What is a single car transporter?

Single car transporters comes in many different shapes and sizes, but are specifically designed to move only one vehicle.

Dedicated single car transporters are mini-trucks, with a cab and a flat aluminum body. Cars are driven onto the back of the transporter and strapped down using wheel strapping, or under body strapping directly to the car chassis. A single car transporter can be open or enclosed.

4x4 vehicles are also used to tow a purpose built single car trailer. If you are paying someone to move your vehicle, and they are using a trailer instead of a dedicated single car transporter, it is important that you ascertain if they are meeting legal requirements - they need specialist insurance and should be running a tachograph.

If you would like to know more information about the legal requirements for moving your vehicle, please don't hesitate to contact the Shift A Car team.