The Pool of Pools

Offering Interoperability of Chassis Between Chassis Pools

Serving Los Angeles - Long Beach California

The Pool of Pools


The "Pool of Pools" (POP) is a multi-pool agreement between the three major proprietary marine container chassis pools operating in the San Pedro Basin port complex. DCLP, TPSP and FLBP developed this agreement in response to port stakeholder desires to create greater chassis fluidity across the port complex, which is by far the largest in the United States. The POP structure delivers streamlined operations while retaining the benefits of proprietary pools, including robust competition, asset owner oversight of maintenance and repair, and service that can be tailored directly to customer needs.

The POP encompasses a combined fleet of over 62,300 marine container chassis with mutual start/stop locations covering eleven (11) major marine terminals and four (4) major rail facilities, through which the vast majority of container cargo is transported into or out of Southern California. Following initial development and the completion of a business review letter process with the United States Department of Justice, the POP began operations in March 2015, and has now been operating successfully for over five (5) years.

Within POP operations, any chassis contributed to the DCLP, TPSP or FLBP fleet can be utilized by authorized users in all of the participating pools. POP chassis may be interchanged out or returned to any of the fifteen (15) start/stop locations. For example, a chassis interchanged at a marine terminal in Long Beach may be returned to a rail ramp in Los Angeles. Prior to the POP, chassis in different pools were segregated at facilities for use only by certain user bases, and returnable only to a portion of the facilities otherwise available to receive chassis.

The POP also provides a unique and unprecedented amount of publicly-available and regularly-updated data regarding aggregate chassis availability, usage and related metrics for the POP fleet. Please consult the "Reports" section of this website for more details.

  • Pool Operators - DCLI - Flexi-Van - TRAC Intermodal

Announcements

ATTN: Motor Carriers:

Over the past weeks the POP has seen a surge in volume across the Port Complex. With the volume increase, chassis availability has been declining at some locations. Please work to return empties to the marine terminals as soon as possible as this will create additional availability and help keep the terminals fluid.


Frequently Asked Questions


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Chassis Pools


Learn About the Pool of Pools Operators

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Direct Chassis Link Pool

DCLI provides chassis to Marine Terminal Operators (MTOs), Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs), Motor Carriers (MCs), Ocean Carriers (OCs), and Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs) from over 160 locations on or near key port facilities and other intermodal hubs throughout the United States. Originally Maersk Container Service Company, DCLI has a distinguished 40-year legacy of leasing, maintaining, and repairing chassis equipment and has grown from a fleet of 64,000 owned and managed units to over 136,000 units by providing a unique combination of products, services, and experienced logistics professionals on which our customers depend. Since being acquired by the private equity firm EQT in 2016, we’ve continued to offer high-quality equipment, precision tracking and visibility, and competitive pricing while envisioning new ways to improve the process of intermodal transport.

Flexi-Van Los Angeles Basin Pool

Fully engaged in the realignment of the US chassis supply model, Flexi-Van ® understands that the products and services we offer must meet the needs of our current customer base as well as the new equipment stakeholders, including Motor Carriers, Logistics Providers, Facility Operators and Beneficial Cargo Owners. We have expanded our services, products and contracts accordingly, and we are fully committed to continual enhancements to better serve these markets.

Flexi-Van ® chassis supply options include;

  1. Short and Long Term Leasing
  2. Pool User Agreements
  3. Daily Rentals (Flexi Day ®)
  4. Dedicated Fleet Management

TRAC Pacific Southwest Pool

TRAC Intermodal (www.tracintermodal.com) is North America’s leading marine chassis pool manager and equipment provider, with 11 pools under management across the U.S. TRAC has the largest fleet of marine and specialty chassis in North America and operates an extensive network of facilities. TRAC’s subsidiaries offer expert nationwide tire and parts supply through TRAC Tire Services, emergency fleet roadside assistance through FYX, and maintenance and repair services and other depot solutions through TRAC Services.

Key Reports


Click below to access the current management reports for the pool of pools.

20 ft.

40/45 ft.

Terminal Dwell

20 ft.

40/45 ft.

6.8 Days
2.8 Days
0-2 Days = Green
3-4 Days = Yellow
5+ Days = Red

Street Dwell

20 ft.

40/45 ft.

4.9 Days
6.9 Days
1-3 Days = Green
4-6 Days = Yellow
7+ Days = Red

OOS Ratio

20 ft.

40/45 ft.

7%
7%
0-5% = Green
6-10% = Yellow
11+ = Red

On-Terminal Inventory

Click to view the on-terminal inventory report.

Repositioning

Click to view the current chassis repositioning report.

Utilization

Click to view the current chassis utilization report.

Terminal Inventory and Activity Summary

Click to view the Terminal Inventory and Activity Summary.

Out Of Service

Click to view the current OOS report.

On-Street Usage

Click to view the on-street trend report.

POP KPI

Monthly Net Chassis Imbalance

POP KPI

Monthly Chassis Dislocation

Start/Stop Locations

Click to view the POP Start/Stop Locations.

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