A Simple Step by Step Transportation Spell

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Many of us would love to be able to travel any place we wished at any time we wanted. These 3 simple transportation spells will help you learn how to do just that. They take time and practice, but with work, create amazing results.

The first thing to understand before going any further is that transportation can be very dangerous. It is not uncommon to transport into a wall, or a car, or something else. This immediately results in death. This is the biggest downfall to transportation spells.

We will be talking about astral travel and bi location. With practice, these can allow you to go any place, at any time, invisible, or physically. They take time and practice, as anything worth having does. Nothing in life is free, and this is certainly one of those instances. Though this is not exactly a transportation spells, it is the most effective way I know. Even transportation spells will not work if you do not have the time and power to make them work.

Astral travel is the first step. To do this, start by finding a quiet location that no one will bother you. Close your eyes and begin to day dream that you are some place. The stronger your emotions are, the easier this will work. I find that fear and anger work the best. It is also useful if you are physically tired, but mentally still awake.

As you daydream about where you want to go, try to be there as much as possible mentally. If you do this properly, you will eventually believe that you are there. You will feel a tingling in your body. Some people also experience what sounds like a gun shot, or the inability to move their body. At this point, you will want to push your spirit out of your body and to the location you have been thinking about.

With practice this gets easier and may not work the first few times you do it. Practice this daily. Eventually you will get to the point where you can travel to any place with just a thought. With even more practice, you can be in both locations physically at the same time. This leads to the ability to travel completely to that place, body and all. This is the best form of transportation spells out there.

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Lipid Transport

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LIPOPROTEINS
Once lipids are disassembled in the intestinal lumen and mucosal cell (enterocyte) they are reassembled in the mucosal cell as chylomicrons (CM’s) and very low density lipoproteins (VLDL’s). These vehicles contain primarily nonpolar cholesterol esters and triglycerides in the core and polar cholesterol, protein, and phospholipids in their membranes. (Fig. 20)

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They are transported via the lymph and blood circulation to the liver, fat depots, and muscles. There the endothelial enzyme lipoprotein lipase removes the lipid contents.

Lipid carrying vehicles are also made by the liver primarily as very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) and these function to move lipids made by the body itself into tissues. On the other hand, high density lipoproteins (HDL), which are made in the intestines and liver, function primarily to reverse this process and transport lipids from tissue to liver hepatocytes.1 HDL’s are of two types: HDL3 and HDL2. HDL3 is an empty package composed of a bilayer lipid membrane plus proteins. Lysolecithin cholesterol acyl transferase (LCAT) and apoprotein A associated with HDL3 remove free cholesterol from the blood, esterify it and fill the HDL3 package.

The LCAT enzyme uses the fatty acid in the number two position of lecithin to esterify to cholesterol. If this fatty acid is saturated, the process is inhibited: if it is unsaturated, the process is enhanced. Thus, cholesterol blood clearing by HDL3 is linked to dietary intake of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. High saturated triglycerides are often clinically associated with high blood cholesterol levels.

As HDL3 swells with cholesterol ester, it becomes HDL2, which in the liver releases its cholesterol through the action of hepatic lipase. Released cholesterol is conjugated with the amino acids glycine (predominantly in most species) and taurine (predominantly in cats) to form bile salts which are then excreted in the bile into the small intestine.2,3 Some cholesterol is then reabsorbed via the enterohepatic circulation and some passes with the feces. The less reabsorbed, the lower the blood levels of cholesterol. A variety of complex factors influences the reuptake of bile cholesterol. For example, some of the beneficial effects of fiber and certain bowel microorganisms can be related to decreasing cholesterol uptake.4,5

Characterization of lipid transport vehicles is based on physical density, size and ratios of constituents. Chylomicrons are the largest particles, the very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) is the next largest, the intermediate density lipoprotein (IDL) is the next largest, the low density lipoprotein (IDL) is the next largest, and then high density lipoproteins (HDL) are the smallest. In terms of their constituents, as the particle becomes smaller as it is hydrolyzed by lipoprotein lipase on capillary endothelial cells, its protein and cholesterol content becomes greater, triglyceride content becomes smaller and its density increases.6 Thus chylomicrons are laden with lipid but lean of protein, whereas high density lipoproteins contain smaller amounts of lipid and larger measures of protein. (Fig. 21)

