what being an enclosed car hauler entails

The enclosed auto transport business is unlike any other job in the transport world. The people you meet, sights you see, vehicles you move, and events you attend will likely earn the envy of automotive enthusiasts around the world. From automotive collectors to racing enthusiasts and museum directors, the people you interact with while on the road make this line of work one of the most unique and gratifying in the world of trucking. But there are many more differentiators in this industry than the vehicles and the people. In this blog, we’ll cover what makes the enclosed auto transport field different than any other truck driving job.

Variety of Vehicles Transported

In the world of enclosed auto transport, the variety of vehicles you encounter is endless. And at Intercity Lines, we’ve moved them all. From the private collections of famous athletes and musicians to vehicles whose racing history makes them irreplaceable, to individuals moving across the country, we transport everything from Fords to Ferraris.

What’s this mean for our drivers? Every day is different, presenting an opportunity to learn something new with every trip you take from the east coast to the west. By interacting with our customers, you’ll learn the history of these vehicles. Talking with our drivers and dispatchers, you learn how to stop and start these unique machines and best practices for loading and unloading them. Oftentimes, these vehicles are prestigious examples of automotive excellence. Driving for a reputable enclosed car carrier enables you to witness and take part in automotive history, all while taking pride in the work you do.

Working With Clients That Share Your Passion for Motor Culture

The world of motor culture is filled with excited, passionate automotive enthusiasts. Many of our drivers love the world of cars and motorcycles, bringing a great level of satisfaction to the work they do. Many of our enclosed auto transport drivers enjoy the discussions they have with customers while on the road. They have the chance to learn about the history of all these different types of vehicles through the conversations they have with the owners and responsible parties of these vehicles—whether they’re independent collectors, dealership owners, renowned museums, or someone transporting their vehicle for a move, the stories of these vehicles are often interesting, and the owners of these vehicles like to share their stories.

Enclosed Auto Transport for Events/Auctions

Ever wonder how high-end vehicles get to prestigious events like the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale, Amelia Island, and Pebble Beach auctions, or Barrett-Jackson? Enclosed auto transporters (like us) are trusted to transport these high-value vehicles to the event. And after the event is over and the vehicle is destined for its new home, an enclosed auto transporter will move that vehicle. Check out this list of esteemed events we’ve transported vehicles for.

Events We Provide Enclosed Auto Transport For

Working Alongside Industry-Leading Drivers

Our truck drivers are among the best in the business, providing white-glove enclosed auto transport services to our customers. They have years of experience moving prestigious, high-value, and, in many cases, irreplaceable vehicles. In the world of car hauling, our drivers are the elite. They’ve learned through their years—often decades—of experience how to safely transport these high-end, exotic, historic, and classic vehicles. From knowing the ins and outs of the roads they travel and rules and regulations for different areas throughout the country, to understanding the necessary procedures and steps required to start, park, and drive specific, antique vehicles whose operation can be vastly different than modern vehicles, our drivers are experts.

Another benefit our drivers enjoy is the variety of routes they travel and the diversity in vehicles they load. Running from east coast to west, there are cars and motorcycles to pick up and drop off in every state between, allowing our drivers to avoid the monotony of running repetitive routes, or transporting the same freight day in and day out. And, although we have many repeat customers, we have an equal number of new ones having their vehicles shipped, allowing our drivers to meet new people and hear new stories all the time.

Working alongside our team of elite drivers presents a great learning opportunity to drivers both new and experienced in car hauling. Our drivers are a wealth of knowledge and are happy to help their teammates learn the tips and tricks of transporting vehicles in an enclosed trailer. Their demeanor is welcoming and they’re always willing to lend a helping hand when asked. The comradery present within our team of highly qualified and experienced drivers is a hallmark of our organization.

In Closing

We hope that after reading this blog, you’ve learned a bit more about what enclosed car transport entails, the ways driving for an enclosed car transport company can be more gratifying than delivering for other, more monotonous industries, and some of the highlights associated with driving for Intercity Lines, Inc.

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The Future of Trucking

Volvo Vehicle Platoons

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The project aims to encourage a step change in personal transport usage by developing of environmental roadtrains called platoons.

Systems will be developed facilitating the safe adoption of road trains on un-modified public highways with interaction with other traffic.

A scheme will be developed whereby a lead vehicle with a professional driver will take responsibility for a platoon. Following vehicles will enter a semi-autonomous control mode that allows the driver of the following vehicle to do other things that would normally be prohibited for reasons of safety; for example, operate a phone, reading a book or watching a movie.

Mercedes-Benz Future Truck

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The Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025’s with his “Highway Pilot” system a consistent and realistic response to the current development – it communicates with its surroundings and drives autonomously. Autonomous driving carries through the more homogeneous traffic flow helps to reduce fuel consumption and emissions significantly. Transport times are calculable. The aggregates of the trucks involved are protected by the uniform driving style. Autonomous driving is a “Can” feature – the driver is at all times free to decide to control the truck itself or to leave this to the art.

Peloton Truck Platoons 

peloton truck platoonsPeloton is an automated vehicle technology company that utilizes vehicle-to-vehicle communications and radar-based active braking systems, combined with sophisticated vehicle control algorithms, to link pairs of heavy trucks. The safety systems are always active, and when the trucks are out on the open road, they can form close-formation platoons. The system controls braking and acceleration, similar to adaptive cruise control, and drivers remain fully engaged and retain steering control. The dramatic reduction in aerodynamic drag in these platoons provides unprecedented fuel economy savings for both the trailing and the leading truck. A real-time video link lets the rear driver see the road ahead of the platoon. The more extensive data flowing from the trucks also allows new levels of diagnostics and prognostics, while empowering better drivers and stronger fleet management.

 

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