The shipping company disabled this website feature. Why?
The excitement of purchasing a brand new 2020 (or 2021) Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe or Convertible is a once-in-a-lifetime event for some. The wait time until delivery is already several months and this has likely been increased due to the Bowling Green, Kentucky factory's coronavirus closure. Though the factory has reopened, C8 customers still have to be patient. To help pass the time, there's a vehicle tracking function on the delivery company's website.
Jack Cooper Transport has been contracted by GM to deliver the completed C8s to dealerships but members of the MidEngineCorvette Forum noticed that the vehicle tracking function has been disabled. How come? Because too many customers were calling the company demanding to know the delivery status of their cars.
In truth, they were too lazy to find out this information by simply heading to the website. As a result of being overwhelmed with phone calls, the company opted to shut it all down. No more answering calls regarding the delivery status. No more online vehicle tracker. Of course, not all C8 Corvette buyers were flooding the company with calls, but those who did were clearly inconsiderate. They ruined it for everyone.
In fact, one forum member claims there's a rumor going around that the Bowling Green factory will stop posting daily production numbers as well. Why? Likely because this same group of over-anxious owners is constantly calling the factory asking why their order hasn't been built yet, or when to expect it.
The attempt at transparency by the shipping company and factory is being taken advantage of by a loud minority. Essentially, these customers have equated car production and delivery tracking with placing orders for basic everyday products on e-commerce sites like Amazon.
Building and delivering a new Corvette is not anywhere near the same as, say, tracking a shipment for scented toilet paper.