Philadelphia Vehicle Transport Threatened by Hail, Tornado Watch
A new severe weather watch has been issued in the Mid-Atlantic region early this morning. This could impact Philadelphia vehicle transport services, as well as shipments to or from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and parts of Delaware. Forecasts are calling for high winds, heavy rain, hail, thunderstorms, and possibly tornadoes.
But what does this mean for you, or for your Philadelphia vehicle transport services? We here at American Auto Shipping have you covered. Keep reading to learn more about this storm system, and how we can help you weather it.
How Philadelphia vehicle transport services may be affected
Winds are likely to gust upwards of 80 miles per hour today, and tornadoes are possible. But with this system comes hail – and likely lots of it. This is problematic for auto transporters, as many of them want to avoid weather like that. High winds can send debris flying, which could damage freight. Hail can also damage freight if the stones are large enough. These are two major factors that could scare carriers away from the area.
Of course, it’s a high-traffic region, so there are still going to be plenty of carriers in the area. But they’ll likely be moving slowly, if at all, while they wait for the storms to pass. Carriers don’t want to deliver damaged vehicles – it results in increased insurance premiums and headaches for everyone, not to mention potential bad reviews. So delays in delivery are likely.
Delays in pickup are likely as well. If a carrier is moving an empty truck through Philadelphia, or anywhere else in the Mid-Atlantic, they likely will wait until the storms pass to load new vehicles.
This way, they’ll avoid potential damage claims. So it’s really not surprising. If your vehicle is in transit, or is scheduled for pickup, make sure to speak to an agent about it. They can tell you what to expect and how your carrier will weather the storm.
Use American Auto Shipping for Your Philadelphia Vehicle Transport Needs
If you’ve yet to find a company to ship your vehicle to or from Philadelphia, we have you covered. Take a minute to fill out our free quote form and get an instant quote right away. With a network of hundreds of different shippers, we can get your vehicle moved when you need it moved. And the good thing is that this storm will likely have passed by the time your vehicle is even picked up. So use our online form today, or give us a call at 800-930-7417, to see what American Auto Shipping can do for you.