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Diagnostically the measure of these lipid carriers in the blood is important as indicators of risk particularly to cardiovascular disease. If there are high levels of LDL’s, this would be unfavorable whereas high levels of HDL’s would be favorable. High levels of LDL’s mean that there is a large amount of circulating cholesterol which may have atherogenic potential. On the other hand, a high level of HDL’s would mean that lipid stores are being mobilized from tissue and metabolized in the liver to be excreted in the bile.7

APOPROTEINS
The proteins associated with lipid carriers help solubilize the lipids, and identify them for enzymatic action. There are a host of these apoproteins. Some of those believed to be most important diagnostically are B, found on LDL’s and VLDL’s, E, found on IDL’s, and A. found on HDL’s. Apoprotein B on LDL’s and VLDL’s tags lipids for uptake by liver cells or scavenger cells in blood vessel walls. Apoprotein A tags HDL’s for liver uptake. Another apoprotein, C-2, serves as a cofactor for lipoprotein lipase which hydrolyzes the contents of low density lipid carriers on the endothelial wall. (Fig 22)

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This is a very brief overview of some increasingly complex biochemistry coming to light.8-l0 Diagnostically, identifying apoproteins may be most revealing since they are more specific than simply measuring cholesterol or lipoproteins. High apoprotein A, for example, indicates high levels of HDL’s whereas high levels of B indicate high levels of LDL’s.

Lipoprotein (a) (different than A) may be one of the best independent markers for both cardiovascular risk and severity of existing disease. It is comprised of LDL and apoproteins B-100 and (a). Lp(a) is genetically controlled and due to the homology between apo (a) and plasminogen, a blood clot lysing factor, it interferes with clot lysis and adheres LDL to the endothelial surface where it can initiate atherosclerosis. Lp(a) levels greater than 50 mg/ell, plus high LDL levels can increase cardiovascular disease risk six fold. 11-14

TARGET BLOOD LEVELS
Blood cholesterol is increasingly used as a screening tool for cardiovascular risk. One third of all adults in the U.S. now know their blood cholesterol level. How much is the right amount? Looking at just LDL cholesterol, it is argued that since newborns have levels of approximately 30 mg/dl and that 25 mg/dl is sufficient to nourish the body’s tissue with cholesterol, and that species which do not experience cholesterol-related cardiovascular disease consistently have LDL cholesterol levels of less than 80 mg/dl, a recommended level of 25-80 mg/dl is considered to be in the healthy range. This is 1/5 the level normally seen in Western societies.15 Other tests measuring HDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides, apoproteins and cholesterol/HDL and Apo A/Apo B ratios are also used to determine cardiovascular risk.

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By measuring various lipid factors it is possible to compile a composite lipid risk score.16 Diagnostic values, however, are subject to error both in testing and interpretation. We are far from being able to accurately quantitate health. A false „positive“ risk could create anxiety and disease (convert a normal person to a patient) where none was present, and a false „negative“ risk could lead to complacency and exacerbation of existing disease. Therefore, laboratory results and „normal“ values should always be viewed with suspicion and used only as leads for further diagnostic evaluation.17-20

CHOLESTEROL
The level of various lipids in the blood, including cholesterol, is dependent upon cholesterol ingested and the amount of cholesterol being synthesized within the body. Cholesterol is an extremely important compound that makes up part of cellular membranes, is a substrate for the synthesis of a variety of hormones and vitamin D, and also is a component of bile acids which permit the digestion of lipids.

If cholesterol is a normal and healthy physiological compound, why such an uncomplimentary reputation? Government, through the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) seeks to decrease the nation’s blood cholesterol levels. This is the largest medical intervention in the history of the U.S.A. It has not been done without cause. Heart disease takes the life of one of every two in this country. Cholesterol is an integral part of the atherosclerotic plaque and major studies such as the federally supported Framingham (Mass.) Heart Study following thousands of subjects since 1948 show significant correlations between cholesterol and heart disease.

Simply lowering blood cholesterol is not a panacea, however. If the diet were totally depleted of cholesterol, the body would be forced to produce that which is necessary to sustain life. If blood cholesterol is unusually low (less than 160 mg/dl) the risk of stroke increases three fold and the risk of cancer increases two fold.21, 22 Thus dietary cholesterol, although perhaps a contributing factor to disease, is not likely a „poison“ in its natural food form. The body has elaborate biochemical systems designed to synthesize approximately 80% of the cholesterol found within normal tissue. The body evidently thinks cholesterol is important. Cholesterol synthesis uses foods such as sugar, alcohol and starch to form the precursor acetate. A host of enzymes specifically designed to assure cholesterol availability then builds the complex molecule from acetate.

