Auto Transport Quick Tips – Standard Transport
“Standard” transport is also known as open transport, but it’s also known as the standard because that’s how 95% of all vehicles are shipped – on an open auto transport carrier. It is by far the cheapest and fastest method of auto transport, though it does come with its own (small) risks – for starters, vehicles secured to an open transport truck are open to the elements. Wind, rain, sleet, snow, hail, ice, freezing and boiling temperatures, road debris, all vehicles on an open transport truck are susceptible to those and more. Basically, it’s subjected to the same rigors of the road as it would be if you drove it on the same route, just without all the mechanical wear and tear on your engine. Open transport is best suited to customers who are shipping their daily driving vehicles – what they take to work every day, and haul the kids around in, that sort of thing.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
Latest posts by Dave Armstrong (see all)
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