Marine Chassis Pools
TRAC Intermodal™ has an extensive network of marine chassis pools at ocean terminals and rail ramps throughout the country. A chassis pool consists of a group of TRAC owned and/or operated chassis domiciled at a facility that are made available to shipping lines and truckers for short-term rental. These pools are called marine because the chassis are 20′, 40′ and 45′ in length, corresponding to ocean-going container standards.
The marine pool network consists of several geographic programs that form the overall network. Our MetroPool program involves chassis networked in all of the major ocean terminals and rail ramps in the NY/NJ area, as well as in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Chassis are free flowing among all these facilities, giving customers the ability to pick up and drop off at different locations. Similar to the MetroPool, TRAC Intermodal offers its Gulf Regional Pool, with operations in Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, El Paso, San Antonio, New Orleans, Mobile, and Tampa, allowing for the free flow of chassis among these locations. In addition, our Midwest Regional Pool program includes marine chassis pools at inland rail facilities in Chicago and the Ohio Valley.
Rates are structured on either a casual per use basis or with agreement to use a minimum volume of chassis per day. Maintenance and repair and access to our PoolStat® software for extensive reporting are all included.