Cholesterol has been a part of the diet since the beginning of life yet cholesterol-linked disease is recent, reportedly being of significant consequence only since about the 1930’s. The Masai in Tanzania consume up to 2,000 mg of cholesterol per day yet their serum levels remain low, 115-145 mg/dl.23 A study of South African egg farm workers who consume large numbers of eggs resulting in a cholesterol intake of 1,200 mg per day have serum cholesterol levels of 180 mg/dl.

So why would cholesterol cause cardiovascular disease, the number one killer in many developed nations, when:
1. Cholesterol has been a part of the natural diet of humans and animals for millennia:
2. Cardiovascular disease is not significant in many so societies consuming high levels of cholesterol:
3. As cardiovascular disease increased, cholesterol and saturated fat levels have remained relatively constant: (Fig. 24) and,
4. As deaths from heart attacks decreased by 42% from 1963 to 1986, average cholesterol levels decreased only 3%.24

Some argue that the apparent paradox of increased cardiovascular disease is a result of increased life span creating an older population naturally more given to degenerative diseases. But contrary to popular belief, life span (the length of life one can expect to live, life potential) has not increased significantly since actuarial data has been reliably tabulated. Life expectancy (the average length of life of a population), on the other hand, has increased (47 years in 1900, 73 years today) due to decreased infant mortality resulting from better public hygiene and food distribution. Thus although at birth our chance of survival to a natural old-age death is increased, our age at the time of a natural death has not increased over that of our distant ancestors.25 Increased cardiovascular disease rates are therefore not simply a function of the increasing average age of our population.

The evidence is, however, quite convincing that cardiovascular disease is linked to diet in some way. Additionally, atherosclerotic plaques in vessel walls (particularly carotid and coronary) do indeed contain cholesterol although it may be difficult to prove that cholesterol’s presence is a cause rather than a result of atherosclerosis. The issue is not closed. There is evidence that cardiovascular disease is ancient and that genetics and the stresses of modern living. particularly. may be more important than diet.26

It is likely that atherosclerosis is a consequence of the influence of a variety of modern factors. These include but are not limited to sedentary living, stress, environmental pollution and diet. Looking only at diet, correlations between cardiovascular disease and increased consumption of proinflammatory omega-6 oils, processed (hydrogenated, oxidized) polyunsaturated fatty acids found in manufactured margarines and a wide range of other commercial processed products and oxidized cholesterol are far more logically convincing as etiologic factors than natural cholesterol or saturated fats.

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The early 1900’s, marking a seemingly rapid rise in cardiovascular disease, also marked the rise in the consumption of the fabricated, fractionated processed diet.27-30 (Fig. 23) Cholesterol as a part of raw, whole, natural foods (natural here would also mean food animals in the wild, not factory farmed) has not been demonstrated to be linked to any disease conditions. The putative relationship between cholesterol and disease confuses definitions. The cholesterol referred to and shown through metanalysis, retrospective studies and prospective controlled clinical trials to be positively associated with atherosclerosis is not „natural“ cholesterol. For example, in animal studies which induce atherosclerosis, an oxidized („activated“) cholesterol is used.31,32 Additionally, human studies measure the effects of processed fats and oils as they occur in processed foods, not lipids as they occur in raw, natural, whole, fresh foods. Cholesterol in a homogenized, pasteurized butter, scrambled egg, fastfood burger or a grilled steak is a whole different creature than the cholesterol found in the living tissue of a wild antelope. (Fig.24)

Not only is the form of the cholesterol different (there are over 60 different cholesterol oxide species alone) but its context is totally different. The value of food is not only determined by its individual components, but by the company kept, the kind and relative amounts of neighbors — its synergonic nature. Processed foods are made from fractionated ingredients which are modified and then reassembled to create taste, shelf life and profit. Afresh, raw, natural food is entirely different, it is a complex milieu of interrelationships. It is a whole more than an assemblage of parts. A real food is no more X% protein, fat, minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates than a novel is X% ink, cellulose and glue.

Although experiments have yet to be devised to measure the effects of natural cholesterol by means of an all raw diet, the results are predictable. The grandest experiment of all, that of the development and sustenance of life on the planet prior to the roller mill, extruder, solvent extractor and hydrogenator, has already given the answer. Life owes its very existence to the presence of whole raw natural food. Such food is not the cause of disease, it is the cause of life.

