The “Chassis Problem”

The “Chassis Problem” continues to plague motor carriers and the chassis leasing companies. Motor carriers must monitor the number of days a chassis is used, and manually check invoices to make sure they’re not being mis-billed. They hold back payment of invoices while the audits are being conducted, driving up the Chassis Leasing companies’ Days Sales Outstanding (DSO).

Since the Steam Ship Lines divested their chassis fleets, the shippers and/or motor carriers are required to pay an additional fee for the use of a chassis – typically ranging from $25 – $30 per day. Motor carriers continue to be challenged, and no uniform solution to the problem is in sight.


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