Vehicle transportation module

  • US 6,890,136 B2
  • Filed: 11/01/2002
  • Issued: 05/10/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/30/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for loading vehicles for transportation comprising the steps of:

  • providing a module including a driver-side side structure, a passenger-side side structure, a bottom support structure extending between said side structures for supporting at least one vehicle located thereon, and a roof structure spaced from said bottom support structure such that said roof structure and said bottom support structure are arranged to closely receive a single row of vehicles therebetween and wherein said module includes a ramp located generally entirely inside said module; and

    rolling said vehicles onto said bottom support structure such that a single row of vehicles is located in said module and no vehicles are located generally between said single row of vehicles and said roof structure and no vehicles are located generally between said single row of vehicles and said bottom support structure and wherein said rolling step includes rolling each vehicle over said ramp such that said ramp guides each vehicle from an external surface to said bottom support structure without the need for an additional ramp.

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