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Opportunity is Knocking, And Transportation Businesses Must Respond

Melbourne, Fla.—As the Florida Space Coast keeps gaining popularity throughout the new space exploration era, especially now that we are living times when space tourism is becoming a reality, now you you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to be a part of this evolution. Although extremely costly at this time, one thing is for certain, space has always been the inspiration for the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers. Architects of new ideas in this era will inspire many more and just like any other innovation, will eventually become more, and more available to make this era one of positive benefit for all, while making opportunities inclusive to all.

Did you know? One of the reasons why Cape Canaveral was chosen to be as a launch spot is because of how close it is to the Atlantic Ocean. Since the Earth rotates eastward, not only would the object being launched get a nice boost from the Earth’s spin, the object would have the advantage of flying over the ocean, minimizing the risk of having any debris dropping or exploding near people. Also, with the amount of energy needed to launch an object—Cape Canaveral lies 28 degrees latitude above the equator. Being closer to the equator creates more kinetic energy, which helps rockets use around 0.3 percent less energy, thus making it more fuel efficient and less expensive.

There are a myriad of opportunities created every day for transportation businesses in the surrounding areas of Florida’s Space Coast. Taking the tourism sector alone— combining all the attractions created by the rocket launches, NASA, the Kennedy Space Center added to all the Port Canaveral’s cruise ship traffic and tourists looking to make the most of their stay, including visits to Daytona and historic Saint Augustine, and much more— which creates the perfect conditions for full-service chauffeured transportation companies with vehicle options from luxury sedans, SUV's, executive vans, and stretch limos, and passenger buses.

Food trucks popularity continues to grow— customers continue to ask for more because #foodtruck offerings gave them an upscale taste and an inexpensive price. Areas with increased tourism traffic can benefit from that.

And last, but not least, cargo operations are a priority for Port Canaveral, serving a region with an economy that continues to diversify and a population growing at a rate three times the national average. Improving #PortCanaveral cargo capabilities with a focus on maximizing the assets to build and expand an ability to lower costs and capture new business opportunities is part of this prioritization plan.

With unique local aerospace programs, a diverse manufacturing community and a growing regional population, cargoes through Port Canaveral range from specialized industrial machinery, aerospace components to massive defense-related items. At Melbourne Truck Insurance, we understand the many challenges you and your company needs to deal with on a daily basis.

Contact one of our local commercial/truck insurance agents to find out what options are available for your trucking and transportation business in the Palm Bay area, and help you start saving on the protections needed to keep it always afloat. #Melbourne Truck Insurance has the products and underwriting experience that meet the insurance needs of your business.



Hector is a licensed insurance agent with vast experience as a Transportation Specialist.

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