Auto Shipping Glossary: Open Auto Transport
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An open auto transport truck is a type of transportation carrier that hauls vehicles. They come in multiple configurations that allow for varying load sizes – for instance, there are trucks that can haul any number of maximum vehicles up to ten – any more than ten on a car gets fairly unwieldy, so most trucks today max out at ten cars per full load. You’ve probably seen an open carrier on the road yourself – they look a lot like the picture on the left, truth be told. Notice how the vehicles are left “open” to the elements – this differs from things like enclosed auto transport, which is designed more for high-end vehicles as opposed to a car or truck that you drive to and from work or school every day. Open auto transport will likely be much cheaper and easier for your auto transport company to find for you, which means quicker pickup times at lower prices.
This should give you a good overview as to what open auto transport is and how it is used in the car shipping industry. If you’re interested in getting quotes to transport your vehicle, you can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form to get up to ten free quotes from reputable and reliable auto transporters who can help you with any type of transportation service you need. You can also call our toll-free telephone number to speak to one of our helpful representatives, who can answer any questions you have as well as take your information over the phone to get you in contact with multiple auto transport companies who can help you get from wherever it is you’re shipping from to wherever it is you need to get to.