Standard open carrier transport is the traditional method of transporting vehicles and most makes and models of cars and trucks qualify. It's the most affordable option that still provides a certain level of protection over simply driving your car to your destination yourself. Standard transport services are provided by open vehicle carriers on frequently traveled routes. Many carrier companies run along specific interstates or through certain areas (such as major cities or metropolitan areas), and there are over 7,000 transporters on the roads today. That's a lot of trucks.
The thing you have to keep in mind is that open transport does expose your vehicle to the elements for the duration of your transport. However, if you were to drive it yourself, it would still be the same type of exposure. If you keep it in the garage and only drive it on the weekends, you definitely do not want your vehicle exposed to the elements. Since most of the vehicle carriers on the road today are open transporters, which helps keep their prices low and their availability high, it's the fastest and easiest way to relocate your vehicle.
All vehicle carriers dispatched by Intercede Transport Group in the United States and all current offshore locations are required to have a high rating, be fully licensed, bonded and insured. This is a federal law that they must follow if they want to transport vehicles inside the United States. Before we assign any vehicle to any carrier, we make sure that all the carriers we work with are fully licensed and insured according to the FMCSA and Central Dispatch minimum requirements. We also make sure that all of their public information is available to you as well.