That Big Truck Blog

An American Car Hauler's Blog


Welcome to my “BLAMBLING” !Carl

Since this will resemble my personal space to ramble more than a weblog, I took it upon myself this rainy Christmas Eve, to fabricate the above word. Maybe in a year or so, it will be an acceptable and frequently used part of American articulation and Mr. Bill O’Reilly will utilize it in his “Word of the Day” segment broadcast on Fox News Channel. I can hear it already…”When writing to us here at Fox News…don’t be a (ding!)…BLAMBLER!” You’re welcome, Mr. O’Reilly.

I intend to use this blog as an avenue to reach out to others in the automobile transport field here in America and across the world today. There are plenty of sources for general freight carriers, flatbedders, reefers, tanker-yankers and such but not so many car haulin’ weblogs. Googling for “car hauling blogs” or “auto transport forums” will net you many pages but once you dig in to them, seldom are they much more than a prop for a carrier’s website attempting to direct POV traffic their way. To be truthful, I am in the biz myself and currently operate a late model full-sized, stinger-steered Peterbilt hitched to a Cottrell trailer and yes, I do have a small, self-made informational web presence but that is mainly for introduction aid to my existing customers and the referrals they send my way. One man and one horse doesn’t need a lot to keep them busy and a strong buyer one way and exporters the other direction keep me going. So I say to the car haulers out there, join in and get a piece of this blambling…we may learn something along the way and at the very least, maybe we’ll make some new friends.


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  1. I just found your blog. Welcome to auto transport specific blogging. I don’t think there are very many of us doing it.I linked to your post from my post about the teamsters propaganda. I think we should exchange links to each others blogs as well.

    Comment by dave campbell | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  2. I just stumbled onto your site. love the, great info and good stories. there isn’t any other sites like this that deals with the specedifics on this industry. plenty of info on dry van and reefer,but not auto. although currently i’m not a car hauler, i am interested in it and considering getting in. keep on trucking and love that pete. how is the fuel mileage?

    Comment by William | May 30, 2010 | Reply

  3. My name is Tyson Banks and
    I am new to the car hauling
    Business. I currently operate
    A company by the name of rocket
    Auto transport. I am looking
    For any advice or tips that
    That anyone would be able to
    Give on the business. Thank you

    Comment by Tyson Banks | July 9, 2010 | Reply

    • Hello Tyson. Apologies for not maintaining this little piece of the web farm like I should’ve been doing. It’s been a while since you posted this inquiry and intro. I got notification of it, read it and put it on my list of things to do…lost the list 😉 Not really but we get busy pulling skids and stuff happens. I’ll try to do better.

      I, for one, would be glad to give any helpful advice or tips to a newcomer. I was “new” once. I think you should always be able to learn something no matter how old or how long you’ve been doing this. If I ever get to the point I can’t learn or adopt the attitude that I know it all, stick a fork in me ’cause I’m done.

      It’s a tough biz. If you’re still in it as of this writing, you’ve just rode through some harsh times for car haulin’. The best bit of advice I could give you is to be clean, prompt, careful, compliant and as professional as you can be. But there’s lots to know and you’d have to just pop some ideas and questions out to get some feedback around here. The only dumb question around here is the one that is not asked. 🙂

      Truck safe and stay in touch. And thanks for dropping by my little blog.

      Comment by thetruckist | January 12, 2011 | Reply

  4. Great Blog, especially the history. I wrote the book, “American Car Haulers”. For 30 years, I sold cars and interacted with car haulers daily (teamsters). In 1999, I bought a truck and trailer and started my own company, York Auto Transport Inc. I’m still hauling cars daily but I’m also still trying to compile more auto transport history. You can see some of my older photos on “Flickr” where my ID is “PAcarhauler”. I’d be interested in talking to you, especially about KAT and Dixie. They were my favorite subjects to photograph in the late 1980’s.

    Comment by Dick Copello | August 22, 2010 | Reply

  5. I currently operate a boydstun screw drive 3 car headrack with a 6car stack trailer. Does anyone have any info on the Delavan uslohr?

    Comment by Roger Pipa | September 19, 2010 | Reply

  6. Hey we need more blamblings! Write some more stuff when you get a chance!

    Comment by Steve | January 7, 2011 | Reply

    • Hey Mr Steve and Thanks for the comment. I’ll get to it soon. I need to pay a little more attention here…maybe that’s a good resolution for 2011. 😉

      Comment by thetruckist | January 12, 2011 | Reply

  7. your site is nice a cool,good info love the way you set up the 10 car with the small suv in the middle deck…..i try my self and work great,now i teach to my driver too…..m&g is my company name…….once again great site….

    Comment by mark | November 1, 2011 | Reply

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