Monday, February 27, 2012

Future Of Auto Transport

Imagine this; your vehicle is loaded on a trailer that not only can hold up to 12 cars but as much as few hundred vehicles that is hauled by an electric locomotive transporter on a high speed railway. Once the load has arrived to a explicit destination, your driver gets the trailer off the railway and delivers the car to your door. Is this the future of the auto transport industry? Not only will this improve safety and get hundred thousands of trucks off major highways, reduce carbon emissions, but will also speed up delivery times by eliminating loading and unloading delays cause by terminals and weigh stations.
Industry auto transport analysts do not forecast any dramatic changes in the equipment. As new car carrying trailers may get larger, trailers aren’t likely to grow in size. We forecast next-generation of trailers will be equipped with new designs, safer for the operators with improved footing on top ramps, to reduce the chance of vehicle damage during loading. Don’t expect much change in the upcoming years ahead. 
However, I see a different vision on how your cars will be delivered to your destination. On April 16th 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation redrew the map for high speed rail in America. This is a big advancement in the freight and logistics industry and I applaud this move by the government.This plan will connect cities and states into an integrated system. This state-of-the-art dedicated rail tracks will top speeds up to 220 mph connecting major cities together. This 17,000 mile national high speed rail system is planned for completion by 2030.
It’s a proven fact; railroads are the most effective way to move heavy freight. Electrifying Americas long distance haul routes, puts this 120 year old technology some years into the future of auto transport industry and the new way we move cargo freight.


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