Your average towing truck is also considered an open carrier. Any moving vehicle that takes equipment at open air and exposed to the environment is considered an open carrier. These carriers have many advantages for drivers and customers. First of open carriers have very low maintenance and are easier to fix than any other carrier, maintenance and repair costs are lower as well. Also, open carriers come in many sizes and can carry from 1 – 11 cars at once. This allows the driver to have more loads, cover longer distances and offer better prices for customers. Driver availability is also higher as most drivers have an open carrier and moving your car will be faster.
When you look to ship a car and you initially call a car transport company, open carriers are automatically assigned for the transport unless specified otherwise. Make sure that if you need another type of carrier you notify the agent assisting you to avoid misunderstandings and issues for your transport. Sometimes agents will recommend a different carrier depending on the type of car as some vehicles need special accommodations. Sport cars, luxury cars, classic cars are recommended to be shipped via enclosed carriers to fully protect them from the environment. Although it is recommended, the final word is given by the customer.
Open carriers are the most common service in the industry, it is a safe and great service that will move your car from one location to another with little effort and great prices depending on the season.