What is Heavy Hauling in Auto Transport?

What is Heavy Hauling in Auto Transport?

When it comes to shipping vehicles, our team knows what goes into every single shipment. That includes heavy hauling, which is a bit different from usual shipments. In fact, most car shippers avoid them entirely! They think these shipments are too challenging and simply not worth the effort to make them happen.

Not us at San Diego Auto Shipping. We rise to the occasion to meet any challenge you may have for us. Even if you have an oversized vehicle, we can handle it with ease. Here’s how we take care of heavy hauls:

First, we get the right equipment.

Equipment is very important when it comes to heavy hauls. We have to make sure that our trucks have the hauling capacity, of course, but we also need to make sure we have the right trailer. Heavy hauls are overdimensional in some way, and the way they’re overdimensional matters. Is the vehicle too tall to fit under an overpass bridge? Is it too long to travel by normal means? These questions inform the type of trailer that our team uses.

Then, we get heavy hauling permits.

Heavy hauls require permits to be properly hauled. This is due to the disruptions that heavy hauling can cause to the normal flow of traffic. On top of that, heavy hauls can cause more wear and tear on the road. At San Diego Auto Shipping, we know how to get every kind of oversize or overweight permit out there. You just leave it to us, and we’ll take care of all of the paperwork that your oversize haul needs. We’ll determine the proper route, contact the proper authorities, and haul your vehicle with ease.

It’s that simple!

Our team doesn’t mess around with our heavy hauls. We know that you need your extra-large vehicle as soon as you can get it. So we’ll use our expertise in heavy hauling to make sure you get your vehicle as soon as possible. Want to quit waiting around for your vehicle to get to its destination? Contact our incredible heavy haul team today!

San Diego Ambulance Services to Undergo a Change

San Diego Ambulance Services to Undergo a Change

In November 2021, the City of San Diego handed over responsibility for its ambulance services to Falck. The private ambulance provider promised to improve ambulance response times across the city. However, it has fallen short of its lofty goals. The city is now taking action to ensure that San Diegans will be able to get to the hospital on time.

Under the new plan, the city will handle billing and staffing for Falck. It will also be able to hire other companies, meaning that Falck will no longer be an exclusive provider. While the city is still working on the plan, it’s safe to say that things will change in San Diego soon.

Notably, the city is not going to take complete control of ambulance services in the city. In other major California cities, like Los Angeles, the city completely operates all ambulances. The paramedics who work in ambulances are all city employees. That will not be the case in San Diego, where the city is simply becoming more involved in Falck’s services. And it’s a good thing that it’s doing so, because Falck was falling short.

San Diego was unsatisfied with Falck’s ambulance services.

When the city of San Diego awarded Falck its contract, it came with some expectations. Falck promised to provide over 1,000 hours per day of ambulance coverage. That came with the requirement to have the proper amount of medical staff to cover those hours.

Falck has failed to meet those conditions of its contract. It usually provides around 950 hours of coverage per day. While that’s an improvement over San Diego’s last ambulance company, it does represent a breach of its contract with the city.

Negotiations over the transition are ongoing and should continue for a while. Once the city and Falck reach an agreement, implementation of the new plan will take a few months. In the interim, Falck will work side-by-side with another provider to help cover San Diegans.

Winning a Car Auction and Walking Away Happy

Winning a Car Auction and Walking Away Happy

Have you ever thought about winning a car at an auction? Car collectors, flippers, and people who want a great deal can find what they’re looking for at car auctions. They’re a great place to test your car knowledge, and the process of bidding and competing can be fun.

However, there’s a slight problem with car auctions: winning isn’t always everything. Car auctions are also about not going over your budget and getting a good deal. Here are our team’s tips on how to avoid getting saddled with an overly expensive vehicle.

Winning a car auction is about knowing the vehicle.

The best advice that you’ll ever get for a car auction is to do your research. Before you go to a specific auction, you should look into what vehicles are going to be available. Look into these vehicles and what their common problems may be. Going in with a better idea of your target’s actual value can help you bid more confidently, signaling to other bidders that you know what you’re doing.

Does the auction you’re attending not release their vehicles ahead of time? In that case, make sure you get to the auction early! This is a good idea anyways, because you’ll be able to inspect the vehicle yourself, allowing you to apply your newfound knowledge!

Walking away happy is about staying within your budget.

