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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Which car shipping company? Judge for yourself

Which car shipping company to choose

Shipping cars in trucks and trailers need a sturdy protection against even the slightest damages when the process involves a long distance call. Let us assume you are shipping your car from New York to Puerto Rico All America Auto Transport has its ways to handle such circumstances. So we keep a minute watch like attention attached to each new car that we transport across the country until handling the vehicle to the respective owner.

Our experience in the transporting cars domain gives us a better dynamics in handling the complete process. Our growth of knowledge in the international shipping industry has given us an insight to serve our customer needs satisfactorily be it the biggest organizations, military services student needs.

Our wide-range of network of auto carriers across US is the key to your classic car shipment. That is why we have a few repeated clienteles. We inspect the car before and after shipping for any damages incurred. Our shipping process is well covered with auto insurance. Get on the spot cheapest shipping quotes for your specific car moving needs. Our staff will reach you within minutes.



Our shipping service has been a comfort to our customers when shipping their cars. You can grab the opportunity of being one among our satisfied customers by availing our shipping services.

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 5:16 AM permanent link  

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Upgraded 5-Star Vehicle Safety Ratings System

In WASHINGTON on October 5th U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator David Strickland revealed an improved 5-Star Safety Ratings System for new vehicles and also they released the safety ratings for the first model year 2011 vehicles tested under the program.

The advance ratings system will now evaluate side pole crash testing and crash prevention-technologies. And, for the first time, it will use female crash test dummies to simulate crash scenarios involving women, not just men.



“More stars equal safer cars,” said Secretary LaHood. “With our upgraded Five-Star Safety Ratings System, we are raising the bar on safety. Through new tests, better crash data and higher standards, we are making the safety ratings tougher and more meaningful for consumers.”

Vehicle safety ratings ranges from 1 to 5 stars, with 1 star being the lowest and 5 stars being the highest. In the old criteria, many vehicles had reached the highest rating criteria whereas this rating criterion is more accurate which may lead even the previously rated 5-star vehicles not remain the same.

The new 5-Star Safety Ratings System looks for the safety of passenger cars, SUVs, vans and pickup trucks in three broad areas namely

  • Frontal crash

  • Side crash

  • Rollover resistance

For model year 2011, NHTSA will rate 24 passenger cars, 20 sport utility vehicles, two vans and nine pickups under the new ratings system.

“We want consumers to embrace these new safety technologies as a way to make vehicles safer,” said National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland. “We believe electronic stability control, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning offer significant safety benefits and consumers should consider them when buying a new car.”

One of the most significant changes to the ratings program for consumers is the addition of an Overall Vehicle Score for each vehicle tested. The Overall Vehicle Score combines the results of a frontal crash test, side crash tests and rollover resistance tests and compares those results to the average risk of injury and potential for vehicle rollover of other vehicles.

NHTSA recommends consumers to consider vehicles with crash avoidance technologies that meet the 5-Star Safety Ratings minimum performance tests, such as

  • Forward collision warning (FCW)

  • Lane departure warning (LDW)

  • Electronic stability control (ESC)

All of the 2011 model year vehicles currently rated haves ESC as standard, except for the Nissan Versa, in which ESC is optional.

More information including the full list of newly-rated vehicles is available at the official website for the Federal government’s 5-Star Safety Ratings Program

MakeModelOverall Frontal Crash Rating
Overall Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating
Overall Vehicle Score
AudiA4 Avant Wagon
4
5
5
4
AudiA4 FWD
4
5
5
4
AudiS4 FWD
4
5
5
4
BMW5 Series 4 DR RWD
4
5
5
5
CadillacEscalade 4WD
5
5
3
4
CadillacEscalade Hybrid 4WD
5
5
3
4
CadillacEscalade RWD
5
5
3
4
CadillacEscalde Hybrid RWD
5
5
3
4
ChevroletMalibu FWD
4
5
4
4
ChevroletTahoe 4WD
5
5
3
4
ChevroletTahoe RWD
5
5
3
4
FordFiesta
4
5
4
4
FordTaurus AWD
4
5
4
4
FordTaurus FWD
4
5
4
4
GMCYukon RWD
5
5
3
4
GMCYukon 4WD
5
5
3
4
HondaPilot 4WD
4
5
4
4
HondaPilot FWD
4
5
4
4
HyundaiSonata (early release)
3
5
5
4
HyundaiSonata (later release)
4
5
5
5
InfinitiM37
4
5
4
4
InfinitiM56
4
5
4
4
JeepGrand Cherokee 4WD
4
5
4
4
JeepGrand Cherokee RWD
4
5
3
4
KiaSorento AWD
4
4
4
4
KiaSorento FWD
4
4
4
4
NissanVersa
3
2
4
2
SubaruLegacy
4
4
5
4
SubaruOutback
4
4
4
4
ToyotaCamry
3
3
4
3
ToyotaCamry HV
3
3
4
3
ToyotaSienna AWD
3
5
4
4
ToyotaSienna FWD
3
5
4
4

