Posts made in January 2017

Car Shipping vs. Driving (2024 Update)

Ditch the Road Dust, Embrace the Easy Ride: Why Car Shipping with The Car Carriage Wins Every Time

Howdy, partners! The Car Carriage, your Texas auto transport wranglers, are here to wrangle more than just cattle – we’re talkin’ about wranglin’ your beloved car to its new home with the smoothest ride and least stress possible. We know moving your car can be a rootin’ tootin’ rodeo of road fatigue and logistical lassoing, so we’re here to serenade you with the sweet song of car shipping and why it’s the clear winner over drivin’ yourself to the next town, state, or even coast.

Kick Back, Relax, and Let the Experts Handle the Miles:

  • Stress-Free Sippin’ on Sweet Tea: Who wants to spend their precious time stuck in traffic jams, fighting with GPS directions that lead you to nowhere, and wearing out their tires on endless stretches of highway? With The Car Carriage, you can kick back, relax, and sip on sweet tea while we handle the whole shebang. Focus on planning your new adventure, not the long road ahead.

  • Your Car Gets the VIP Treatment: Say goodbye to engine groans and tire whimpers. We pamper your car with secure transport methods, keeping it safe and sound from the wear and tear of thousands of miles. Your car will arrive at its new home lookin’ like a Texas sunset – fresh, shiny, and ready for new horizons.

  • Peace of Mind Like a Clear Blue Sky: We prioritize safety like a rancher protects his herd. Cargo insurance and secure transport methods mean you can sleep easy knowing your car is in good hands. No need to worry about breakdowns, bad weather, or unexpected detours – we’ve got it covered.

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Bonus Benefits:

  • Save That Green Stuff: While gas prices might be doin’ the Texas two-step, car shipping can actually be cost-effective for long distances. No hotel bills, no meals on the go, no wear and tear on your car – it all adds up to a sweet deal for your wallet.
  • More Time for What Matters Most: Forget about spendin’ hours behind the wheel. Use that free time to plan your new life, visit with family, or simply relax and recharge. The open road will be waitin’ when you get there, but for now, enjoy the peace of mind and freedom that comes with letting someone else handle the drive.

The Car Carriage: Your Trusted Auto Transport Partners

We’re not just car haulers, we’re your partners on the road to a new adventure. We’ll take care of your car like it’s our own, deliver it safely and on time, and leave you free to focus on what matters most. So, ditch the road dust, embrace the easy ride, and choose The Car Carriage for your next car transport. We’ll make sure your journey is as smooth as a Texas drawl and as sweet as a glass of ice-cold lemonade on a hot day. Call (855) 723-3200 to get your free quote today!

Happy trails, and see you on the road!

Auto Transport Safety (Updated 2024)

Ensuring Safe Passage: The Art and Science of Securement in Auto Transport

The shared goal of auto transporters and car owners is unwavering: to ensure the vehicle’s safety throughout its journey. While the importance of securement might seem self-evident, the execution demands meticulous attention, experience, and a deep understanding of the nuances involved.

This emphasis on safety extends beyond the realm of individual transporters. Recent federal safety inspections have highlighted cargo security as a crucial aspect of transportation safety, recognizing its impact not only on vehicles but also on the well-being of all road users.

Meticulous Hands-On Expertise:

Securing a vehicle for transport is not a passive process. It’s a skill honed through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Far from simply maneuvering onto a loading dock, car haulers engage in a hands-on ballet of precise movements and meticulous attention to detail.


Once the car is positioned, the hydraulics lift it into optimal placement. Wheel straps, the foundation of securement, are then meticulously applied, ensuring complete immobilization. While designated mounting points are sometimes available, the chassis and wheels often serve as the primary anchors.

Reputable car shippers, like The Car Carriage, prioritize experience and exceptional service ratings when selecting their haulers. This ensures every vehicle receives the specialized care it deserves, minimizing the risk of movement and damage during transit.


Regulations and Responsibility:

The North American Standard Inspection Program reveals the scale of this dedication – an estimated four million commercial vehicle inspections are conducted annually. The focus on safety across all transportation sectors, including cargo securement, underscores the vital role this plays in ensuring safe roads and protected vehicles.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) establishes comprehensive regulations governing cargo securement, particularly for vehicles. These guidelines serve as a vital framework for ensuring responsible and safe transport practices.

Tailored Solutions for Every Vehicle:

Beyond adhering to regulations, experienced car haulers recognize the unique needs of each vehicle. Classic cars, with their potentially weaker or rusted metal, require special attention to avoid pressure points. Canvas straps and additional tire securement are often employed in such cases.


Open-air vehicles like Roadsters or Hotrods present another challenge, with detachable parts requiring securement alongside the car itself. Straps and cargo nets are strategically employed to ensure their safe transport. Oversized and overweight vehicles, like M35A and MRAP military models, necessitate specialized equipment. Chains, due to their durability, are often used in conjunction with wider straps and heavy-duty ratchets to handle the increased weight and size.

A Passion for Perfection:

The Car Carriage team has a wealth of experience handling vehicles of all shapes and sizes. We understand the critical role securement plays in ensuring their safe arrival. This blog has not only shed light on the “why” and “how” of securement but also showcased the diverse approaches we employ to guarantee every vehicle’s pristine journey.

For us, exceeding expectations is not just a responsibility, but a source of genuine satisfaction. Our car haulers are not merely technicians; they are passionate professionals who derive immense joy from their work – the experience, the vehicles, and the ultimate reward of delivering them safely home.