Winning a car at an auction can be amazing. You could walk away with a sweet new ride in good condition for less than its market value if you bid smart. However, it’s easy to get swept up in the process of bidding and wind up going over your budget. This could leave you paying more than you’re comfortable with, or even more than you have!

There are ways to protect yourself from having this happen. The best way to do that is to set a hard cap on the amount you’re willing to pay for a vehicle. If you never go above your budget, you’ll never wind up paying more than you’re comfortable with! This does mean that you might walk away without buying a car, but this might be a blessing. It’s important to remember above all else that it’s okay to walk away empty-handed. Keeping this in mind can help you avoid the worst of a car auction.

If you do walk away with a new ride that you love, you’ll still need to get it home. Auction cars can be in all sorts of conditions, and you won’t want to risk damaging your new ride by driving it home yourself. Our auction shipping service is the perfect way to get your win home in great shape!

COVID-19 Positive Patients Dwindle, Case-by-Case

COVID-19 Positive Patients Dwindle, Case-by-Case

The number of COVID-19-positive patients in San Diego County hospitals has decreased by 20 to 441, according to the latest state figures.

Of those patients hospitalized as of Saturday, 46 were being treated in intensive care, down five from a day earlier.

There were 220 available ICU beds Saturday, down four from Friday.

San Diego Count has the second-highest number of coronavirus patients in the state, behind Los Angeles County’s 1,202.

Meanwhile, the number of new COVID-19 cases remained fairly steady this past week, but county officials warned that an influx from holiday gatherings was likely in coming days.

San Diegans must take caution over the winter months during indoor gatherings, including masking, washing hands often, staying home when sick and home testing.

COVID-19 vaccines, including bivalent boosters, and flu vaccines were widely available at local medical providers and pharmacies. The county continues to offer vaccinations throughout the region at its vaccination sites.

The COVID vaccines do not necessarily prevent people from contracting or transmitting the virus, but health officials say they offer protections against serious symptoms and possible death.

In the past week, the county Health and Human Services Agency reported 21 additional COVID deaths and 4,714 new infections — compared to 15 deaths and 4,537 the week prior. Thursday’s data increased the county’s cumulative coronavirus totals to 967,078 cases and 5,662 deaths.

According to an HHSA report, 80.5% of eligible San Diegans have received their two-shot primary vaccinations, and 21% of all eligible San Diego residents 5 years and older have received the new bivalent booster.

Flu numbers are on a downward trend, with one additional death and 643 cases reported in the past week, compared to two deaths and 906 cases the previous week. The county’s cumulative total increased to 30 deaths and 20,030 infections — compared to 1,253 at the same time last season and a 3,144 prior 5-year average during the same week.

But what about the new sub variant?

What about it? Don’t worry! It’s an Est-Coast exclusive.

XBB coronavirus subvariants — especially one tagged XBB.1.5 — are fast becoming the most prevalent types circulating in the United States. But that is not yet the case in San Diego County or most of the West.

San Diego’s latest readout of coronavirus genetic surveillance, posted this week by SEARCH, a consortium of local research labs, indicates that 8 percent of genetic material decoded from wastewater samples taken on Dec. 28 are XBB strains. That’s roughly the same number that has appeared in recent readings, with 5.5 percent recorded on Dec. 27 and 9.1 percent on Dec. 26.

GM Develops Ultium-Based EV Sedan To Replace Chevy Malibu

GM Develops Ultium-Based EV Sedan To Replace Chevy Malibu

General Motors, better known as GM, is going to phase out the Chevy Malibu with a brand-new EV sedan. The vehicle in specific is very strong and is able to totally fill in the hole of what the Malibu has long held. What may be news that this car in specific will be. The Investor Day presentation in China, that Chevy has been developing on a “low-roof” electric vehicle that can feature various sedan-like proportions, all according to General motors Authority.

The new electric sedan has been entering the early stages of development. The design is quite scary as the Electric vehicles can in their own way occupy the same mid-size segment as the new Malibu. This replacement has itself been confirmed in China, where sedans remain in high-demand. It’s not yet seen however, if Chevy would offer this Electric Vehicle in the United States.

