Automobile Racks

Commodities:  automobiles, trucks, suvs, vans, tractors, tractor trailers

Equipment for Transporting Vehicles

Type of Rail Equipment Primary Use
(type of vehicle)
Approximate
Load Factor
AutoMax Trucks, SUVs, Mini-vans, Automobiles 18 - 26
Bi-Level Trucks, SUVs, Mini-vans 8 - 10
Tri-Level Automobiles 14 - 15
Uni-Level Large Vehicles, Vans, Tractor Trailers 2 - 4

Car Varieties

There are four types of automobile rack cars: AutoMax, Bi-Level, Tri-Level and Uni-Level. The majority of auto rack cars are now fully enclosed. This substantially reduces damage from theft, vandalism and the elements.

AutoMax
Adjustable deck height allows for bi-level or tri-level configurations. Accommodates high vehicle load factors, including autos, trucks, vans and mini-vans.

Bi-Level
Accommodates two decks of vehicles, including trucks, SUVs and mini-vans.

Tri-Level
Accommodates three decks of standard automobiles. 

Uni-Level
One deck allows for single loading of finished vehicles such as truck tractors, farm implements, recreational vehicles, buses and double-decker buses.

Loading and Unloading

Contact our Shipment Quality Engineers for planning assistance with loading or unloading.