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Natural food was the only food available until the technological era. The new food, the new cholesterol, hydrogenated and oxidized fatty acids and their new artificial combinations, were born out of technology. Also, it is argued, born at that time was the plaque of atherosclerosis. Thus the relationship of „cholesterol“ and „saturated fats“ to atherosclerosis is an indictment of food processing and not true food cholesterol as a part of whole, raw, natural foods.

REGULATING BLOOD LIPIDS
The level of cholesterol in the blood is regulated by a wide array of feedback mechanisms. If there is an excessive amount of LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream, receptors in the liver responsible for taking up these transport units will become saturated. When high blood levels of LDL are reached, the liver cells decrease the number of LDL receptors thus decreasing the liver’s ability to clear the blood of cholesterol. Thus when the liver is saturated with cholesterol and it needs no more, it simply shuts down the production of LDL receptors. At the same time, cholesterol excretion of bile acids would be increased to capacity. If the diet is low in fiber, or digestive tract microflora are out of balance, much of this cholesterol would be reabsorbed thus contributing to escalating blood levels of cholesterol. The cycle perpetuates itself continuing to build higher and higher blood levels of cholesterol. A familial hyperlipidemic condition whereby receptors for taking up LDL are defective can also contribute to exaggerated blood levels of cholesterol in some individuals.33 (Fig. 25)

High blood cholesterol and saturated fat levels and unfavorable lipoprotein ratios are a reality for many individuals and may place them at risk of life threatening disease. Improvements in lifestyle can decrease the absorption of cholesterol, increase its excretion, and change the ratio of LDL’s to HDL’s resulting in blood levels which are more conducive to

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the healthy state. Such improvements include: (1) increasing the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, and: (2) consuming a variety of high fiber foods containing various sterols which compete for uptake of cholesterol in the intestinal tract combined with: (3) a lower consumption level of processed cholesterol combined with: (4) increased exercise: (5) and perhaps increased consumption of omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acid containing foods. Omega-3’s are extremely effective in mixed hyperlipidemias, and omega-9’s are reported to have the ability to decrease LDL’s while increasing HDL’s.34-37 Decreasing saturated fat consumption also may help since saturated triglycerides are hydrophobic and encourage the formation of the higher fat and cholesterol carrying LDL’s and VLDL’s and retard cholesterol uptake by HDL’s.

Additionally, certain drugs (Probucol, Cholestyramine, Colestipol, Clofibrate, Gemfibrozil, Lovastatin and others) have been devised to decrease the hepatic synthesis of cholesterol and decrease the amount of cholesterol that is intestinally absorbed or reabsorbed from bile into the enterohepatic circulation which may be required if more natural modifications are not effective. (These are not without significant dangers, however.) 38-42

Diet modification and lifestyle changes are sensible tools to improve health and will offer the greatest chance of optimizing health and preventing disease. Careless hedonistic living based on the presumption that early diagnosis and heroic invasive procedures, such as transplants, angioplasty, bypasses, or drugs will provide forgiveness is a poor second to thoughtful preventive practices.

References available within book text, click the following link to view this article on wysong.net:
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Transportation and Logistics – What is a Freight Class?

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Each product that moves by an LTL carrier has a freight class assigned. A single governing body know as the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) determines a product’s freight class. All carriers acknowledge the product’s classification that is assigned by this group, it is virtually the unspoken gospel. The NMFTA will analyze a product’s typical size, value, density and difficulty of transporting that particular type of product. Once they have analyzed the product, they will assign that product a freight class. The freight class will range from 50 to 500. The lower the freight class, the cheaper the cost will be to move the item. Typically items at lower classes will be items that are very dense, easy to transport and will typically have a low per pound value. The higher the freight class, the cost to move the item will be more expensive. Items listed at higher classes will be more bulky, difficult to transport with lower weights and are more valuable.

It is very important that the correct class information be entered into the quoting system to allow customers to receive accurate quotes. A carrier has the right to inspect any item being shipped on their trucks. If a product’s description does not match the class that is shown on the Bill Of Lading. the carrier does have the right to adjust the billing and bill the shipment at a higher freight class. If a carrier adjusts the class and bills the shipper at a higher rate, those additional charges will be passed along to the shipper. Some carriers will also bill additional inspection fees to the shipment, which will also be passed along to the customer as a supplemental bill. Typically a rating system will provide accurate pricing based on the information entered. If the shipment’s class is different than the class that is entered, the amount billed to the shipper will not match the amount they were quoted and can cause issues in collecting the freight charges.

