Well, 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.