Car Shipping Trailers for Every Budget & Vehicle
Since the invention of the wheel, the modes of transporting goods has been ever-changing. Moving crops, materials and even passengers from one place to another quickly and efficiently has been a priority for all of humankind. When the automobile replaced the horse as the preferred mode of transportation, the industry of commercial vehicle transport was born. During the 40’s and 50’s, railroads were the method for shipping automobiles and other large vehicles. Over the years and along with the development of the interstate highway system, the railroads have been matched by truck and car trailers and have become a preferred method of shipping. Ever wondered what car shipping trailers are used when you book auto transport?
When it comes to car shipping, our Crestline team has access to a variety of trailer types for every budget and vehicle type.
GOOSENECK TRAILERS, also called lowboy trailers, feature an arched coupling arm, and they are normally used for hauling heavy equipment such as bulldozers, cranes or vans.
DROP DECK TRAILERS have a floor that drops down a level once clear of the tractor unit. Drop decks are ideal for transporting farm equipment, such as tractors.
A FLATBED TRAILER, or the flatbed lorry if you’re British, is a truck with a level bed and no sides. The style allows easy and quick loading and unloading. These trucks are used to carry up to 4 cars as well as loads that require more space than is available on a closed body truck.
WEDGE TRAILERS typically hold 3 to 4 cars and are known for their flexibility in use. Wedge trailers can be coupled and uncoupled quickly without disturbing the cargo, making transitions during transport more efficient.
ENCLOSED TRAILERS protect vehicles from the elements and road debris, making this the perfect option for shipping convertibles, exotic automobiles or prized classic muscle cars. If you’re heading to an auto show, enclosed trailers ensure that a vehicle will not get dirty in the elements.
OPEN TRAILERS are the workhorse of the car shipping industry. They feature a greater carrying capacity, which translates to an efficient, cost effective way to serve our manufacturers and dealership customers.
Our transportation specialists here at Crestline have access to all the big toys to get the job done. Contact us for a quote and we can provide the information on the delivery options necessary to transfer your vehicle in the quickest and most budget friendly manner possible.