Insights - March/April 2017 - 9

Chassis Transition Has Moved
Forward, More Changes Ahead

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he evolution of the international intermodal
chassis provisioning process continues
to show some gradual progress, but there are
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industry experts said.
Motor carrier, ocean carrier and intermodal equipment
provider leaders who spoke with Intermodal Insights agreed that
there have been effective changes since Maersk began the transition in 2009 by exiting the chassis supply market, such as greater
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be done in areas such as equipment quality, contract terms and
further expansion of pools.
In an interview, Flexi-Van Executive Vice President Bernie
Vaughan neatly summed up today's market, saying "the chassis
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There is no question the market has evolved, two other top
intermodal equipment provider executives said.
About 40 to 45 percent of chassis pool transactions for
ocean carrier customers are done by truckers, cargo owners or
third parties, compared with zero in 2009 when the transition
away from ocean carrier ownership began, Keith Lovetro, TRAC

Intermodal's CEO, said.
That trend plateaued last year,
Lovetro said. What happened was that
some steamship lines have gone back
to providing chassis to customers in
some cases as a way to differentiate
their services from competitors in
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competitive market. Vaughan also
noted that shift for the same reasons.
Direct ChassisLink CEO Bill Shea
Lovetro
said he believes chassis moves currently
are split about evenly between store-door deliveries arranged
through the ocean carrier and so-called merchant haulage paid
by truckers or cargo owners. Though no historic statistics are
kept about store-door moves, some experts estimate they once
were 70 percent of international ocean carrier chassis moves.

What Works Best
Jeff Lawrence, executive director of the Ocean Carrier
Equipment Management Association, underscored a gradual
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chassis supply that works best for them," he said. "They took
the step back from operating chassis because most of them
didn't view them as a core competency. They need to know
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - March/April 2017

Insights - March/April 2017
IANA News
Chassis Transition Has Moved Forward, More Changes Ahead
Did You Know?
New 2018 Rule Presents Complicated Picture for Chassis
Winning Driver Recruitment Formula: Communication + Consistency + Social Media + Personal Touch
How the U.S. Labor Department Helps Hire Vets for Intermodal Jobs
FMCSA Aids Military Drivers in Transition to CDL
Freight Report
Werner Enterprises: A Case Study in Military Hiring Success
Fleets Have Wide Range of Military Recruiting Contacts
Suppliers Can Prosper Using Multiple Channels, New Approaches
Intermodal Information Services
Government News
International Intermodal News
New Members
People News
State News
Intermodal Calendar
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Insights - March/April 2017 - Chassis Transition Has Moved Forward, More Changes Ahead
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Insights - March/April 2017 - 11
Insights - March/April 2017 - 12
Insights - March/April 2017 - Did You Know?
Insights - March/April 2017 - 14
Insights - March/April 2017 - New 2018 Rule Presents Complicated Picture for Chassis
Insights - March/April 2017 - 16
Insights - March/April 2017 - 17
Insights - March/April 2017 - 18
Insights - March/April 2017 - Winning Driver Recruitment Formula: Communication + Consistency + Social Media + Personal Touch
Insights - March/April 2017 - 20
Insights - March/April 2017 - How the U.S. Labor Department Helps Hire Vets for Intermodal Jobs
Insights - March/April 2017 - 22
Insights - March/April 2017 - FMCSA Aids Military Drivers in Transition to CDL
Insights - March/April 2017 - 24
Insights - March/April 2017 - Freight Report
Insights - March/April 2017 - Werner Enterprises: A Case Study in Military Hiring Success
Insights - March/April 2017 - Fleets Have Wide Range of Military Recruiting Contacts
Insights - March/April 2017 - 28
Insights - March/April 2017 - Suppliers Can Prosper Using Multiple Channels, New Approaches
Insights - March/April 2017 - 30
Insights - March/April 2017 - Intermodal Information Services
Insights - March/April 2017 - Government News
Insights - March/April 2017 - 33
Insights - March/April 2017 - International Intermodal News
Insights - March/April 2017 - 35
Insights - March/April 2017 - New Members
Insights - March/April 2017 - People News
Insights - March/April 2017 - State News
Insights - March/April 2017 - Intermodal Calendar
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