Since enclosed carriers mainly deal with high end cars, these drivers are trained to cover up to the tiniest detail and are considered the best in the business. As they handle costly and delicate cars they must be aware of all the scenarios that can occur while transporting in order to ensure a safe transportation and guarantee a happy customer. Another perk of this costly service is that your car will be completely safe from any outdoor condition; it will protect it from rain, snow, dust, flying objects on the road, theft and many other things during transit.
During winter time many customers request enclosed carriers to protect their cars from the harsh winters, however the demand for these carriers is so high sometimes delays on pickup may occur for the little availability of drivers. Another disadvantage for enclosed carriers is that costs to maintain them are very high, another reason why prices are higher. Most drivers rather spend less in maintenance as well; therefore demand for open carriers is much higher. Also open carriers can take between 4 – 6 cars at once opposed to an open carrier which can take up to 11 cars in one single shipment. An enclosed carrier would have to do double the trip, and be double exposed to any risks that the road can bring.
Enclosed carriers are not as common on the streets as open carriers; however this does not mean they are less popular. Enclosed carriers are in great demand when it comes to transport high-end luxury cars, classic, sports and smaller cars if possible. One of the greatest advantages of enclosed carriers is that drivers are the best drivers in the industry as they are trained to deal with these high-end cars in order to secure them properly and transport them safely to their delivery point. They are specially trained to handle road situations in order to safeguard the cars they are moving. Also, the insurance offered by an enclosed transporter is the best insurance offered by the service, it can cover up to $500,000.00 in losses or damages. The security offered is also another great advantage as these carriers are protected with metal or canvas walls, protecting the vehicles inside from weather, dust or other objects that can damage the cars.
Because all these points are offered, prices to ship in an enclosed carrier are much higher than an open carrier. This is one of the biggest disadvantages. Also these carriers need very high maintenance and can carry between 4 to 6 cars at a time. Although the pay is high, it limits the driver to fewer jobs per route.