Enclosed Auto Shipping Services
Enclosed auto shipping services are an alternative method of shipping a vehicle. They are considered safer than standard open shipping services primarily because they enclose the vehicles they ship in a protective trailer. Most enclosed transport trucks can haul anywhere from two to six vehicles, though the average is four. This is due to the way the trailers are constructed. They do not have the space that an open carrier does, so they have to haul less freight. This typically results in higher prices for enclosed shipping, as well as it being a bit more difficult to find.
Can anyone use enclosed auto shipping services?
While anyone can ship a vehicle using an enclosed trailer, not everyone should. Most people are shipping the vehicle that they drive to work or school every day. These are vehicles that are exposed to the rigors of the road on a daily basis, and they would experience the same on an open truck. Enclosed shipping services are more for those vehicles that are rare, expensive, valuable, antique or exotic. We’re talking about Ferraris and Aston Martins and Bentleys here, you know, a pristine 1930 Ford Coupe, show cars and the like. Those vehicles are the ones that need enclosed auto shipping services.
But those cars are not easy to come by, and as a result there are fewer shippers that can cater to their needs. This is mostly just supply and demand at work. Most people only need open shipping services, the cheapest and most cost-effective method of shipping a vehicle. So naturally that’s what most of the carriers cater to. That smaller demand for enclosed transportation, though, is still some demand. But the market is smaller, so there’s less room for companies that provide those services. And with less overall freight compared to open transportation services, costs stay the same but profits drop. This results in higher profits in order to offset the loss of income over hauling freight with an open truck.
Can I get quotes for enclosed auto shipping services?
Most every quote you get nowadays will be for open shipping services, but getting quotes for enclosed auto shipping services won’t be hard. The best way to get them, though, is to fill out our free quote request form and submit it. Make sure to check that you want enclosed shipping. If you do, you’ll get multiple free quotes emailed to you within minutes. Those quotes are from companies that we make sure are licensed and bonded and only work with top-rated, insured carriers. This way, you know you’ll be in good hands from start to finish. You can also contact one of our agents any time by dialing 800-384-1253. They can answer questions, give advice and take your information to get you your free quotes right over the phone.