The following are Product examples and their Freight Class:

  • 500 lbs. of bricks- Class 50
  • 500 lbs. of computer towers- Class 100
  • 500 lbs. of Ping-Pong Balls- Class 500

Again, as you can see, the heavier the product the lower the Class rating and thus the shipper will pay a less rate. Freight shipping is not a glamorous industry, but it is a very necessary part of the worlds supply chain, and if utilized the right way a company can save a lot of money.

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Airport shuttle service – Pro!

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Many companies provide airport shuttle service in San Francisco. They operate to and from airport. They will pick you up from San Francisco airport and drop at your preferred destination. Some may prefer staying in Hotels and some at their relatives’ house. So just tell the driver where you want to get dropped. Most of the SF shuttles runs every hour, offer less price and provide good service. If you compare prices of this service with a limo or a town car, you will see a lot of difference. Limo or town car charge higher rates when compared to the shuttle service. Some people don’t like traveling in taxis as it is not clean and provide other basic services. By hiring a shuttle service, a visitor can have a hassle free travel experience like finding right routes, avoid traffic jams, finding cheap parking space etc. He can simply relax and reach the destination safely and right on schedule. If you have a business meeting you can reach their on time without getting late.

Airport shuttles offer first class shuttle with branded leather chair seating that are spacious and comfortable. Other services provided are internet, Wi-Fi for laptop users, hourly pick ups, T.V entertainment systems and On-board SF travel tips and recommendations. They also have baby car seats. Most of the shuttle companies provide shared ride charter shuttle service and direct non-stop personal service.  

San Francisco is a visitor’s dream city with many sightseeing options available. The weather is also very beautiful and suitable for sightseeing. Many shuttle companies provide dual service to their valuable customers: Airport shuttle service and country tour. There are various places to visit in San Francisco. You can visit wine country, Muir woods, San Francisco. This combo pack will save lot of money. On the wine country tour you will be taken to all the premier Napa wineries. Muir wood tour is a must watch for nature lovers. You can see 1000 year old giant trees towering 260 feet high. Roads to the park are steep and vehicles over 35 feet are not allowed. You can see 50 species of birds and a wide variety of mammals such as woodpeckers, Black Bears and Bats.

Visitors can stay in nearby hotels like Holiday Inn, Hyatt Regency, Marriott and Sheraton Gateway. Some of the famous sightseeing attractions are Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz islands, cable cars, and china town, Alamo square, Exploratorium and AT&T Park. You can eat at any of the restaurants; enjoy shopping or just walk along the streets of San Francisco. You can also enjoy the beach and the area in Fisherman’s Wharf.

If you wish to book your service online, fill in certain details like date of arrival, flight time, flight number, number of passengers. If you wish to book a roundtrip service, you can provide them both departure and arrival details.

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How To Build Your Own Mystery Machine Van From The Scooby-Doo TV Show

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The most iconic van on TV has to be: „The Mystery Machine,“ whose job it was to transport  Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Fred (AKA Mystery, Inc.) to all of the spooky places that their unsolved mysteries lead them. (and rescue them all afterwards too!)  The Mystery Machine has been reproduced in every form a childish mind could imagine, from toys, to clothes & accessories, to decorations, some of which are still sought by collectors.

Here’s one Scooby-Doo Mystery solved for you:  The Mystery Machine was based on a 1968 Chevrolet Sport van 108.  It went on to be awarded the „top fictional vehicle of all time“ in a 2006 Toys R Us survey.  A different version of this van was featured in the live-action movie about Scooby-Doo and his mystery-solving, teen trouble finders.  Yet, most Scooby fans seem to prefer to replicate the original Hanna-Barbera cartoon version of The Mystery Machine.

„The Mystery Machine“ On Screen History:

-The cartoon version of the Mystery Van has too many credits to list, many TV shows, movies, DVD’s, but a real Mystery van appeared in two live action movies about Scooby-Doo and the gang: „Scooby Doo“ 2002 and „Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed“ 2004.

Velma, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, and Fred (AKA Mystery, Inc.) 

Even though some real live versions of The Mystery Machine were not actually featured in any live-action Scooby-Doo movies, they still attract lots of fans & photos.  The most famous one is on display at Universal Studios Hollywood, and deserves some love in this article. Too many vans are sentenced to „death row“ (waiting for the crusher) each year. (Ask any van owner…they’ve got break down stories galore.)  Some lucky vans are „pardoned“ at the last minute, not only „Dodging“ the junk yard claw, but also winning the van lottery to be reincarnated as „The Mystery Machine.“  Here is the Facebook Fan Page of one such now famous van: http://facebook.com/pages/Old-Man-Smithers-Mystery-Machine/103291039720299

The Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine has also been sighted in Kirkland, Washington.  The van is actually a Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) vehicle working to efficiently measure roadway stripes.  The Mystery Van look-a-like vehicle does not chaufeur Scooby-Doo and Shaggy around.  It has a more serious job, using a laser attached to the van to measure the brightness of stripes as it drives along the highway.

