday.

Once again, London provides the best idea I have yet seen. Monthly underground rail cards can be kept inside a purse or wallet and yet are still activated as commuters pass through the checkpoints. There is no need for searching of pockets or handbags for inoffensive little pieces of plastic or paper. Just as metal (very often bra under-wiring) activates x-ray machines at airports, so technology at the checkpoints can recognise a hidden ticket: an ‘extra-smart’ card.

Only people who travel regularly would probably use such an advanced, pre-paid option. A facility to allow once-off passengers to buy their tickets at bus stops would probably also be necessary and could be similar to the parking payment machines inside airports. When the ease with which South Africans buy cell-phone airtime at outlets on practically every street corner, is considered, this should prove no problem – you see: it can all be far easier than we at first think!

Ticketing procedures like this would do away with queues, the need to carry cash, the need to make special trips to ticket outlets, the need for fare collectors and inspectors and the need for drivers to count change while at the wheel. They would allow subsidies to be distributed exactly according to mode usage, after the fact, rather than, in advance.

The facility doesn’t need to be limited only to fare payment, though. The intention is to facilitate a programme for the 2010 World Cup that will allow soccer fans to pre-load electronically formatted entrance tickets for combined transport, refreshment and memorabilia usage – a ‘one card pays all’ system. The possibilities of this format are endless and depend more on the ability of service/supply organisations to co-operate within centralised visions, than anything else.


With one of its prime objectives being the attraction of private motorists to public transport usage, reluctance to give up comfort and convenience has been cited by Darryll Thomas, Manager of the Urban Traffic Control Branch (eThekwini) and President: SASITS (SA Society for ITS) as a main disadvantage.

I find it difficult to believe that public transport authorities will ever be able to supplement ‘own travel’ with an improved alternative, in South Africa; where presently, options do not exist, they would need to be provided, regularised through a 24/7 cycle and operated in a holistically safe environment.

Not only would the mode of transport need to be 100% safe, but vehicles parked preparatory to public-transport trips, would also need to be safe, while parked. On their return, commuters would again need to feel safe as they claimed their vehicles. For most to consider public transport a worthwhile option, pedestrian commuters would also need to feel considerably safer walking between destination and their choice of public transport.

Mr Thomas agrees that: “If the public are frightened to use the services, inevitably the policy is doomed to failure” and believes that it is the safety aspect that deters many commuters from swapping from own transport to public transport, despite the fact that attacks on passengers are rare.

He agrees that vandalism and criminal attacks need to be curbed, and claims they can be, with the help of technology. He also believes that visible CCTV surveillance could nullify this fear; that public education would alert us to “video analysis techniques that can alert staff automatically to suspicious behaviour on stations, trains and buses”.

His intention to educate the public about all the technological measures that would be employed to combat crime, on public transport, is laudable. He insists that, “should something untoward occur”, help will be “very close at hand” and acknowledges that “vandalism and attacks on public and staff are an evil curse that, as a civilised society, we need to attack with all the technologies we have at our disposal”.
Consumer safety priorities

I sense that, from his positions with SASITS and in the municipality, he is considering public safety only as it relates to public transport usage. Personally, I am less frightened of using the service than getting from my home to the service point, from the service point to my destination and then reversing the process later in the day.

Every commuter is likely to be a pedestrian at either end of his/her public transport usage and it is as much during this point in their journeys, as actually while on public transport, that safety is a huge concern to most people, who may need to carry laptop computers, cell phones and even their public-transport tickets, in whatever format, through city streets.

The pertinent question: does the Municipality intend to position CCTV cameras at every point along every journey, even the pedestrian ones? If so, well and good, but this would require immense financial investment (though probably slightly less, long-term, than installing the same number of Metro policemen in those positions, 24/7.

Mugging and petty thievery, on the streets, cannot be left out of the safety equation! I personally believe that safety is the crux of this issue and is generally hopelessly oversimplified. Another important concern is the number of people who are expected to use their ‘business’ vehicles for work purposes during the working day.

