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Seven Myths About Pet Transportation

Traveling with pets is a source of stress for many owners, and understandably so. Animals can be like small children – they have specific requirements, but can’t tell you what those are. That’s what leads people to rely on conventional wisdom about pet transportation. These factoids can be based in reality, or they can be Read more about Seven Myths About Pet Transportation[…]

Driver Interviews: Kevin Chadwick, 48 states in 40 days

Continuing our series of Driver Interviews, we got in touch with Kevin Chadwick of Teacher’s Pet Logistics, a Texas-based shipping outfit. A veteran of the 101st Airborne Division, Kevin has worked as a trucker for a few years after leaving the army back in 1997. He has since finished college and is now a physics Read more about Driver Interviews: Kevin Chadwick, 48 states in 40 days[…]

Boat shipping do’s and don’ts for this summer

The boating season is still in full swing, but sooner or later owners will start thinking about winter storage. With that in mind, we bring you advice on getting your boat where it needs to be, safe and sound. Here’s half a dozen easy tips on boat shipping solutions. DO prepare your boat for transport Read more about Boat shipping do’s and don’ts for this summer[…]

Recognizing and preventing heatstroke in animals

Summer heat is still going strong, so let’s talk about a condition that many pets must deal with around this time of the year. Heatstroke in animals is a health hazard that we’ve touched on before. This time we’ll look into the causes of this overheating, with an emphasis on preventative measures. Pet owners and Read more about Recognizing and preventing heatstroke in animals[…]

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

  While shipping heavy machinery is often a complicated and time-consuming process, it does not need to be. By following a few simple guidelines, you can assure safe transportation and keep the costs down at the same time. Here’s a list of things you need to consider before shipping your tractors, dozers, or other heavy 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[…]