Have YOU renovated a van to replicate The Mystery Machine?  Send us some photos!  check out the „Star Cars“ section of http://GearheadDIVA.com for more articles about all your favorite, famous vehicles.

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Transportation and Logistics – A Better Understanding of the Freight Claims Process

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I remember when I first started sales, and in particularly, when I received my first bonus check. I mean to tell you that I was in hog heaven. I was receiving bonus checks on a monthly basis based on my customers past shipments- there's nothing like residual income. I was walking on the clouds for quite awhile. Then one day it happened, I can still remember where I was when I got the news, my first customer complaint due to damages. I mean he really laid into me, yelling words that I had never thought somebody would say to a stranger- we had only spoken 2 times on the phone. He went on to say that he wanted to send me the pictures of the damage and to find out the process so that he could file his claim. The product was damaged beyond recognition. I was completely and totally in shock about the whole experience. I had to schedule a time to chat with my manager to try to understand what had just happened. We were able to take care of the customer's claim and he continued shipping with us to my surprise. My manager's words still rang clear to this very day- "Get use to it, it happens a lot in this business!"

Fast forward 15 years and to be honest I do not think "damages" are ever something that you get used to, but definitely is a part of the FREIGHT business. Most customers would rather take a trip to the dentist rather than having to file a damage claim. I mean look at the consequences of damage claims.

1) The Consignee (person receiving goods) has to accept product that they were hoping to sell for a profit, or use to gain a profit, now have to sign it off as defective. That's like a kid at Xmas cheerfully unwrapping their present only to discover that pieces of it had been damaged.

2) The Shipper now has to resend the product to their customer before the customer decides to go elsewhere to buy a new product.

3) The shipper loses inventory, and if they are building to order they now have to EXPEDITE materials from their manufacturers, costing them much more money.

4) In the meantime, the Consignee has to hold onto the damaged freight until the damage claim is filed. So everyday (up to 30-45 days) they go in their warehouse they are looking at the damage piece that reminds them of loss profit and frustrations of receiving damage goods. Talk about "damage" control- no pun intended. No one is happy with claims!

This article is geared towards providing some basic information for shippers who might have experienced damage and would like general guidelines to help them better understand what's going on.

LIMIT OF CARRIERS LIABILITY:

All Carriers have a limit of liability. Limit of liability is the Carriers cap as to what they will pay per pound for a loss or damage. Most carriers' limit of liability is based upon the class of the freight. Example; class 50 at $ 2.00 / lb for some carriers it could be ($ 1.00 / lb for others) and class 300 ($ 25.00 per lb.) This is the Carrier's cap regardless of the value of goods. Carriers liability for anything used or refurbished has a maximum liability of $ .10 / lb. Some Carriers will pay $ .50 / lb. But always remember that as a shipper you have the option of taking extra insurance out either with you own Insurance Company, or through the Carriers.

RELEASED VALUE:

This is the value / lb at which a shipper releases the goods. Normally this references NMFC items where the shipper is required to declare a value because the rate (* class) of a shipment is determined by the released value not to EXCEED (RVNX) of the item. In laymen terms this refers to the fact that if a shipper sends out their product at a Class 50 to get a cheap rate (the lower the class the cheaper the rate), but they need a high release value ($ 10,000) then they must raise their Class to coincide with their Released Value (RVNX). In freight claims a shipper "can not have their cake and eat it to …" In other words you can not show a lower class on your bill of lading, then use a high released value in case a damage does occur

FAK TARRIFF PROVISIONS:

This is where the limit of liability is based upon class, it is based upon the class at which the shipment is billed, NOT ACTUAL CLASS, so when a customer ships a class 100 and enjoys an FAK class 50 the limit of liability is based upon class 50 NOT actual class. The Carrier will not pay on ACTUAL class but will limit the liability at the class 50.

