Enclosed Transport

Enclosed auto transport is a specialized service which aims to fully protect any transported vehicle by means of enclosing it into a water and weather tight transport trailer. Due to its specialized nature, carriers usually charge more for enclosed car shipping with it.

There are several variants of enclosed car transport trailers, some are tailored towards the safe transport of high value cars like show cars, super cars or sports cars. Due to lowered suspension of high value vehicles, some enclosed trailers have a lift ramp which aids in their safe storage, those are the most expensive variations.

What are the benefits of enclosed transport

If you have a high valued auto which you’d like transported without a scratch or without exposing it to sunlight, rain or road chips, then the enclosed transport is a must. The more affordable variations have two levels which allows carriers to transport more than 1 vehicle at a time, however, due to their dimensions, only certain vehicles will fit in the allocated space.

Their biggest pro is that they fully protect autos from rain, hail and any other environmental effects which might damage the vehicle. They are also known to be a safer choice since they have security systems which prevent theft and vandalism.

This is why the preferred method of transferring valuable vehicles of any size, with most enclosed car transport companies utilize state of the art enclosed car carrier trailers.

In general the benefits can be summarized into several important aspects, such as:

  • No chance of paint damage;
  • Prevention of intrusive UV sunlight onto car paint;
  • No road wear on vehicle;
  • Less vehicle wear;
  • Four seasons car transportation capability;
  • Sea fair protection;
  • Bird guano protection;
  • Little to no dust accumulation.

Covered auto transport is generally also safer for transporting high valued vehicles from areas with bad roads.

The engineered ramps have a smaller angle, ideal for the pickup of vehicles with lowered or modified suspension which would otherwise be impossible to transport on a regular trailer.

Their height does not allow them to pass under certain bridges and infrastructure, which, depending on the drop-off location which you have chosen, may increase the cost of the job.

A different side to enclosed transport is its cost when compared to regular open transport trailer – large vehicles are also more difficult to transport in such a trailer and would require a private trailer to be allocate for them alone.

How is Covered car Transport Done

There are several things which make this service different from the regular open trailer auto transportation services. The first thing is that high value cars often lack the road clearance to get up a steep ramp.

This means that the vehicle and the ramp should be placed on an as much of an even plain as possible. This makes the actual pickup process a lot safer for the undercarriage of the vehicle itself.

The second thing that makes this service different is that customers should book it in advance. Why?

The trailers used into the pickup procedure are a lot fewer in number when compared to the overall global fleet. They comprised only around 10% of the overall trailer numbers of all enclosed auto transport companies combined.

The lack of availability means that companies which do provide this service often require a heads up booking months in advance in order to actually provide the service on time. In cases where an expedited enclosed vehicle transport is booked, it’s possible to set up a service in a shorter amount of time.

These are the steps that will follow once you release a query through USTrans.com:

  • We will look for the most convenient enclosed car carriers;
  • Our team will select a couple of offers and provide you a quote;
  • Once you’ve accepted an offer the carrier will provide you with additional details on the pickup;
  • Upon the due date of the pick-up you will be contacted by the transporter driver;
  • The vehicle will be secured and lifted onto the platform either with a lift or a will wheeled onto the carrier;
  • The vehicle will be sent to its final destination.

Once the due date for the delivery approaches, the company will contact you to notify you of the delivery time. Your prized possession will be rolled onto the tarmac in a safe location only if the recipient is available.

Keep in mind that single car enclosed transport services are more expensive and are more specialized and fewer in number.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I book an enclosed trailer?

When booking an auto transport with USTrans.com, you need to specify in your order the type of vehicle you are looking to have transported, and the trailer you’d prefer.

Are enclosed transport services only for expensive cars?

No, they are not. These types of transport options are available to anyone who would prefer that their vehicle be transported out of sight or out of the rain and winds of the road.

Are enclosed trailers really that safe?

Yes, they are far safer than open trailers. That is not to say that it’s not possible to break into one, however, due to the valuable nature of the cargo, and the higher cost of the service, carriers tend to be far more careful with where they drive and park the trailer.

Who should contact for an enclosed trailer?

When booking with USTrans.com, we will only allow the carriers with the aforementioned specialized equipment to bid for your particular order. There are professional companies who specialize solely with enclosed transport and ultimately those are those one who will be bidding.

Why is enclosed transport so expensive?

Because it can’t pass under all bridge so the route needs to be chosen carefully. Also the upkeep of the trailer is far more expensive than that of open trailers, which is included in the overall pricing of the service.

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