Open Car Shipping: More Info
What You Need To Know About Open Carriers
Open carriers are just that: they’re open to the elements. However, open transport is the industry standard and 95% of all carriers are open. Typically, they’re 10-car haulers, meaning they have a capacity of ten standard-sized cars. Unless you request otherwise, this is what your vehicle will be shipped with.
Open carriers are cheaper than their enclosed counterparts, because there are more of them. It’s ten times easier to find an open car shipping carrier than an enclosed carrier. Enclosed carriers have lower capacity, however, their services offer more protection but it comes at a much higher price. Typically you will pay 75-100% more for an enclosed carrier vs an open carrier.