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Piggybacking, an efficient means of transport for heavy goods vehicles

Piggyback transport is a mode of freight transport combining rail and road. It is a good alternative for truck drivers, as they can take a full truck on a train: tractor, trailer and the driver himself, if he wishes.

Loading is allowed up to 44 tons, starting from 13 French departments and all of Italy[CA1]. Ecotrans, gives you preferential rates and discounts, proportional to the number of passes made by all our members.

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How does it work ?

Book your journeys directly on the Internet, 24 hours a day Loading: 2 options
  • Drivers, you can load your vehicle yourself simultaneously with your colleagues
  • Discover the jockey system: the loading of the trailer is done by the service provider, the driver is free and not obliged to make the trip.

The advantages of piggyback transport

Fast :
  • No downtime in terminals due to simultaneous loading
  • No long waiting times for drivers
Economical :
  • Loading at 44 tons or up to 17% additional payloads
  • A competitive price since lower than the cost of the road trip for an identical route
  • Maximum annual discount
  • Invoice without VAT for carriers outside Italy
Fluids :
  • Reservation flexibility: 24h/24h on the internet
  • Easy platform access and loading
Safety and comfort :
  • The driver can rest during the journey
Respect for the environment :
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Road congestion relief

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Road professionals, coach operators, transporters, truck drivers...
The Ecotrans team is at your disposal to answer your questions.

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Park Nord, Les Péiades - 14C
ZA de la Bouvarde
74 370 - METZ-TESSY

Tél : 04 50 33 39 99
Fax : 04 50 64 14 61

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