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ATLANTA — CIE Manufacturing presented the Revere, a new line of chassis, Feb. 24 at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.
CIE Manufacturing, which produces chassis, recently changed its name from CIMC Intermodal Equipment. The company is a division of China International Marine Containers Group Co., which manufacturs container boxes and trailers.
The Revere, which comes with a 10-year warranty and maintains a tare weight of 10,600 pounds, is available now. The company has inventory in stock at its facilities in South Gate, Calif., and Emporia, Va. The model is produced using robotic welding, precision laser cutting and automated tire mounting and inflation.
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Trevor Ash, executive vice president of sales and marketing for CIE Manufacturing, said the company will be able to produce 140 units per facility per day when operating at full production capabilities.
“We believe that the future of intermodal is here, and that we’re leading it,” Ash said.
The Revere is equipped with TSE Brakes, Jost International landing gear, Hutchens Industries suspensions and Phillips Connect Technologies systems in the harness.
On Feb. 18, PCT formalized a preferred partner agreement with CIE Manufacturing. As part of the agreement, the groups will work together to deliver chassis equipped with telematics solutions. PCT’s intermodal chassis telematics products will be launched exclusively on CIE Manufacturing chassis, and CIE Manufacturing will promote PCT as its preferred telematics partner.
The Revere will be compliant with stipulations in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
Ash explained that the Revere models are built to suit different vehicle lengths, from the shorter City Combo to the 53-foot Gooseneck.
“No matter what your application or what your need is, we didn’t confine ourselves to the specification for one model,” Ash said. “We can offer this specification from our standard chassis full product line.”
Ash said the Revere was named after American Revolution patriot Paul Revere, who famously rode at midnight to alert the colonial army about the arrival of British forces.
“It’s a spec to be revered in the industry,” Ash said.
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