Open vs. Closed Carrier Transport

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Driving can be expensive and time consuming on your part, so why not choose a safer, easier, and more affordable option? You are starting your research on different types of carriers to transport your car. You keep seeing the terms open carrier transport and close carrier transport, but which one is the better choice for you and your car? There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of transport. It is important to consider the information below prior to making your decision.


An open carrier transport is the most popular way to transport your car. This means your car will be outdoors and is not enclosed. Therefore, it is not protected from outside factors while traveling. Your car will be neatly strapped to the carrier in order to reduce mobility and to protect against vibrations that are caused on the road while driving. There are several types of transporting vehicles from single car carriers to trucks capable of transporting ten or more cars.  Your car may be subjected to weather and road elements such as rain, snow, hail, debris, bugs, and birds. However, the good news is, an open carrier transport is usually faster and since they are in demand, there are usually more trucks and drivers available for your needs. If you are transporting your car last minute, then you may want to consider open carrier transports.


A closed carrier transport means your car is enclosed and housed inside of a covered truck. If you have a classic or an exotic car, then a closed carrier transport may be the better choice for you. The reason being that the biggest advantage to a closed carrier transport is that your car will be protected from weather and road  elements. However, if you decide to go for the closed carrier transport, be sure to book your transport dates early and quickly! The truth is there are fewer closed transport carriers on the road, which makes them harder to schedule. As a result, it could also be more costly.


Call us today for open carrier transport and closed carrier transport quotes, so you can make an informed decision on which carrier is the best for you!


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