In some areas where options already exist, taxi strikers have stoned commuters who choose to travel by bus or train. Some commuters find it safer just to remain at home, instead of trying to get to work. It seems clear that the ‘grip’ that striking workers in any industry have, over others, has been allowed to get out of hand. This, too, should be classified as a public-transport safety issue. Most Durban motorists approached, insisted that the Municipality would need to pay them handsomely to use public transport on a regular basis. The reason? Always the safety issue…


Thomas, ultimately, agrees that: “as long as the perceived inconvenience of public transport persists, the majority of motorists will prefer to use their car regardless of any penalty imposed”.

Improving the quantity and quality of public transport vehicles, he concedes, is necessary and will involve a far larger investment than has been presently budgeted. It is not only the mindset of the public that needs to undergo change, but that of transport planners throughout the country.

ITS is an effective and necessary means to an end but, unless used creatively and within revised norms, it will not provide all it could. Disciplines, such as policing, security, public-safety and transport services, need to co-ordinate and co-operate to a far greater degree to get the effective results that are necessary – and possible – especially regarding general public safety.

IIB Associate and business consultant:
– marketing/communications
– writing commissioned articles
– editing/proof reading
– market research/social-science research and
– business writing (strategies/plans)

Research papers published:
– The Message and the Medium – assessing the ‘take-out’ and ‘buy-in’ of road safety messages/UNIARC.
– Retro-reflective material at the rear of heavy vehicles/UNIARC.
– Traffic officers and trauma/UNIARC.
– The communication link/UNIARC.
– Seatbelts/AA of SA.
– Speed/AA of SA.
– Drunken driving/AA of SA.
– An investigation into licence testing centres in KwaZulu-Natal/UNIARC.
– Traffic officer case studies: an assessment and evaluation of possible treatment for stress and trauma within the service/UNIARC.

Research papers presented:
– Corporate debt collection.
– Negotiating social investment with the business sector.
– Retro-reflective material at the rear of heavy vehicles.
– Traffic officers and trauma.
– An investigation into driver licence testing centres in KwaZulu-Natal.

Airport Transportation Services – Know the Benefits of Hiring One

Long flights are tiring for most people. And it can be even more tiring if you have to wait for cabs to reach your destination after landing. To rid you of the troubles of getting a cab or driving your own car after a long, tiring flight, various airport transportation services provide highly luxurious and comfortable vehicles for an ultimate travel experience.

Let us discuss some of the significant ways you can benefit through a reliable airport transportation service:

Luxurious Vehicles: They provide highly sophisticated and high-end vehicles to give you the most luxurious and comfortable ride to and from airports. These sophisticated vehicles are designed with superb amenities and features to make your travel experience absolutely special and memorable.

Options: Reputed transportation services provide a wide range of luxurious vehicles such as Limousines, SUVs, Sedans, Corporate vans and many more to provide you the chance to make a choice in accordance with your requirements, preferences and conveniences.

Chauffeurs: Reliable airport transportation services provide highly trained, experienced and professional chauffeurs who are dedicated to provide you the safest and the most relaxing ride of your life. They are extremely well-acquainted with the roads and are dedicated to provide you on-time transportation services to and from airports. Moreover, apart from being highly professional, the chauffeurs are also extremely courteous and well-mannered. They have the efficiency to take care of your goods and luggage as well, thereby saving you the troubles of bothering about them.

Flight Monitoring: Airport transportation services use advanced technologies to track your flight timings, which in turn helps them to provide you on-time pick and drop services to and from airports. They are dedicated to picking you up from the airport and drop you off in time to avoid any kind of delay or trouble.

However, in order to avail the best services, it is extremely important to hire the services of the most reputed and reliable transportation company. Here are some of the significant factors that you need to consider while choosing the right one:

Safety: There are some important safety factors that need to be checked before getting into business with an airport transportation company. For example, you must make sure that the company you choose is appropriately insured, that they provide vehicles that are in superb condition and also that they provide chauffeurs who are not only experienced and trained, but also courteous enough to know how to take excellent care of your comforts and conveniences.

Reputation: It is important that you check the reputation of a transportation company before hiring their services. Reputation is probably the most significant aspect that speaks a great deal about the quality of services a company can provide to its customers. Make every effort to study the market and know how they work and how they have served their previous customers.

