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
Business, Logistics

NACPC Gets Approval to Run Chassis Pool at Georgia, South Carolina Ports

NACPC Port of Savannah, Ga. (Tom Driggers/Flickr)

Chassis pool operations at ports in Georgia and South Carolina will shift later this year to a new entity created by the North American Chassis Pool Cooperative, and equipment at the facilities will be expanded and undergo a series of improvements, the group said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 15, 2018
Business, Equipment

Chassis Company FlexiVan to Purchase Intermodal Tire Business From New Pride

FlexiVan deals for New Pride intermodal tire division FlexiVan

FlexiVan is purchasing substantially all of the assets of New Pride Corp.’s intermodal tire division, the Kenilworth, N.J., intermodal chassis leasing company said Aug. 6.

August 10, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Port Authorities of Georgia, South Carolina Partner to Tackle Chassis Shortage

Trac Intermodal

The Georgia and South Carolina port authorities are teaming up to ensure that cargo continues to move in the region.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah Morning News, Ga.
July 9, 2018
Business, Equipment

Off-Site Chassis, Container Operations Can Improve Efficiency, Research Says

Chassis Trac Intermodal via YouTube

While it might seem counterintuitive on the surface, truck drivers are more efficient when some container and chassis operations are moved away from the main terminal, according to research unveiled at the Transportation Research Board.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018