Comparing open-air and enclosed transport

If you are looking for a team who can safely move your car from one location to another, you are in the right place. Rudler has more than three decades of experience in car transportation. As a result, we have what it takes to care for your vintage vehicles. In fact, we offer a choice of options to suit any needs.

Thanks to transportation services, it is not difficult to ship vehicles to your location of choice. However, the manner in which the cars move depends on the services that are available. What you see with most businesses is that they use a tractor trailer. However, another option that exists out there is enclosed transport. Both strategies many seem similar, yet they come with their differences.

A common method of transport

open car transportationWhen someone states that they employ open-air trucks, they use the carriers the majority of people link to car transportation. This form of truck is usually between 75 and 80 feet in length. Furthermore, they have two-level trailers. There is a row of cars on top in addition to a shorter row on the bottom. You won’t find a roof or any sides on the trailer. Such circumstances expose the cars to the elements.

Open-air shipping comes with its own pros and cons. For one thing, it is the least expensive transport option. There is also better visibility. The driver will have an easier time examining the cars when everything is in transit. The trucks tend to be lighter too, leading to less fuel consumption.

As for the cons, we already said that the cars are vulnerable to the elements. What’s more, there is not much protection against road debris. There is also less security than the enclosed trailers.

A more enclosed option

Car transportationIf you transport your vehicle using one of these, they will be in a secure and safe environment. The walls and roof will protect your car from any damaging debris on the road and the weather.

Due to the more limited visibility, it won’t be as easy for the driver to make checks. Additionally, it is a more expensive option than open-air shipping. However, when you factor in the extra security and protection, enclosed transport is well worth the price.

Come to us for a first-class car transportation service

At Rudler we have covered or open trailers, and covered transporters. With them, we can handle the movement of one to four cars at any time. Vehicles have extra protection when they are with us too thanks to our insurance.

So, if you require first-class car transportation services, please consider working with us. We can take vehicles to locations across the UK and further afield.