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TRAC Overview

Princeton, NJ
501 to 1000 employees
1968
Company - Private
Commercial Equipment Rental
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
TRAC Intermodal is North America’s leading intermodal transportation equipment provider and chassis pool manager. The company's operations include long-term leasing and short-term rentals of the chassis in our fleet. We also provide pool/fleet ... Read more

Mission: TRAC’s mission is to create value to our customers by providing the best intermodal chassis products, at the right time and at the right place. We accomplish this by:

 • Respecting and understanding our customers, partners and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Our LA Service Center celebrated 500+ days accident free during their Safety Recognition Luncheon. Congratulations to all of the employees at LA Service Center for their achievement! Thank you all for your hard work and commitment to safety!

  • Our Princeton office held a bake sale and raised $500 to support our local Plainsboro Police who will be participating in the Police Unity Tour to raise awareness for Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. Thank you for your service!

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TRAC – Why Work For Us?


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TRAC’s Story

The genesis of TRAC Intermodal was the formation in 1968 of "Interpool Limited," a container leasing company that provided dry freight containers under long term leases to the world's largest shipping lines.  In 1968, with a fleet of approximately 35,000 chassis, the founders of Interpool Limited formed "TRAC Lease, Inc." in order to take advantage of the growing demand on the part of the shipping lines and trucking companies for chassis rentals.  Two years later, "Interpool, Inc." was formed as the parent company of the container and chassis businesses and in 1993, after a successful public offering, Interpool, Inc. began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "IPX."

Interpool, Inc. remained a public company for the next 14 years until it was acquired in July, 2007 by funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG).  Upon the Fortress acquisition, the chassis business was rebranded as "Seacastle Chassis" to identify its connection with its affiliated container leasing and ship leasing businesses.  In August, 2010, following several events including the expansion of the company's operating capabilities, the company was again rebranded, this time as "TRAC Intermodal."

Since 2012, TRAC has been steadily building its chassis fleet size by acquiring assets from Ocean Carriers who have been divesting equipment and focusing on their core business of maritime commerce. 

As of 2015, TRAC Intermodal remains a privately held company and its active fleet consists of more than 180,000 chassis.  TRAC Intermodal is the largest provider of marine intermodal equipment in North America and offers daily chassis rentals, long-term and short-term leasing through extensive neutral pool programs, as well as chassis pool management services.  From its beginnings in 1968 through today, the company continues to succeed by fostering a culture of teamwork, accountability, integrity and innovation. 


Our Core Values

At TRAC Intermodal, we encourage and emphasize company-wide core values that include:

  • Customer-centric
  • High service quality
  • Safety-driven
  • High sense of urgency
  • Nimble
  • Respectful
  • Do what’s right

Our Mission

  • Enable customer productivity by reliably providing the right chassis, at the right time, in the right places
  • Offer high quality comprehensive chassis solutions to the intermodal industry
  • Reliably ensure availability of high quality intermodal, chassis, when and where it's needed
  • Respecting and understanding our customers and partners
  • Operating in the most cost efficient manner
  • Fostering a culture of teamwork, accountability, integrity and innovation

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What is Intermodal? What is a chassis? And what roles do they play in the Global Supply Chain?

  • Intermodal shipping is the movement of cargo via multiple modes of transportation, including ships, trains and trucks
  • Shippers of products ranging from homebuilding supplies to frozen fast food across the world have found intermodal to be a more reliable, less expensive and often faster alternative to moving freight strictly by road or rail
  • The practice saves shippers 10 percent to 30 percent over trucking, and more loads were moved in intermodal containers in 2014 than ever before
  • Chassis are an integral component of intermodal transportation; a chassis is a rectangular, wheeled, steel frame (typically with eight tires) built specifically to transport cargo containers over land between ocean-going vessels, railroad ramps, distribution centers, warehouses and other delivery points served by motor carriers

Did you know that most goods imported into the United States are moved in shipping containers mounted on top of chassis?

TRAC is focused on satisfying customer needs in the "First and Last Mile" by providing high-quality roadable chassis in the right place, at the right time. 

TRAC chassis are used to transport shipping containers, which have standard sizes ranging from between 20'-53' in length, between ocean going vessels, rail raods, distribution centers and their final destinations. 


What does TRAC Offer?

  • A full range of chassis, including pool chassis and specialized equipment outfitted with OEM radial tires, GPS, automatic tire airing systems and LED lights
  • Availability in virtually all major marine and domestic shipping hubs nationally
  • Daily chassis rentals, accessed through TRAC Connect, our online marketplace
  • Short-term and Long-Term chassis leases; we offer operating leases of varying durations, typically between one and eight years
  • Industry-leading Pool & Fleet Management Technology Platform - PoolStat for chassis tracking and billing

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What's in it for you?

