Trailer Saves Return Haul Costs (Aug, 1931)

Trailer Saves Return Haul Costs

A GREAT saving in the return trips of trucks used for the transportation of automobiles from factory to dealer has been effected as a result of the development of a new type of trailer. Built with rear extension that can be folded back, the trailer can be shortened so that one truck can be hauled by another on the return trip.

Triangular truss frame construction of the trailer makes possible a combination of maximum strength and minimum weight. The photo below shows the manner in which one truck is carried by another, without danger of accident on road.

9 comments
  1. StanFlouride says: May 14, 20099:40 am

    Lisa: Bart, is that stolen?
    Bart: Um, no, it fell off the truck truck truck.

    The Simpsons episode about Fat Tony’s son Michael, the deadly future chef, was on TV last night.

  2. Charlene says: May 14, 20098:48 pm

    How do they get the truck back?

  3. Sean says: May 15, 20096:51 am

    Two trucks, two drivers deliver cars to the lot. One truck is loaded on the other and both drivers ride back together.

  4. Mike says: May 15, 20096:08 pm

    With the announcement today, they have eliminated the need for deliveries all together.

  5. Toronto says: May 15, 200911:48 pm

    Double decker car carriers became common when? Late 1950s? That way, one truck went out loaded, one driver drove it back, with the top folded to reduce drag. No second driver/engine/tire set/license. Ten cars moved, sometimes (usually 7 or 9, I think.)

  6. fred says: May 16, 20096:20 pm

    truck sex …how discusting

  7. xzibit says: May 19, 20091:29 pm

    Yo dawg, we herd you like trucks, so we put a truck in your truck so you can haul while you haul!

  8. Charlie says: May 20, 20098:33 am

    xzibit: that cracked me up. For those that don’t get it:
    http://www.youtube.com/…

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