TRAC Intermodal said it has made significant investments to
expand and improve the quality of its Metro Pool chassis fleet in
order to support the record growth in the NY/NJ port.
TRAC said it 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. "TRAC is also expanding its Metro
Pool fleet by more than 10 percent to support the port's growth."
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.