Wet Weather Could Impact East Coast Car Shipping Next Week
Normally auto shipping doesn’t care about rain. But when the rain is coming down in torrents, and causing flash flooding, it can be a problem. This is what east coast car shipping services – and the east coast in general – is facing this week and into next.
According to weather.com, a low pressure system in front of a southward dip in the jet stream will be pulling water from the Atlantic and Caribbean and dumping it on the east coast. It works similar to a Nor’easter, which we’ve covered before. But because the temperatures are not below freezing, it’s going to mean a lot of rain instead of a lot of snow. And even a lot of rain can cause problems.
How this system may impact east coast car shipping services
Heavy rain really isn’t that big of a deal. It’s when the heavy rain turns into flooding that’s the problem.
Auto transporters like to keep up on the weather because the weather can impact where they can go and when they can pickup or deliver vehicles. So when there’s a threat of flash flooding, carriers are likely to avoid those areas until the threat passes. It works the same with any typical storm or hurricane – most carriers will take a “watch and wait” approach.
The problem with this system is that flash flooding is a threat, not a guarantee. This may force some carriers to avoid problematic areas, especially those that are prone to flooding.
You’ll want to speak to your agent if you think this system coming in may impact your pickup or delivery services. But on the whole, east coast car shipping services won’t stop or even be delayed all that much. The problem areas are going to be few and far between most likely. But it’s important to understand what’s going on and how the weather can impact your east coast car shipping prices and services.
If your vehicle is already in transit, obviously it won’t impact the price. And even if you’re still getting quotes and trying to find a car transport company, it shouldn’t impact price. Carrier availability, however, may be a bit lower as they wait for this bad weather to pass. Again, speak to an agent. They can explain more about conditions in the area and how carriers are reacting to them.
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