Alabama Auto Shipping Slows Down Due to New Winter Storm
A new winter storm has caused problems for Alabama auto shipping services, and, indeed, shipping throughout the southern U.S. Winter Storm Inga has come and frozen roads and routes, causing accidents and delays throughout the region. City officials across the southern U.S. have warned travelers to stay off the roads, and auto shippers may have to take that advice.
How Inga is affecting Alabama auto shipping
Inga has dropped snow and ice on much of the southern United States. It’s affected travel across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and as far north as Indiana. Freeway on-ramps in Houston and Austin have been shut down, while interstate 65 through Alabama has seen pileups and wintry conditions.
This spells bad news for car shipping services through the region. As auto transport is a seasonal industry, winter sees the industry slow down, while summer tends to be the busiest part of the season. More importantly, winter weather strikes the northern U.S. much more than the southern U.S., which means carriers tend to run routes through the southern U.S. more so than the north. But with Inga causing issues in the south, delays are pretty much inevitable.
What Inga means for your shipping services
As mentioned, a lot of routes are going to see delays through the rest of the week. Inga shouldn’t last too much longer, but the snow and ice will likely linger for a few days. This is going to cause carriers to travel more slowly, while some may just wait for the roads to clear. Driving in wintry conditions with ten cars strapped to the back of their truck is dangerous, and insurance claims are a pain. So carriers would usually rather take an extra day to get the job done than risk damaging their cargo.
If you’re worried about your specific shipment, make sure to speak to an agent. New customers who are just starting their search for shippers likely won’t be affected, though. It’ll take time to find a shipper for your needs, and more time still to actually schedule a pickup. By the time your vehicle is dispatched, Inga will likely be long gone – and, with luck, its little present for the southern United States will be as well.
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