Happy Holidays from American Auto Shipping
Today is Christmas, one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States and probably one of the most popular as well. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you probably celebrate some kind of winter holiday – they’re all rooted in the same basic traditions, despite cultural differences across vast distances. Christmas, though, is a time of giving, a time of happiness, a time where everyone can sit back, enjoy the last few days of the year with loved ones, and prepare for the new year to come. It’s also a time to get awesome presents from friends and family, and give them out too, but the most important thing come Christmas time is the fact that you get to spend it with loved ones, and even in an industry run by gruff men driving huge trucks that literally ship other trucks, people still have families that they want to spend time with on Christmas.
What this generally means is that, across the auto transport industry, there aren’t going to be a lot of companies actively running routes on Christmas Day. Some may run routes on Christmas Eve, and some may start back up again the day after Christmas, but usually most drivers are going to be taking 3-5 days off to spend with their wife and kids, which generally results in delays for pickup and delivery around the holidays. This is something that really can’t be avoided, and we discussed this in late November when Thanksgiving rolled around, because it’s the same basic premise: car transport drivers are people too, and they often have families they are supporting, so naturally they’re going to want to spend the time dedicated to spending with family with their family.
Auto transportation services around the holidays are always hit-or-miss for this very reason, and it’s why you can’t really expect anything concrete when Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s come around. In the weeks leading up to those holidays, car shippers are looking to run routes that take them close to home, so there may be some routes that, while normally popular shipping areas, don’t have a lot of shippers in them because that’s not where they actually live. At the same time, routes that may be less popular most of the year might suddenly see some interest from auto transport truck drivers because it takes them relatively close to home, and they’d be more inclined to work a quick shipment into their schedule before they take a few days off.
At this point, there’s not a lot you can do – it’s Christmas, after all, and most every company in the industry is going to be closed. There will likely be a few places open, as there always are, but auto transport isn’t fast food and most transport companies are going to be closed. You can still get multiple free quotes to ship your vehicle, though, if you want to fill out our free online quote request form. It’s free, and you’ll still get multiple free quotes from top-rated car transport companies, though probably not as many immediate quotes as you would if it weren’t Christmas. Today, our offices are closed, unless someone decides they want to stop by to do a few hours’ work, but that’s not likely to happen, so don’t be surprised if no one answers the phones today. We’ll be back tomorrow, likely a bit larger from all the food and a bit happier from all the presents and the day off, so give us a call then. Today we’re spending with our families, and you should be too. Happy holidays from American Auto Shipping!