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NACPC President Dave Manning Appointed to ATA Leadership Position

We’re excited to announce that our President – Dave Manning – has been appointed to 2nd Vice Chairman with the American Trucking Associations! We recently sat down with Manning to discuss this honor and talk about what it means to him.

This is quite the acknowledgement of your commitment to the trucking industry. What excites you about your appointment? 

“It is a tremendous honor to be elected to serve in a leadership capacity at ATA. Not many people have the chance to serve as Chairman of this influential organization and I am humbled that my peers have elected me to serve in this role. Trucking is a people business and in this role I have the opportunity to travel throughout the country speaking to my fellow motor carriers about what ATA is accomplishing on their behalf.  [My wife] Betsy and I have already met a lot of great people and look forward to the many more that we will meet in the coming years. It is also exciting to be a part of the leadership team that will be responsible for selecting and nurturing the transition of a new CEO of ATA.”

It sounds like this type of industry participation – outside of the office – is very fulfilling to you. Tell us: What do you admire most about ATA? How is this organization moving the industry forward?  

“ATA is the voice for our industry at the national level. Without the ATA representing our industry before Congress and the Regulatory Agencies, trucking would have no voice regarding the laws and regulations that impact our industry. I admire the platform from which ATA advocates for our industry. ATA promotes that trucking is safe – reducing fatal accidents by -40% over the last decade. Trucking is essential – handling 70% of the nations tonnage and the sole transportation provider to many communities. And trucking is sustainable (green) – having invested billions of dollars over the last decade effectively turning our trucks into air cleaners.”

What does your path with ATA look like in the future?

“This is my 4th year serving as an officer of ATA. Three years as a Vice Chairman and this year as 2nd Vice Chairman. There are 4 more years of service required. One as 1st Vice Chair, one as Chairman, one as Chair of the Executive Committee and one as Chair of the Nominating Committee. So, as you can see, it is a significant commitment of time – but one that I enjoy deeply given my commitment to this industry.”

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Innovation to Drive Trucking Forward: NACPC Makes 500 New Chassis Available for Member Use

“At NACPC, we’re always looking for ways to help provide access to modern equipment,” says President, Dave Manning. “It’s about efficiency, yes – but the bottom line is increased safety and reduced cost. It’s good for our members and great for the future of trucking.”

As of February 1st, NACPC has made the following additions to their fleet of available chassis:

  • 12 x 20’ and 260 x 40’ brand new chassis added to the MCCP.
  • 20 x 20′ and 200 x 40′ brand new chassis added to the SACP.

Later this month plans are in place to add an additional 280 new chassis with the approximate distribution of:

  • 160 x 40′ to the GCCP.
  • 15 x 20′ and 50 x40′ to the SACP.
  • 40 x 20′ and 25 x 40′ to Huntsville AL, part of the MCCP where contributions and utilization are tracked separately from other MCCP locations. These additions will more than double the current contribution in Huntsville.

“We’re excited to already be showing such growth in our offering in 2016,” says Manning. “We look forward to continuing to add to our offering in various pools throughout the year.”

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Saluting the Nation’s Finest Drivers

One week ago in this space, we focused on how rapidly in-cab technologies and active safety systems are maturing and gaining in popularity. Many of the demonstrations and test drives that we at Transport Topics have the opportunity to participate in are nothing short of remarkable. The long-term economic benefits for truckers are clear, and the overall improvement in highway safety is obvious.

Talking about how these technologies may help transform trucking in the near future is fun. Still, we must remember not to overlook the importance of the men and women that make the industry as strong as it is today.

That is just the purpose an event such as the National Truck Driving Championships serves.

The 78th annual “Super Bowl of Safety” brought 431 of the nation’s top truckers to St. Louis to show off their amazing skills. “I’m still on cloud nine. I thought it was an outside shot to even be in the top five, much less to win,” Grand Champion Ronald Emenheiser said.

Source: Transport Topics

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Congress Passes 3-Month Patch to Continue Highway Funding

Highway Funding Extension

The Senate on July 30 approved both a House-passed, three-month extension of funding authority for highway programs and a six-year highway policy designed to reform several trucking regulations. The $8 billion patch passed by 91-4 a day before the Highway Trust Fund was set to expire.

The White House indicated President Obama would sign into law the short-term funding fix agreed to by both chambers.

Once enacted, the patch would mark the third funding extension of the trust fund’s authority in less than a year.

House and Senate Republican leaders celebrated the short-term bill’s passage, noting it would give them additional time to perfect the Senate-passed, six-year transportation measure.

“This multiyear, bipartisan legislation will give states and local governments the ability to plan for and construct critical infrastructure projects,” said Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the committee that oversees trucking policy.

Source: Transport Topics

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NACPC President Dave Manning Appointed to ATA as Chairman

New Position

David Manning, President of the North American Chassis Pool Cooperative (NACPC) will be appointed as Chairman of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the ATA’s annual Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E). Manning will succeed Kevin Burch, President of Jet Express Inc.

“It is a tremendous honor to be elected to serve as Chairman at ATA. Not many people have the chance to serve as Chairman of this influential organization. I am humbled that my peers have elected me to serve in this role,” NACPC President David Manning said.

Management Conference & Expo

During the MC&E taking place from October 21-25 in Orlando, Florida, trucking and intermodal professionals will hear from highly regarded industry leaders and government officials. They will discuss the state of the industry, automation and technology, business strategies and infrastructure funding.

“ATA is the voice for our industry at the national level. Without the ATA representing our industry before Congress and the Regulatory Agencies, trucking would have no voice regarding the laws and regulations that impact our industry. I admire the platform from which ATA advocates for our industry. ATA promotes that trucking is safe – reducing fatal accidents by -40% over the last decade. Trucking is essential – handling 70% of the nation’s tonnage and the sole transportation provider to many communities. And trucking is sustainable (green) – having invested billions of dollars over the last decade effectively turning our trucks into air cleaners.” NACPC President David Manning said.

