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 | Associate News Editor
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 | Associate News Editor
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
Business, Equipment

Trucking Industry Chassis Dispute With Ocean Carriers Heats Up

intermodal chassis Trac Intermodal

U.S. trucking companies that operate at the nation’s ports are preparing to take a long-simmering financial dispute with overseas ocean carriers to the Federal Maritime Commission.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Freightliner, Proterra to Develop Production-Ready MT50e Model

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., a unit of Daimler Trucks North America, announced it partnered with Proterra to develop a production-ready version in 2020 of Freightliner’s all-electric MT50e truck chassis.

February 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Chassis Provider FlexiVan to Merge With American Intermodal Management

FlexiVan I Squared Capital has acquired a majority stake in FlexiVan Leasing Inc. and said it would merge it with American Intermodal Management but will retain the FlexiVan name. (FlexiVan Leasing Inc.)

I Squared Capital acquired a majority stake in FlexiVan Leasing Inc., the private equity firm said. As a result, the company said it is merging FlexiVan with American Intermodal Management.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 28, 2020
Business, Equipment

Chassis Maker CIMC Intermodal Equipment to Change Name to CIE Manufacturing

Chassis A CIMC chassis. (CIMC)

Chassis manufacturer CIMC Intermodal Equipment is readying a name change to CIE Manufacturing and has plans to move container chassis production to the United States from China.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 13, 2020

Apollo Global Acquires Direct ChassisLink, Blume Global

Direct ChassisLink Direct ChassisLink Inc.

Apollo Global Management acquired Direct ChassisLink Inc. and Blume Global Inc. from EQT Infrastructure, according to a joint news release from Apollo Global and Direct ChassisLink.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2019

Milestone Chassis Expands Footprint in Western, Midwestern Markets

Transportation equipment company Milestone Chassis is looking to address nationwide chassis shortages with several service improvements and two new locations.

October 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Asset Tracking Spreads to Intermodal Chassis

Truck-Lite Truck-Lite's Richard talks new products at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

While asset-tracking devices are finding increased adoption with intermodal container fleets, uptake for that venerable old workhorse of the intermodal supply chain — the chassis — faces different challenges.

September 5, 2018