Tips for Autumn Auto Shipping
The auto transport industry is a seasonal one, which means that there are some times of the year it’s busier than others. Typically the summer is the busiest season, as more people are shipping cars during the summer. There are a number of reasons for this, of course, but perhaps the biggest is simply that the summer is the easiest time for people to move. Kids are out of school, the weather is nice, more routes are open – it’s a pretty big reason. The winter season is the slowest, mostly because of the weather. The auto shipping industry plugs away though, thanks to snowbirds mostly. But then you have spring and autumn, the “in between” seasons. The latter will be the focus today.
Some things to know about autumn auto shipping services
Autumn is a transition season which sees the industry start slowing down in preparation for winter routes. Spring is the opposite; in spring the industry is preparing for summer. So during the fall is the time that many seasonal carriers will finish up their schedules and then ramp down for the winter. In other words, they hibernate through the season, picking back up once the spring comes around Year-round shippers, though, shift their routes to take advantage of those people that are still shipping cars in the autumn – snowbirds.
Snowbirds are a major source of revenue and loads for auto transporters during the fall and early winter months. They typically are shipping to the southern United States from the north. It’s interesting – there are two main bastions of snowbirds, one in New England and the other in the Great Lakes. The New Englanders almost all move down to Florida for the winter, while the Great Lakers move down to Arizona. Therefore, shippers will shift their routes to north-south ones instead of the east-west routes popular in the summer. Non-north-south routes tend to see an increase in prices almost across the board. However, many routes to the southern U.S. tend to be cheaper. You will likely see a small uptick in wait times for pickup, though that’s mostly because of the fewer number of carriers available. Speak to an agent to learn more.
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