Member Spotlight – Eagle Systems, Inc.

We enjoy featuring our diverse member base and present a recent interview with Jeff Lang, CEO, and Dave Hensal, President, of Washington-based Eagle Systems, Inc., about why chassis pools are integral to the transportation industry and the importance of investing in NACPC.

Eagle Systems, Inc. (originally Eagle Livery & Transfer) has been around since 1903. Tell us about that legacy.

Eagle Systems, Inc. provides intermodal drayage to and from port and rail yards in 22 markets throughout the United States. We successfully moved over 133,000 containers last year. As a leader in the industry, we are proud to have built a reputation for providing quality drayage services with exceptional resources and personnel. Our employees have the same dedication, professionalism and commitment to service as the pioneers who founded Eagle Livery more than 100 years ago.

What advantages does NACPC give your company?

Operating a safe motor carrier and consistently providing a dependable on-time service are key objectives for the management group of Eagle Systems. In order to meet this objective, Eagle utilizes highly trained, dedicated professionals, the latest technology (TMS and apps) and reliable well-maintained equipment.

What sets NACPC apart from other gray pools?

NACPC, being a trucker-owned chassis provider with the same objective as Eagle Systems, has high quality dependable service and seemed like the perfect chassis provider. NACPC is not in business to make a profit – it is in business to provide a high quality chassis at a sustainable price. NACPC has helped Eagle meet its key business objectives.

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North American Chassis Pool Cooperative (NACPC) Launches Premium Chassis Pool in Ohio Valley

NASHVILLE, TN (January 11, 2017) – Following the successful launch of the Southeast and Gulf Premium Pools, NACPC will begin offering premium chassis product in the Ohio Valley starting January 16, 2017.

This new pool, managed by Consolidated Chassis Management (CCM) on behalf of NACPC, will be domiciled at ContainerPort Group, Inc. depots in the Ohio Valley cities of Columbus and Cincinnati. These units are new and come equipped with radial tires, LED lights and auto tire inflation systems.

“This expansion into the Ohio Valley represents NACPC’s commitment to the region and the opportunity for customers to access state-of-the-art intermodal chassis in the market — optimizing their business,” says Richard Mazur, Vice President of Sales, NACPC.

With their superior chassis solution, NACPC is the benchmark for equipment, customer service and fair pricing in the industry. Our fleet of off-dock premium chassis, the newest and safest on the market, is available using our at-cost pricing model. Customers receive quality equipment and pool management (including maintenance). Cooperative membership is open to qualified motor carriers.

Member Spotlight: More Profit, Less Loss: How TCW Realizes Big Savings With NACPC Chassis

We recently sat down with Scott George, CEO of NACPC member company TCW, to learn more about how NACPC has been able to transform their bottom line. Here’s what he had to say:

What was the challenge that TCW faced and how did NACPC help you address it?

SG: The challenge for TCW and the industry is the poor quality of intermodal chassis and the corresponding cost associated with substandard equipment.  Radial technology replaced bias ply in 1975. LED lights have 25 times the life span of conventional lighting, yet much of the intermodal equipment provided by leasing companies still uses bias ply tires and conventional lights.

In addition to being more modern, why should trucking companies care about utilizing chassis with radial tires?

SG: Bias ply tires are not rated to carry the weight of international cargo that is legal with state issued overweight permits. The maximum bias ply rating is 3,880 pounds less than the minimum radial rating across an axle.

What has the use of NACPC’s chassis with radial tires meant to your operating costs and schedules?

SG: It costs TCW $.027 more per mile, not including the cost of driver’s valuable time, to run standard chassis versus the NACPC chassis equipped with radial tires and LED lights. In April, we had 2 flat repairs and 1 tire failure running almost 300 NACPC chassis equipped with radial tires. The other providers chassis with bias ply tires incurred 107 flat repairs and 131 tire failures in the same period.

What impact do you feel NACPC’s modernized chassis offering will have on the trucking industry?

SG: As an industry, we should not push the cost of inferior and outdated equipment to the cargo owners who ultimately pay for it. NACPC chassis bring lower cost and efficiency to the supply chain. No fleet owner specs their own trailers with bias ply tires or conventional lights so every intermodal company can benefit from reduced cost, more reliable customer service and improved driver satisfaction with NACPC chassis.

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NACPC Elevates Offering in the Gulf Region & Wilmington, NC

Building on the organization’s initial offering to motor carriers across the U.S., NACPC has finalized deals to add 750 new chassis into their inventory throughout the Gulf Region (GCCP) and Wilmington, NC. The Gulf has already received 100 chassis and will receive another 300-350 by mid-November. The Wilmington delivery was completed in July, bringing 300 standard chassis as well as 9 heavy-haul chassis (which are currently in production with Pratt Industries Inc.). The all-new chassis feature LED lights, radial tires and anti-lock brake systems. The 309 being placed in Wilmington will also feature auto-inflation functionality.

This is a significant development for the organization that, at the onset, solely offered chassis that they leased. With the purchase of these 750+ chassis NACPC now presents greater flexibility to clients and ensures a higher quality product.

“When we founded NACPC we said the quality of available chassis needed to change. With the purchase of these new chassis we’re making great strides toward moving the industry in that direction,” says NACPC President, Dave Manning.

In addition to elevating their product in order to offer optimal performance to motor carriers, Manning also says that NACPC is helping to keep the motor carriers’ drivers safe on the road. “The top violations drivers face at roadside inspections have to do with lights, tires & brakes. We’re innovating in all three categories, keeping carriers compliant, fewer chassis placed out of service & drivers safer on the roads.”