Chevy calls the new electric sedan concept the FNR-XE. Such a design offers a preview of Electric Vehicle reference, while the concept itself is based on the Ultium battery platform. The shape holds plenty of similarities to the Honda e:N2 concept that can be revealed for China in November, while Honda and GM already collaborate on electric crossovers. Such as the Chevy Blazer EV and the Honda Prologue. The full potential of the new replacement of the Chevy Malibu shows how there will be a debut for the Chinese market towards the end of 2024. Being that U.S. sales, won’t begin until around 2025.

Yet, regardless of how many customers would argue that SUVs are way more popular, Malibu itself still shows representation of sales for Chevy.

During a huge decline in 2021, there had been about 102,651 units sold in 2020. And now there had only been afterwards in 2021 39,376 units. Therefore, showing how Malibu rebounded in 2022, finally, with 80,000 units sold all through the third quarter.

In which case, there continues to be a market for sedans in America, where an electric Malibu will still let Chevrolet bring models, while the company makes a move away from gas-powered vehicles. It’s all quite the evolution for Chevrolet. One could almost suppose that GM is developing technology with the Ultium platform as a quicker result than Internal Combustion Engine products. But many understand that there’s room for body-style variants, like other sedans. Include a wider range and you can tell that GM will dominate the market soon enough.

Free Books Given Out To Lakeside Students Via Vending Machines

Free Books Given Out To Lakeside Students Via Vending Machines

There’s a brand-new vending machine making the rounds at Riverview International Academy. It’s incredible, honestly. Because it’s a brand-new addition of books for the local student body in the local school district. The machine definitely tilts the industry on it’s head. All because there’s an initiative for the students that want to receive a gold token. All while there’s a new machine that dispenses books. Crystal Grobner, the leader of the Riverview Parent Teacher Student Association, believes that this will be a great motivator for students who want to improve their behavioral skills. In a statement, she said that “The idea of having a book as a prize as an award, and something exciting that you get to choose and put a coin in and get a book in return, we think that extra layer of excitement about books is really important at our school.”

Using triple-immersion curriculum, the school provides books with three different languages: English, Spanish and Mandarin.

Teachers are always pushing for more students to learn and what way for them to do so is better than receiving free materials?

The teachers choose which of the kids are able to choose from the free book vending machine, but do so while showing an example of equity. In other words, all students are mandated to earn a token for every school year.

Global Vending Group, in charge of creating enough book vending machines for 500 schools all over the USA, state how the system is so popular, there’s a wait list that takes months to endure

And that is certainly a delight to hear as boys and girls all over the San Diego county get more enthusiastic about reading through the very surprise of reward. It’s a great initiative that empowers the youth of today to adopt the habits of tomorrow. All a very forward interest to put on children. One would say that the San Diegans of the future are always pushing to be well-read, without having to worry about finances. If more people realized the value that came with reading, they would know that it improves cognitive thinking and would therefore think twice before scrolling wocial media incessantly.

If knowledge is power, access to free education is the fuel. And using a vending machine a valuable means of reading allows for some stylistic quirkiness to be often unforgettable when Riverview International Academy is remembered by alumni.

Ram 2500 of 2023 Rips Up The Turf Easily With Diesel Power

Ram 2500 of 2023 Rips Up The Turf Easily With Diesel Power

Ram has long operated their Power Wagon as the frontrunner for it’s off-roading prowess. You can’t go wrong with 26 inches full of front-wheel articulation and a front sway bar that is able to electronically disconnect.

But nowadays if you really want to see dirt kicked beautifully, it’s recommended that you get your hands on the 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel.

The first update you might notice is how Ram can use the Power Wagon template and improve upon it. For instance: no disconnecting sway bar. All while sacrificing Front-Wheel Travel for a favor of a furthermore strict setup. While the Power Wagon uses locking differentials for every end. There’s a lockable rear axle on the Rebel as well.

Ram’s Rebel uses a payload rating of 3140 pounds with the capacity of towing a granite-crushing 16,870 pounds while not nearly more than twice the payload of the softer Power Wagon, with beyond three tons of additional tow capacity.

The Rebel is equipped with rear air springs to hold extreme loads on the level.

With a wide enough angle to carry along eight Polaris RZRs with seven upon a trailer and an additional one in the bed, you know the Ram Rebel is doing something right.

The RZR can be tossed in the back of a toy hauler trailer while having the conveniences of home. Additionally, the camper couldn’t do well on the trails so it’s recommended you get this truck for off-roading purposes.

