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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Different types of trucks and trailers

The two main types of trucks used for transport a car i.e. tractor trailer trucks or pick up style truck called as hotshot. a tractor trailer is a two part truck. The tractor is the cab where the driver sits, and the trailer, hooked to the tractor, hauls the freight. Tractor trailers are a better choice for discount shipping because they can haul more vehicles at once, but they are slower and have a hard time navigating residential areas. Since certain roads are narrow the driver may leave the car in an open parking lot to load and unload your car from a tractor trailer. Hotshot trucks are more expensive, but can deliver the vehicle faster and can be navigated easily through neighborhood streets.

Enclosed vs. open transport trailers

Enclosed transport trailers are not exposed to any elements like dirt, snow, ice, rain etc. enclosed trailers are much expensive than open trailer. In open trailer, the car is exposed to many elements.

Multi transport trailers

Multi car trailers are open trailers can carry three to twelve vehicles at one go. Multi car trailers have the best prices, but will take more time to deliver your car. . if you ship on multi car trailers just see to it that you can pick up and deliver the car on time.

Single car trailers

A single car trailer is a type of open trailer. These are used when a car has to be delivered very soon. Only one car can be picked and delivered at a time. Single car trailers are more expensive than enclosed trailers.

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