Open TRAnsport

Every Service we Offer Include:

Door-To-Door Service, 100% Bumper-To-Bumper Insurance

What is open auto transport?

Open auto transport is the most common type of car shipping service. Open transport car shipping is easier to arrange than enclosed car shipping. Because open trailer car carriers can carry an average of 8-10 cars at once, open car transport is also more cost-effective than enclosed. Open auto carrier shipping is the easiest and most affordable method to ship any car, truck, or van across the United States so if you are planning to ship a car cross-country, we are at your service! Open car hauling is both secure and fully insured against all accidental damages. Once you have booked our auto transport services, you can sit back and relax knowing your car is in safe hands.

Some advantages of open auto transport

FAST AND EFFICIENT SERVICE

Open car transport is your ticket to a speedy car shipping experience. With over 90% of truckers using open road auto transport trailers, you have an abundance of options for picking up your vehicle. This means quicker service and a faster journey for your car.

MOST AFFORDABLE OPTION

When it comes to car shipping, most individuals seek the best all-around choice. While classic car owners may opt for enclosed transport, if you’re after exceptional value for your money, open auto transport is the top pick. It’s the most affordable option that delivers excellent results.

TOPLOAD AVAILABLE

Opt for open vehicle transport and enhance your service with our top load option, available for a small additional fee. This guarantees that no vehicle will be loaded above yours during the open car shipping process, providing you with added peace of mind.

PRICE LOCK GUARANTEE

Bid farewell to hidden fees and embrace the peace of mind that comes with knowing your quoted price is your final price.

Why choose Landry for open car shipping?

TRUSTED NETWORK OF CARRIERS

We’ve built a network of carriers who are selected based on their unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service. This ensures that we can swiftly connect you with the finest carriers in the industry for a prompt and high-quality car shipping experience.

MOST AFFORDABLE PRICE

At our company, we consistently provide the most competitive car shipping prices available. Our intelligent online calculator meticulously considers all variables to ensure you receive the fairest and most accurate open car transport cost possible. Your satisfaction is our commitment, and that includes your wallet.

NO UPFRONT PAYMENT

Unlike many auto-transport companies, we don’t require upfront payment. You can secure your open auto transport service now and take care of the bill once the carrier is dispatched for your order. It’s all about providing you with the flexibility and peace of mind you deserve.

DEDICATED CUSTOMER SERVICE

Our team of representatives is dedicated to being not just helpful but also friendly. We’re committed to ensuring your experience is nothing short of excellent, from the very beginning to the very end. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we’re here to assist you with a smile every step of the way.

personal concierge

Get a personal concierge, as well as the contact information for your truck driver. We will be with you every step of the way, and even get the car washed upon delivery for you. Our representatives are friendly and always helpful. They will ensure that you have a great experience from beginning to end.

Stay Up to Date

We keep you up to date on the status of your vehicle at every step of the shipping process. If an event occurs, such as a weather delay, we will send you a text or email alert, with a personal follow up by phone just to be sure you know the latest status of your vehicle.

100% Bumper to bumper insurance coverage

Our auto haulers must meet insurance standards before qualifying to be part of our carrier network. Your vehicle is fully covered with insurance and it comes included with your quote. All carriers are vetted through FMCSA for valid insurance. We make effort to treat each of your vehicles as if they were our own.

Pros and Cons
Of Open Car Shipping

Although the vehicles that are shipped on open carriers rarely get damaged, they are still exposed to a broad range of elements including bird droppings, dirt and dust, and weather-related issues (ice, rain, snow, etc.).  However, if your vehicle should incur any damage during transport, the insurance provided by the shipper will cover it.  So, even though there are risks involved, they are statistically minimal.  Furthermore, the benefits of shipping your vehicle in an open carrier transport far outweigh these risks. Thus, it is faster and easier to transport your vehicle with us. Be rest assured our open car carriers are absolutely safe for your vehicle. We have experts in our team to ensure quality service.

PROS

 

Cost-Effectiveness

Open car shipping is notably more budget-friendly than enclosed shipping. This affordability is particularly appealing if you’re looking to transport your vehicle without specific demands.

Availability

Open carriers are more common and widely used in the industry. So if you go and book an open carrier for your car shipment on short notice, there’s a chance you’d not be disappointed and get your booking.

 

 

CONS

 

Exposure to Elements

One of the primary drawbacks of open car shipping is the exposure to various external elements during transit. During the transit, your vehicle will be affected by weather conditions like rain, snow, hailstorms, and road debris.

Aesthetic Concerns

If you have a high-end or vintage vehicle, the exposure during open shipping might raise concerns about potential damage to the vehicle’s exterior.

