Our auto transport drivers get to see all sorts of neat and beautiful sights as they deliver cars across the country for our customers. If your traveling down Interstate 84 near North Powder, Oregon, make sure to take in the picturesque Blue Mountains! I-84 is also known as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway and runs east-west following the Columbia River and the rough path of the old Oregon Trail from Portland east to Idaho. For this reason, it is also known as most of the Columbia River Highway No. 2 and all of the Old Oregon Trail Highway No. 6. Interstate 84 begins in Portland where it connects with Interstate 5 on the east side of the Willamette River. It continues east, crossing Interstate 205, before curving north to join the Columbia River. It continues along the river until it gets to the Idaho border, where it continues into Idaho. You can see the Blue Mountains as I-84 nears Pendleton, OR. The Blue Mountains are a mountain range located in northeastern Oregon and stretch into southeastern Washington. The river valleys and lower levels of the range were occupied by indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Historic tribes of the region included the Walla Walla, Cayuse people and Umatilla. Native American tribes originally migrated to the Blue Mountains for hunting and salmon runs. The Natives used to purposefully burn parts of the forest or allow campfires to burn over wide areas. Neat fact: They are home to the world’s largest organism… Read more »
Life on the Road
Pictures of the interesting and beautiful sites our auto transport drivers encounter as they deliver vehicles all over the United States.
Our auto transport drivers submit photos of the beautiful, interesting, weird, and wacky sights they encounter as the transport cars across the country for our customers. Sometimes, however, they simply send in pictures we think are flat out cool or beautiful. This is one such shot. We don’t know exactly what it is about this picture, but it is damn neat! And with Memorial Day fast approaching, it seems to be appropriate. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. Photo by Doug Cappel.
Our “Life on the Road” photo gallery showcases the sights our auto transport drivers encounter as they travel the highways of America transporting cars for our customers. Some pictures are of the wacky, some of the weird, some of the many points of interest and historical landmarks that dot the country, and some are simply shots of the breathtaking scenery you encounter traveling across the US. This is one such image. Scenes like this are found aplenty across the American West. The mountains and valleys that make up the landscape offer up many awe-inspiring vistas. This shot was submitted by one of our drivers as they made their way through a mountain pass, and we are glad they took the time to enjoy the scenery! Photo by Joel Bradshaw.
If your travels take you along Interstate 15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, you’ll pass through the town of Baker, CA. Baker was founded as a station on the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad in 1908, and was named after Richard C. Baker, business partner of Francis Marion Smith in building the railroad. The town’s most prominent feature is a 134-foot thermometer, dubbed “the world’s tallest thermometer“. Visible for miles, it was not operational from 2012 to mid-2014 when it was relighted following restoration. Local businessman Willis Herron dreamed of a huge thermometer for 25 years before he made it real in California’s high desert. The World’s Tallest Thermometer is a 134-foot-tall commemoration of the record high temperature in the U.S., in nearby Death Valley — 134 degrees Fahrenheit in 1913. It juts skyward next to Bob’s Big Boy in Baker and the site chosen for the thermometer was along the main drag through town, visible from the interstate. In 1990 Herron paid to have the thermometer constructed by Young Electric Sign Co., manufacturers of many neon and bulb monstrosities on The Strip in Las Vegas. 33 tons of steel and almost 5,000 lamps went into the three-sided digital display. Strong winds broke the thermometer, smashing a gift shop under construction. Herron, undaunted, had the thermometer rebuilt, filled with concrete so that it would survive. The world’s tallest thermometer is located at 72157 Baker Boulevard in Baker, California. It is visible from three different angles along Interstate 15 in Southern… Read more »
Have you ever gotten a traffic ticket? If so, then you’ve likely contributed to a multi-billion dollar industry according to the National Motorists Association. While no one knows exactly how many traffic tickets are actually issued, a study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that an average of 112,000 people per day receive a speeding ticket. However, many of the driving-related laws that still stand today are based on ancient rulings that date back further than the invention of modern cars. Some of these laws are so outrageous that you can’t help but to laugh. Others surely have an interesting story behind them. While not all are actively upheld, they’re still on the books. The graphic below outlines the most outrageous driving laws that exist in the United States of America. Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to JanSTrasnport.com with this graphic.</strong></p> <p><a href=’http://www.jandstransport.com/weirdest-driving-laws/’><img src=’http://www.jandstransport.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/js_weirdest-driving-laws.png’ alt=’Weirdest US Driving Laws’ width=’700px’ border=’0′ /></a></p> <p> While the wildest laws may prohibit us from hiding bears or gorillas in our cars, when it comes time to transport your vehicle itself, you can trust J&S Transportation to make sure it gets there in a law-abiding manner. Get an instant quote from us to find out how much it costs to ship a car or contact us with any questions.
