Can I Ship a Car On a Holiday?
Can we just say that shipping a car on a holiday isn’t easy? Because the answer to whether or not you can ship a car on a holiday is usually yes, but there’s always a “but” with it. Seems to happen more and more nowadays, doesn’t? You ask a question and the answer is almost always “yes, but…” which can be frustrating. But in this case it’s true. While the technical answer is “yes, you can ship a car on a holiday” there’s a big ol “but” in there too, which we’re going to explain a bit about in the paragraphs below.
Yes, you can ship a car on a holiday, but…
Most carriers simply don’t want to work on a holiday. There, that’s the big secret. We know, you’re shocked and dismayed that people in a logistics-based industry actually want time off, but it’s true. Most carriers will still work minor holidays, like President’s Day and the other ones that people still work on (Halloween, etc). But the big ones, like Christmas and Thanksgiving, are the ones that carriers want off. Many of them on the road have families back home, families that they don’t get to see very often. So naturally they want to take some time away from the rigors of the road, and holidays have a built-in reason for not working that day.
Of course, this can put a kink in their plans, so many carriers try to clear their trucks before the holidays come. This is why it can be harder to find a carrier near the major holidays, particularly Christmas. In the weeks leading up to a major holiday many carriers are looking to either offload cars they’re shipping or preparing them to stay on the truck for a day or two while they take a break. Not only that, but routes shift as carriers try to find loads that take them close to home. This reduces drive time and also helps them continue to make money until the holiday starts. Once it’s over, they’re often back on the road. But don’t be surprised, if you book near a holiday, if it takes longer to find a carrier.
But I can still get quotes to ship a car on a holiday?
You can, though it doesn’t mean it’ll actually be shipped on that holiday. If you’re interested in free car transport quotes, though, take a minute to fill out our free form. It won’t take more than a minute or two but it will get you free quotes from some of the best auto transporters in the industry. We know they’re among the best because we make sure they are. We clear them for dependability and reliability, which includes making sure they’re fully licensed and bonded. We also make sure the carriers they use are fully licensed and insured. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-930-7417. We have agents standing by to help you get your quotes and expain more about the industry.