Auto Transport Tips: Holiday Car Shipping Services
As you well know, today is Memorial Day. A day where we take some time and remember the men and women who have served (and given their lives) in our armed forces. It was originally known as Decoration Day and first observed in 1868, just three years after the end of the American Civil War and today is celebrated during the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is a popular traveling holiday for many people; as a national holiday, most federal agencies are closed and many businesses are as well, save for day-to-day retail such as grocery stores and fast food chains.
Memorial Day is a time when few auto transport carriers are on the road, instead opting to spend time with their families. This can make it more difficult to find a carrier willing to travel during the holiday, and during the weeks leading up to the holiday some companies may refuse to take loads, so as to not have any vehicles on their truck when they visit their families. This can lead to longer pickup and transit times as well. Some carriers simply refuse to drive at all, if they have the luxury to do so; if they can’t be with their families they will simply just “take the day,” as most people like to do.
Travel during Memorial Day weekend can be brutal for auto transport carriers as well, which can also lead to longer wait times for pickup or delivery. The holiday disrupts a lot of businesses across numerous industries, including car shipping services, so you’ll want to account for that if you’re looking for shipping services across Memorial Day weekend. Our advice is to discuss your shipment with a live car transport representative; most brokers are still open on Memorial Day, believe it or not, though some are closed – worst-case scenario is they don’t answer your calls today and instead talk to you about your shipment tomorrow.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle and need a quote to do so, take a minute to fill out our free online car shipping quote request form. When you do, you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. American Auto Shipping is fully licensed, bonded and insured.If you have questions about our services, or need some help getting your quote, give us a call toll-free at 800-930-7417 any time – including today, Memorial Day – to talk to one of our own live agents, who can answer questions and help you get your free quote.