Security Concerns

While theft during transit is rare, there’s a slightly higher risk associated with open shipping due to the exposure of vehicles.

Open car shipping offers an economical and efficient means of transporting your vehicle, particularly when it’s a standard vehicle being shipped in a relatively short distance.

However, the exposure to the elements and potential wear and tear should be carefully weighed against the cost savings. Before opting for open car shipping, you should assess your vehicle’s value, condition, and risk tolerance.

How Long Does
Door to Door Auto Transport Take?

The overall vehicle transport transit times vary. This is true, however, of every shipment, and not just door-to-door shipments. Some of the factors that affect them are:

  • Distance – The further you need to transport your vehicle, the longer it will take to drop it off at the selected address. This also includes remote locations.
  • Driver’s hours – According to the Department of Transportation, a driver cannot be on the road for more than 70 hours per week. These limits are set to ensure the driver gets enough rest and is able to drive safely. Drivers can legally drive between 500-600 miles a day.
  • Weather conditions – Hurricanes, thunderstorms, hail, ice, snow, tornados, and other adverse weather conditions affect the speed at which the driver can transport your vehicle. These weather phenomena also cause traffic, detours, and road congestions, which, too, hamper the carrier.  Another important factor that can help you understand the time taken to ship a car to another state is the terrain that the driver has to drive through. Trailers can travel smoother and faster on plains than in hills, mountains, or deserts.

When we
recommend open car transport

If you’re looking for an auto transport option that fits your budget, open transport car shipping is what we recommend. If your vehicle is a standard model, and you want to keep the cost of shipping your car to a minimum, open auto transport is the best option. Open car shipping is one of the safest, most secure, and budget-friendly ways to ship a car.

When open car
transport is not recommended

Open car transport suits many people but there are occasions when it’s not the recommended auto transport service. If you’re the proud owner of a custom, classic, vintage, antique, luxury, or high-end vehicle, for example, we’d recommend you opt for enclosed auto transport. Similarly, if you have modified your vehicle or it has low ground clearance, enclosed auto transport should be the service of choice.

FAQs

Need a quote for oversized vehicle transport? Speak to a friendly transport specialist (800) 821-0490 for an instant quote

You can receive an instant shipping quote for your car by visiting our website and using our online quote calculator tool. Alternatively, you can call us at (800) 821-0490 to get a personalized quote from one of our auto transport experts.
While it is possible to store personal belongings in your car during transport, we recommend that you keep them to a minimum. Items stored in the car are not covered by insurance, and excessive weight may increase the shipping cost or risk of damage.
Yes, your vehicle is fully insured during transport with 100% bumper-to-bumper coverage. Our carriers are licensed and insured with the FMCSA, and the insurance policy can cover damages ranging from $100,000 to $1,000,000, depending on the carrier.
The arrival time for your car depends on the distance of the transport and the type of service chosen (standard or expedited). We provide an estimated delivery window when you book your shipment, and our customer support team is available 24/7 to provide updates on your vehicle’s status.
The cost of shipping your car is based on several factors, including the size and weight of the vehicle, the condition of the car, the transport distance, and the type of transport (open or enclosed). Seasonal demand and current market trends may also affect the price. For a detailed quote, please use our online form or call us.

Damage to your car caused by personal items stored in the vehicle is not covered by the carrier’s insurance. We recommend removing all personal items to avoid potential damage and liability.

 

If your car is damaged during transport, document the damage with photos and notations on the bill of lading before signing it at delivery. Contact our customer service team immediately to start the claims process. Our team will guide you through the steps to file a claim with the carrier’s insurance.

No, a vehicle title or registration is not required to transport your car. However, you should have proof of ownership and ensure the vehicle is legally yours to transport.

 

Yes, we can ship non-drivable vehicles. Please inform us during the booking process if your vehicle is not operational so we can arrange for the necessary equipment to load and unload your car safely.

We ship a wide variety of vehicles, including cars, SUVs, trucks, vans, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, heavy equipment, and commercial vehicles. If you have a unique or specialty vehicle, please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

No, license plates are not required for transport. However, the vehicle should be legally yours, and you may need to provide proof of ownership if requested.
Yes, we can ship vehicles with low ground clearance. We recommend using enclosed transport for such vehicles to ensure extra care and protection during loading and unloading. Please inform us of the low ground clearance during the booking process.

Payment at delivery is typically made in cash, certified check, or money order directly to the driver. Some carriers may also accept payment through credit or debit cards. Please confirm the payment method with your assigned carrier before the delivery.

