Pro-Tech Group has introduced a mobile container system that utilizes empty autoracks on return trips to carry freight in a more sustainable manner.
The system recently completed pilot test runs transporting pallets of new wheel rims from California to an automobile assembly plant in Michigan. The company’s logistics system is designed around efficiently loading Pro-Tech containers into empty deadheading autoracks for delivery to key hubs across the country.
The steel-framed, hard-side containers provide a pilfer-resistant and controlled shipping environment for two standard 48 x 40 pallets loaded with variety of parts, assemblies and other goods. A bi-level autorack can be loaded with up to 18 Pro-Tech containers holding 36 pallets. The containers are collapsible, which enables them to be stored or transported as stackable flats back to cargo pick-up points.
Autoracks are loaded to transport new automobiles and trucks from either domestic assembly plants or from ports of entry to key distribution locations for eventual delivery to showrooms.