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    Three of the largest intermodal chassis owners announced the startup of a pool in Southern California that is meant to address ongoing difficulties with equipment supply at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.

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    Intermodal equipment pool operator Consolidated Chassis Management said that Jon Poelma has been appointed senior vice president and chief operator, succeeding CEO Phil Wojcik in the top management post.
    Consolidated Chassis Management

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    Efforts to finally create a New York-New Jersey area chassis pool are ongoing as equipment providers, labor and port executives attempt to craft a workable approach to the thorny issue, trucking officials said.
    AMC Equipment Sales

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    Private equity firm EQT Infrastructure II Fund has agreed to buy intermodal equipment provider Direct ChassisLink Inc. from investor Littlejohn & Co. for an undisclosed sum, a move that represents the latest shake-up in the provision of chassis for shippers, truckers, ocean carriers and railroads.

    Direct ChassisLink Inc.

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    Southern California marine terminals have dropped a plan to charge chassis lessors $5 per unit traveling through cargo facilities in the face of opposition from the businesses that provide the majority of chassis equipment to move truck freight in the region.
    Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

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    Direct ChassisLink Inc. will raise daily chassis rates it charges trucking companies to haul containers from ports in the Southeast, Gulf Coast and Midwest beginning Dec. 15, following similar increases from Trac Intermodal and Flexi-Van Leasing Inc. this summer.
    DCLI

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    Trac Intermodal is changing the tires on its chassis in Mobile, Alabama, from bias ply to radial tires, which the company said will improve the performance and reliability for truck drivers.

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    Chassis providers Flexi-Van Leasing and Direct ChassisLink Inc. will launch a “pool of pools” beginning June 1, offering trucking companies shared chassis at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
    Direct ChassisLink

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    Chassis providers Flexi-Van Leasing and Direct ChassisLink Inc. will launch a “pool of pools” beginning June 1, offering trucking companies shared chassis at the Port of New York and New Jersey. But the largest chassis provider in the Northeast, Trac Intermodal, won’t contribute equipment to the pool.
    Direct ChassisLink Inc.

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    DirectChassis Link Inc. will raise rental rates on chassis for the third time since December.
    Direct ChassisLink

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    Chassis providers have invested millions into renovating their equipment and buying new units to provide draymen a better experience, but while some trucking executives praise the work, others still haven’t seen the payoff.
    Flexi-Van

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    intermodal chassis

    Trac Intermodal has updated its web portal to rent chassis online, the company announced July 17.

    The online upgrades will allow trucking companies to search for available equipment by chassis size and location, Trac said in a statement. It also has a reuse feature to extend a truckers’ equipment rental due date. The upgrades also will make the platform easier to use on smartphones and tablets.

    intermodal chassisTT file photo

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    DCLI chassis

    Direct ChassisLink Inc. has introduced its premium pool into the Chicago market, expanding the equipment footprint beyond Southern California.

    The newest location is located near the Canadian National Railway’s intermodal terminal in Harvey, Ill.

    The equipment includes radial tires and LED lights.

    DCLI chassisDirect ChassisLink Inc.

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    DCLI chassis

    Direct ChassisLink Inc. has signed an agreement to make a major acquisition, purchasing the entire domestic chassis fleet from competitor Trac Intermodal.

    The transaction, due to close in January, would not include Trac’s marine pool covering ports across the United States, but it does cover about 72,000 domestic 53-foot chassis that are growing in demand due to the rise in transloading.

    DCLI chassisDirect ChassisLink Inc.

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    CCM debuts new chassis management system

    Consolidated Chassis Management has introduced a web-based chassis reservation system designed for motor carriers, depot managers and chassis providers.

    CCM debuts new chassis management systemConsolidated Chassis Management