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Driver Interviews: Kristy K’s Success Story

In years past, we’ve published a number of driver interviews on this blog. As the community keeps growing, we’re looking to make this a more regular feature. We’d like each transporter to be able to share their first-hand experience, good or bad, with everyone involved. This month, we spoke with Kristy Kokolakis of Open Road Read more about Driver Interviews: Kristy K’s Success Story[…]

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Shipping heavy machinery: tips and tricks

Gauge the density of your shipment What transporters usually call “density” is the estimate of a shipment’s size, weight, and shape. It’s very important to measure this accurately when shipping heavy machinery. To accommodate your requirements, the transport provider needs to have this information. It’s not too difficult to calculate the density for an item of Read more about Shipping heavy machinery: tips and tricks[…]

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Motorcycle shipping tips: get your bike ready for transport

When shipping a motorcycle across the country, you’re faced with a choice. You could put all your faith in the transporter you’ve chosen and trust them to take care of everything. Or you could handle every last detail personally, prepping the bike fully before you even find a transporter. Assuming you opt for the latter, Read more about Motorcycle shipping tips: get your bike ready for transport[…]

Pet Safety Alert for Drivers: Keep it Cool During the Summer

We’ve previously covered the topic of pet safety in transportation, but usually from the owner’s perspective. Here, we wanted to try something different – raising transporter awareness of just how important it is to be extra cautious during the summer. The following is an overview of warm weather safety hazards that pet transporters should keep Read more about Pet Safety Alert for Drivers: Keep it Cool During the Summer[…]

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Pet safety in transportation for high-risk dog breeds

Not all dogs are created equal – countless breeds exist, some facing more significant health risks than others. From respiratory difficulties to hereditary defects to zoonotic diseases, there’s a vast variety of potential health problems. Many of these can complicate transportation, which is an issue that all companies that transport pets should take into account. Read more about Pet safety in transportation for high-risk dog breeds[…]

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Pet transportation: animal safety tips for summer 2019

It’s almost that time of the year again – hot summer months are coming up fast. Pretty soon, we’re going to have to start thinking about keeping our pets cool, at home or on the road. Here’s a few words of advice you might want to consider if planning pet transportation this summer. Know your Read more about Pet transportation: animal safety tips for summer 2019[…]

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How to become a professional pet transporter

So you’ve registered as a pet transporter on CitizenShipper, you say? Augmenting your income by driving around and petting dogs, what’s not to like? Congratulations – sounds like you’ve got it all worked out. What’s that? It’s more difficult than you’d thought? Huh. As it turns out, you’re not really winning enough bids. Turns out customers Read more about How to become a professional pet transporter[…]

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The Drivers’ Viewpoint: Top Ten Motels in the United States

For a good long while, it seemed like the era of the American motel was at an end. The chain hotel business model had kicked them to the proverbial curb, offering accommodation at almost every corner – affordable, functional, and generic. Many moteliers went out of business as soon as their quirky roadside shack lost Read more about The Drivers’ Viewpoint: Top Ten Motels in the United States[…]

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Pet Transportation: When Is It OK to Sedate Your Pet?

In pet transportation, we deal with considerate, responsible clients. They care for their animals and want to make sure they’re treated right. Some of their most common questions have to do with sedation and shipping. How safe is it to medicate a kitty before putting her in a crate? Can a sedated dog’s breathing be Read more about Pet Transportation: When Is It OK to Sedate Your Pet?[…]

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How Stacked Shipments Helped Me Earn a Bit More

While the CitizenShipper platform does a great job connecting drivers to clients, it’s not very beginner-friendly. When I was just starting out, I couldn’t figure out how people made any money this way! I was bidding on all sorts of routes in my area, both the busy ones and those less so. Yet somehow, I Read more about How Stacked Shipments Helped Me Earn a Bit More[…]