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Winter weather - Wind Chill

ShipMyRide's team put together some information that can be very important for you this winter season. Looking at the temperature on our smart phones or on TV is one thing but the actual feeling on our skin and body on the outside can tell a different story. 
Besides the temperature you need to check the Wind Chill. The wind chill is how cold it actually feels on your skin when the cold wind is added to the low temperatures. On your mobile apps, or weather websites, they may refer to it as the "feels-like" temperature.
This phenomenon is caused because the wind actually strips away the thin layer of warm air above our skin. The stronger the wind, will result on a greater heat lost from our body, and the colder the sensation on our skin. When the winds are weaker or lighter, the temperature sensation will feel closer to the actual air temperature on our skin.

The dangers of Wind Chill in Canadian winter weather Hypothermia 
The colder the wind chill with low temperatures…

Truck Driver Tips - Driving in Winter Conditions

We are starting to see snowfalls across the country, some mild and some a little more than expected. Diving through the highways in this conditions can be nerve wrecking. But there are things you can do as the driver to make sure you make it to your destination safe.


Know your driving limits. Before you take on the challenge on icy and snow covered roads, be true to yourself on your skills for driving in these poor conditions. Remember is not only you out there, there will be hundreds of cars and other semi trucks. If you don't feel prepared make sure you get enough practice with a more experienced driver or with a professional trainer.

Stopping or slowing down in the highway. Always know when it is getting too much for you, if you are tired driving though a snowfall, STOP. Stop in a safe dedicated place on the road or a truck stop and get some rest, or wait for the weather conditions to improve. If you can go on, slow down. Speed limits are often too fast for snow icy or snow co…

Prepare yourself and your vehicle for Winter!

ShipMyRide’s Team, has put together some tips for this harsh winter condition driving and how to prepare yourself and how to prepare an emergency kit to always keep in your vehicle.

ALWAYS wear warm cloths before going out; dress in layers and with appropriate rated boots and jackets. You never know when you might have to be out in the elements to change a tire, or repair anything outside the comfort of your vehicle. 

PREPARE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT, with this weather conditions, we might experience road closures while driving on the highway, or we might be stuck due to mechanical failures, among others. Whatever the reason is, we might have to stay in our vehicle for hours at a time. For this reason, we recommend preparing a “Winter Survival Kit” with the following items: 
Small shovel, windshield scraper with brushflashlight with extra batteriesBattery powered radioWater in plastic bottles that won't break if the water freezes (replace them every six months)Snack food including energ…

Car dealers in Canada, have you heard of Dealer.com?

Yesterday, Cox Automotive Canada announced that Dealer.com, a digital marketing solution and partner for dealerships, will be available directly to Canadian dealerships through the Canadian Dealer.com team in February 2019.
Dealer.com is an American company which brings a full suite of digital marketing tools to OEMs to connect with dealers, coupled with direct consultation to make those tools work harder for their customers.


After 20 years in the U.S. market, and over 10 years of experience in Canada, Dealer.com is now offering its website and digital advertising solutions directly to Canadian dealers.
“With the Dealer.com premier website and digital marketing solution coming soon directly from our Canadian team, dealers will have exclusive access to new products and features previously unavailable in Canada,” said Cox Automotive Canada president, Maria Soklis. “The Dealer.com experience will be easier and more efficient than ever before with dedicated Canadian service, along with c…

Daylight Saving Time, ShipMyRide is ready! Are you?

Today is the day that we need to change the time on all our watches, clocks and cars. Daylight Saving Time starts today. This is used to save energy and for us to make a the most of natural daylight.  Nowadays, almost 40% of countries worldwide use DST to better use daylight and conserve energy.
Daylight Saving Time Facts
- The first countries to use DST were Germany and Austria.
- 1916 is the year where they used DST for the first time.
- A little-known fact that a few hundred Canadians beat the German Empire by 8 years. On July 1, 1908, the residents of Port Arthur, Ontario, today's Thunder Bay, turned their clocks forward by 1 hour to start the world's first DST period.
On April 23, 1914, Regina in Saskatchewan implemented DST.
-New Zealand scientist George Vernon Hudson and British builder William Willett, came up with the idea of proposing a 2-hour shift forward in October and a 2-hour shift back in March.
-Many sources also credit Benjamin Franklin with being the first t…

Brace yourself, Winter is Coming... Canada's Complete 2018 Winter Forecast Has Been Revealed.

