North American chassis manufacturers expect to fall well short of their production goals this year despite widespread equipment shortages that have exacerbated congestion in key ports and inland hubs.
25 Jan 2019
The congestion is subsiding, according to draymen and logistics providers.
23 Jan 2019
The gridlock is another example of how a small piece of equipment can cause havoc to the supply chain.
25 Oct 2017
The second-largest US provider of chassis, Direct ChassisLink Inc., has agreed to acquire the domestic fleet of the sector’s top provider.
14 Sep 2017
The Port of New York and New Jersey is searching again for a way to create an interoperable chassis pool after the latest effort collapsed.
03 May 2017
TRAC, Flexi-Van, and DCLI now operate competing pools that don’t share equipment.
28 Feb 2017
Intermodal equipment providers hope to launch a long-delayed universal chassis pool at the Port of New York and New Jersey before the Bayonne Bridge is raised later this year.
15 Feb 2017
FECR operates about 350 miles of track along the east coast of Florida, and TRAC has an active fleet of more than 267,000 chassis.
30 Jan 2017
TRAC Intermodal this month became the latest company to introduce lightweight chassis in Houston.
23 Jan 2017
TRAC Intermodal is furthering an industry-wide push to upgrade intermodal equipment quality.
11 Oct 2016
Southern California’s landmark “pool of pools” in which three equipment providers share more than 72,000 inter-operable chassis could be improved.
01 Sep 2016
Hanjin Shipping’s collapse has left US motor carriers and intermodal equipment providers scrambling to limit their financial exposure and wondering what to do.
23 Aug 2016
LA-LB terminal operators decide to individually negotiate hosting arrangements with chassis-leasing companies.
16 Aug 2016
Show-cause petition by equipment lessors charges LA-LB proposed chassis services fee violates Shipping Act.
08 Apr 2016
International Longshoremen’s Association leader Dennis Daggett said the ILA isn’t to blame for delays in launching a universal port chassis pool at the Port of New York and New Jersey, and that intermodal equipment providers don’t seem committed to the idea.
07 Apr 2016
A proposed universal chassis pool at the Port of New York and New Jersey is dead in the water, but chassis lessors haven’t given up on the idea, an executive at one of the leasing companies told truckers Thursday.
30 Mar 2016
TRAC Intermodal, the largest U.S. chassis lessor, has canceled plans for a $485 million bond offering that would have been used mainly to pay a cash dividend to owner Fortress Investment Group.
29 Mar 2016
United Arab Shipping Co. has appointed TRAC Intermodal as the carrier’s sole chassis provider in the United States. Stuart Sandlin, president of UASC North America, said using a single chassis provider will benefit customers and make UASC more competitive in quoting carrier haulage rates under which the ship line arranges inland transportation.
01 Mar 2016
TRAC Intermodal, the largest provider of chassis in the U.S., has acquired Interstar Fleet Services, a provider of emergency road service repair service.
11 Feb 2016
Chassis provider TRAC Intermodal and a technology provider have unveiled cloud-based software designed to allow intermodal equipment providers and motor carriers to automate billing and reconcile invoices.
02 Apr 2015
TRAC Intermodal is forming its own chassis pool in Southern California, but the new entity will be added to the “pool of pools,” or neutral chassis arrangement, that was launched at the ports on March 1.
04 Feb 2015
TRAC Intermodal has unveiled an upgraded service that provides higher-quality intermodal chassis that the company says will be pre-inspected and “green-tagged” so truck drivers can pick them up without waiting for repairs.
09 Jan 2015
TRAC Intermodal, the largest lessor of intermodal chassis, is being offered for sale by Fortress Investment Group, the private equity company that acquired the company seven years ago.
31 Oct 2014
The four companies that control about 95 percent of the chassis at Los Angeles-Long Beach agreed on Thursday to develop a neutral, or gray chassis pool for the largest port complex in the Americas, with the phased rollout to begin on Feb. 1, 2015.
16 Jul 2014
TRAC Intermodal has launched a program to add or refurbish several thousand chassis in its Metropool, the largest chassis pool in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
12 Mar 2014
TRAC Intermodal’s planned move into drayage is the first step in the company’s effort to expand its portfolio to provide “a broad suite of logistics services,” CEO Keith Lovetro said.
03 Mar 2014
TRAC Intermodal, the United States’ largest provider of intermodal chassis, plans to extend its services into drayage, said CEO Keith Lovetro.
09 Sep 2013
Hamburg Süd will implement a revised policy on chassis provision in the Charleston, S.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Savannah, Ga.; and Atlanta areas, effective Oct. 1.
12 Jul 2013
TRAC Intermodal has begun providing truckers with premium rentals of marine chassis equipped with radial tires, automatic pneumatic airing systems, LED lighting, ABS braking, GPS tracking and other features.
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