Most popular and cost-effective way to ship a vehicle. More open-air carriers on the road than any other carrier type.

Enclosed Car

Protected from weather elements and road debris. Offers the highest level of vehicle security and protection.

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Long distance, coast-to-coast transport service delivered in just 5-8 days.

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Dedicated trucks constantly traveling up and down the East Coast to serve our seasonal residents.

College Car

Ship your car to or from any campus in the country with our convenient door-to-door college vehicle shipping services.


Door-to-door shipping to/from any base in the nation. Special rates on military auto transport service for active duty members or veterans.


Ship your ready-to-ride motorcycle to anywhere in the nation including national rallies including airport pick-up and delivery service.

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RV's & More

Technical specialists on hand to oversee the specialized shipment and correct handling and storage equipment solutions for a safe voyage.

If you need to ship a car from one destination to the next, chances are there is more involved in the process then you realized. You have two options when shipping a vehicle: open car shipping and enclosed car shipping. The differences between the two may seem fairly self-explanatory, but you would generally find that open carrier auto transportation is less costly and comes with more scheduling availability. At DRS Transports, our open carrier auto transportation experts want to discuss this process with you.

What is open carrier car shipping?

There are two types of vehicle shipping – open carrier and enclosed carrier. An open carrier is exactly what it sounds like. This is when you transport your vehicle on a hauler that is open to the outside elements. You have probably seen this type of shipping before, most likely when you see vehicles being shipped to a car dealer.

Is open carrier auto transportation safe for the vehicle?

Open carrier auto transportation is absolutely safe. Yes, open carrier transportation does leave the vehicle exposed to the elements as the vehicle is being shipped. This differs from enclosed carrier transportation in which a vehicle would be shielded from the elements. However, consider that an open carrier auto transportation is actually providing the vehicle with more protection than it would otherwise have if it was being driven to its destination.

While the vehicle may be out in the open, it is not coming into contact with the roadway, there are no miles accumulating on the vehicle, and the vehicle will experience nearly no wear and tear.

If you are worried about any damage that could occur from exposure to elements on the roadway during an open carrier auto transport, it is important to remember that insurance will cover any resulting dents, scratches, for other damages. Again, the risks are statistically minimal, and the advantages far outweigh these unlikely risks.

You can be sure that DRS Transports uses well-trained drivers who will safely get your vehicle where it needs to be.

What are the advantages of open carrier auto transportation?

Open carriers are the most widely used means to ship a vehicle from place to place. This is going to be an incredibly cost-effective means of transportation for your vehicle needs. At DRS Transports, we strive to provide our customers with the safest transportation at the lowest costs because we understand that their budget is important. Whether we are shipping for individuals or for companies, we want to be your partner for this journey.

Let us help with your transportation needs

If you or somebody you know needs to ship a vehicle across the country or over longer distances, you should seek out an expert to help with your transportation needs. At DRS Transports, we have the experience and expertise needed to get your vehicle where it needs to go safely, in a cost-efficient manner, and on a schedule that fits your needs. You can contact us for information regarding your transportation needs by clicking here or calling 888-483-8485.

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