Through some research, we found out that when it comes to the weather, most online sites have a hard time being accurate. But there is one website that predicts the winter weather almost perfectly right, and that site is the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

So what are the foreseen weather temperatures for Southern British Columbia? Forecast for B.C.: Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Nanaimo
Winter Temperatures: Near-normal temperatures.
Coldest periods: Late December, early January, and late February. They seem to expect a later winter arrival.
Precipitation: Above-normal. Get your gear ready!
Snow: Above-normal. People in BC will have to be extremely careful when driving in these conditions.
Snowiest Period: Snowiest periods in early to mid-January and late February. Late snow for them, that’s is great! Okay, but, what about The Praries? What's expected for Alberta: Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat
Forecast for Manitoba: Winnipeg, Brandon, Portage, La Prairie, S…

Jeep Fun Facts

As an auto transport company in Canada, we get to move some cool cars every month.  In today’s post we are going to talk about Jeep! We will share a couple fun facts about this amazing brand.


Founded:1943 trademark
                1945 first civilian Jeep launched

Headquarters based inToledo, Ohio, U.S.

Owner:Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Parent:Willys-Overland (1943-1953)
              Kaiser-Jeep (1953-1970)
              American Motors Corporation (1970-1986)
              Chrysler (1987-present)

The original jeep was designed in just two days With the United States' involvement in WWII on the horizon, the government recognized a desperate need to replace its aging fleet of Model T's, calling for a small, lightweight, three seat, four wheel drive vehicle. Karl Probst started work on his design for a barely-solvent truck company called Bantam on July 17, 1940, and finished two days later. By the 22nd, the entire proposal—including cost estimates—was handed in to Uncle Sam. FUN…

Car Shipping For Auto Dealerships

We can help you move your dealer tradesAs the name implies, a dealer trade is an exchange of vehicles between two car dealerships. Dealer trades allow the dealership staff to transform their interested potential customers into a sale. This helps both the dealer and the customer, who came to them first, and this way the dealer won't lose the sale to another dealership that has the car the customer actually wants.



Whether you own or work with an auto dealership for new/used cars, you know that SHIP MY RIDE is the one certified car shipping company to call when you need to move one, two or your whole fleet.
Auto fleet management can be stressful if you give the job to the wrong auto shipping company, who likes monkey business after all? 
This is why hundreds of car dealers trust us with their new vehicles, to transport them with care and quality service, also to deliver them and provide the best customer service experience.
As the name implies, a dealer trade is an exchange of vehic…

Door-To-Door Delivery Auto Transport in Canada

Some customers prefer to receive their vehicle at their door when shipping their car. We are a vehicle shipping company with many years in the car shipping industry. We know that our customers expect nothing less than professional and excellence in service, and we keep that in mind along all the car shipping process. We, not only understand, but we also commit to our highly appreciated customers requirements, preferences and needs.
You don’t need to worry when you want to transport or ship your vehicle or car in Canada, you must know that SHIP MY RIDE as a certified car transport company carries $2,000,000 of auto shipping insurance. 
This protects your car when it’s being shipped from province to province, city to city in all of Canada.


Vehicle shipping services in Canada with ShipMyRide. Our main terminal is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. But we can transport your ride (vehicles, car or trucks) in all of the provinces in Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manito…

Why should you ship your car?

REASONS TO SHIP YOUR RIDE IN CANADASHIP MY RIDE is an auto transportation carrier company dedicated to make your car shipping easier. When it comes to move your ride from your current city or province to different one, you need to take into consideration the car shipping expenses that might be required to complete the process. Don't risk your vehicle's safety and yours!
Expenses to consider if you drive your ride
The first expense and the most considerable one is the gas, since it varies from province to province and from vehicle to vehicle; this might affect your budget in a considerable way..
As a second expense we consider the meals of the day which are at least 3, but also every time you stop for gas at a gas station there is a convenience store so adding a can of soda, chips and snacks increases your expenses.
Hotels is the next expense that will affect your budget. It depends on what type of hotels you want to spend the night in, it is really important that you feel res…

Auto Transport, Car Carrier Vs Freight Broker In Canada

The first thing that we need to do before moving a vehicle in Canada is to evaluate the car carrier company that will move our vehicle. It is really important that they have the proper shipping and loading equipment and the transportation paperwork required to transport vehicles (Insurance, licenses, etc.) This is something that we need to ask for before delivering our vehicle to any car shipping company.


