Safer Roads Makes Holiday Auto Transportation Easier
Every holiday season, millions of people take to the roads to visit friends and family. Starting with Thanksgiving and running all the way through the new year, the holidays are always one of the most unsafe times on the road. And holiday auto transportation services are no exception.
Fatalities spike during the holidays, and experts are expecting even more this year. Despite more education, road fatalities spiked in the first half of 2016. While we don’t have numbers on auto transport-related incidents, we can safely assume that those numbers are up as well. It’s a shame, as safer roads often make holiday auto transportation easier and faster.
Why are the roads so unsafe? Should I avoid holiday auto transportation services?
There are a few different reasons (well, speculations) as to why the roads are more unsafe this year. Well, there are a lot of people on the road, for one. These include older drivers, younger drivers, and more impaired drivers as well. Auto shipping companies have strict rules they have to follow that are far more restrictive than those that regular people have to abide by.
Another potential cause is the lack of major infrastructure improvements. We’ve talked about how infrastructure spending delays and cuts have led to more problems for motorists. Be it in San Francisco, Kansas, Florida, or somewhere else, a lack of infrastructure improvements keeps roads unsafe. This can make it harder to find holiday auto transportation services, too.
If you are looking for holiday auto transportation, don’t let this fear stop you from shipping. However, you should keep in mind that holiday shipping can take longer due to higher demand and also the fact that carriers like to stay close to their families during the holiday season.
What are some popular holiday auto transportation routes?
Well, routes down south from the northern areas tend to be popular during the holiday season. This is especially true for snowbird routes. New England to Florida, the Great Lakes to Arizona, those are major holiday routes. But really, any route that doesn’t see a lot of wintry weather is going to be more popular.
But the chance of diversions is going to be higher, too. Diversions are when a carrier has to take a different route in order to complete a shipment. This often happens due to inclement weather shutting down established routes. Heavy traffic, especially vehicle accidents, can do it too. But really any route will be a popular holiday auto transportation route so long as the price is right. This is why it’s important to get different quotes from different shippers to transport your vehicle.
Luckily, we can help you there. Simply fill out our free quote request form and get free quotes from top companies emailed to you within about an hour. They’re completely free and come from some of the best shippers in the industry. We clear each and every one for dependability and reliability and that includes making sure they’re fully licensed and bonded. Do you have questions or concerns? You can contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417. They can answer questions, help you get your quotes, and much more.