Wildfires Ravage Midwest, Texas Auto Shipping Services
Strong winds behind a cold front are fueling wildfires from the Texas panhandle clear up into South Dakota this week, it seems. which threatens both Midwest and Texas auto shipping services.
Auto transporters are advised to stay clear of affected areas. These areas include Amarillo, Ashland, Kansas; and Beaver, Laverne and Woodward, Oklahoma, among others.
This, of course, puts yet another kink into Midwest and Texas auto shipping services. Luckily, at least for those of you shipping to Texas, the fires seem to be missing most of the state. That said, it’s not so lucky for those of you looking for Midwest auto shipping services.
How wildfires may affect Midwest, Texas auto shipping services
Like snow and ice, fire is something auto transport companies don’t want to deal with. And right now these wildfires are blazing through some pretty popular shipping locations. Well, not popular – but certainly on the radar considering the time of year. The problem is the proximity to major cities such as Oklahoma City and Amarillo, which are definitely popular car transport areas.
Other areas may be affected as well. According to some maps, there are wildfires close to Kansas City and Wichita as well. According to others, the danger could stretch as high as Omaha, Nebraska. So right there are several areas where auto shipping companies may be disinclined to go to. And that causes problems.
How long those problems will be there, we don’t know. Wildfires burn…well, wildly. So they’re difficult to predict and difficult to contain. And with the winds behind that low pressure front still blowing, the fires are moving southeast. So this could affect more auto shipping services in more places in the near future as well.
What to expect if your vehicle is already on the road
If your carrier is in the area where wildfires are, expect diversions. If you’re looking at delivery within those affected areas, chances are you’re going to need to meet your carrier somewhere else. Wildfires are no joke and car shipping carriers take them very seriously. So expect diversions and delays with delivery in affected areas.
This goes for pickup, too. If you’re looking to ship out of one of the affected areas, you should probably talk to your agent. They can give you more detailed information on where your carrier is and what’s going on out there. So make sure to stay connected and don’t let this setback get you down. These things happen.
If you are interested in quotes to ship a car, you can get them any time via our online quote request form. However, if you’re shipping to or from expected areas, get quotes and then make sure to discuss the situation with an agent. Our representatives are standing by to get you free quotes from top-rated companies, so you can use our form or call us any time. The number is toll-free and you won’t have to navigate any menus – just call and connect. It’s that easy.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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