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bought up the ocean carriers' chassis
assets, giving TRAC the largest chassis
fleet in the United States. TRAC Intermodal's COO, Val Noel, says, "TRAC
won its fair share of those steamship
line chassis acquisitions between 2012
and 2015."
"Today, TRAC operates in over 600
marine locations and 160 domestic
locations and has 22 offices and eight
service centers across the country.
The company has over 310,000 chassis
under management and approximately
275,000 chassis in its active fleet, which
is split between marine chassis and
domestic chassis," Lovetro says.
The company buys its chassis from
manufacturers such as New Jersey-based Hercules Enterprises, which
produces the 20 and 40-foot-long

versions of the TRAC Titan chassis.
Hercules is located near TRAC's New
Jersey facilities, which has made them a
reliable and accommodating supplier.
"TRAC has expanded our fleet,
operating locations and employees'
skill profiles to allow us to provide our
customers with a high-quality service
that they require," Lovetro says.
Today, the intermodal transportation
market has three main customer groups:
railroads, steamship lines and motor
carriers, according to TRAC. However, two other groups are emerging; the
beneficial cargo owners (BCO) such
as Walmart, The Home Depot, Target
Stores, etc. and NVOCC's which are
non-vessel owner operators.
Part of the challenge of the motor carrier piece of the business is the limited

longevity of some of these companies.
Smaller motor carriers tend to have
short life spans, so it can be difficult to
keep track of them. TRAC developed
TRAC Connect, a program that makes
chassis available on a short or medium-term basis to carriers that specialize
in intermodal drayage. By managing
bookings and billing, TRAC Connect is
designed to make it easier for motor carriers to do business with the company.
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