has being showing off its super-sized trailer-tractor in Canada, which it calles the "Supercube". Instead of a standard 53 foot trailer, Wal-Mart has a trailer over sixty feet in length with a two-level interior that's been optimized to carry as much cargo as possible. The trailer has a built-in scissor lift at the end of the lower level that can lift 12,000 pounds at a time to the second level. It can hold some 5100 cubic feet which is 30 percent more than a normal trailer.
Wal-Mart says that the new trailer helps the environment as it hold more cargo, thus fewer trucks will be on the road. This position is not shared by everyone and the new trailer isn't on Canadian roads yet. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO
) requires a 12 month pilot program to be completed before it considers the issuance of special licenses to allow the extra large trailer to move along Ontario's highways.
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