What To Expect In The Fall (September, October & November) For Auto Transport
There is no rest for the weary when it comes to auto shipping brokers, of which we are undeniably the best. How do we know? For starters the carriers tell us that our customers are better prepared than any others and know exactly what to expect. That means far fewer cancellations. We hear from car transport lead providers (we always turn them down) that the cancellation rate for most of their clients (other car transport brokers) is over 50%. Now that’s a whole lot of trouble and a miserable failure. No wonder so many of them go out of business. Hopefully you didn’t get hoodwinked into providing your personal information to the pretenders, the lead sellers. They sell your phone number and email address to unscrupulous auto transport brokers for $10-$15. That’s why your phone rings off the hook and your inbox fills up. Glad you found your way here to Direct Express Auto Transport, probably the most reliable car transport company in the business! We don’t do crazy stuff like that.
The Fall is perhaps the easiest time of year to ship your car. It is approximately 25% less busy than the Summer. The college kids are finished shipping their cars to school from all over the country. Families that waited until the summer to relocate to a new city and new life have done that by Labor Day. Grandma and Grandpa are still home enjoying the changing colors on the trees and that beautiful crisp smell in the air. No need just yet to hightail it to the warmer states. The Fall is no time to leave New England or the Upper Midwest. People in every region of America are pretty much set in a normal routine and the weather is spectacular just about everywhere. What a fantastic time to ship your car and use our incredibly efficient car shipping quote calculator to figure that out.
The beginning of September has residual business from the summer. But that quickly fades and by the end of September things have simmered down. A national balance takes shape in October in regard to vehicle supply and demand. Call it parity. The cost to ship your car in the Fall is typically 10% less than Summer pricing. So if you waited to ship your car, here comes your reward. It usually dips a little more through most of November, as customers enjoy a further 5-10% savings over October. Sometimes even more depending on the route. Once Thanksgiving hits though, the snowbirds start flocking to the warm southern states like Florida, Texas, Arizona and Southern California. Auto transport rates start to spike upward in late November and the holiday rush is on. Be careful not to book a vehicle transport order before Thanksgiving for a ship date after the holiday. Please wait until you are ready to ship your car to get the most current and accurate market pricing. You’ll be glad you did.
This year the car shipping industry has seen the devastating effects of global climate change in Texas and Louisiana when Hurricane Harvey leveled much of Houston and parts of the bayou. Florida got walloped only a week after that as Hurricane Irma demolished the Keyes and then ripped straight up through the state. Just as the Caribbean started to catch its breath, Hurricane Maria made a bee-line for Puerto Rico, knocking out power everywhere and breaking dams. Our hearts go out to those poor people. All of that extreme weather wreaked chaos on the auto shipping industry as it normally takes weeks to right itself. The category 5 strength of these hurricanes and especially Harvey’s 52 inches of record rainfall tells this auto transport company, Direct Express, that all of us need to change our ways to avert future climate change disaster. It is not fake news, folks. This is reality. And we are all in trouble.