TRAC aims product at truckers
Chassis leasing company TRAC Intermodal, said Tuesday it has created a new service aimed at truckers called TRAC Connect.
“As the steamship lines transition away from providing chassis to motor carriers, TRAC Connect offers an innovative solution by allowing the motor carrier to enter into a chassis Interchange Agreement directly with TRAC Intermodal via the web,” said Steve Rubin, the company’s president and chief executive officer.
He said TRAC Intermodal “offers the value and efficiency of pooling, the availability and quality of TRAC Intermodal chassis, and the economy of only paying for on-demand usage.” He also said the company’s PoolStat software “is being enhanced to provide steamship lines with flexibility to develop customized chassis models as they seek to exit the chassis business on their own terms.”
A.P. Moller – Maersk last year created chassis company Direct ChassisLink that rents chassis to drayage companies. Like Direct ChassisLink, TRAC said customers would be able to use the chassis they rent for multiple moves and at multiple terminals.
TRAC Connect is available through its MetroPool chassis pool, located in New York-New Jersey, Philadelphia and Baltimore; as well as Mobile, Ala. It said it is adding locations to meet future customer needs.
Formerly known as Seacastle Chassis, the company adopted the Trac Intermodal name earlier this week. ' Chris Dupin