Happy Thanksgiving from American Auto Shipping
Today, most of the country is staying home, celebrating the Thanksgiving holidays with family, football and fun. It is a time for reflecting on things that we are most thankful for, no matter the situation that we may be in, a day where we enjoy the company of those we love most along with good food and entertainment and take stock of the things that have gone right for us in the past year. From CEO’s of the largest corporations to the garbage men that patrol our streets every week, people are going to be staying home today, putting work out of their minds for at least a day. This includes auto shippers, the people who work tirelessly to haul cars from and to all parts of this great nation of ours, and the people who work behind the scenes to make it happen. Few places will be open today, and fewer still will be answering their phones and actively shipping vehicles for customers.
This generally means that no freight is going to be moving, or very little of it anyway, and there’s a good chance that if your vehicle is currently on a truck right now, it’s not moving anywhere today. Auto shippers don’t get to spend a lot of time with their loved ones; like most interstate transporters across a variety of different industries, the job is demanding and requires long weeks and months away from home. Thanksgiving is a time for family, though, so to work this into their schedule auto transport companies often will schedule loads that take them along routes that pass close to home, so drivers can stop for a day and enjoy the time of year meant to be enjoyed with family.
On the whole, you should be aware of this – any auto transport company worth their weight will explain to you how holiday shipping works. Around major holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, auto shippers plan on being home for at least a day or two, without going anywhere. Any loads they have on their trucks will be secured, though by the time they get back home many carriers will not have any loads on their trucks at all. They try to get things scheduled in such a way so as not to have to worry about those types of things. On the whole, this only works out to a slight delay for you. Then again, not all carriers go home for Thanksgiving, so there are likely some that are still tooling around.
If you’re having trouble getting a hold of your shipper today, don’t be surprised. Many will be closed, and likely until Monday, though some will be open on Friday, especially companies that are usually open on the weekends. If you can’t get a hold of anyone, don’t panic; just give them time. They haven’t forgotten about you, your vehicle or the money that you’ll owe come delivery time, so don’t worry about it. We’ll likely be closed as well, and while you can always fill out our free online quote request form and get multiple free quotes to ship a vehicle, we likely won’t be answering our phones today, as we’ll be too busy enjoying the Thanksgiving holidays. You can always try, though, at 800-930-7417, and don’t worry – we’ll be back tomorrow, good as new, to help you with all your auto transport needs. Until then, enjoy the holidays, and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at American Auto Shipping.