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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!