Florida Car Transport

Courtesy of weather.com

Thunderstorm and tornado warnings are in effect for much of the southeast today. This might make Florida car transport, Georgia car shipping and other areas in the region more difficult to accomplish.

The forecast is calling for severe thunderstorms and squall lines through north and central Florida. This is expected to last through the evening as the system makes it way up the coast and into the Carolinas. The forecast is also calling for heavy hail, damaging winds and possibly even tornadoes over northern and central Florida and Georgia. Flash flooding is also possible.

This, of course, makes auto shipping services more difficult across the region. It does depend on where you’re shipping from and to, of course, as some areas will be more adversely affected than others.

What to expect with Florida car transport this week

It’s getting close to the start of summer so these squalls and storms aren’t exactly rare. So it’s not like auto transporters aren’t going to prepare for these things. And it’s not like it’s hurricane season quite yet, so Florida car transport shouldn’t see any major hits.

The issue, though, is that Florida is perhaps the most popular car transport location in the United States right now. Whether coming or going, car transporters like Florida because there’s so much traffic. And storms like this can disrupt routes, cause diversions and delays and make things more difficult and take longer and cost more.

Now, on the whole, most auto transporters who service Florida regularly shouldn’t have any issues. They may have to take a different route than planned and avoid some of the more heavily-hit parts, but that’s about it. However, some things that you need to keep in mind stem from the hail and the tornadoes.

If you’re waiting for the carrier to pick your car up, try to keep it covered if you can, preferably in a garage. This is to prevent hail from damaging the vehicle. If your vehicle is already in transit, it’s up to your carrier to watch the weather.

What to expect later in the week

As we mentioned, this storm is moving to the northeast, up the coast, so it’s not just Florida car transport services that will be affected. Come Thursday and Friday cities such as Charlotte, Raleigh, Charleston Columbia, and all the way to New York City will see severe weather. If you notice, this is right up the I-95 corridor that many carriers use throughout the year. So you’ll want to keep an eye on the weather. You should also talk to an agent about pickup or delivery in affected areas.

 

Oklahoma Auto ShippingWell, the crazy weather system we talked about on Monday has a name: Winter Storm Valerie. And it’s causing some serious problems across the Rockies. Right now, Interstate 80 is closed as of this morning in both directions between Laramie and Cheyenne. Missoula, Montana got 2.7 inches of snow Wednesday. That’s a daily record that broke the previous record of 0.2 inches – a record which stood for 121 years.

That says something about the scope and breadth of this storm that’s making its way east. I-80 is closed, I-90 has a ton of snow on it, I-70 is getting difficult to traverse…it’s tough for auto transporters right now to cross the Rockies.

But it gets worse, notably in Kansas and Oklahoma. Tornado warnings have been issued for both states, and even areas as far north as Kansas City, Missouri may see severe weather.

The problem is a storm front that’s moving ahead of the snow front that’s pummeling the Rockies. This has resulted in a low pressure system that is making its way eastward. And it’s wreaking havoc on logistics services, including auto transport, through the area.

Dealing with setbacks with Oklahoma auto shipping services

If there’s tornado warnings and severe weather reports in an area, a carrier really isn’t going to want to go to that area. That’s not surprising. With the tornado warnings stretching across Kansas and Oklahoma, and even northern Texas, that’s a huge swath of territory that carriers are going to try to avoid.

This is going to mean diversions over the next few days and maybe even into the weekend. Expect delays with Oklahoma auto shipping, notably pickup and delivery. Auto carriers aren’t going to take their cargo into a potential tornado – that’s just a bad idea right there.

Instead, many of them are going to either go north or south. With the weather being this bizarre in the summer, some carriers may hedge their bets and stay in the south. This means routes along I-10 and I-20 and even I-40 may see some increase in traffic. This can have a wide ranging impact on auto transportation prices across the U.S., too.

Routes through the Midwest are going to be either more expensive or harder to find – and in some cases, both. Make sure to speak to an agent to get the most up-to-date information and also make sure to keep an eye on the weather.

On getting quotes for Oklahoma auto shipping services

Regardless of the weather, it’s still a good idea to get some quotes to ship your car if you need them. The weather won’t last – tornadoes will dissipate, snow will melt, the sun will come back out. So most car transporters see this only as a minor setback, a small detour in their normal routes. So make sure to fill out our free form or give us a call toll-free and get started on getting quotes. You can compare prices from top-rated companies and find the right shipper for your needs. So give us a call today at 800-930-7417 to speak to an agent, or fill out our free form to get started.

Denver Car Transport ServicesWell, it’s shaping up to be a pretty crazy week in terms of the weather forecast, and Denver car transport – along with shipping throughout the region – will likely be affected.

The problem is a new winter storm brewing in the west. Right now it’s still making its way east, but the forecasts aren’t great. Some are calling for upwards of two feet of snow in the higher elevations of the Rockies by Wednesday.

What this means for Denver car transport services

Denver, the Rockies, Wyoming – that entire region understands snow. Higher elevations seem to see snow more often than not, and carriers that run routes through the area know a thing or two about it. But the real problem comes from the fact that it’s mid-May – not exactly the time of year that we tend to get snow.

So not a lot of people are prepared for it, especially in the auto transport industry. And with a snow storm like this, it’s entirely possible that routes will be closed and things may well get complicated. If routes close down, carriers are going to have to detour along other interstates or state highways, which will affect transit times. This is a real problem for them, as any diversion tends to end up costing them money.

But it would also mean that your carrier won’t be dropping your car off (or picking it up) when they said they would. That’s obviously not their fault and you can’t get mad at them for having to detour because a route was closed.

