Vehicle transporters are a fairly common sight all over the first world. They vary slightly but generally it’s some kind of a truck with a trailer capable of transporting six to ten vehicles in a safe and efficient manner. For smaller quantities there are fifth-wheel trailers designed for heady-duty pickup trucks capable of transporting three cars or your common everyday tow truck for single car shipments.
Things are not the same in third world countries were cost and availability of transport vehicles are an issue. In countries such as Pakistan innovation takes presence and passenger cars are commonly transported on the roofs of cargo containers and buses.
The following pictures were taken by Polish soldiers, and fans of the site StadoBaranow.com, stationed in the city of Ghazni, southeast of Kabul. Have a look for yourself and try to explain how these cars get put on the tops of these buses (I’m guessing via a forklift). I guess there are not many overpasses in Afghanistan.
Jalopnik recently reported on American cars ending up in Afghanistan – this maybe your wrecked 4Runner!
Just a random picture of a Lada Niva.
No room inside the van? No problem!
You can totally fit another Corolla there.
I can smell those Mercedes diesel fumes here.
[All images from StadoBaranow.com, Robert Przydrożny, EDI, Wojciech Kluczewski, Szczepan Głuszczak, Marcin Ogdowski]