Flooding Makes Austin Car Shipping More Difficult
Heavy rains have caused flooding in San Antonio, Austin, and other parts of Texas since late yesterday. This definitely makes it harder for carriers to provide Austin car shipping services, and transportation to other parts of the state. Considering how important Texas is as a car transport hub, that’s problematic.
Starting yesterday, and continuing today, a new weather system is dumping inches and inches of water on the region, causing flooding in some areas. How will this affect your shipping services into or out of the Austin area? We detail that below.
How this flooding affects Austin car shipping services
Naturally, certain areas of Austin will be inaccessible to carriers as long as the flooding continues. And chances are that new shipments may take a few days to get picked up. Carriers are going to try to avoid the area for the next few days if they can help it.
It’s not surprising – would you drive through flood waters? Despite the fact that carriers drive 80-foot transport trucks, they can’t navigate flood waters any better than the average Joe. And considering that they’re also hauling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cargo, it’s not something they’re going to attempt.
If your vehicle is destined for Austin today or tomorrow, you’re going to want to talk to an agent, or your driver, or both. They’ll talk to you about alternative delivery locations outside of the affected area. This may not be something you want to do, but you may have to.
Luckily, it shouldn’t affect pricing all that much. Even through a flood, demand for Austin car shipping and Texas auto transportation on the whole is still high. It’s more a setback than anything else, but one that can cost carriers a lot of money in lost productivity. Some may skip Austin and circle back with your car, increasing the delivery time. But that’s rare. Again, talk to an agent for more.
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