Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Intermodal Executives Optimistic About Chassis Supply

Chassis From left: William Hamlin, founding partner of Gray Wolf Group and panel moderator, with Douglas Hoehn, Ronald Widdows, Daniel Walsh, Mike O’Malley, Mike Wilson and Dave Manning. (IANA)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Unprecedented volumes of intermodal freight are starting to lighten as well as the long turn times and equipment backlogs that created chassis shortages throughout the past year, which can delay freight movement and disrupt truckers, carriers and the entire business model of the customer.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

SEA Electric to Begin Durability Testing of Class 6 Chassis

SEA chassis SV6 EV stripped chassis by SEA Electric

SEA Electric announced durability testing for its Class 6 SV6 E stripped chassis package is scheduled to begin in the third quarter, and volume assembly to begin in first quarter of 2023.

May 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Blue Bird to Add Classes 5-6 Commercial Vehicle Chassis

Blue Bird Blue Bird unveiled an electric Class 5-6 custom chassis at ACT Expo to expand its zero-emission transportation solutions to the commercial vehicle market. (Image provided by Lightning eMotors via Blue Bird)

Blue Bird Corp. announced it is building on its nearly century-long expertise of school bus manufacturing to expand its zero-emission transportation solutions to the commercial vehicle market.

May 16, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

NACPC Acquires Pratt Industries, Will Build Its Own Chassis

Pratt chassis Pratt Industries

The North American Chassis Pool Cooperative on Dec. 6 acquired the Bridgman, Mich.-based chassis manufacturer Pratt Industries Intermodal Chassis from the Nashville-based private equity firm LFM Capital.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 7, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Dorsey Intermodal Set to Deliver 5,000 Chassis to S.C. Ports

Dorsey Intermodal chassis for S.C. Ports A chassis that Dorsey Intermodal manufactured for South Carolina Ports Authority. The chassis are on schedule for delivery early next year. (Dorsey Intermodal)

Dorsey Intermodal is on track to fulfill an agreement to supply more than 5,000 new chassis for the South Carolina Ports Authority, the trailer manufacturer announced Nov. 8.

November 8, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment

Trucking Case Against Ocean Carriers Can Advance, Judge Rules

Equipment at the Port of Virginia Chassis, containers and trucks at the Port of Virginia's Portsmouth Marine Terminal. (Virginia Port Authority)

A case that alleges ocean carriers are overcharging truckers for use of container chassis at ports will proceed after a judge denied a request for dismissal filed by the defendants.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 19, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

Judge Weighing Appeal to Determine if Chassis Case Will Proceed

Port of Savannah Port of Savannah (Georgia Ports Authority)

A judge is weighing an appeal that will determine whether a trucking industry challenge to prices being charged for shipping containers at ports will be permitted to proceed.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

US Chassis Group Gains Initial Win Against Chinese Company

A CIE Chassis CIE says it has has produced and sold 1,800 chassis since opening two facilities in the U.S. (CIE Manufacturing/YouTube)

A group of U.S. chassis manufacturers have won an initial victory before the U.S. International Trade Commission against a Chinese company that the U.S. firms claim is manipulating the American chassis market.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 15, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Jennifer Polli to Step Down as Trac Intermodal CEO

Trac Intermodal chassis A Trac Intermodal chassis. Jennifer Polli led the company through its sale to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and the coronavirus pandemic. (Trac Intermodal)

Trac Intermodal on Aug. 17 announced that President and CEO Jennifer Polli is leaving the company and will be succeeded by Daniel Walsh, formerly of XPO Logistics.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 17, 2020
Business, Equipment

Dorsey Intermodal Announces New Line of Chassis

Dorsey trailer Dorsey Intermodal via YouTube

Dorsey Intermodal is launching a new line of chassis for marine and domestic use, the company announced June 22.

June 25, 2020