TRAC Intermodal, one of North America’s leading providers of intermodal marine equipment and chassis pool managers, has made significant investments to expand and improve the quality of its Metro Pool chassis fleet to support record growth in the NY/NJ port area
“TRAC has refurbished thousands of chassis to ‘like new’ condition to ensure customers receive the highest quality and most reliable chassis available,” said Keith Lovetro, President and CEO. “The refurbished equipment features LED lights, OEM tires, new brake systems, all new electrical wiring and are painted TRAC Blue. We have upgraded more than 35% of our Metro Pool fleet and will continue to do so until the entire fleet has been refurbished. TRAC is also expanding its Metro Pool fleet by more than 10% to support the port’s growth.”
As part of TRAC’s ongoing efforts “to ensure that customers always have easy access to high quality chassis,” TRAC has established three near-dock chassis distribution locations in New Jersey, two in Port Elizabeth and one in Bayonne. Each of these chassis distribution points “pre-trip” chassis and make them available in “ready rows” to expedite motor carriers’ pick-up of the equipment.
“We are absolutely committed to having the highest quality equipment available for our Metro Pool customers and, to date, the approach appears to be working very well. We’ll continue investing in the Metro Pool chassis fleet, services and technologies to help facilitate additional volume growth and overall port activity,” said Lovetro.
With nine pools under management across the U.S., TRAC Intermodal has the largest fleet of marine and specialty chassis in North America and operates an extensive network of facilities comprised of more than 600 marine locations, 60 depots and 8 TRAC Service Centers.