Michigan company touts container system to put loads in empty auto racks

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — A Detroit-area company aims to use its patented shipping containers to put loads of auto parts into multilevel railcars that otherwise would return empty to assembly plants.

Pro-Tech Group, which has designed containers to fit within the confines of auto racks that carry finished vehicles, has successfully completed pilot runs carrying pallets of wheel rims from California to Dearborn, Mich. 

“The benefit of this process is to eliminate the 66,000 railcars that come back empty” each year, Pro-Tech CEO Earle B. Higgins tells Trains News Wire.

Higgins would not disclose which railroads handled the test loads for

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Auto Trader sees increase in new car advert views

In January, there were 7.4 million advert views of brand-new cars on Auto Trader, a 69% increase on pre-pandemic January 2020.

Thia also marks the highest number of views recorded in a single month. It equates to almost 10,000 views of a new car every hour.

January also saw a sharp increase in the number of individual users viewing a new car on Auto Trader, growing 14% year-on-year (YoY) and 19% on December.

This very strong level of consumer engagement resulted in a 98% YoY increase in the number of new car leads being sent to retailers last month.


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Auto Trader : 21 of the most expensive car number plates in UK

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21 of the most expensive car number plates in UK

17th Feb 2021
  • Auto Trader announces list of 21 of the most expensive number plates ahead of March number plate change
  • The online marketplace for new and used cars has also released leasing and new car deals for buyers to snap up with savings of up to £7,300

Despite the third national lockdown, consumers’ confidence in being able to afford their next car has reached a peak, with many still looking to buy.

Car buyers registering their brand-new cars from 1st March 2021, will be able to get

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Used Car Market Is On The Rise, Says Auto Trader

Auto Dealer has mentioned that January’s 7.4% rise in used automobile values has given it “confidence we’ll see a fast return to well being” as COVID-19 ‘Lockdown 3’ restrictions begin to ease.

Earlier this week the net advertising and marketing platform revealed a set of KPIs gathered from its on-line automobile purchaser knowledge which may point out one other post-lockdown gross sales increase.

On the similar time, it reported that January’s rise in automobile values had been the tenth consecutive month of worth rises on the platform.

As we speak, its Retail Worth Index revealed that the most recent rise

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Automotive Industry Veteran Debbie Conrad Boyce Joins Reindeer Auto Relocation as New CEO

Debbie Conrad Boyce, an automotive industry veteran with over three decades of top-level experience, is the new CEO of Reindeer Auto Relocation.

ZIONSVILLE, IN / ACCESSWIRE / February 16, 2021 / Reindeer Auto Relocation, an industry leader in vehicle shipping and moving service, has recently announced the hiring of Debbie Conrad Boyce as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. With over three decades of experience in the automotive industry, Debbie has an extensive background in driving strategy, operations and sales. Her inclusion in the company’s leadership is likely to contribute immensely to the future strategic growth of

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17 Hidden Auto Costs Your Dealer Will Never Tell You About

Getting a new car is awesome. But buying a new car is stressful, expensive and filled with traps set by skilled salespeople who — even the most honest among them — are trying to get as much of your money as you’re willing to part with. The average person only buys a car a few times in their life, while salespeople do their jobs every day. You need to watch out for these common and costly traps so you don’t get burned the next time you’re shopping for a car.

Last updated: April 1, 2020

1. Marked Up Loan

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