National Geographic : 1923 Oct
DOUBLE-DECKING FLAT FREIGHT CARS FOR BIG MOTOR-CAR SHIPMENTS Despite the fact that a third of a million carloads of cars were shipped from factories last year, and75,000 more from assembling plants, and still other thousands by Great Lake steamers, it has been necessary to send many cars to distribution centers indrive-away fleets. One manufacturer maintains a corps of drive-away men, sending the cars out in fleets of ten, each with a captain and a mechanic. Drivers arenotallowed toraise the hoods of their cars and must keep their assigned positions in the fleet. The speed is held down to 25 miles anhour.