Jacksonville Auto Shipping Services May Get Dicey This Week
A winter storm warning has been issued for northern Florida and much of the eastern seaboard. The National Weather Service is expecting snow and ice up and down the east coast, which could make Jacksonville auto shipping tougher to accomplish for carriers. This could result in longer wait times for transit, pickup and delivery.
How this storm could impact Jacksonville auto shipping services
The problem with a storm like this is that the southeast doesn’t really see a lot of wintry weather like this. It can get cold, and ice isn’t all that uncommon in the depths of winter. But not like this. This new system is expected to last most of the week, for starters. More than that, though, is that it’s expected to spread up the entire eastern seaboard.
This means major cities like Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston, Wilmington, Norfolk, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and further north will all be affected.
Considering that most all those cities sit along I-95, the most important interstate highway for car shipping, that’s a problem. This could result in longer wait times for you, but also more dangerous roads for shippers. This is also problematic, as it increases the risk of damage to vehicles.
Of course, it’s not like carriers can just stop for a week – they have to power through it. Some may drive during the day instead of at night, which could impact their schedules. Some might wait, some might not adjust, and some might increase prices. How carriers react to this is up to them. Chances are high that little will change, but it’s important to be informed.
How you can adjust your Jacksonville auto shipping needs
It’s not just Jacksonville – if you’re shipping to any of the cities listed above, we recommend you speak to an agent. On the whole this new system shouldn’t change much when it comes to car transportation services. But you never know. Mostly, all you can do is stay up-to-date with the weather and keep in contact with your agent.
They’ll be able to explain more about what’s going on and how carriers are reacting to it. More importantly, they’ll be able to help you through it. And that’s the most important thing.
Get a free car shipping quote with American Auto Shipping
We can get you a free, no-hassle quote to ship your vehicle right away. Just fill out our free online quote request form to get started. We work with only top-rated carriers who are fully licensed and insured. You can also call us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to an agent. They can answer questions, give you a quote, help you book a shipment, and more. So call or go online and see how American Auto Shipping can help you today.