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Open Transport

A method of shipping goods where the cargo is transported on an open trailer, or flatbed, without any enclosed walls or roof.
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What is Open Transport?

Open Transport, also referred to as Open Deck, is commonly used for a wide range of commodities such as vehicles, machinery, construction equipment, and other large or bulky items. Open transport is a cost-effective and efficient solution for moving large quantities of goods over long distances, providing essential services to various industries that require the transportation of oversized or non-sensitive items.

Some of the key characteristics of Open Transport include:

  • Open decked trailers loaded from multiple angles
  • Exposure to outside elements
  • May have lower rates depending on commodity

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