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Posted by June 27, 2018

TRAC Adds 2,000+ Chassis to Gulf Region

Photo: TRAC Intermodal

Photo: TRAC Intermodal

To support the expected surge in U.S. resin exports and increased volume in the Gulf region, TRAC Intermodal is adding over 2,000 new and fully-refurbished premium chassis to its Gulf Regional Pool (TGRP), with more equipment additions planned for later this year. 

This investment is part of TRAC’s broader Fleet Modernization program aimed at making premium equipment readily available to motor carriers at strategic locations.

The TGRP, with more than 20,000 chassis, offers the largest and most modern fleet of equipment serving the Houston, Dallas, Mobile, New Orleans and El Paso markets. Over 25 percent of these chassis have been upgraded to new or fully-refurbished premium equipment painted in TRAC blue and featuring LED lights, OEM tires, new brake systems, and new electrical wiring harnesses.

TRAC has invested in specialized equipment to support the particular chassis needs for customers in the region. Its 40-foot lightweight marine chassis, introduced in Houston last year, are 22 percent lighter than standard 40-foot gooseneck chassis. They were designed to enable motor carriers to transport heavier container loads in the Gulf port region, such as resin, while still complying with DOT weight limits.

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