Yes, you can change your First Available Pick-up Date. Please contact our customer service team as soon as possible to update your preferred pick-up date. We will do our best to accommodate your new schedule.

Your car will be picked up and delivered at the locations you specify during the booking process. Our door-to-door service ensures that your vehicle is transported directly from your specified pick-up address to your designated delivery address.

Yes, we can arrange for your car to be shipped from or to a U.S. port. This service is particularly useful for international shipments or transport to and from Hawaii and Alaska. Please provide the port details when you book your shipment.

While it is ideal for you to be present at both pick-up and delivery, it is not mandatory. You can designate a trusted person to represent you if you are unavailable. The designated person will need to inspect the vehicle, sign the bill of lading, and coordinate with the driver.

If the truck cannot access your pick-up or drop-off location due to narrow streets, low-hanging branches, or other obstacles, we will arrange for a nearby meeting point. Our drivers will coordinate with you to find a convenient and accessible location for both pick-up and delivery.

 

While we strive to meet your preferred dates, specific date and time guarantees are challenging due to variables like traffic, weather, and other logistical factors. We offer expedited shipping for priority scheduling, but exact dates and times cannot be guaranteed.

Payment at delivery is typically made in cash, certified check, or money order directly to the driver. Some carriers may also accept payment through credit or debit cards. Please confirm the payment method with your assigned carrier before the delivery.

Yes, you can pay the full transport cost with your credit card. We offer flexible payment options to make the process convenient for you. Simply let us know your preference when you book your shipment.

Payment for auto transport service can be made using a credit card, debit card, or other available payment methods. Typically, a deposit is required to secure your booking, with the remaining balance paid to the carrier upon delivery. We will provide detailed instructions and options during the booking process.

The cost of transporting your vehicle is calculated based on several factors, including:

  • The size and weight of the vehicle
  • The condition of the car (operational or non-operational)
  • The transport distance
  • The type of transport (open or enclosed trailer)
  • Seasonal demand and current market trends
  • Any additional services requested (e.g., expedited shipping, top load service) For a detailed and accurate quote, please use our online form or call us.

We require your credit or debit card number to secure your booking and process the initial deposit. This ensures your spot in our schedule and allows us to coordinate your shipment efficiently. Rest assured, your payment information is kept secure and confidential.

You can receive an instant shipping quote for your car by visiting our website and using our online quote calculator tool. Alternatively, you can call us at (800) 821-0490 to get a personalized quote from one of our auto transport experts.

Yes, you can track the progress of your shipment online. Once your vehicle is picked up, you will receive a tracking number that allows you to monitor the status of your shipment in real-time through our website.

Yes, insurance is included in your quote. Your vehicle is fully insured during transport with 100% bumper-to-bumper coverage. Our carriers are licensed and insured with the FMCSA, and the insurance policy can cover damages ranging from $100,000 to $1,000,000, depending on the carrier.

To place an order, you will need the following information:

  • Pick-up and delivery locations (zip codes are preferred for accuracy)
  • Transport preference (open or enclosed trailer)
  • Vehicle information (year, make, and model)
  • Operational status (whether your vehicle can be driven and steered for loading and unloading)
  • Earliest pick-up date
  • Contact information

 

Yes, we offer several discounts. Available discounts include:

  • Military
  • College students
  • Medical professionals
  • Return customers
  • Multi-car shipments
  • Senior citizens

Please inquire about discounts when you request a quote.

 

Yes, once you accept our auto transport offer, we will send you an agreement that guarantees the price, door-to-door service, and 100% bumper-to-bumper insurance. This contract ensures that there are no hidden fees or charges with our auto transport providers.

 

Top load service means that your vehicle will be placed on the top deck of a car carrier. This reduces the risk of damage from road debris and fluids leaking from other vehicles. It is an optional service that can be requested for an additional fee.
The type of truck used for transporting your car depends on the service you choose. For open transport, we use open-air car carriers, which are the most common and cost-effective option. For enclosed transport, we use covered trailers to provide maximum protection for your vehicle, especially for luxury, classic, or high-value cars.
The type of truck used for transporting your car depends on the service you choose. For open transport, we use open-air car carriers, which are the most common and cost-effective option. For enclosed transport, we use covered trailers to provide maximum protection for your vehicle, especially for luxury, classic, or high-value cars.

We provide a wide range of car shipping services, including:

  • Open-Air Car Transport
  • Enclosed Car Transport
  • Hawaii Car Transport
  • Alaska Car Transport
  • Expedited Car Transport
  • ATV/Motorcycle/UTV Transport
  • Heavy Equipment Transport