CONCEALED DAMAGE CLAIMS:

Concealed damage must be reported to the carrier within 15 days of delivery this varies depending on the Carrier. Carriers generally decline concealed damage claims or settle for 1/3 of the claimed amount. You must be able to prove Carrier neglect so additional information may be required when filing a concealed damage claim. Pictures, a complete description of the damage, packing list, how the freight was packaged and any additional information that would prove Carrier neglect. Freight charges are not recoverable on concealed damage claims. Another very important tip here is when you as a shipper sends freight to your customer and damage does occur in transit, it is very important that your customer notate this on the carrier Bill of Lading. Also remember the driver does not have to wait for inspection of the freight. The consignee must check the outside of crates, packages, pallet etc for dents and signs of mishandling.

In conclusion, damages are a part of shipping freight. There's really no way around it. However the best defense is a good offense. Make sure to make the necessary steps in packaging your product to the utmost. If need be consult with a packaging engineer, to ensure the product is braced and secured each time it is shipped. Lastly, understand what your liability is for your products and convey that information to your customer to keep them informed and knowledgeable in the event of damage.

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Services offered by Airport shuttle

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Airport shuttle service is an easy, affordable and convenient way to get from San Francisco International Airport to your San Francisco Hotel and/or back. If you don’t know how to get to your San Francisco Hotel once you have arrived at the airport, you don’t have to work, as there are many shuttle companies who will solve your problem. Airport shuttle provides three types of services: a round trip, one way transfer from airport to San Francisco and one way from San Francisco to the airport. Round trip service means airport shuttle will pick you from San Francisco Airport and return transfer to the Airport. Airport shuttle provides two unique services: Shared ride charter shuttle service and direct non-stop personal service. If a person wants roundtrip shared ride charter shuttle service it would cost him some where $47. But if he travels with his family and wants direct non stop service it would cost him somewhere $79 for upto 2 passengers. Airport shuttle provides one way service from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to your San Francisco Hotel. You may be thinking as to how you can get to your hotel in San Francisco once you arrive at the airport. The best solution would be to book your airport shuttle in advance. It is very easy to book your tickets. If a person chooses one way transfer from airport to San Francisco or one way from San Francisco to the airport then it would cost him somewhere $25 each way per person.

Airport shuttle provides various services to its customers. It provides Free On-board Internet services, Baby car seat service, TV travel recommendations, first class seating etc. You can enjoy your shuttle ride. Taxi rates in San Francisco are the 2nd highest in the country. Once you are inside the SFO Shuttle, you can just sit back and relax, because your holiday vacation begins from the airport and not from the hotel. Compared to car rentals or limo services or taxi services, airport shuttle is far cheaper, safer and faster. By hiring an airport shuttle service you can eliminate the stress of finding the right routes, avoid traffic jams, or finding a cheap parking space, simply relax and enjoy the ride and you will arrive to your destination safely and right on schedule. Limo services are very expensive which an ordinary person cannot afford. Some people may not be comfortable traveling in taxi as it does not have cleanliness and do not provide other services like Wi-Fi, baby car seat service and on-board entertainment.

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Job opportunities in Auto transport industry

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The auto transport industry gives a lot of job opportunities with a good career projection. These jobs are also available on both basis as a full time and part time. People in search of auto transport jobs should have qualities like devoted, loyal, motivated and hard-working. Career prospects in auto shipping industry are positive even for those who step in for the first time in this industry.

There are various types of Vehicle transport jobs available like Auto-Mover truck driver, Vehicle Shipping dispatcher, Customer service representative, Driver Car Hauler, CDL Driver, Military Vehicle Shipping job, owning your Own Truck Fleet, Intermediate Auto Mechanic etc.

You can find different jobs through classified advertising, from car dealers, and bidding sites. Consumers may demand for shippers who specialize in race cars, traditional and collectible cars, or loads with many vehicles. Persons moving often are in need of an auto transporter.

The first auto transport job that comes to mind is truck driver. The work of truck driver is difficult when compared to than any other driver because in this case the driver has to deliver the vehicle and also has to load and unload it. Another difficulty is they have to pick up vehicles from 10 to 12 places and deliver to different states which take few weeks to deliver. This is a hard job for drivers who are married but they are paid a good amount.

Another auto shipping job is that of dispatcher. A Vehicle transport dispatcher is the „travel agent“ of the auto transport industry. The dispatcher takes orders for shipment of customer vehicles and plans it with the trucking company. This work is harder than taught because each customer is shipping from somewhere like Melbourne, for example to Bangkok, So this has to be planned with a truck that has 8 to 11 autos which goes on that route. The dispatcher has to communicate information about pick-up, delivery, and transportation times to and from the truck driver and the customer.

