Car Transportation

How it work?

Apollo Relocation packers and movers make car shipping cheap and easy by helping customers directly connect with auto transport carriers.

We load, haul & deliver anything on wheels.


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If you decided to move or buy a vehicle from a private party or dealership in another state you definitely need to know how the process of car shipping works.

We're here to tell you the whole picture from the beginning to the end with all underwater rocks.

Different Types of Transportation & Trailers

What do we usually know about car shipping? That some driver comes and load your vehicle on the truck and then deliver it to your destination location.

But it’s only a tip of an Apollo relocation packers and movers.

The first step for car shipping is to choose the transportation type which suits you best.

Types of Cars

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Trailer types can be:

1. Open

Open transportation means that your vehicle is going to be transported on an open trailer and exposed to the outdoors. They have built-in ramps that make the loading and off-loading process easier. These trailers are using power hydraulics to raise or lower the ramps.

This type of car shipping is the most important. An open car carrier trailer is any trailer without sides.

And what about trailers?

Open trailers:

  • single-vehicle hotshot trailer
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It is a pickup dully with a tow trailer, which is usually a single level.

One of the biggest advantages of a small truck like a hotshot or a single level multi-car carrier is that it can get to places that are not accessible to the big multi-level multi-car carrier trucks.

  • single-level multi-car trailer
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This trailer can be used for shipping RV, Travel Trailer, big Pickup truck, or SUV.

  • multi-level multi-car carrier trailer
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This the most commonly used auto transport trailer.

If you need to ship a car across the country for private or business needs it’s your choice.

2. Enclosed

It can be a soft side or hard side trailer.

The vehicle in the enclosed trailer is safer from the outdoor conditions (for example weather).

Enclosed trailers:

  • single-level single-vehicle enclosed trailer
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This type of trailer is used for transporting luxury vehicles or for short distances.

  • single-level multi-vehicle enclosed trailer
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This trailer can transport up to 3 vehicles at the same time.

  • multi-level multi-vehicle enclosed trailer
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This trailer can transport 6-8 vehicles at the same time.

These trailers are pulled by powerful semi-trucks and are loaded and unloaded just like an open carrier with adjustable deck ramps.

  • For inoperable vehicles

In the case if you’re vehicle is inoperable the driver needs to know from where to where it’s going.

If it’s going from an auction or port, they will load the vehicle by a forklift.

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If it’s going from residence the driver needs to have a winch to load it on the trailer.

And now types of transportation:

  1. Local
  2. Across country
  3. International
  4. Door to Door
  5. Terminal to Terminal

How does car shipping works?

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Why choose us?

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The main factor of car shipping cost

We’ve already discovered different types of transportation & trailers, what should we know next?

I will tell you. The best way to choose the company is to compare prices and check their reviews.

Prices depend on the distance, year, type, and size of the vehicle, condition, locations, type of shipment, trailer used, time of the year, the situation on market.

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