Midland Auto Shipping Will Get Tricky This Week
It’s going to get hot this week in the southern and central parts of the U.S., thanks to a “ring of fire” phenomenon. Weather.com reports that temperatures in Midland, Texas will be in the triple digits. This is also true for Phoenix. Other areas of the region will experience temps in the high 90’s.
What all this means is that Midland auto shipping – and shipping to other cities in the region – may be tricky. Read on to find out why.
Why high temps makes Midland auto shipping harder
Auto shipping trucks have a harder time in the heat. Not all of them – newer carriers can handle the temperatures a lot more easily than older ones. But let’s face it – heat is something that no car handles well, especially older ones. And considering that many car shippers on the road are driving older rigs, since they’re basically self-employed, they have to be more cautious about where they drive and the conditions that they drive in.
An overheated truck is a problem for both carriers and customers. The driver makes money by driving, so if the truck’s sitting and cooling, they’re losing money. Not only that, but it eats into their transit times, making shipments longer, and customers don’t appreciate that. Being stuck in the unforgiving desert of western Texas in triple digit temperatures doesn’t sound fun for anyone.
What this means for your shipping services
If your vehicle is traveling through the southern U.S. this week, it’s best to speak to an agent about it. Chances are the high temperatures won’t affect many shipments, but they could impact a few. And note too that it’s not just Midland – areas like Albuquerque, Phoenix, and even places like Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma will see high temperatures.
You should prepare your vehicle accordingly if your vehicle will be picked up. Make sure there are no household items in the vehicle, or anything that might get damaged by sun or heat. Sun shades and windshield shields may not be a bad investment. Speak to your agent about whether your vehicle might need that.
Use American Auto Shipping for all your auto transport needs
If you’re looking to ship a car, make sure to start with American Auto Shipping! Fill out our free online quote form right away to get a free, no-hassle quote immediately. You can see your price estimate as soon as you submit your information through our quote form. Or, you can contact one of our agents any time at 800-930-7417. They can talk to you more about Midland auto shipping services, as well as shipping in high temperatures. Either way, let American Auto Shipping help you get your vehicle shipped today.