The recent blizzard in the Northeast brings up the question, once again, of how weather can affect shipping a car.
Obviously, if you are shipping a car to or from the Northeast this week, your shipment is going to be delayed while roads are plowed and vehicle are dug out.
But it's not just the winter months that can affect shipping a car. There are plenty of weather events that can cause a disruption; from heavy rain or hail storms to wildfires to tornadoes and the like.
Most car carrier companies, especially the better ones (like those that we use), will always have one eye on the weather reports when they are planning their routes for their trucks. The last thing any company wants to do is send the truck (loaded with your and eight or nine other people's personal asset) into the heart of a weather disaster.
So what does this mean for you?
Well, for most people, it means staying patient and understanding that car carriers will not only focus on safety first, but that they are also subject to the same delays as the rest of us.
Believe me, we have plenty of carriers that would love to be doing their pick ups and deliveries in the Northeast as scheduled this week, but they, like everybody else, are in a holding pattern.
The only way to avoid situations like this, I guess, would be to double down on the fight against global warming.
But, I'll leave those blog posts to the environmentalists.
Me, I'm just your friendly neighborhood car shipper. 😉