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 10:53 PM permanent link  

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Friday, October 15, 2010

International Conference on Commercial Driver Health and Wellness

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), are going to conduct an International Conference on Commercial Truck and Bus/Motor coach Driver Health and Wellness on November 8-10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.



The Conference will feature papers, presentations, posters, and discussion panels on current knowledge relating to the impacts of health factors on commercial driver job safety and performance and also this will document about the benefits and costs of exciting driver health and wellness programs by exploring relevant case studies.

Objectives of the Health and Wellness (H&W) Conference is expected to include:

  1. General review about the evidence-based benefits (both cost ROI and personal) of H&W programs for commercial drivers and their employers


    • Human Capital Strategy and cost benefits of H & W Programs

    • Case Studies of practices that works and which fails to work

    • Recent policy developments affecting health and wellbeing



  1. Learning about the latest research examining health issues that impact performance and safety of commercial drivers, namely:



    • Obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, diabetes etc

    • Physical fitness, diet and nutrition, smoking and tobacco prevention

    • Injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, sprains, pains

    • Psychological stress, mental health, depression

    • Work structure and organizational contributions to health issues

    • Aging, communicable diseases, sleep disorders

    • Disease management, access and delivery of needed health care



  1. Identifying best practices and other industry corporate experiences with H&W programs


    • Establishing corporate and personal health and wellness philosophy

    • How to make H&W changes, behavioral modification

    • Involvement of families in successful H&W initiatives

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 2:09 AM permanent link  

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day Program

October 10,2010 the tenth anniversary of "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day" program in U.S. This program in the last ten years has promoted reducing fatalities,--- "Towards Zero Fatalities" on American roadways. Our efforts to decrease the fatalities rate concentrate mainly on the need for improvements to our roadways, our vehicles and basic driver behavior.


Always keep it in mind that “I should not be Driven to Distraction, I am driving to arrive” and also encourage others to follow this policy, by making a special commitment to reduce fatalities by becoming involved and changing their own driving habits.

Here are some of the safety tips to be followed when we are in road:

Car, Bus, Truck Drivers

  • Always remember to use seat belts.

  • Avoid aggressive drivers and driving aggressively.

  • Do not drink and drive, avoid using cell phones during driving.

  • While driving, you must focus only on the road.

  • Always try to keep your distance, enough space should be there in between you and the vehicle in front of you.

Motorcycle Drivers

  • Always remember to wear helmet.

  • Motorcycles are the smallest vehicles on the road and offer no safeguard in a crash. Be alert, pay attention to the signals.

  • Conduct a safety inspection of your bike before every ride.

Bicyclists

  • Always remember to wear helmet.

  • Never creep in between a truck or bus you may could get crushed.

Pedestrians

  • Try to walk on sidewalks and in crosswalks whenever possible. Always Pay attention to walk signals and keep a proper distance when standing on corners.

  • While crossing the roads dont think that the vehicles will stop for you, they may not see you or even they may be unable to stop.


Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is a chance for us to remind people that everyone has a personal responsibility to make secure decisions when you get behind the wheel.

We have yet to come across the silver technological bullet that leads to crash-proof roads and vehicles. We have yet to obtain all of the Americans to buckle up. We have yet to maintain all drivers from drinking. We have yet to get rid of texting and talking on cell phones behind the wheel.

We should keep in mind the fact that "Each life lost is a hole torn in a family or circle of friends or community".


posted by All America Auto Transport @ 10:15 PM permanent link  

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