open & enclosed vehicle carriers
about open transport
This is the type of car carrier that most people relate to with car transportation. This type of truck is typically between 75 and 80 feet in length and hauls a two-level trailer with a row of cars on the top and a shorter row of cars on the bottom. There are no sides and no roof on the trailer, so the vehicles are exposed to the elements at all times.
- Less Expensive auto transport option
- Better visibility so the driver can inspect the vehicles easier while in transit
- Open transport is lighter than the enclosed option, this is better for the environment due to less fuel use
- Vehicle is exposed to the elements at all times due to being open
- Less protection against road debris and less secure than a fully enclosed trailer
about enclosed transport
An enclosed auto transport truck features a fully enclosed trailer. It has a roof and four sides and provides a safer and more secure environment for your vehicle while it is in transport.
- Highest level of security
- Shipping a vehicle in an enclosed trailer is often the method of choice for highly prized autos, antiques, luxury, or expensive sports cars.
- Best weather protection and can help avoid exposure to most road debris.
- Since the vehicle is enclosed, the driver has less ability to make routine inspections during transit
- Less fuel efficient than open-air models
- More expensive than its open-air counterpart