Just exactly what is meant by the phrase "seasonal fluctuations in auto transport"? Everybody talks about it but hardly anybody explains it. The auto shipping business just assumes that the phrase is self explanatory, and to a degree it is. Obviously, as the seasons change there are ebbs and flows in the car transport industry that change with it. But what does that really mean for the customer? How does that play out in real life? And why should a customer give it any concern? Here on this page we will attempt to answer those questions, because inquiring minds want to know.
The winter season brings with it not just cold air and snow but a real slowdown in the auto transport industry. Winter is the time of the year where very few people are looking to actually ship cars, and it’s a make-or-break season for many upstart companies in the car transport industry today. This is in direct contrast with the summer shipping season, when everyone and their brother are relocating or just shipping a car because it’s summer – it’s nice out, people get excited about things. The reasons behind it are numerous, to say the least.
However, when it comes to winter auto shipping you want to be prepared for higher prices and wait times for pickup, especially when shipping to or from the northern states in the U.S. This is when the snow sets in in areas like the Great Lakes and New England, which means carriers are going to have a much harder time shipping vehicles to or from those areas because they don’t like the snow and it doesn’t agree with their trucks. Keep this in mind when determining whether or not you want to ship your car in the winter months – you can probably save money either by shipping during the fall or the spring, if you have time. Some areas of the country may be impossible for carriers to get to as well, so keep that in mind.