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What Is Open Auto Transport?

Open auto transport is a service where we ship your vehicle on an open carrier. It is a fully-insured form of auto transport (according to the law enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) that comes with a really affordable price and provides full protection from any damages that may happen to your vehicle during the transport.


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Advantages &

No Up Front Payment

You read that right, no upfront payment! You don't pay a penny until the day your shipment is scheduled for pickup. So, you can book with your auto transport company now and not worry about the bill until later.

Complete Vehicle Coverage

Insurance coverage is included in your shipping quote. Our selected haulers must meet insurance standards before qualifying to be part of our carrier network.

15K+ auto carriers

Our auto transporter company has a huge network of haulers who are personally vetted auto shipping experts, ensuring your vehicle is transported by trusted members of the industry. These vehicle transport companies will treat your car like their own.

Personalized approach

Why choose our auto transport company? Evolution Auto Shipping works with you through every step of your car or truck's move. Experience hassle-free shipping when you choose us as your car transporter and enjoy an easy and painless shipment process.


Frequently Asked

The rates of open auto transport vary and are largely dependent on factors, such as:
  • The total mileage between the destination and origin.
  • The national average diesel fuel rates.
  • The vehicle specs (size, make, weight, etc.).
  • The condition of your car.
  • Route variations.
  • The date of transport.
  • Additional options (i.e., top-load service, etc.)
  • It should also be noted that booking and reserving your order ahead of time gives us the opportunity to access route accessibility and truck space and find the lowest price for auto shipping.

    You can get your free quote within seconds by using our auto shipping rates calculator. Simply enter the required information and receive your quote automatically. Or you can get in touch with a Customer Service agent via email, or call us at (224) 955-7788.
    Open auto transport is a much cheaper and faster way to transport vehicles than enclosed transport . This is because a two-tier trailer can carry between 7-10 vehicles at one time. Plus, an open trailer comes with cheaper fuel costs due to the lighter-than-an-enclosed-trailer design. Also, it is a solution that can give you many convenient options regarding the preferred arrival and shipping times. Other benefits of open auto transport:

  • More active trucks read to load your vehicle (route availability).
  • 100% bumper-to-bumper auto transport insurance protection policy.
  • Door-to-door service.
  • Several types of open carriers: (1) two-level, multi-car carrier, (2) single-level, multi-car carriers (ideal for expedited deliveries or transporting luxury or sports autos), and (3) dually trucks with a single-level low trailer (great for local or short-distance deliveries).

  • Being that it’s an open auto transport option means that your vehicle is exposed to the elements. In addition, any road debris finds its way onto your vehicle, which means that you may receive a dirty car at delivery. You can minimize the risk of flying road debris damaging your car, though, by requesting a top load. That way, you will have your car loaded on the upper deck, which will also protect it from other vehicle leakages.
    With enclosed auto transport, you ship your vehicle in an enclosed trailer. This means it is protected from flying road debris and the weather. Plus, enclosed auto transport drivers are usually more experienced than open auto transport drivers when it comes to the care of high-end cars. And, if you choose the so-called white glove transport option, you can expect the driver to give all of their attention to your car and offer you the best customer care throughout the transport with things like constant communication and single-car trailers.

    What you will probably not like about enclosed carriers is that they cannot move many cars at once, so they are much more expensive than open carriers. Also, enclosed carriers demand more fuel than their lighter-in-weight open siblings. That aside, the driver is far less likely to conduct vehicle inspections during the transit. As for the enclosed trailer options, you are somewhat more limited than with an open carrier. So, you can choose between one-car trailers, two-car trailers, and multi-car trailers (up to seven cars). You may, however, even decide the type of trailer structure you wish to have your car transported with (a hard-sided or soft-sided trailer).
    The transit time of an open auto carrier depends on several factors. For starters, they make several stops to pick up cars along the way. The weather conditions also play a role in how fast the transport will be. Generally speaking, though, open auto carriers cover 500 miles per day. This means that they will need about four days to transport your vehicle and make a, say, a 2000-mile trip.

    For faster shipping time, it is advised to schedule your vehicle transport ahead of time (around 2-3 weeks in advance) rather than waiting until the last minute. This gives you and the auto shipping company the time to coordinate things and ensure fast and on-time delivery.
    Yes it is door-to-door. Shipping your vehicle using open carrier auto transport means the carrier picks it up from a location of your choosing and delivers it to your door. If it’s not safe or legal to do so, the carrier will make alternative arrangements. Rest assured, they will arrange pick-up and delivery locations as close as they can to your door.

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    USDOT: 3754688

    MC: 1334278

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    1600 N. Milwaukee Ave. #1004
    Vernon Hills, IL 60061