The auto transport industry is filled with literally thousands of different auto transport carrier companies, each traveling their own specific routes and going across the country picking up cars and delivering others, keeping a tight schedule and making sure that the job pays enough to meet their bottom line. We here at Cruise Control Auto Transport work hard to find the best auto transport carriers for your specific needs, but every customer is different and some may need a different type of carrier than others, which means that we need to be able to provide access for any type of carrier on the market today. In this quick article we’ll discuss some of the most common carriers that we work with, to give you a better understanding of what exactly it is you’re looking at when it comes to transporting your car.
Open auto transport services are the most common type of auto transport truck in the industry today, and there are literally thousands of different open carriers on the road that we can work with to transport your vehicle. Open carriers can haul anywhere from three to ten cars depending on their size, and there are many different haulers that can move a different number of cars at a time. The most common number is ten – open ten car carriers are the backbone of the car transport industry. However, there are also more local movers that operate three car haulers, those that can move five cars at a time, and some that can even haul eight – it just depends on the rig that they are using.
Enclosed auto transport services are more expensive than open auto transport but they are worth it if you are shipping a vehicle that is rare, expensive, valuable or otherwise cannot have any damage dealt to it of any kind at any time. Enclosed transport isn’t for everyone – due to its higher price, many people will forego the extra protection and ship with an open carrier. Open carriers are great for most people; the value of most cars today is not high enough to warrant the high costs of enclosed transportation when open transport is almost as safe as enclosed for their vehicles. If you drive your vehicle daily, enclosed transport is probably unnecessary for your specific shipping needs.
Flatbed auto transport is the one type of vehicle shipping that you cannot request like you can open or enclosed. The reason why flatbed transport is not on demand is because only specific types of vehicles will need a flatbed – specifically, those that are too large to fit on a standard carrier and those that are not your standard fare, such as construction vehicles. Because flatbed shipping is not available on-demand but rather on an as-needed basis, there are fewer flatbed auto transport carriers on the road than open or enclosed carriers, which in turn will raise the price of such a carrier. Not only that but flatbed shipping is also more expensive because they transport heavier-than-usual vehicles, and regardless of what type of carrier you use the heavier the vehicle is the more it will cost to ship.
You can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and receive a free quote in your e-mail that was calculated with precision and care by one of our experienced staff members, or you can take the initiative and give us a call directly at our toll-free number. You can call up any time during normal business hours and speak to one of our live agents, who can help calculate your quote for you as well as answer any questions you may have. So call us or e-mail and we’ll do what we can for you – it’s what we do here at Cruise Control Auto Transport.
More From Cruise Control Auto Transport