 A certified car carrier is the one who has the vehicle on their control, therefore, they have the most reliable information when it comes to provide an update of the vehicle. It is the main source of information.

When we talk about having specific routes we are telling you that we know where we are going, it is really important that the company in Canada that transports your vehicle knows the area since it will give you a better idea of the time it's going to take him to deliver the vehicle.

SHIP MY RIDE is an auto carrier company based in Calgary, Canada, with their own fleet o…

Auto Transport Tips For Car Shipping

Moving is not a simple process. Moving your vehicle may be a little bit of work, but not impossible. There are several tips that you should keep in mind once you have decided to ship your vehicle to a new city.



Available moving budgetKnowing your budget is really important when you look for a car carrier or an auto transportation company since prices may vary a lot. Keep in mind that car carrier companies charge in different ways, for example, per kilometer, per mile, per hour. It depends on the auto shipping company you are contacting.
Use what you got for your benefitNow a days we have great set of tools, and a big deal of information in our hands, use it! On the Internet you can research car shipping companies in Canada from different places to ask for their auto shipping quotes, their services, and all their car shipping details you may want to know.
Background searchMost of the companies in Canada offer free auto transport quotes, some of them are instant some of them are not; you r…

ShipMyRide - Acura NSX Shipping

We had the opportunity to move an Acura NSX recently, and we thought we should share with all of you some facts about this vehicle.


2 doors- 2 passengers vehicle.All-wheel drive; 21/22 mpg city/hwy (est).3.5-liter turbocharged V-6 engine.573 hp.476 lb-ft .9-speed automatic transmission.Each NSX is individually painted and hand-finished. The entire paint process occurs in-house over the course of more than 20 hours per car.BERLINA BLACK — an original NSX colour first seen in Japan in 1990.Roof: Woven from a virtually impenetrable carbon composite matrix, carbon fibre is astonishingly lightweight, yet capable of resisting immense amounts of tension and force — thus its popularity in professional motorsports.Braking is, by definition, an exercise in trying to control the uncontrollable: imposing blink-of-an-eye trajectory changes upon an object in motion, forcing instant stillness from maximum speed. Extreme braking is business as usual for the NSX, proven on both the oval and the street.…

Trucknews.com: Freightliner Manitoba to expand at CentrePort Canada

Freightliner trucks have been part of ShipMyRide's equipment for a long time!
Some exciting news have come to our attention, take a look:

WINNIPEG, Man. – Freightliner Manitoba plans to build a new, 78,000-sq.ft., state-of-the-art facility at CentrePort Canada’s Brookside Industrial Park.

Expected to open early 2020, the new building will sit on 13.5 acres and boast 35 service bays, an indoor showroom, warehousing space, and an enhanced new service and parts department.

“Our new location gives us the chance to more than double our space and build an extremely exciting service concept for Manitoba,” said Ken Talbot, president of Freightliner. “We’re excited to offer our customers and employees more: more space, more parking and a more modern facility overall. We also plan to grow our staff once we move in to the new location.”

Canada West, a privately-owned real estate investment group based in Edmonton, Alta., will also invest at CentrePort, spending $60 million to construct up t…

Avalanche risk closes stretch of Highway 16 (February 8, 2018)

A bit of Highway 16 will be shut down all of Wednesday (February 7) night and could remain that route well into Thursday (February 8) morning.
DriveBC says the torrential slide hazard has imposed the closure of more than 90 kilometers of the highway starting 13 kilometers east of Prince Rupert and closure 35 kilometers west of Terrace.
The closure is anticipated to last until 2 p.m. PT Thursday.
Authorities are cautioning drivers on Highway 16 from Prince George to Smithers about low visibility conditions because of snowfall. They are recommending to avoid driving highway if you don’t have to. For the last few days parts of B.C's. Interior have been hit hard by snowfall causing snow cleaning and removal to be a challenging task.  
We advise you not to hit the road if its not absolutely necessary, there are risky highway conditions at this time. Authorities are doing their best to keep the highways safe and clean of snow, but some areas might be hard to reach.
Do your part and p…