Deals and Discounts: Make a thorough comparison between the deals and discounts offered by various transportation services. If you are a corporate traveler who needs to travel by air on a regular basis, it is beneficial to choose a transportation service offering the most attractive deals for airport transportation services.

Last, but not the least, before getting into business with an airport transportation service, it is important that you know and understand the terms and conditions that they work on.

Choosing the Right Freight Transport Company

Choosing the right freight transport company is easy when you know exactly what you are looking for. When trying to decide on a freight transport company, you need to make sure that it can handle your business’s needs with ease.

Freight transport companies utilise their expertise in order to provide you with logistical solutions that can aid in the transport and shipping of your business goods. They will also be able to provide you with cost effective solutions.

So what exactly does a freight transport company do? A freight transport company is involved in making sure that your products are transported safely from point A to B. Depending on the company that you choose, you can expect to find different types of freight. This includes air, sea and ground transportation. By providing your business with these three options, you can rest assured that the company will be able to find a solution that works for you.

If you are working on a bit of a tight budget, ground transportation is probably your best option. It does take a bit longer, but is more cost effective. If you are able to plan your freight transport properly, you will be able to make good use of land transportation. It is better to have as big a load as possible during land transportation so that you can guarantee that you are getting good value for money.

Air transportation is best if you need to get a product delivered quickly. Sea transportation also takes a while, but you are able to ship more products than you would be able to under normal circumstances. A good freight transport company will be able to sit down with you and provide you with personal service. No two companies are the same and, as such, it is important to provide the client with the best possible option for them. Majority of freight transport companies will specialise in the following:

Logistical planning

Knowing which transport freight company is right for your business is easy when you have the right information. If the company is ready, willing and able to provide you with a personalised service that fits in with your budget and needs, chances are that you can count on them. They should also be able to provide you with an excellent turnaround time and put your business’s needs before their own. If the company ticks all of the aforementioned boxes, you can rest assured that they are a company that is worth using.

How to Transport Fish Over Long Distances

People love tropical fish not less than other pets. This article is dedicated to the issue of transporting fish over long distances. Any aquarist sooner or later faces a problem of how to transport aquarium fish. Novice aquarist faces a short move right after the purchase of fish in a pet store, however, a short time transportation is not that complicated if compared with the transport of a fish over long distances. That is not that hard to implement, but how will your pet look like and feel at the destination point – that is the main question. And since you are interested in your aquarium fish, then the issue of transportation is of prior importance for you.

So, how to transport a fish over long distances? First, you should consider the transport container. It is optimal to use an ordinary plastic bag. It is recommended to use a package of thick polyethylene as it is difficult to break or damage such a package, that, of course, increases the chances of a successful transportation. You should pick up the package taking into account the fact that the longer the distance is – the larger will be the package.

The second important issue is the filling of a container for your pet transportation. Package to transport a fish should be filled with 1/3 of water and 2/3 of air, or preferably with oxygen. If fish breathes atmospheric air, such as bettas and other labyrinth species, then you should not fill the bag with pure oxygen as fish may get burned. In case when fish breathes atmospheric air, the bag for transporting should be filled with atmospheric air containing oxygen at the rate of 2/3 of air and 1/3 of pure oxygen. To create such a relation just add some oxygen to the air in the container before closing it.

When fish are transported over long distances, the container should not be overcrowded with them. Density of fish in the bag for transport must be reduced as much as possible. The more time the fish is kept in the package, the less their number should be in it. Ideal option is one fish per one package. The fact is that if a fish dies during transportation, its body begins to decompose, rapidly spoiling the water, so the death of only one fish in a bag for transportation can cause the death of all the fish contained in this package.

The third important issue is the temperature control. You should ensure temperature stability, regardless of the time of the year. A special plastic container – thermos, which can be stacked with packages for fish is of a great help. Such thermal containers are made of plastic and are suitable for fish transportation over long distances, they maintain stable temperature and thus, help to avoid sudden temperature fluctuations.

