Summer Inclement Weather Tips

It’s easy to associate weather shipping delays with colder months, but the truth is they can happen frequently during the summer too! Fog and thunderstorms, as well hurricanes, tornados, and even forest fires, can keep planes grounded causing delays in express shipping.

We know that a delayed order can often keep your business from running smoothly, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Below we’ve included short list of ways to help you be prepared for the occasional weather-related carrier delay:

1. Create Realistic Expectations For Your Customers

Some of you might have heard members of our team say, “Baring weather conditions, your package will arrive tomorrow.” It’s important to remind customers the huge role weather plays in shipping efficiency. Knowing the likelihood of a delay for a repair will make your customer less surprised should it occur.

2. Err on the Side of Caution

On the fence as to whether or not you should restock a part? If you are already planning to place an order, it might be a good idea to include that item just in case.

3. Plan Ahead

It may be sunny at your Massachusetts location but the midwest could be getting pummeled by thunderstorms. Something we recommend is to keep a healthy stock handy of all your major assemblies. What might seem costly up front, could spare you the hit of losing a customer for a part being out of stock.

Here at, we are dedicated in providing you the best experience though hurricanes and polar vortexes alike.

If you have any questions about weather shipping operations, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Relations team at (312) 450-7265, or at

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