All kinds of cars are transported all year long through this route, whether it's a snowbird, a manufacturer supplying northern dealers, private owners, or simply passing the border to Canada. The transit times between point to point are between 4-6 days depending on the amount of jobs the driver has along the way. Other factors such as bad road conditions, weather, mechanical issues, and customer delays can affect the transit time, however mot scenarios can be quickly resolved and the delays can be of only 1-2 days. Drivers will communicate with expecting customers to ensure they are aware of the situation and can also plan their schedules. Unfortunately, not all inconveniences can be foreseen, therefore patience and cooperation is highly encouraged, especially during winter season where road conditions are heavily affected by snow causing big delays.
Buffalo-Florida is a route that is strongly regulated by the seasons, prices change accordingly to the flow and demand. Winter season is one of the highest peaks for the route southbound as snowbirds are looking to relocate for at least 6 months to pass the cold down in warmer places. The demand is higher therefore prices are higher to ship south than back north as everyone is looking to come down. Drivers also tend to relocate to southern routes during this season in order to get more jobs and stay away from the bad road conditions. When summer is back, the flow changes back northbound as well as the prices. The demand is higher up north and drivers return to their main routes after the cold is gone. Once summer is settled the flow is equal northbound and southbound, therefore prices are equal either way.
Shipping during winter season can be very hectic due to the low availability of drivers, as mentioned before they tend to relocate to other routes for the winter, therefore it is very important that you plan your transportation beforehand. Check also with your booking agent if you need any specific preparation for the car as it will be exposed to harsh weather during transit. Check if you need a windshield cover or any other type of safety measure to ensure the proper function of the car.
As many people are relocating temporarily they move things with them as well, many make the mistake to pack their cars up with things to be taken as well. This is not a possibility, car carriers are not moving companies! Packing your car up with things adds not only to the overall weight of the carrier causing less cars to be mounted, therefore less jobs, but it also is a big safety liability as these things are not covered by the insurance. Carrier insurance only covers for the car, not personal belongings, drivers have to do various stops to sleep over night or unload/upload cars; many of these places may not be safe and having a packed up car can attract to theft, putting not only the driver but the whole shipment at risk.