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How (Not) to Load a Car Onto a Truck

"Lift gate's not long enough. Let's get creative," two drivers decided.

December 9, 2015

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Reliable Carriers, Horseless Carriage and other fleets load and haul automobiles in semitrailers with long, liftable platforms, two-tiered racks and other special equipment.

People at those companies would cringe if they saw how a pair of European drivers lifted a Volvo V70 wagon aboard an ordinary van truck.

It's further proof that you see the craziest things on YouTube. Credit: Koniakaki Iios

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Tom Berg

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Journalist since 1965, truck writer and editor since 1978. CDL-qualified; conducts road tests on new heavy-, medium- and light-duty tractors and trucks. Specializes in vocational and hybrid vehicles.

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