While both methods use a truck for transport, they do have their differences.
open-air auto transport
This is the type of car carrier that most people relate to with car transportation. This type of truck is typically between 75 and 80 feet in length and hauls a two-level trailer with a row of cars on the top and a shorter row of cars on the bottom. There are no sides and no roof on the trailer, so the vehicles are exposed to the elements at all times.
pros and cons of open-air car transport
Pros: Least expensive auto transport option, better visibility so the driver can inspect the vehicles easier while in transit and because this type of truck is lighter than an enclosed model, it uses less fuel which is better for the environment.
Cons: The vehicle is exposed to the elements at all times, very little protection against road debris and less secure than a fully enclosed trailer.
enclosed auto transport
An enclosed auto transport truck features a fully enclosed trailer. It has a roof and four sides and provides a safer and more secure environment for your vehicle while it is in transport.
pros and cons of enclosed car transport
Pros: Shipping a vehicle in an enclosed trailer is often the transit method of choice for highly prized autos, antiques, luxury or expensive sports cars, because it offers the highest level of security and protection. It protects the vehicle from the weather and any potentially damaging debris that may get kicked up on the road.
Cons: The downsides of choosing a fully enclosed trailer include less ability for the driver to make routine inspections of the vehicles during transit, less fuel efficient than open-air models and fully enclosed transport can be significantly more expensive than its open-air counterpart.
In order to choose the right auto transport method for your vehicle, consider how much security your vehicle will require. If it is an antique or collector car, you will probably want to err on the side of caution and use a fully enclosed trailer to move your vehicle. On the other hand, if you have a dinged-up, older model vehicle, then an open-air trailer should suit your needs just fine.
FAK refers to any freight that is not classified as an automobile and includes items such as: boats, motorcycles, pods/containers, RVs/campers, utility trailers, farm equipment, machinery, military freight, oversized freight requiring an escort and any thing else you can possibly think—like a chicken coop. Yes, we have moved a chicken coop!
We are an industry leader in effectively handling the complex process of relocating your FAK. Our logistics team has the experience needed to oversee the details needed in planning these unique moves—not to mention some interesting stories. For more information, please visit logistics.
Same-day pickup is offered for those circumstances that come up last minute; like changes in a transferee’s plans or when a car just will not fit on the moving van as planned. Reindeer offers a quick response and thrives on those last-minute challenges.
Reindeer can accommodate same-day delivery on short runs of less than 300 miles.
Clients can go to the auto locator either on our website or download the app, type in the order number or e-mail address and receive the most current, estimated delivery window or day for their transport.
Reindeer will arrange for door-to-door service, eliminating any extra hassle or inconvenience to our customers. In the instances where our carrier cannot access a neighborhood or residence to pick up at the door, arrangements will be made in advance to best accommodate the customer and allow for an easy and hassle-free release or delivery of the vehicle.
Reindeer offers a variety of guaranteed transport times, based on mileage, seasonal demands, and client requirements. Our employees are well-versed on our guaranteed transport times and work hand-in-hand with our customers and our carriers to ensure timely and efficient relocations. Our promise of real. personal. service. is more than just a motto—it is truly our way of doing business.