Pro-Tech Group’s New Mobile Container System Utilizes Empty Autoracks to Carry Freight on Return Trips

The pilot test transported pallets of new wheel rims from California to an automobile assembly plant in Michigan.

Pro Tech Container In Railcar
Pro-Tech Group

Pro-Tech Group, LLC demonstrated what is dubbed as an industry-first mobile container system that utilizes empty autoracks on return trips to carry freight in a more sustainable manner.

The pilot test transported pallets of new wheel rims from California to an automobile assembly plant in Michigan.

“The Pro-Tech Container provides companies a sensible and cost-effective alternative to shipping over highways without disrupting their existing logistics and operations,” says Earle Higgins, Sr., chairman and CEO of Pro-Tech Group. “By utilizing space in autoracks that otherwise would return empty to auto plants or other pick-up destinations, there is a twice-fold environmental benefit with these unique cargo containers.”

 

From GlobeNewswire

  •  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 48x40 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.