OVER 100 PRIVATELY OWNED CONTAINER CHASSIS INCLUDING TRIAXLES FOR OVERWEIGHT CONTAINERS.
As part of the transportation of your container we need a chassis or trailer to deliver it. We use a combination of our privately owned chassis and chassis that we rent from the chassis pool at the port. The price is the same for our chassis or a port chassis but we prefer to use our chassis for safety reasons. We only run virgin tires on our chassis and the pool uses recapped tires which are less reliable. Pool chassis are also shared by the entire trucking community and therefore not cared for as they would be if they were privately owned and often times have faulty brakes and lighting issues which are huge safety issues. By providing better equipment we are able to have more predictable deliveries and lower tire costs. We have 2 full time mechanics on staff that constantly inspect our chassis for safety concerns and repair as needed. We do not rent our chassis to other parties and they are exclusively used for the transportation of containers we move for our clients.
time for drivers. Drivers are required to have a 34 hour rest period after 70 hours of on-duty time in a 7 day period. Due to DOT regulations, we do not guarantee that containers will be returned to the pier the same day they are delivered as drivers may encounter traffic delays or mechanical issues. Most clients request container arrival during morning hours so containers are pulled from the pier one business day before delivery appointment when appointments cannot be made within the above constraints. In most cases, containers will be out of the port for all of the following 1) one business day for pre-pull, 2) one business day per 300 miles stretch from Ports terminal and 3) one business day for return to pier. Deliveries within 100 miles of Ports terminal are returned the same day they delivery if appointment are before noon and we do not encounter detention. Weekend chassis rental is not free so Monday or Friday deliveries will result in 2 extra days of chassis rental in most cases. Delivery is subject to availability and volumes. Pre-pull for last free day as well as changes in receiving dates for exports may result in additional days of chassis rental. We schedule shipments in order of release from the port with focus on containers with the least amount of free time taking priority.In most cases we use our own chassis so if you are exempt from chassis rental that must be noted on the work order or charges cannot be reversed.
The above map is a guideline for our customers for planning container arrival. The New jersey Ports terminal allows drivers to enter between 6 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. It generally takes 2 hours for a driver to drop a container and pickup another one so they cannot reasonable be expected to get out of the
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