TRAC Select, which was launched in February, is a premium chassis pool fleeted with an array of specialty chassis and services aimed at meeting specific customer needs.
Growing demand at the country’s busiest ports including, Los Angeles/Long Beach and New York/New Jersey, is leading to more premium truck chassis availability.
New Jersey-based intermodal chassis pool manager and equipment supplier TRAC Intermodal is expanding the availability of its relatively new premium chassis service in order to meet growing demand among customers serving the country’s busiest ports including, Los Angeles/Long Beach and New York/New Jersey, the company said Aug. 28.
TRAC Select, which was launched in February, is a premium chassis pool fleeted with an array of specialty chassis and services aimed at meeting specific customer and marketplace needs.
Increased demand for TRAC’s specialized equipment at the adjoining ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the company said, is driven by surging chassis volume during the current peak season, as well as high pool chassis utilization, and customers streamline pick-ups and drop-off through an alternative to standard chassis pools.
At the Port of NY/NJ, TRAC Intermodal said demand for TRAC Select has grown due to the arrival of larger ships now calling at the ports, as well as an increase in shipping traffic to East Coast ports as a result of the recently expanded Panama Canal.
The TRAC Select service, which ensures that required chassis are always available and pre-tripped for the road, offers customers an assured supply of premium, high-quality equipment, with convenient locations near marine ports, railroad terminals and depots, according to the company. Chassis models offer features such as radial tires, LED lights, anti-lock braking systems, GPS tracking and automatic tire airing systems.
“Business requirements and market forces are driving motor carriers, BCOs and others to find more efficient and flexible ways to source chassis at the country’s busiest ports,” TRAC Intermodal President and CEO Keith Lovetro said in a statement. “As port volumes and chassis utilization increase, customers tell us they want access to a guaranteed supply of high-quality chassis and a smoother transaction experience to ensure an uninterrupted flow of goods.”
TRAC Select is currently available in over 20 U.S. locations, with further expansion in the works, according to the company.