PRINCETON, N.J., June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To support the expected surge in U.S. resin exports and increased volume in the Gulf region, TRAC Intermodal is adding over 2,000 new and fully-refurbished premium chassis to its Gulf Regional Pool (TGRP), with more equipment additions planned for later this year. This investment is part of TRAC's broader Fleet Modernization program aimed at making premium equipment readily available to motor carriers at strategic locations.
The TGRP, with more than 20,000 chassis, offers the largest and most modern fleet of equipment serving the Houston, Dallas, Mobile, New Orleans and El Paso markets. Over 25 percent of these chassis have been upgraded to new or fully-refurbished premium equipment painted in TRAC blue and featuring LED lights, OEM tires, new brake systems, and new electrical wiring harnesses.
"We are continuing our investments in the Gulf by adding premium quality chassis that meet the rigorous and specialized needs of our customers in this region," said Keith Lovetro, President and Chief Executive Officer at TRAC Intermodal. He continued, "We have expanded our TGRP fleet by over 10 percent in just the first half of 2018 and are planning to add more equipment during the balance of this year."
TRAC has invested in specialized equipment to support the particular chassis needs for customers in the region. Its 40-foot lightweight marine chassis, introduced in Houston last year, are 22 percent lighter than standard 40-foot gooseneck chassis. They were designed to enable motor carriers to transport heavier container loads in the Gulf port region, such as resin, while still complying with DOT weight limits.
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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