Also, it may mean that shipments out of Denver and the surrounding area won’t move as quickly. Auto shippers don’t like storms or stormy weather, especially snow. So they avoid it if they can. And the late spring and summer months bring a lot of carriers out of hibernation. This means there’s plenty out there that aren’t familiar with snow on those routes. Why? Well, it doesn’t normally snow in the summertime.

How to adequately prepare for disruptions to your Denver car transport services

We highly recommend you speak to your agent about your route and where it’s taking your vehicle. Most carriers will already be watching the storm system and updating routes accordingly, too. If you haven’t booked a shipment yet, prices may get higher into or out of the area. So we recommend you definitely speak to an agent as quickly as possible and see what’s going to be best for you and your wallet.

As always, if you need quotes to ship a car, give us a call toll-free at 800-930-7417. You can also fill out our free auto transport quote request form right here on the website. Either way, you’ll get free quotes from top-rated companies emailed to you within minutes of submission. That way, you can compare prices, talk to agents, and find the right shipping company for your needs.

Auto Shipping from Portland to Kansas CityPortland is the largest city in the state of Oregon. Kansas City is the second-largest city in the state of Missouri. But they’re both popular car transport locations, and auto shipping from Portland to Kansas City is more popular than you might think. It may not see a lot of demand from customers, but carriers are often running that route regardless. This is because both of those cities are popular car transportation locations, even if people aren’t shipping directly from Portland to Kansas City. But enough do to justify running the route, so we’re going to tell you some things you may want to know about auto shipping from Portland to Kansas City.

Some things to know about auto shipping from Portland to Kansas City

As we mentioned, Portland and Kansas City, separately, are both popular auto shipping locations. And many carriers that run across the country will go to both. So right there, that’s a big plus. Remember, auto transporters like routes to and from major cities, as it’s where the majority of their customers are. So finding a carrier to run out of Portland and head back east really shouldn’t be all that difficult. However, it’s also important to understand potential routes that a carrier may take. Routes will depend on where else the carrier has to go, and they can vary wildly from customer to customer.

The fastest route to Kansas City out of Portland starts with Interstate 84. This is the fastest way out of Portland heading east, and will take a carrier through Idaho, Wyoming and into Salt Lake City, Utah. Some carriers may take I-80 and take it all the way to Omaha, Nebraska, where they can catch I-29 south to Kansas City. Others may take I-84 to I-15 near Salt Lake and take that to I-70. I-70 tends to be more popular out of Utah as it passes through Denver, a major car shipping hub, before continuing on to Kansas City and further east. These are the two fastest routes via interstate highways, but your carrier may have a different route so make sure to talk to them if you’re interested.

Can I get quotes for auto shipping from Portland to Kansas City?

Interested in auto shipping from Portland to Kansas City? If so, make sure to fill out our free quote form. It shouldn’t take more than a minute and will get you quotes from the best in the industry. We know they’re among the best, too, because we make sure they’re among the best. It’s part of our job and our service to you. We make sure they’re licensed and bonded and work with only top-rated carriers. This way, you know you’ll be in good hands from pickup to delivery. You can read more about both Portland and Kansas City via our Auto Shipping Cities section, and we suggest you do. If you have questions, or need help in any way, contact us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our agents.

St. Louis Auto Shipping Services

Flooding in Valley Park, Missouri, courtesy of weather.com

Heavy, widespread flooding across Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and parts of northern Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma has shut down multiple interstate highways and caused widespread devastation in the region. The heavy rains and flooding was exacerbated by a levee failure in Pocahontas, Arkansas. At least twenty deaths have been reported, and it looks as if the problem won’t be going away any time soon.

Interstate 55 through Missouri has been closed, along with other major routes. This has effectively cut off the city of St. Louis, Missouri from any road to the south. Naturally, this makes St. Louis auto shipping services much more difficult to find, especially from southern areas.

St. Louis auto shipping services and what the flooding means for you 

The storm that is currently ravaging the region began this past weekend. Already, hundreds of roads across Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois have been shut down, including the aforementioned I-55 and a 57 mile stretch of I-44 through Missouri. In addition, a 23-mile stretch in suburban St. Louis has also been shut down.

These closures have dire implications for anyone needing St. Louis auto shipping services. The city is effectively cut off from the southern United States, and there is widespread flooding in the region. There’s nobody that’s going to want to travel through that, car transporters included. How a carrier is going to approach this depends on the carrier, of course. Most will likely bypass the entire region and come back when things are a bit less complicated.

Still, others may wait, choosing instead to wait out the flooding and get back on the road when they can. It just depends, and the best way to deal with it is to start by contacting your representative. They will be able to get a hold of the carrier for you and either tell you what’s going on or connect you with your driver directly.

Some other things to keep in mind about your St. Louis auto shipping services

Things are going to move just because you want them to. Auto shippers have to protect their rigs and their cargo, so they’re not going to risk running through flooded areas. Overall, you need to expect delays in pickup and delivery across affected areas, and don’t expect to see your car any time soon. It’s a really crazy scenario and one that no one could have really anticipated, especially a week or two ago when many of those orders out there were first booked. So don’t get discouraged it’s taking time – everyone’s in it together until the areas gets cleaned up.

If you’re interested in St. Louis auto shipping services, or any auto transportation quotes for that matter, let us help. Just fill out our free online car shipping quote request form or give us a call any time toll-free. If you use us to get free quotes to ship your car, you’ll get multiple quotes from top-rated, licensed, bonded and insured companies. You can also contact one of our agents any time with questions or concerns or if you need your help getting your free quotes. So let American Auto Shipping help you get your car where you need it today.