In the auto transport business you sometimes come across some rare vehicles, or at least vehicles that are not all that common in the United States. The Nissan Patrol of the 1960s is one such vehicle. The Nissan Patrol is a large four-wheel drive vehicles manufactured by Nissan in Japan since 1951. The Patrol is generally regarded as a tough and utilitarian 4×4 in Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Japan, and the Caribbean. US customers could only get Patrols from 1962 until 1969. Patrols were sold through Datsun dealerships, making it at the time the only Nissan-badged vehicles sold in the United States until the early 1980s when the Datsun marque was being phased out. Nissan Australia claim that the 60 series Patrol was the first vehicle to drive across the Simpson Desert in Australia, and in the 1960s the Indian Army showed an interest in two vehicles from the Nissan stable, Nissan Patrol P60 and the Nissan 4W73. Regardless if your vehicle is an uncommon site on the roads of the US, or a more popular model, J&S Transportation will take care of your baby as if it were our own! We’ll transport your vehicle safely, quickly, and door-to-door anywhere in the United States. Photo by Sam Nixon.
As our drivers criss-cross the United States transporting cars for our customers they encounter many beautiful and interesting sights. If you’re traveling down the I-15 outside Las Vegas, you’ll happen upon this one: the Seven Magic Mountains art installation. Seven Magic Mountains is the brainchild of Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. Rondine was born 1964 in Brunnen, Switzerland, and now lives and works in New York. He makes art across an array of media, ranging from two-dimensional paintings to wax sculptures, and installations on the scale of landscape, such as Seven Magic Mountains, a two-year exhibition located in the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Seven Magic Mountains features seven thirty to thirty-five-foot high dayglow totems made up of painted, locally-sourced boulders. “Visible across the desert landscape along Interstate 15, Seven Magic Mountains offers a creative critique of the simulacra of destinations like Las Vegas. According to Rondinone, the location is physically and symbolically mid-way between the natural and the artificial: the natural is expressed by the mountain ranges, desert, and Jean Dry Lake backdrop, and the artificial is expressed by the highway and the constant flow of traffic between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.” So if you’re traveling between LA and Las Vegas of the next couple years, stop off and check it out. The Seven Magic Mountains can be found at S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89054 or on the web. Photo by Kevin Davis.
As they travel the highways delivering cars for J&S, our drivers encounter many interesting sights. Some are natural wonders, other are man-made interests. This picture is a combination. The beautiful sun over a snowy valley in Oregon is pretty enough, but on the right hand side of the image is an old cement plant. If you happen to be driving down I-84 ( which is also known as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway and travels east–west, following the Columbia River and the rough path of the old Oregon Trail from Portland east to Idaho) outside Baker, OR, you’ll come across the abandoned cement plant. The plant was built by Sun Portland Cement Co. in the 1920s to provide concrete for the construction of the Owyhee Dam. After it had fulfilled that role, it changed hands a couple of additional times, first to the Oregon Portland Cement Co. which was ultimately assimilated into Kansas-based Ash Grove Cement. When the limestone finally gave out in the 1970s, Ash Grove closed the whole thing down. Pretty neat! Photo by Charlotte Rodriguez.
J&S auto transport drivers criss-cross the highways and byways of America delivering cars for our customers. While many of our transports take us along heavily traveled routes, we often end up on the smaller highways in the rural parts of the country. One such highway is US 95. Unlike many other US highways, US 95 hasn’t been replaced on most of its length by an encroaching Interstate highway corridor, due to its mostly rural course. It still travels from border to border and is a primary north–south highway in both Nevada and Idaho, and is one of the only US Routes or Interstate highways to cross from Mexico to Canada. If you happen to be traveling through Idaho along US 95 near Riggins, you’ll come across this little gem, The Little Salmon River. The Little Salmon River is a tributary of the Salmon River in Idaho, and is about 51 miles long and drains 576 square miles of land. It rises on Blue Bunch Ridge in the Sawtooth Range of south-central Idaho, close to Payette Lake, and from there it flows north towards Riggins, is nestled deep in a canyon at the confluence of the Salmon River and the Little Salmon River. Historically, the Nez Perce, Shoshone and Bannock tribes inhabited the watershed of the Little Salmon River. Their lifestyle depended on the river for salmon and on the surrounding lands for other animals, as well as precious natural minerals and resources that provided them with items to trade. Photo… Read more »
As our drivers travel the highways of America transporting cars for our customers they encounter all sorts of weird and interesting sights. Some are the natural wonders of the country, others are of the man-made variety. For example one of our drivers spotted this lighthouse on the prairie! While they are not everywhere, landlocked lighthouses are not as rare as you would normally think. There are a number of them throughout the US. Just another example of the weird and wacky sights our drivers submit for our “Life on the Road” photo gallery. Photo by Sam Nixon.