PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To support the record growth in the NY/NJ port, TRAC Intermodal has made significant investments to expand and improve the quality of its Metro Pool chassis fleet.
TRAC has refurbished thousands of chassis to "like new" condition to ensure customers receive the highest quality and most reliable chassis available. The refurbished equipment features LED lights, OEM tires, new brake systems, all new electrical wiring and are painted TRAC Blue. "We have upgraded over 35 percent of our Metro Pool fleet and will continue to do so until the entire fleet has been refurbished," said Keith Lovetro, President and Chief Executive Officer at TRAC Intermodal. He went on to say that, "TRAC is also expanding its Metro Pool fleet by more than 10 percent 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, 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.
About TRAC Intermodal
TRAC Intermodal is North America's leading provider of intermodal marine equipment and chassis pool manager, 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 over 600 marine locations, 60 depots and 8 TRAC Service Centers.
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