TRACTOR/TRAILERS PUSHING UP THE LIMIT

As increasingly greater demands are made upon terminal equipment to improve overall efficiency and throughput, the equipment manufacturer must look toward new ways of improving the performance of his product. This is particularly true of the tractor/trailer combination, whether employed in container or ro-ro ports. While ideally, lessening the number of container movements on trailers will reduce costs and increase efficiency, carrying two or four containers at one time can present design problems and the total cost of this solution may not justify the improvements in handling. However, the trend is being set toward these larger loads, and large ro-ro vessels are in operation which can accept such multicontainer systems. This, in turn, presents greater design problems for the tractor manufacturers as their product is required to pull double its previous rating while still maintaining the same size and maneuverability.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 

    Cargo Systems Publications Limited

    McMillan House, 54 Cheam Common Road
    Worchester Park, Surrey KT4 8RJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

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  • Accession Number: 00310485
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM