Patent Number: 6,309,153

Title: Intermodal transfer trailer

Abstract: A vehicle for temporary support of intermodal cargo containers, especially a trailer for a tractor/trailer rig, has deployable locating pins placed centrally along the length of a chassis, for locating containers placed end-to-end. The locating pins center containers of different lengths relative to the chassis, which is long enough to accommodate the longest standard length of container or two short containers. The locating pins are resiliently mounted such that a long container or misplaced containers that are set down on the pins, cause the pins to be depressed into the chassis. Stop pins define an endpoint for an end of a container, and two resiliently mounted engagement pins on each side, are positioned for engaging the corner fittings of intermodal containers when abutted against the locating pins. A movable section with a hingeable wing structure carrying resiliently mounted engagement pins can be provided on lateral sides of the trailer, lockable when deployed using a manual locking means bearing between the movable section and the chassis, and supporting resiliently retractable engagement pins for coupling with the corner fittings of two or more containers placed end to end.

Inventors: Petzitillo, Jr.; Anthony D. (Sicklerville, NJ), Smith, Jr.; Kenneth E. (Erial, NJ)

Assignee: Accurate Industries, Inc.

International Classification: B60P 1/64 (20060101); B60P 007/13 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018