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Ancra Cargo's Jeff Murillo highlights the company's new AutoDeck system at the American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Ancra Cargo adds automated trailer decking system

Company says a carrier will pilot the system, which is designed to improve safety and efficiency

Ancra Cargo recently introduced AutoDeck, an integrated decking system designed to allow loading dock staff and drivers to automate the height of each beam at the push of a button for customized decking solutions.

The company said a transportation carrier will pilot the “first-of-its-kind” product.

“We’re eager to work with a transportation carrier to prove the benefits of this new system,” said Larry Bethel, president of Ancra Cargo.

“Safety, innovation and efficiency are top values for Ancra Cargo. The AutoDeck system will make moving freight more efficient with similar maintenance costs as other decking systems, so everyone from the manufacturer to the consumer benefits.”

Prior to the introduction of manual decking systems, the space available in trailers was either not fully utilized or pallets were stacked on top of each other, potentially damaging cargo. Ancra is a leading innovator in decking systems, which allow for better freight shipping efficiency, reduce losses resulting from cargo damage and increase load averages by 10% to 30%.  

The new Ancra Cargo AutoDeck system provides greater-efficiency loading with higher safety for the user. Built with regard for operator safety, the easy-to-use automation features promote a higher utilization of decking systems, reducing time to load, and improving satisfaction and safety for logistics staff.

“The Ancra Cargo AutoDeck system is the next step as freight carriers aim to have the most effective and efficient tools in place,” Bethel said. “It takes out the manual element of decking systems, which will increase usage and reduce the time to load by 20%.”

Ancra Cargo AutoDeck



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