Delivery using vans?

  • SUPPORT THE SITE AND ENJOY A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE!
    Welcome to Tesla Owners Online, four years young! For a low subscription fee, you will receive access to an ad-free version of TOO. We now offer yearly memberships! You can subscribe via this direct link:
    https://teslaownersonline.com/account/upgrades

    SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
    Did you know we have a YouTube channel that's all about Tesla? Lots of Tesla information, fun, vlogs, product reviews, and a weekly Tesla Owners Online Podcast as well!

SimonMatthews

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 20, 2018
Messages
240
Location
Fremont, CA
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#1
As I drove past the factory today, I saw several 18-wheelers with van-style trailers leaving the factory. I think I read that Tesla has issues delivering with the increased output of vehicles. I wonder if this is a temporary move to deliver cars, while Tesla is short of proper car transporters?
 

SimonMatthews

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 20, 2018
Messages
240
Location
Fremont, CA
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#3
I have no idea what you mean by "van-style trailer".

Could you either take a picture, or find a representative picture at http://images.google.com and share it here?
I mean a "Dry van" as defined by the trucking industry:
Dry van
A simple, enclosed non-climate controlled rectangular trailer that carries general cargo, including food and other products that do not require refrigeration. Usually loaded/unloaded through the rear doors, requiring elevated access for forklifts to enter the trailer.[38]
 

sakaike

Active member
Joined
Mar 27, 2017
Messages
69
Location
Huntington Beach, CA
Tesla Owner
Model 3
Country
Country
#6
My guess is that those are not for vehicle deliveries. There's no ramp at the back to unload easily. They are far more likely to be trailers used to deliver parts to the factory like seats, motors, etc.