TRAC Intermodal is an exciting place to work and attracts talented professionals for a variety of reasons.  The company offers interesting and challenging work, great benefits, and is focused on customer satisfaction.  Our culture is one of respect for the individual, and our employees appreciate and embrace diversity. 

Picture yourself working for a market leader:

The kinds of people TRAC hires are:

  • Excited about being part of a great company
  • Career focused
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Comfortable with diversity and change
  • Professionals with experience and enthusiasm
  • Able to work as members of cross-functional teams

Headquartered in Princeton New Jersey, we have more than 750 employees in more than 22 locations throughout the United States.  We have experienced impressive growth recently and since 2010, our number of employees and our revenues have more than doubled. 

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A few thoughts from our Vice President of Human Resources - Rich Hediger:

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  • TRAC offers more than just a job, it offers a career.

"Nearly 25% of our employees earned a new career opportunity during the past year; a promotion or a new position that develops new skills." - Rich Hediger, VP Human Resources

  • TRAC is big enough that you can do something significant in this industry, but small enough that you can do something significant within the company.  

Career Progression can occur in several ways:

  • Advancing up functional individual careers ladders - progression within a job classification from a Level I to a Level II, to Level III, etc., as you gain experience and capability
  • Progressing from an individual contributor to a "people-leader"
  • Advancing to a leadership role of increasing scope and responsibility
  • Transitioning laterally to gain broader organizational knowledge and personal experience

TRAC is a great company to work for, but don't take our word for it.  Read the employee testimonials below:

Karol Cano – Billing Supervisor
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“I have been working for TRAC Intermodal for the past 5 years and it has been a wonderful experience. TRAC values the hard work of its employees and provides exceptional growth opportunities and tools to develop skills to expand your career within the company. I started as a data cleansing specialist and was mentored the right way, which resulted in my personal career growth within the company. Now I am a billing supervisor mentoring my team with the same values and encouragement I received.”

Marygrace Pinizzotto – Senior Director, Business PerformanceMP

“After joining TRAC, it was apparent that others valued my opinions and transportation experience. Senior management welcomes a fresh look at existing processes and identifying improvements. I chose TRAC because of the company’s commitment to developing my career.”

Maritza Ramos – M&R Supervisor
MR

“I’ve been with TRAC since 2010 and am proud to be the company’s first female service center manager. My role in Woodbridge, NJ, involves overseeing the scrapping of chassis and the remanufacture of axles. My role provides various challenges that make my daily routine interesting, and I’m using the logistics-related skills that I learned while serving in the United States Marine Corps.”

If you have experience as a Diesel, Trailer or Chassis Mechanic, why not consider a career with TRAC?

We offer our Mechanics...

  • Competative hourly pay
  • An excellent benefits package, including health insurance that starts on your first day of employment, a 401K with a 6% match, and much more! 
  • Training and career advancement opportunities 
  • Monday through Friday schedule with optional overtime and weekend work
  • Paid holidays and paid time off 
  • A professional environment where you are treated as a professional 
  • Service Center Mechanics work in one of our 8 TRAC owned and operated shops
  • Mobile Service Unit Mechanics work out of Mobile Service Unit truck with the equipment needed to handle repairs at the rail yard.  

We would love to speak with you if you can...

  • Change and break down large split rim 10 20 tires
  • Trace electrical shorts and replace lights
  • Adjust air brakes
  • Perform or learn to perform FMCSA inspections
  • Junior to advanced experience with welding 

Our TRAC Service Center Locations

The Team at our Los Angeles Service Center:

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TRAC Intermodal's corporate headquarters is located at 750 College Road East in the Princeton/Plainsboro area.

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TRAC Reviews

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    I have been working at TRAC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Authentic Managerial Direction
    Flexible Approved Practices

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    Advice to Management

    Many employees are excited to see a new development in the company this year given the revised agenda, may the feedback requested help steer Trac to new heights and boundaries

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TRAC Photos

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TRAC Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at TRAC (Princeton, NJ) in September 2017.

    Interview

    My interview was awesome. My interview was scenario based ands awesome! The interview made me act as if I was part of the team, and showed me how well I would work with the team and their dynamic

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TRAC Awards & Accolades

  • Private Company of the Year, NJTC, 2014
  • BBB Accredited (A+), BBB, 2014

Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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