Open Carrier Car Shipping is a method of shipping vehicles from one location to another. It involves placing the vehicle on an open trailer, then transporting it to the desired location. The process typically begins with scheduling a pick-up time and location, after which the transport company will send a driver to collect the vehicle. The vehicle is then secured to the trailer and transported to the delivery location. While open carrier car shipping is generally considered to be a safe method of shipping vehicles, there are some concerns that people have about its safety.
Some people worry about the potential damage to their vehicle during transport, as it is exposed to the elements while on the open trailer. Here are several ways and steps we take to ensure our open car transport is made safer.
1. Vehicle Secured to the Trailer with Specialized Equipment
As a transportation company, we use specialized equipment such as straps, chains, or other devices to securely attach vehicles to our open trailers during transit. We aim to keep the cars in place and prevent them from shifting or falling off during transport. The type of equipment used and the manner in which it is used depends on factors such as the size and weight of the vehicle, road conditions, and weather conditions. We take the responsibility of seriously ensuring vehicles' safety during transit and always strive to ensure that each vehicle is properly secured to the trailer to prevent damage during transport.
2. Insurance Options for Damage or Theft
We understand that peace of mind is important to our clients, so we offer insurance coverage for vehicles during transit. This coverage can help protect against damage caused by accidents, weather events, or theft. While our coverage may vary, our clients can rest assured that their vehicle is protected. In some cases, insurance is required by law, and we strongly encourage our clients to familiarize themselves with the insurance options available to them and make an informed decision about the level of coverage that best suits their needs.
3. Inspection of Vehicles Before and After Transport
Before transporting a vehicle, we conduct a thorough inspection to assess its condition and identify any existing damage. This information is then documented, providing a baseline for the vehicle's condition prior to transport. After delivering the vehicle, we conduct another inspection to assess its condition and determine if any damage has occurred during transit. This helps us quickly identify and address any damage and ensures that vehicle owners are aware of any changes to their vehicle's condition during transport. Our regular inspections also help us maintain high quality and safety standards, as we can identify and address any issues before they become a problem.
4. GPS Tracking of the Trailer During Transit
GPS tracking of our trailers during transit is a key aspect in ensuring the safety of the open car transport process. By utilizing GPS tracking, we are able to provide real-time updates on the location and status of the vehicles in transit to both ourselves and the vehicle owners. This not only gives the vehicle owners peace of mind in knowing the exact whereabouts of their vehicle at all times, but it also allows us to quickly respond to any potential issues that may arise during transit. Furthermore, the added layer of security provided by GPS tracking allows us to constantly monitor the trailers and their contents, ensuring that everything remains safe and secure during transit.
5. Professional Drivers Trained in Safe Transport Practices
we only hire professional drivers who have been trained in the best practices for open car transport. Our drivers are experienced and knowledgeable, and they are committed to handling the vehicles they transport in a safe and responsible manner. They understand the potential risks and hazards associated with open car transport, are trained to properly load and secure vehicles on the trailer, and follow safe driving practices. With our use of professional drivers, we are able to provide a smooth and stress-free car transport experience for our clients while reducing the risk of damage or theft and providing peace of mind for vehicle owners.
6. Regular Maintenance of Transport Equipment
Our transportation company takes the safety of the vehicles we transport very seriously. That's why we regularly maintain our transport equipment to ensure it is always in good working order. This includes regular inspections and maintenance of our trailers and towing vehicles, which helps to prevent equipment failures during transit and keeps the vehicles and people involved safe. By investing in regular maintenance and upkeep, we are able to ensure that our equipment is always in good condition and that the vehicles we transport are safe and secure at all times.
7. Compliance With Federal Transportation Regulations
Compliance with federal transportation regulations is crucial for ensuring the safety of open car transport. Agencies such as the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulate the transport of vehicles and establish standards and regulations for safe transportation. At our company, we understand the importance of complying with these regulations and adhering to strict safety requirements such as properly maintained equipment, qualified drivers, and comprehensive insurance coverage for the vehicles we transport. By following these regulations, we aim to ensure the safety and security of the vehicles during transit and maintain a high level of safety for both the vehicles and other motorists on the road.
Transporting cars is a crucial aspect of the automotive industry, as it allows vehicles to be moved from one location to another for various reasons, such as purchasing a new vehicle, relocating to a new city, or selling a vehicle. A smooth and safe car transport experience is important to protect the investment that vehicle owners have made in their vehicles. By selecting the right transportation company, vehicle owners can ensure that their vehicle is transported safely and efficiently. Ultimately, the right transportation company can help vehicle owners feel confident in their vehicle's safety and security during transit.