Boat Transport

Preparing your boat for transportation is definitely something that requires a great amount of care. For boat owners, it is a stressful situation and finding a company that can transport your boat is the highest priority. There are many things that a boat hauler should posses including having insurance and being bonded and years of experience.

The planning of the transportation from one destination to another is the most difficult part of the process. There are many state requirements and Federal DOT regulations that govern transporting the oversized vessels or boat on a trailer, and finding a company that understands the requirements and has the experience and licenses is essential.

There are different types of hauling for different types of water vessels such as the following:

Yacht transportation and hauling: Often times with yacht shipping there are issues such as height issues to content with. The yachts must be logistically transported from one destination to another. With this type of yacht shipping, it is important to have an experienced hauler to insure the safety of the haul.

Boat transportation and hauling: Boat hauling is a very specialized area of transportation and choosing the right company is a major decision. Choosing a company that not only is well-qualified and experienced but one that has high standards in customer service is essential.

Sailboat Transportation and hauling: With sailboat transportation and hauling, there are specific considerations to take into account. The weight of the sailboat must be distributed properly. With the sailboat there is the consideration of above deck equipment, spars and rigging that must be seen to when being loaded. It is vital to have a boat hauling company that is aware and understands the various considerations and takes the additional time to load the sailboat and its equipment properly.

Powerboat transportation and hauling: Powerboats come in all different hull shapes and sizes. Whether a sport fisher, a trawler, or a cigarette style café racer it is important to choose a boat hauler that is well versed in the area of properly loading and transporting the boat.

Small boat and trailer transportation: When a small boat is being transported on a trailer, it is called Tow & Go. Finding a company that specializes in the pickup and delivery is essential as they are able to insure the quality and care of the transport.

International boat transportation and shipping: This is a very specialized are of hauling and choosing a company that works in the arena is essential. The company must have expertise in working arrangements with overseas shipping lines and international boat transport.

Boat haulers must be experienced, reliable, insured, bonded and knowledgeable. It is essential that the company have the experience in the marine industry to transport the boat whether down the street, across the country or Internationally. There is not only the concern of damage that may occur to the boat when improperly hauled, but also the concern of safety. An experienced, reliable boat hauling company will take the stress out of the experience.

What Factors Influence Car Transport Cost?

Movement across locations in terms of a state, country or even overseas has become the norm nowadays and what bothers the owners the most is the car transport cost. Since most of the people are proud owners of a four-wheeler, it becomes an imperative to assess the expenses that would be associated with relocating to another location. As opposed to earlier days when people preferred driving down to their destinations, nowadays due to the excessive luggage movement in a car does not seem to be a viable option. Many individuals avail the services of companies which transport cars across locations.

In certain cases, wherein families are out for a vacation, they prefer driving their own cars. In such cases, car companies which offer transportation facilities are a boon. Most of the times, there are two options which can be utilized by the owners; allowing someone to drive the car between the locations or have it shipped it across through transport carriers. The car transport cost through shipping is based on the distance across which the car needs to be driven, fuel expenses are inclusive of the fee depending on the mileage. However, this option cannot be availed for overseas transportation.

Another factor which needs to be kept in mind while car transportation takes place is the safety of the vehicle. Car transport cost in case of car carrier is much more as compared to the cost incurred in shipping the vehicle. However, the former is a much safer way of transporting the car. The shipping can be undertaken in an open or an enclosed trailer truck. Quite obviously, the enclosed method is much safer and therefore costlier. In case the individual plans to transport a Vintage car, an enclosed trailer is always preferable as opposed to an open one which increases the likelihood of damage to the vehicle.

Apart from the wear and tear which can be caused by the shipping vehicle, even the climatic conditions such as rain, dirt, sunlight and dust can spoil the sheen of the car. In case of International movement, choice can be made between sole use and shared containers. Car transport cost for sole use container would be fairly higher than that of the shared one. But for a car which in itself is expensive; with an extra fee, the services of a container which is of sole use can be availed. This would reassure the safety of your precious asset.

Before availing the services of such companies, one should inquire about the Insurance which is provided mostly by the reputed shipping firms. Prior to signing the contract for such shipping corporations, you could have a better understanding of the factors which have been outlined in the contract. There might be certain car carriers which charge an additional fee for the services offered by them including Insurance. Car transport cost is certainly essential while gauging the cost of movement but it should not exceed beyond your budget and should also safeguard your assets.

