auto transport trailer

(road transportation) A multi-platform truck trailer designed to transport automobiles, sport-utility vehicles, and small vans from manufacturing plants to regional distributors and seaports, and from seaports to inland distribution centers and directly to auto dealers.
Auto transporters come in two general configurations: tractor-trailer combinations where the tractor transports up to three vehicles and the trailer transports up to six vehicles, and trailers designed to transport up to nine vehicles pulled by a standard tractor. Specially designed, two-level, covered auto transport trailers are available for the transport of high-value automobiles.

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