Huge strength can only be barely part of the equation. Using trailer reverse guidance, you can rely on a surround-view camera setup and a cargo-view camera setup to navigate around the forest while handling precious payloads. This is all associated with the Tow Tech Group ($1995).

This comes with a camera that is attached to the 55-foot-long cord. all while resolving the mystery of what the horsepower produces throughout the journey. Everything can be viewed on the digital rearview mirror, with an option of three images displayed all at once. There’s even a choice involved with a 12-inch digital instrument cluster with a tile view to show all five key stats. The layout is able to save to driver profiles while switching between towing and powertrain temps. Ram has beyond 200 tile configurations that are possible.

Under the hood, the all-too-familiar 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine produces about 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. It’s tied to an eight-speed transmission with a power transfer to the rear or four wheels via a two-speed transfer case.

The Rebel has been the initial heavy duty off-road truck with an optional diesel engine. But that can be pretty loud, right? Wrong. One thing to love about the Ram Rebel is that it offers noise-canceling software to distance clatter in the cabin to the least amount. However, you can tell that at 70 miles per hour, there’s plenty of smoother ambiance you can hear better when off-roading versus on clean pavement.

Rebel has a huge amount of low-end torque with elastic and consistent ascent, while the Hemi of it can generate 4.71 gearing with more throttle finesse.

Manual shifting could be helpful but it’s not offered on the Rebel.

Dealerships will be selling the 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel at about $68,940, with diesel adding a premium of $9595.

Startups Lose Funding As Markets Dwindle In Finances

Startups Lose Funding As Markets Dwindle In Finances

Startups all over San Diego have continuously been built right up to global financial markets, thanks to a growing amount of venture capital flowing to local companies, while creating about 60 percent comparisons to the similar quarter in the past year. However, it didn’t turn out to be a bad result. All because startup funding, plummeted through 2022 from the record highs of the last year. Firms all over the area have been able to raise about $1.04 billion in funding through third quarter, as exactly to the Venture Monitor’s specificity to snapshots of fundraising by the National Venture Capital Association and Pitchbook, being an industry research firm.

Huge funding rounds come from various companies like Capstan Therapeutics, RayzeBio, software firm Drata and battery materials outfit Wildcat Discovery while propping up the region’s total venture capital haul, throughout tough times for financial markets. The third quarter ranks as the 10th highest quarterly total for San Diego venture capital investment since Venture Monitor would publish data in 2014.

These type of developments bring hardship for the whole industry of San Diego Startups.

The San Diego region has about the eighth spot across the nation for venture capital raising in the third quarter alone. All following San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose all according to Venture Monitor. The region handles around 10 metropolitan areas for startup funding, all with thanks to dual pillars of technology companies and life science firms.

Straight out of the pandemic, the financial markets drove record investment in startups in 2020 and 2021, through hot sectors such as subscription software, fintech, health care and logistics. Entrepreneurs throughout San Diego were in turn able to pull in about $9.6 billion dollars in 2021. This being up 55 percent from years earlier. In regards to 2022, however, the stock market falling low had sidelined plenty of public stock offerings. That, being the key vehicle for venture capitalists to go ahead and cash in on invesments for young companies. In the past year, there had been about 416 companies that had gone public. In the past year, only 83 were IPO, according to Tim Holl, who was an audit partner with EY in San Diego.

EY, formerly Ernst&Young, operated in San Diego for a while. Of course, mergers, being the alternate avenue for venture capitalists to book, have totally slowed down, according to Venture Monitor. Exit values have been on the way to lower levels since 2016. Though not from a lack of trying, startups have brought up about $3.7 billion in funding, down from $8.1 billion for the same period last year.

Avocado Production Drops While Drought And Heatwaves

Avocado Production Drops While Drought And Heatwaves

In our county, avocado growers have been facing tough circumstances while showing the result of a heightening cost of water coupled in ongoing heatwaves and drought. The crop is likely to generate just about $82.8 million through the region within the past year, all down from the $152.9 million in 2020. All according to the yearly crop report. It’s likely the first time that avocado fruit have only been able to generate less than $100 million per year since 1996.

The productivity has been the biggest issue facing avocado growers in 2021. All while trees have produced an average of 2 tons per acre. Down from 4 tons an acre within the year before. The amount of land which has been equally harvested. The crop’s value has bumped up right to $3,117 per ton.

But where did this come from?

For starters, a lack of precipitation played a major role, being that because of the absense of raine, San Diego has essentially recorded around two years of less than satisfactory below-average precipitation while farmers have been absorbing the impacts. In which case, there’s hopes that a wet winter will re-up the avocado production in a major way. Growers are always needing to irrigate from year round. Which, in itself costs more but also doesn’t flush salts from the ground as effectively.

While California handles record dry conditions, there’s also been another threat from the weather. Heatwaves. They’ve made it way difficult for growers in the county. Of course, the rise in temperatures caused trees to shed avocados as they’re ripe. It’s typical for 100-degree temperature to occur for August heats. But for an occurrence to happen about four-or five days in a row. Avocado farmers are increading land from production as the cost of water has risen to unbelievable heights. Growers have therefore in turn, harvested about 14,458 acres from last year. Down from beyond 26,000 acres in 2007. As a result, the cost of water has tripled. Beyond a year, the Fallbrook Public Utility District and Rainbow Municipal Water District have been cutting ties with the country’s wholesaler: San Diego County Water Authority. Those agencies are joining forces with the Eastern Municipal Water District in Riverside County, where water rates are likely to be less volatile.

This is in hopes that agriculture is stabilized. The demand has dropped across the last two decades from 20,000 acre feet a year to nearly about 8,000 acre feet a year. Any acre foot is just enough to cover an acre a food deep, approximately 325,851 gallons. Water authority officials believe that savings shown by the water agencies are just too short-lived while, joining Eastern could expose agencies to state drought restrictions.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, the bigger cash crops included bedding plants, perennials and cacti as well as succulents, all according to the report. They would supplant ornamental trees and shrubs, as they have been for the past 12 years. However, honey and beeswax would suffer from an even bigger decline, as only a little of the overall farm economy still fell 85 percent, no thanks to the drought stopping bees’ from making honey.

Honda Pilot Displays a New Blue View on SUVs with the TrailSport

Honda Pilot Displays a New Blue View on SUVs with the TrailSport

Honda has long dominated the arena when it comes to three-row pilot SUVs. And 2023 won’t be any different for the carmaker. This has to do with the fact that there’s a camouflage variant of the Pilot quickly approaching the next model year and it frankly has us very excited.

To begin with, the Pilot 2023 powertrain has a mid-size powertrain V-6 crossover that will likely be the introduction to hybrid engines. Therefore the likelihood of Honda showing up with more electric setups is an advancement in its own right. The actual model is powered by a 280-horsepower V-6 engine. So it only makes sense that the fresh one will become as powerful. There’s even a chance that there will be a TLX turbocharged V-6 engine that can keep up to date with the likes of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Bronco. Additionally, there’s also all-wheel-drive available. But The Pilot will remain on a front-wheel-drive platform.

In 2023, it’s expected that the Pilot will be doneover anew. This all complete with new styling in order to update towards newer models in the Honda lineup. Like the much more compact CR-V SUV and the Civic sedan.

Likely, the Honda Pilot TrailSport will debut in 2022 of fall while going on sale in 2023.

The TrailSport comes with gloss black badging ad grille with orange-accented TrailSport emblems. The theme therefore coming with so much of an orange color on the inside that it can contrast stitching while also showcasing embroidered headrests with spruced up and sensible cubby-laden cabin. This won’t quite match the finery that shows up in the Accord and the Civic.

We have the model-specific bumpers with faux skid-plate inserts also are included with 18-inch wheels with a huge offset that can widen the Passport track by only 0.4 inches.

All while the wheels are wrapped with 245/60R-18 Firestone Destination LE2 all-season tires with heavy shoulder treads to give more terrain. There can be no suspension lift with a lower baseline ride height. Additionally, the all-wheel-drive Passport with 8.1 inches of ground clearance. The car is able to tow up to 5000 pounds. As far as efficiency, the TrailSport allows for more clearance and can move around 19 mpg in the city as well as 24 highway mpg for all-wheel-drive models.

There was only an average 17 mpg through a couple of weeks with the TrailSport. With a couple mpgs short of the federal rating for the usual testing cycles. It’s not surprising that this is the case for Honda. With plenty of J. D. Power awards under their belt for dependability, quality and efficiency.

If you decide to go for the new Pilot, then let us handle shipping your new ride home. Our van transport service will get your Pilot home in mint condition!

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