TRAC Intermodal said it is expanding availability of its TRAC Select offering to meet growing demand among customers serving the country’s busiest ports including the Los Angeles/Long Beach and New York/New Jersey ports.
Launched in February, TRAC Select is a premium chassis pool fleeted with a wide array of specialty chassis and services to meet specific customer and marketplace needs.
Increased demand for TRAC’s specialized equipment at West Coast ports is driven by surging chassis volume during the current peak season, high pool chassis utilization, and customers seeking an alternative to the standard chassis pools to help streamline pick-ups and drop-offs.
At the NY/NJ ports, demand for TRAC Select has grown with the arrival of larger ships now calling at the ports and an increase in shipping traffic to East Coast ports as a result of the recently expanded Panama Canal.
TRAC Select’s “white glove” service ensures that required chassis are always available and pre-tripped for the road to make drivers more productive. TRAC Select provides equipment choice to motor carriers, Beneficial Cargo Owners and NVOCCs.
“We pioneered the Premium Equipment alternative pool when we introduced TRAC Select last winter,” said Keith Lovetro, President and Chief Executive Officer at TRAC Intermodal. “Business requirements and market forces are driving motor carriers, BCO’s and others to find more efficient and flexible ways to source chassis at the country’s busiest ports. 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 available in more than 20 locations nationwide, with further expansion in the works. TRAC Select offers customers an assured supply of premium, high-quality equipment, with convenient locations near marine ports, railroad terminals and depots along with quick and easy in/out gating. TRAC Select chassis models include upgraded 40’ marine chassis, Titans, Tri-Axles and Lightweights which offer features such as radial tires, LED lights, anti-lock braking systems, GPS tracking and automatic tire airing systems.