Open transport is the most common vehicle shipping method. A vehicle 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 open trailer.

Enclosed 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. The costs for an enclosed carrier is roughly 50% higher than for an open carrier for a vehicle or only 15% higher for a motorcycle.