How Climate Change is Affecting Car Transport

Global warming has been the most debated issue over the decades. It endangers our health, jeopardizes our lives, and threatens other basic needs.

Mobility is a must for economic prosperity but on our automobile-dominated planet, it comes with a different cost. Personal vehicles are one of the main reasons for global warming. Only cars and trucks, in the US, are responsible for producing nearly one-fifth of the total greenhouse gases of the country’s emissions. Cars, buses, trucks, trains, airplanes, and ships- all engine-run factors are responsible for nearly thirty percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. These vehicles are driven by fossil fuel which releases several greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Co2 and other gases like methane, nitrous oxide, Chlorofluorocarbon cause the atmosphere to warm. They act to trap heat in the lower atmosphere and compel the climate to change.

One thing is clear that economics is the key factor for greenhouse gas emissions. When the economy goes higher they go up when bad times come they go down. As we clearly saw in 2020 during the Covid-19 shutdown beginning in March.  When the country went on lockdown and movement over the roads came to a halt in essence so did emissions.  So, more transportation means more emissions – it’s as simple as that.


Undoubtedly, the private car transport industry in the country is the biggest source of greenhouse gases. And these gases are mounting up every year. This is an automobile dominated era. Life without mobility or transportation cannot be imagined. Vehicles and emissions are the two obvious flip sides of a coin. In this context, world leaders have warned of a frightening near future unless we stop emitting greenhouse gases right now. Transportation and terrible emissions become an unmanageable problem for us. So what will we do now? Should we stop mobility, shut down our transportation? That’s impossible.  We can only take measures to slow down the emission. Fuel-efficient vehicles, cleaner fuel, electric automobiles are the solution. Car transportation relies on mobility. It depends upon customers’ demand also. People love cars, love to drive a car, or at least enjoy the ownership of a car. In this case, driving less can make a big difference. Using car sharing services ensures less driving in the other way. Electric vehicles could be a solution though it is not very clear if they emit zero carbon or less carbon.  Cycling, walking can be a part of the plan also.

Additionally, the government should come forward to tackle transportation-clime changes as the market alone cannot take the risk of making the transition from car and oils to another form. Though cutting off on-road transportation and emissions would definitely be good for the climate. But dependency on oil what makes the sector today. Moreover, there are almost no alternatives for fewer mobility or fossil fuel dependency.

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Transport emissions cannot be stopped in this modern age. On the other hand, we cannot ignore the climate risk too. We are incapable of saving everything from climate change. Science will handle the problem in the future. And surely that will be humanity’s greatest-ever risk management.

In the meantime, you too can contribute to the reduction of these emissions by transporting your vehicle on a car hauler cross country instead of driving it.  Think of it this way… Instead of ten families driving their minivans cross country put them on a trailer and have only 1 trailer drive them cross country; thereby, reducing the emissions by more than half for that cross country trip.

Not all transport companies are the same!  You have many choices when it comes to picking an auto transport broker to call when you need to ship your vehicle, so it’s wise to ensure you entrust your car with a shipping company that has shipped many vehicles, has great reviews and a good rating from the BBB.

Ship A Car, Inc. is all of that. We have an “A+” rating from the BBB and we’ve earned 5-star ratings from our customers across all major review sites.

Contact a SAC Transport Coordinator now at 866-821-4555 for more information on our auto transport services.