As you may have heard before, the very popular saying of “you get what you pay for” is very true, especially when you come to the car transport industry. The more you pay, the more you can guarantee a professional and hassle free service. However, this does not mean that a low budget is an immediate association for a bad service, there are great drivers all around that offer great transportation no matter the price. Then again, if your budget allows, take advantage of it.
The way to determine this is usually on the type of car being shipped. A high end, luxury car may not be treated the same way as a regular 4 door sedan. This luxury car will need different accommodations in order to be securely strapped and transported to its destination. Not only because the car requires more protections, due its expensive cost of repair in case of any damage, but because the owner will request these extra precautions as well.
Open carriers are the most common transport type in the industry. It is more probable you have seen more of these carriers on the street than an enclosed. Even your average towing truck can be considered as an open carrier. Because they are easier to maintain, they have become a lot more accessible to customers and the high demand has given room to a high availability of drivers yearlong. Also open carriers can carry up to 11 cars at the same time, providing more trips and loads for the driver. Because of these great advantages, prices to ship on an open carrier are more accessible when on a budget, and are easier to play around with. Security for cars is great as well; the amount of cars delivered is far greater than the damages that occur along the way. Unfortunately, many times these damages do not happen because of driver’s inexperience or negligence, but due to customer’s negligence and road conditions such as weather; making this one of the biggest disadvantages of the service.
Enclosed carriers are not as common on the streets as open carriers; however this does not mean they are less popular. Enclosed carriers are in great demand when it comes to transport high-end luxury cars, classic, sports and smaller cars if possible. One of the greatest advantages of enclosed carriers is that drivers are the best drivers in the industry as they are trained to deal with these high-end cars in order to secure them properly and transport them safely to their delivery point. They are specially trained to handle road situations in order to safeguard the cars they are moving. Also, the insurance offered by an enclosed transporter is the best insurance offered by the service, it can cover up to $500,000.00 in losses or damages. The security offered is also another great advantage as these carriers are protected with metal or canvas walls, protecting the vehicles inside from weather, dust or other objects that can damage the cars. Because all these points are offered, prices to ship in an enclosed carrier are much higher than an open carrier. This is one of the biggest disadvantages. Also these carriers need very high maintenance and can carry between 4 to 6 cars at a time. Although the pay is high, it limits the driver to fewer jobs per route.