What is enclosed transport?

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What is enclosed transport?

What is enclosed transport?

As a mover, you are seeking the best way possible to ship your valuables. Shipping cars is a detailed and lengthy process in which all aspects should be considered and well-informed decisions made. A1 Auto Transport offers safe and reliable methods of shipping, including enclosed transport. The safety of high quality and expensive cars is top priority when being handled by long distance movers.

What is enclosed transport?

Enclosed transport is a method of transportation in which your car is shipped in an enclosed trailer that is designed to protect the car from damage and the perils that may occur during shipping.

The trailer has a roof and four sides, offering security for your car. Also, since fewer vehicles can be transported using enclosed transport, the mover will be able to give your car more care and attention, and ensure that it arrives in good condition.  Also, some movers offer shipping options such as port-to-port port-to-door or door-to-door, making the process even more convenient and hassle-free for you.


A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.


Situations suitable for enclosed transportation

Enclosed transport is suitable for situations in which valuable items are being transported. It is also recommended for situations in which movers or the clients would like to avoid the damage that may be caused by extreme weather conditions, debris, rocks and trees. This type of transport offers the best protection while shipping the following types of cars:

Some long distance movers have enclosed transport containers that meet the current standards set by technology and advancement. The features that they may have include: Advanced articulating ramps, E-track floors, customized tie down systems as well as climatic control hauling. Such features make it easier to store, handle and move your prized possessions.

Enclosed tracking has stacking and non-stacking options and these are suitable for different types of cars. When shipping luxury cars, it is advisable not to stack them. This is because if any oil spills from the top deck, it may cause damage to the car that is on the lower deck. While enclosed transport may be considerably more expensive, it is the safest way to ship your goods.

Enclosed transport for your automobile – peace of mind for you

When shipping your car, it is advisable to select the shipping option that will offer you the most secure method of shipping. Situations in which the condition and security of the car is of high priority will require you to use the enclosed transport option. This gives you peace of mind as well knowing that no damage will happen to your possessions. When doing interstate shipping, it is better to have your valuables protected from harm or damage by the security that is offered by enclosed shipping. It is definitely better to be safe than to be sorry. Be sure to factor in this cost when planning your move. – The benefits greatly outweigh the cost!

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Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

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

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