Canadian merchant leading the push towards prevalent adoption of 60-ft. containers


SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. – Canadian Tire’s vision to generally convey 60-ft. holders stepped forward this week, with the Canadian creation of an extendable body that can convey both 53-and 60-ft. holders.

Neil McKenna, head of transportation for Canadian Tire, got his first take a gander at the new extendable body at Max-Atlas’ assembling plant here Dec. 20 and welcomed Truck News to go with him. Likewise along for the showing were: Gary Fast, relate VP, global transportation operations and support with Canadian Tire; Gary Kunzli, account chief, CP Rail; and Jimmy Zborowsky, an Ontario-based Max-Atlas deals rep.

Both were anything but difficult to work with one hand, a key plan necessity. The administrator just flips a lever and after that effectively stretches out or withdraws the gooseneck to switch somewhere around 53-and 60-ft. arrangements. The main extra upkeep required is lubing of the cam rollers. Tibor Varga, president of Max-Atlas, said both outlines will work, yet appeared to support the tube-inside tube plan, because of its lower producing expenses and relative effortlessness – less rollers, and less welding is required. The tube-inside tube configuration adds around 200 kgs contrasted with a customary 53-ft. holder frame.

Canadian Tire reps were obviously enchanted with both plans.

“I was extremely awed with the Max-Atlas group,” McKenna told Truck News a while later. “I saw a model of a unit that was extremely great. It’s not frequently you get an opportunity to lead the world in development in any field, and to have a Quebec and Canadian maker ready to offer something like this for sale to the public is uncommon and something to be recognized.”

The patent-pending extendable gooseneck undercarriage won’t be conveyed to advertise instantly. To start with, the models will be done and after that conveyed to CP’s Montreal yard for testing. Canadian Tire is planning to put in a request in January and start conveying 60-ft. holders where it’s legitimate to do as such. Not all territories permit the 60-ft. boxes on the streets – incidentally, Quebec, where they’re manufactured, does not permit them on-street – but rather in territories that direct aggregate mix length, for example, Alberta and Ontario, the holders can be conveyed immediately.

Truth be told, Canadian Tire as of now has one 60-ft. model compartment being used and is going to take conveyance of another four 60-ft. settled undercarriage.



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