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Our average rating is 4.7 out of 5 (based on 4514 customer surveys)

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Patrick B
5.0 out of 5
SGT's people were very polite, and they have great customer service. When one carrier they contracted wasn't cutting it because ...
2019-10-24
Mike
5.0 out of 5
This is the best transport company I have ever used. Great customer service! Timely delivery, and very professional!
2019-10-05
Dawn Cowles
5.0 out of 5
Excellent service, affordable prices, an all round good company to work with for all your auto transport needs
2019-09-16
Nora Duval
5.0 out of 5
SGT Transport is amazing. They have shipped my car country twice and have made the process stress free.
2019-09-10
Mike Blanco
5.0 out of 5
My vehicle arrived in perfect condition, on time, with no issues- when I had a question- it got answered. Great company.
2019-09-02
Tifanny Clark
5.0 out of 5
So far the best transporter service - I've used this company multiple times for my shipping needs Houston to Minneapolis. Highly Recommended!
2019-08-26

What is open car transport?

Open transport is the most common type of auto transport service. It’s easy to arrange, convenient, and excellent value for money. Cars are transported using open trailer transport, which means they’re exposed to the elements, but it’s still a safe and secure option if you’re on a tight budget.

What is the difference between enclosed and open auto transport?

Book open carrier auto transport and your vehicle is transported on an open trailer. The cost is lower but your vehicle is exposed to the elements. It's the preferred method for our customers because it's easy, quick and secure. Enclosed auto transport means your vehicle is protected on all sides for extra protection.

When is open car transport recommended?

There’s lots of choice when it comes to choosing car shipping, but we recommend open carrier auto transport if your vehicle is standard and you want to keep the cost to a minimum. Car dealerships choose it for this reason, and because it’s a safe, reliable, and fast option.

Why car owners prefer our open car carrier service

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Zero payment required upfront

Book your open transport service with us and you will pay nothing in advance. You can get a free instant open car transport quote using our online quote calculator. You can also phone or use our Live Chat. Only when we find a carrier and dispatch your vehicle is payment taken.

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uShip considers us their 2nd most trusted company

In uShip’s list of most trusted open car transport providers we come in at number 2. Spend a few minutes reading our customer reviews and you’ll understand why they put us in such an excellent position.

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Full insurance coverage for your vehicle

You get peace of mind knowing your vehicle is fully insured and secure because we include full insurance coverage in our open auto car shipping rates.

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Customizable open carrier transport service

Everyone’s needs are different when it comes to open transport car shipping which is why we offer a flexible service. Our dedicated shipping advisors work hard to ensure every aspect of your open car transport service meets your needs.

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Personal service
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From the moment you get in touch, we consider your needs a priority. You can contact our shipping advisors any time of the day or night if you’ve got a question. We keep you updated with the progress of your shipment because we appreciate how important it is to make our service a personal one.

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Customer support available 24/7

We’re able to provide a smooth and trouble-free shipping service for all our customers because we keep our eye on the ball at all times. Our committed team of shipping advisors are available around the clock so they can monitor your shipment and be available for questions.

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The benefits of using our open car transport service

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Fast and efficient service

Open carrier transport is one of the fastest ways to ship a car. More than 90% of trucking companies use an open trailer. With so many to choose from you stand a better chance of finding the right open car shipping service when you need one.

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A guaranteed pick-up can be arranged

If your schedule is tight and you need your vehicle picked up on a specific day, a guaranteed pick-up is the best auto transport service.

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Top load placement is an option for additional protection

With open car transport you can request top load placement. This means that no vehicle is loaded above yours during the open trailer transport service. Choose this option if you'd like a little extra protection for your vehicle. Speak with one of our shipping advisors for an all-inclusive rate.

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Trusted network of open car carriers

We have a trusted network of open car carriers at our disposal. They’re chosen because of their high quality standards. We put each one through a strict vetting process before adding them to our list of approved open auto transport carriers.

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Best open transport prices

Get your free instant open car transport quote using our online calculator, by phone or Live Chat and you’ll see how good our prices are. Our goal is to get you the fairest and most competitive open trailer transport rates.

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Your vehicle is completely safe

Your car is exposed to the elements during an open car transport service, but that’s no different than driving your car on the highway. You don't have to drive anywhere if you choose open door-to-door transport. Read our customer feedback to understand how safe and secure open car transport is.

Frequently asked questions about open transport

Open car transport is the most common car shipping method. A car on this is exposed to outside elements such as rain, sun, dust, etc. It is a safe and secure way of transporting your vehicle. New cars are delivered to dealers by an open trailer. With open transport, you have the option to request top load for extra protection. Enclosed auto transport is often desired for owners of collector cars and used for classic, luxury, vintage, custom and sports cars. The vehicle is not exposed to weather elements and flying objects and prevents possible rock chips.

A typical auto transport trailer has 2 levels (decks). Top-loading will protect your vehicle from possible fluid leaks from other vehicles above it, in addition, there's less chance for small rock chips to occur. In the normal course of work, truckers would place some vehicles on top and some on the bottom. Please note that a trailer with a single deck is still considered top load as it ensures that there will be no vehicle above yours.

We offer open car transport and enclosed auto transport services. Open transport is the most common car shipping method. Using this type of service means your vehicle will be exposed to the elements such as rain, sun, and dust. Nevertheless, it is a very safe and secure transportation method. For extra protection, you can request top load open car transport. Top loading protects your vehicle from possible fluid leaks from vehicles that might be above it. It also reduces the risk of small rock chips occurring. Enclosed auto transport is a very popular option for owners of collector, classic, luxury, vintage, custom and sports cars. This is because the vehicle being transported is not exposed to the weather and flying objects and is protected from rock chips.

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