Transportation Job Descriptions

Transportation primarily means moving goods from one place to another without causing any destruction or depreciation. The growth of a country without transportation is impossible. A company requires transportation for its safe delivery of goods. Likewise, an educational institution may take help of transportation for the safety of their students.

The transportation industry is present in every part of the country. The major mediums through which transportation happens are by road, air, rail and sea. Transportation facilitates communication and accessibility. Candidates who are highly educated and experienced grab posts like the transportation manager, transportation supervisor, transportation security officer and other such managerial posts. On the other hand the transportation section includes posts like drivers, loaders, laborers, shipping officers and cargo management officers who work under these managers. Pilots, air hostesses and captains of ships devote a lot of time to their profession but at the same time draw a huge amount salary for their services.

The post of a freight manager is very challenging and involves high educational and management training. In the shipping and railway sector, the transportation manager has to ensure the safe dispatch of the freights and co-ordinate the shipping process efficiently. Likewise, in the aviation industry the transportation department takes care of the baggages and cargos of the boarders so that they don’t get lost and are delivered without any hassle.

Road transport has become an everyday phenomenon for individuals who go for work or to study. To facilitate their journey the transport industry has come up with different kinds of buses and car pools which have resulted to be a great success. Students have their school buses and car pools, and working people avail buses, auto rickshaws and metro’s for their travel. A government or a private sector’s primary motive is to ensure the safety and protection of the travelers and hence they employ transportation security officers of different levels to meet the safety parameters. The job of a truck driver, car driver, bus driver demands attention and dedication to their work.

There is also transportation included in the postal service department. The task of a post man or a delivery boy is to transport mails and goods to the individuals safely. There are also transportation sales executives who keep the sales of the transportation sector at its heights. If technology is the most sought after field in this world, then the transportation industry is no less important. The transportation sector supply living to a host of individuals which makes it an indispensable element of our life.

How To Learn About The Merits Of Auto Transportation

Auto transport is an amazing conception in the transport world. It is very easy process. It helps to shift vehicles one place to another place. People who change their addresses from one city to another or one state to another auto transport helps to deliver their vehicles at their door. There are many auto transport companies worldwide. They provide truck, valuable facilities and services for transporting your vehicles at a suitable rate. Auto transport is also called car shipping, vehicle transport, vehicle shipping, car transport etc.

There are two types of transportation. One is open vehicle transportation. In this process cars or vehicles are carried on a open truck. Open trucks are easy to find. Almost ninety to ninety five transportation trucks are open. About ten to twelve cars can be carried on an open truck at a time. It is good but not too much safe if the climatic condition is not well. The another type of transportation is enclosed auto transportation. In this type the transportation trucks are enclosed. It is very safe way for vehicle transportation. These carrier trucks can carry two to four cars at a time. It is the best way for transportation luxury and fabulous cars. This process ensures full safety of the vehicle that is why it is more expensive than open transportation.

Auto shipping companies provides you two kinds of delivery. One is called terminal to terminal delivery and another is door to door delivery. Terminal to terminal delivery means deliver the cars on a certain time quotation. This type of vehicle transportation provides that once a car is shipped from one terminal to another where it will provide with storage advantages for the car until the owner trucks it.

Door to door transportation delivers vehicles at the customers doors. It is a time and energy saving method for customers. Door to door delivery is more demandable and more easier than others. Nowadays most of the car movers companies offers this facility.

For choosing an auto transport company you must have some necessary knowledge when you go to a car mover company for shipping your vehicle at first you need to make sure that the company has all legal paper works. Company must be licensed. For the safety of your vehicle you can ask about insurance coverage without any hesitation. This insurance will take all the responsibilities of any damage occurs during transportation.

Every company does not offer every shipping option. Willingly offering shipping options is are good quality of a reputed company. So one must check does his/her company offering option or not?

The last thing is that before transporting a vehicle the company and the customer both have to check the condition of the vehicle. It will be good for both of them.