TRAC INTERMODAL CONVERTING MARINE CHASSIS TO RADIAL TIRES FOR MOBILE, AL MARKET
Premium Quality Equipment to Meet Region’s Demanding Conditions
Princeton, N.J., January 19, 2017 – To help meet customer needs in the greater Mobile, AL market, TRAC Intermodal is converting marine chassis in its fleet from bias ply to radial tires. The program, begun in December 2016, will be completed by the end of March.
TRAC’s customers in the Mobile market often face long hauls, heavy loads and hot weather conditions that require high-quality, reliable equipment. Radials provide customers with many benefits over bias ply tires including better quality and performance, improved fuel economy, greater durability and reduced off the road downtime.
“Our radial conversion program in Mobile provides our customers with high quality equipment to best fit their needs and fulfills the frequent long hauls and demanding operating conditions in this region,” says Keith Lovetro, President and Chief Executive Officer at TRAC Intermodal. “We consistently evaluate the equipment across our entire chassis fleet and make the necessary refinements and upgrades to satisfy the specialized, market-by-market needs of our customers.”
TRAC operates a marine chassis pool at the APM terminal in the Port of Mobile, which is part of TRAC’s Gulf Region Pool (TGRP). TRAC’s Mobile pool serves the following steamship lines: CMA/APL, COSCO, Evergreen, ZIM, MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) and Maersk.
About TRAC Intermodal:
TRAC Intermodal is the nation’s largest intermodal chassis pool manager and equipment supplier for domestic and international transportation companies. TRAC Intermodal’s active fleet consists of over 267,000 chassis. TRAC Intermodal has a broad operating footprint with over 600 marine, 160 domestic and 60 depot locations across North America.
For more information, contact:
V.P. Operations, Western Region