Open transport means that your vehicle will be outdoors, on an open trailer, exposed to the elements of travel. This is the most common and cheapest way to ship your vehicle. If you follow all the guidelines listed here, your car has less than a five percent chance of being damaged on its journey.
There are several types of transport vehicles that can provide open transport auto shipping, from single car trailers to trucks capable of towing 10 or more cars. With uShip, you get to choose which kind of car carrier works best for your needs.
Having your Car Hauled on a Trailer
If your car has low clearance, large aftermarket tires, or modifications, you will need to consider hiring a single level car transport trailer or hotshot truck. These are flatbed trailers designed for one to three cars, and are also the preferred method for SUV’s, trucks, and modified cars. These trucks can transport autos quicker than other solutions, so if you have a tight time frame, mark this as your preferred transport in your shipment listing. Otherwise, you may choose to transport your car by tractor-trailer, which can load and transport many standard-sized cars at once.
The alternative to open transport is closed transport service, which can also cost more money, but provide more protection for your vehicle while on the road.