Will COVID-19 Delay or Prevent My Auto Shipment?
Our customers along with our drivers and staff are the biggest priority at our company.
In the initial stages of the pandemic, our employees worked from home. However since lockdowns were lifted, our offices are back to being fully operational and our associates are practicing social distancing as well as following mandated protocols.
Our carriers are working taking vehicles and practicing safe social distancing, using gloves, disinfecting surfaces using sanitizing wipes and liquids which are interior safe and will protect them and you from possible exposure.
Additionally many of our "C.O.D." carriers are now using payment apps such as Zelle.
What about my College Student?
Many students were boarding planes and returning to school if they have not done so already. Our carriers are working taking vehicles to and from schools as normal.
What about Seasonal Shippers / Snowbirds?
Snowbirds are still able to ship their vehicles and there is no expected restriction in place for vehicle shipping at this time. Snowbirds should take extra care in regards to their health and follow all state guidelines for both their home state and their destination state.
Prices between Florida and the northeast did see spikes in carrier pricing but for now these prices have returned to normal season pricing. December and January appeared to be the height of the season this year. However it is yet to be seen if you should expect your return trip to flow as it normally has year after year. We have been adjusting our car shipping calculator daily to make sure we have accurate pricing but again, pricing is no longer so volatile. To get the most up-to-date pricing and information, you can also call 800-284-7177.
What About Overseas Shipping?
As of this article's update on 02/17/2021, it appears unlikely that there will be cancellations. In the event that any sailings are delayed or canceled, we will waive any and all cancellation fees . For up-to-date information go to https://www.jaxport.com/covid-19/ to see if your shipment is affected (Puerto Rico). Visit Matson.com for Hawaii. Refer to our site or call us at 800-284-7177 for Alaska or any other location.
Resources to increase Your COVID-19 Awareness
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
CDC Case Updates
The World Health Organization Coronavirus Page
Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration (FMCSA)
The Red Cross
Red Cross - Preparing for Disaster During COVID-19
American Lung Association
American Lung Association - COVID-19