A mechanic says he’s been working on a 6061 aluminum car huller for nearly four years and says he has not seen a single problem.
The car hauling company says the repair work will be done by the end of this week.
The aluminum car hulkers have been around for decades.
They’re part of the standard for the industry’s fleet of 40,000 to 50,000 aluminum-alloy vehicles that are used in the United States and other countries around the world.
But aluminum car haulers have become more expensive as more manufacturers have replaced the older, lighter aluminum with cheaper, lighter steel.
The Aluminum Industry Association says the car hauler’s new owner is in the process of selling its 6061 fleet and will be auctioning off its remaining assets.
It’s not clear what, if anything, will be left behind after the new owner sells.
The aluminum haulers are part of an older fleet that’s sold off in recent years.
But there is a chance some of the car hauls may be sold off.
We’ve reached out to the manufacturer of the 6061 car hullers, and will update this article if we receive a response.