Auto Shipping Breakdown: Open Carriers
As you no doubt know, open auto transport carriers are the most common type of carrier in the industry today. They are the go-to, the ones that everyone sees taking cars all over the place, and they’re easily the cheapest type of carrier out there – not to mention the easiest to find. At least 80% of all auto shippers on the road today operate an open auto transport truck, and with so many trucks on the road (and only so many customers to go around), competition is fierce. This is why prices are typically fairly low, especially during the summer when there are even more carriers out there – not all auto shipping carriers like to run in the winter months, and many will only operate during the summer so they maximize their profits. You can read more about carriers and how they work by visiting our broker vs. carrier page and reading how they work.