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Complete logistics behind
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automobiles and motorcycles.

Over 15 years of experience in Truck
transportation all over America.


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What best suits your needs; Open vs Enclosed Car Shipping

When transporting your vehicle there are many factors that might influence which kind of shipping method you opt for. The two main methods are Open and Enclosed car shipping. The value of your vehicle, the speed at which you need it delivered as well as your budget are just some of the facts you will need to consider when deciding between the two.

Open car shipping is the most frequently used as it is the most economic and also the fastest. With open car transport, your vehicle is transported on a car carrier trailer that has two racks both on which 4-10 vehicles can fit. It has no walls or roof, but it is equipped with safeguards and special equipment to keep your car safely secured to the storage ramps. The side bars refract most road debris, so transporting your car is not as unsafe as you might assume off the bat. If however you want to be extra cautious, you can always take photographs of your car in case any damage does come to it. The fact that it is the cheaper of the two options may also raise you suspicion, but one of the reasons this is so is the fact that there are simply more of these trailers on the road. This is also why they are much faster despite being cheaper.

Several factors will affect the price of your open car shipping, such as the distance that needs to be covered and the size and the type of car being transported. Obviously, the larger the car the more space it will take up, leaving less for other cars with who’s owners you would potentially be sharing the trailer and expenses. The type of shipping, whether it be standard, scheduled, same day will also affect the price; the sooner you need your vehicle the more expensive it will be .Tolls, fees and surcharges will be calculated into your price, and a fluctuating variable will be the price of fuel since it is always changing.

Enclosed Car shipping, as opposed to open car shipping, entails the shipping of your car in a boxed off carrier, with roof and all sides covered. These boxed trucks can cater only for 4-6 vehicles at a time. This method is opted for by and recommended to those with luxury and classic cars. Whether your car be an antique, a supercar or any other extremely valuable vehicle, this service ensures your asset is completely safeguarded from weather and road hazards. Since there are a fewer number of these trucks operating carrying fewer vehicles at a time, this service is 60% more expensive than conventional open car transport. If you are in need of that extra protection however, this is well worth the price.

Many car dealers use this form of transportation in order to maintain their reputation and serve clientele with exclusive transportation service when delivering vehicles. Suffice to say you will need a well-equipped company who has experience and knowledge of how these highly valuable automobiles should be handled

The exact price of Enclosed car shipping is hard to say and depends on the same factors as with open car shipping, though it may be of value to mention that some cars require a lift gate elevator, which pose a smaller risk than the usual ramps. This is usually requested for vintage cars. Additionally, door to door shipping makes sure that the car is protected from loading and unloading. How difficult it is to reach your destination will also affect the price. It is usually cheaper when using major routes.

Keep in mind that rates are usually highest around the holidays when people are traveling across the country, with the summer being the most in demand season. Also, it may take longer for your car to ship during the holidays. Last but not least, depending on the value of your vehicle, your insurance may be more expensive and be subject to additional costs.

The company you choose to trust with your asset is of utmost importance. We at Vehiclehoul have over 15 years’ experience in the auto transportation industry. We are available 24/7/365, and through our reputable customer service you can receive an instant free quote and track the whereabouts and condition of your car at all times. Our insurance policy is such that all expenses for repair will be covered should any unlikely damage come to your vehicle. For specifics on what the insurance does and does not cover, we advise you talk to one of our logistic experts.

 

 

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  • I chose VehicleHaul for open car shipment of my car and the delivery was fast, no harm came to my car and the customer service provided was friendly and informed.
  • A very reliable company. I would recommend them to anyone shipping their vehicle. The customer service is amazing and they are very affordable. Great value for price!
  • I shipped my motorcycle with this company and stand in awe at how professional they are in their business. I would ship with them again most definitely and highly recommend them.
  • I chose enclosed car transport for shipping my old timer and am very satisfied with the service. I was able to track my car at all times and the pick up and delivery were prompt, the staff experienced...Recommend them for anyone looking for extra care taking of their car!

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