Open Auto Transport
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What information do I need to transport a car from an auction?
In order to pick up your car from the auction, we will need the following information:
- Gate Pass: This document is usually a requirement from Manheim to pick up a vehicle after-hours from the guard shack.
- Buyer Number: Required for both IAAI & Copart.
- Lot Number: Inventory number for the vehicle being picked up.
- VIN: The full 17 digits or the last 6 are required for verification.
What if the car has mechanical issues?
A car that doesn’t start at any point in the transport process is considered non-running. If this is the case, a winch is used to get the car on and off the trailer.
What if the car has collision damage?
A vehicle that has collision damage and doesn’t roll, will need to be loaded by a roll-back tow truck or a forklift. When picking up a vehicle at a salvage auction, a forklift is generally available. Additionally, an adequate size forklift will also be necessary at the time of unloading.
How to get a quote to ship my vehicle?
You will have access to our online shipping calculator or you can contact us to receive a quote from one of our representatives.
What is a Bill of Lading?
The Bill of Lading is a document used by car shipping companies to document any pre-existing damage on the vehicle at the time of pickup. It also serves as an official agreement for transport.
Can I put personal items in my vehicle?
No. Personal items are not permitted during transport.