Driving through the Coquihalla? You are thinking about it…

Driving through the Coquihalla? You are thinking about it… 
You may have lots of driving experience, but not much on highway driving experience. Most of us drive within the city, but fly or catch the bus when we have to go to a different province or city. Nothing wrong with that! What happens when you have to relocate and you need to take your vehicle with you? There are a couple options. You will need to ship your vehicle or drive it to your new destination.
In Canada, there are a few highways that many people try to avoid. One of them is the Coquihalla in British Columbia.
High mountain passes are roads built on high mountains. But that is not all there is, these mountains are more than just mounds of rock. They are living, breathing environments, and for this they are subject to a diverse range of weather situations and events that can change without notice. 
A sunny day can turn into a snow storm in just moments. As we know, the higher the elevation the cooler the weather and wind…

Auto Dealership jobs are not as popular anymore among Canadians

An Abacus Data survey revealed that millennials (people among the ages of 18-37) are not interested on working in an auto dealership in Canada. 



Vehicle sales have reached a record high last year, and the trend is expected to continue. Even with this information out there, only one quarter of the people who participated on the survey, said they have considered working in different areas in an auto dealership. Seems like millennials are interested in other type of employment outside of the automotive sales industry.
Women were less interested in pursuing a career in the auto dealership industry.The increase on sales in the automotive industry has created new opportunities in areas like marketing, sales, IT, service, sales and management roles within the dealerships. In Canada there are more than 3,200 car and truck dealerships, employing about 150,000 people. 
This online survey was responded by 2,000 millennials and it was conducted Dec. 22 to Jan. 8. The margin of error for a compara…

More up for electric trucks... Volvo Trucks are in!

Volvo Trucks are stepping in to the electric truck game. They have announced that starting next year, companies and individuals will be able to get a Volvo electric truck. Volvo Trucks will begin to sell these in Europe next year.
 “Electromobility is fully in line with Volvo Trucks’ long-term commitment to sustainable urban development and zero emissions,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “By using electrically powered and quieter trucks for goods transport in urban areas, we meet several challenges simultaneously. Without disturbing noise and exhaust gases, it will be possible to operate in more sensitive city centers. Transport may also take place throughout less busy periods, for example in late evening and at night. This will reduce the burden on the roads during daytime rush-hour traffic, allowing both the road network and vehicles to be utilized far more effectively than today.

Urban distribution and other pick-up and delivery applications are a sta…

2018 North American Car of the Year

They have announced the 2018 winners of the Detroit AutoShow. This year’s champs were chosen by a jury from claiming 60 American and Canadian automotive writers and journalists, from a list of three finalists clinched alongside each classification. A vehicle must a chance to be redesigned or fundamentally changed to have a chance to be qualified for this award.
Finalists on the 2018 North American Car of the Year were: Honda Accord, Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry. 
This year the award was granted to the Honda Accord, winning for the first time, but has been finalist on 2008 and 2013.

This year’s Honda Accord is the tenth generation and it was “virtually new from the ground up,” is how Henio Arcangeli described the new design. Henio Arcangeli is the senior vice president for the automotive division at Honda North America.

Be ready in case you get stuck in the snow

We have heard over the past weeks of people getting stuck on snow. We have learned that not a lot of people know how to act in these cases. 
ShipMyRide’s Team, has done some research and we put together some tips that may become handy if you ever encounter yourself in this situation. 

FIRST of all, we recommend to ALWAYS wear warm cloths when going out; dress in layers and with appropriate rated boots and jackets. You never know when you might have to be out in the elements to change a tire, or repair anything outside the comfort of your vehicle. 
TIP:Having a survival kit and preparing your trunk for emergencies is always handy. Click on this link to read more on this.

If you get STUCK IN THE SNOW, follow these recommendations DON’T PANIC -Try to stay calm and don't go out in the cold.STAY WARM - Stay in your car: you will avoid getting lost and your car is a safe shelter.SAVE ENERGY - Don't tire yourself out. Shoveling in the intense cold can be deadly.LET AIR IN - Let in fresh a…

Happy New Year! Welcome 2018...

ELLA WHEELER WILCOX, “THE YEAR” (1910)
What can be said in New Year rhymes, That’s not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go, We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light, We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings, We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed, We wreathe our brides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear, And that’s the burden of the year.




Another year and another set of a whole new challenges and goals will come but one thing you don’t have to change is the formula of hard work to get the best results. 
Keep working hard and persevere to achieve your desired success. 

ShipMyRide team wishes you a
Happy New Year!