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When having a vehicle shipped from the United States to Canada you’ll have two different options presented to you. Either an open-air carrier transport or an enclosed trailer transport. Both options are viable and it’s worth taking the time to consider the option that’s going to be best for you. While making this consideration you’ll have to think about the benefits of each system, as well as the type of vehicle that you’re moving.

Fit Larger Vehicles

While an enclosed trailer can be beneficial for shipping some vehicles, there are others that it simply isn’t designed to handle. Tall or wide vehicles generally won’t fit in a standard car trailer. That means if you want enclosed shipping you’ll need to pay extra for a custom trailer that will fit the vehicle. If you don’t want to go through that trouble, your best bet is an open-air shipping trailer instead. This will hold most vehicle sizes and using this solution is faster and easier than an enclosed trailer is.

It’s More Affordable

Enclosed trailer shipping might offer increased protection for vehicles during the shipping process, but it also costs a whole lot more than open air shipping does. That’s because enclosed trailers are more expensive and will not haul as many vehicles as open-air trailer will. If you have the option to choose between enclosed trailers and open air, you’ll have to decide between the added cost and protection of an enclosed trailer, or the more affordable open-air trailer shipping option. It’s important to realize that many shipping companies offer insurance on their shipments, making an enclosed trailer less important than it would be without insurance.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Consider Your Vehicle Value

Before deciding which type of transport you want to use, it makes a lot of sense to consider the value of the vehicle that you are shipping. If it is a rare vehicle or a highly valuable vehicle it’s worth paying the extra money for enclosed transport most of the time to make sure that it stays in good shape. If it’s an affordable model that’s easily repaired, it’s probably not worth spending the added money to protect further. Instead you can enjoy the savings of open air transport without worrying to much about what could possibly happen to the vehicle during the shipping process.

If you’re interested in having a vehicle shipped to Canada, consider both open air and enclosed trailer shipping and decide on the option that’s right for you. Many people prefer the flexibility and low cost of open air transport, which is why it’s the most popular option overall.

Ready for fast open carrier car shipping to Canada from the U.S.? A-1 Auto Transport has the best transport options to and from Canada and you can get a fast quote by submitting the easy, no hassle quote form on this page.


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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

Email me - info@a1autotransport.com


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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
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ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
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