How Winter Storm Jaxon Affects Northern Car Shipping Services
Every winter the auto transport industry has to shift. Whereas in the summer months, east-west routes were the go-to, in the winter months routes shift north-south. In the summer, the northern interstates like I-90 and I-94 are much more welcoming. In the winter months, they are not. So with winter storm Jaxon coming in and affecting northern car shipping services, things are tougher for car transporters.
It’s not just Jaxon – it’s every winter storm that has pummeled the United States this year. If you look at our blog you can see a good overview of the myriad storms we’ve seen not just this year, but last year, and the year before. And while the cycle is not surprising for those in the industry, for customers such as yourself, the delays winter storms cause can be frustrating. Which is why we’re here to help you weather this newest storm and find the right shipper for your needs.
How winter storm Jaxon affects northern car shipping services
Just like with any winter storm, Jaxon is going to slow down major routes. And it’s not just in the north or New England – it’s in the Plains states as well. Parts of Nebraska and Kansas are seeing blizzard-like conditions, and it’s expected to move toward the Great Lakes and New England over the course of the day.
For most car carriers it won’t be a big issue. But there are still plenty of them operating in areas that will get buried by snow. These carriers tend to understand how it works and how winter weather will impact routes, and most will adjust accordingly. But it’ll still likely cause delays in pickup, transit and delivery windows. Jaxon is expected to not only bring snow, but freezing rain and icy conditions as well. These are not fun for carriers, so they try to avoid icy roads at all costs, lest their cargo get damaged in an accident.
Luckily, winter storms won’t affect prices too much. Most of the loads it will affect are already being shipped, which means the price is pretty much set. So if your vehicle is in transit, you shouldn’t have to worry about price hikes. But depending on how long Jaxon affects the region, new customers could see increases in price or delays in pickup or delivery.
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