Another type of work is that of client service representative. The client service representative is the person that the take delivery of and sends out quotation marks to consumers via phone or email. The client service representative also takes the order from the buyer and sends it to the dispatch dept. The client service representative also answers questions from customers about the shipping procedure itself because most customers have never shipped a car and knows nothing about it.

Diesel Mechanic work is the most critical profession in the car transport industry. This work is given much of significance because a Diesel Mechanic is very necessary for the any auto transport company. His job involves performing usual protection of the company vehicles to ensure that the company trucks move safe and sound on the road. The requirement of Diesel Mechanics is always high in the auto transport industry.

Auto Processor job includes processing of cars from one end to another end. General Warehouse job includes usage of forklift to transport overstock freight to main locations. Driver Car Hauler job includes transfer of cars and other items to different places. Certified courses are available.

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Transportation and Logistics Analytics – Do You Need Them?

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In today's fast moving, (well it's a little slow right now) economy, more and more companies are looking to receive information about their transportation and logistics costs in a timely fashion to help them better manage their business. The real question for these companies is "why do I need this data?" The answer is pretty clear to us.

Many companies have invested a significant amount of money to obtain the benefits this data will provide. If the data is mined and reported properly, the company will get everything they ever wanted to know about their transportation and logistics expenses. The best way for a company to look at this data is to analyze what happened in the past, what is happening now and what is most likely to happen in the future. It should provide a good sanity check of what's really going on.

The main benefit of this data is to give the company the necessary tools to manage their business going forward and not to look backward. It should also have the ability to provide this data, error free and in real time. The end result is to ensure the company's competitive advantage to help the company out perform its competitors.

There are also strategic by-products the company can gain from this data. This would include discovering opportunities and threats that might not be evident otherwise. It will help companies to reduce their exposure to fraud by matching the data to specific business rules. By maintaining strict controls over the data flow a company can see their assumptions in action, allow them to make data driven decisions based on facts and build customer loyalty in the future, a combination that can not be beat. Is your company looking into transportation and logistics analytics to enhance your company's competitive position? If not look around the corner … Here comes your competitor.

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Travel Tips Memphis to Orlando

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A perfect travel needs a lot of preparation work. We need consult friends, agencies, hotels, or even online communities, like Y! Group or Acobay, to collect all related informations.

For example, in planning a trip to Orlando, Florida by air from eastern Arkansas, or for that matter, anywhere in the United States, a savvy traveler will do their homework for the best value and most convenient route and hours to travel. One must take into consideration what time the flight departs and arrives at it’s destination. If you chose a flight that is not non-stop, possible weather problems should be considered as many connecting flights may be in Chicago or Detroit.

In starting the process we decided to fly non-stop to reduce the time of travel and lesson the chance of lost luggage. The next step was to decide on the days we would travel. If a traveler is flexible, lower travel rates can usually be found. Priceline.com, Orbitz, and Northwest Airlines can be used to check prices and departure times. The benefit of using Priceline.com and Orbitz is that all the different airlines serving the destination from the departing airport will be listed. We then compared the prices of departing from Little Rock as opposed to Memphis. Memphis was selected as the prices were approximately half the cost compared to Little Rock.

Northwest Airlines was selected for the following reasons. First, the price was the most economical, $222.62 per passenger. Second, the travel times were very convenient for us, depart at 9:19 a.m. flight 954. Return flight #955 departing at 12:30 p.m. Third, the special perks we discovered with Northwest. Be sure to sign up with Northwest Worldperks. A traveler earns points that can be traded for tickets with each flight. The traveler can also earn miles through different programs and promotions at this sight. Two other sites where Northwest miles can be earned in a easy manner are e-miles and e-rewards. We use both of these sites.

A major concern at any airport is parking. This was handled through Priceline.com. Fast Track in Memphis was selected at a cost of $37.92 for four days of parking. Both times we have used this service it has been quick and painless. The Fast Track drivers make this often unpleasant experience an unexpected pleasure.

As we were going to end our trip by driving, a rental car was a must. We used the Priceline.com „name your own price“ to get a better deal on a rental car. A condition on using this feature of Priceline is that once accepted the deal is final. We rented a mid size car from Avis for $86.24 total for three days. Avis is very handy and located at the airport which cut out transportation time to our car. The employees were very friendly and made sure we were in our car very quickly, which was appreciated. We have also used Hertz at the Orlando airport and were very pleased with them. If you use Hertz there will be a fifteen minute bus ride to the Hertz lot.

Using these easy steps any traveler should have a seamless trip to the wonderful city of Orlando and the surrounding area. Enjoy Disney and the other family destinations.

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