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OCT_Lightweight Chassis Model Differences

When customers ask us about 40’ lightweight chassis, we have numerous options to present to them.  We have models with Super Single Tires, Dual Radial Tires, Spread Axles with different spread lengths, and even options within those spread lengths.  Hauling “heavy” containers- specifically 40’ containers in this case- why we have a 41’ AND a 40’ chassis length.  There are a few different reasons why have those model lengths, and hopefully this should help answer that. One of the major differences in this length is

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No Additional Gas Tax

Republished from May 21, 2009 National Chassis Blog — Transportation secretary Ray LaHood spoke to journalists today about the possiblity of increasing the 18.5 cent gas tax. Many have proposed raising it by 10 cents to help raise funds for the Highway Trust Fund. Mr. LaHood stated, “With the economy the way it is right now, trying to propose a 10-cent-a-gallon increase in the gasoline tax is not going to fly anywhere in America, including Washington, D.C.” He has made it clear that the Obama

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Green Day

Republished from May 4, 2009 National Chassis Blog — I just wanted to take a moment and give the storagetanks.wordpress blog a personal thanks for recognizing us on their blog. They write, ” there are two companies I wanted to recognize for taking the initiative to become environmentally friendly.” To follow the rest of the story click here. This refers to the practices we set in place at National Chassis to eliminate our impact on our environment and preserve our world for the future generations

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Tank Chassis and Why We Need Them

If you’re dealing with portable transport and storage of bulk liquids, then you’re probably using tank containers.  ISO tank containers are the same dimensions as a standard ISO ocean container, typically made of steel, used to haul hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals, food grade products such as milk and juices, gases, and more.  A good site to visit for more information about the tank container is I’ve had several people approach me asking about the best way to transport these tank containers. Well here is

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Road Check 2009

Today is day two of the 72 hour commercial vehicle check sponsored by the CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance). During this three day period all state DOT agents from the state trooper department are out in full force checking thousands of commercial vehicles for safety violations. If your vehicle is found out of compliance, the truck will be grounded where it sits until repairs are made. As we all know roadside work is much more costly than repairs performed at a local truck shop or

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FMCSA Final Roadability – Part 2

Before I begin to address some of the details in this legislation, I wanted to apologize for the long gap between post 1 and 2. For the first time in history the IEP’s (Intermodal Equipment Provider) including ocean carriers, railroads, chassis pool operators will be subject to the FMCSA roadability regulations. I’m going to address a few points that were of greater interest to me and give you some links for further exploration on your part. 1. Here is what the FMCSA states the IEP

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