BCS Chassis Management FAQs
 

What is Bridge Chassis Supply LLC (BCS)?

As of January 7th 2013, Bridge Chassis Supply LLC is the new chassis management company that has been contracted by "K" Line with the purpose of separating its chassis operations from its international transportation provider services. BCS will maintain and supply chassis for use with "K" Line containers and act as the interchange Provider of chassis to Motor Carrier.

Where does BCS operate?

BCS operates within "K" Line's existing operation. At certain CCM chassis pool locations, BCS is a contributing user of the pool.

How do I contract to interchange chassis from BCS?

BCS is a party to the UIIA. All parties wishing to use/interchange chassis from BCS must be active members of the UIIA. All parties must also meet BCS's particular insurance requirements as specified in the UIIA.

How do I secure a BCS chassis for use?

BCS will supply chassis for motor carrier use in conjunction with “K” Line container release at locations where BCS operates.  “K” Line America offices manage chassis supply for BCS and can be contacted on any local chassis supply concerns.

Will I get charged for BCS chassis use?

As per BCS’s addendum, there are no free days when using a BCS chassis and per diem rates are applicable.  “K” Line will pay BCS directly for chassis in certain situations.  Please consult the BCS Location Rollout Schedule page on this website for more details.  (Note that unauthorized, non-UIIA users will be subject to per diem rental rates of $30 a day and any related additional expenses incurred.)

What if I have more questions?

Bridge Chassis Supply, LLC (BCS) Location Rollout Schedule

Effective January 1st, 2013 BCS will act as the Provider of chassis under UIIA terms. Much of "K" Line's existing chassis fleet (in pools and outside) will be operated by BCS.

BCS will waive chassis rental per diem billing to motor carriers for chassis provided by BCS up until the dates noted below by location. After the noted date, all rentals other than "K" Line Carrier Haulage ("K" Line Line hired transport) will be charged:

Rental Begins Locations
January 7, 2013
1/7/13
Ayer, MA; Baltimore, MD; Buffalo, NY; Croxton, NJ (NY/NJ Rail Ramp); Denver, CO; Minneapolis, MN; Philadelphia, PA; Salt Lake City, UT
February 1, 2013
2/1/13
Kansas City, MO/KS; Oakland, CA; Omaha, NE; St. Louis, MO
March 1, 2013
3/1/13
Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; El Paso, TX; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL;  New Orleans, LA; Portland, OR; San Antonio, TX;  Savannah, GA; Seattle/Tacoma, WA; Wilmington, NC
April 1, 2013
4/1/13
Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Georgetown, KY; Huntsville, AL; Louisville, KY; Marysville, OH; Memphis TN; Nashville, TN; Pittsburgh, PA
May 1, 2013
5/1/13
Norfolk, VA (Note: Chassis Provider is HRCP for K-Line shipments.)
Sept 16, 2013
9/16/13
Import International cargo CY/Merchant Haulage Shipments, Domestic cargo through Rail Bridge Corporation (RBC - K Line): Chicago, Rochelle, Joliet, Bensenville, Northlake IL, Milwaukee WI, Indianapolis IN, Detroit, Battle Creek MI, and the surrounding areas.
Sept 16, 2013
9/16/13
Import International cargo CY/Merchant Haulage Shipments, Domestic cargo through Rail Bridge Corporation (RBC - K Line): Los Angeles/Long Beach, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Phoenix, San Diego and the surrounding areas. (Note: Chassis Provider for Los Angeles / Long Beach is Flexi-Van/LABP for K-Line shipments.)
Oct 1, 2013
10/1/13
Export International cargo CY/Merchant Haulage Shipments: Chicago, Rochelle, Joliet, Bensenville, Northlake IL, Milwaukee WI, Indianapolis IN, Detroit, Battle Creek MI, and the surrounding areas.
Oct 1, 2013
10/1/13
Export International cargo CY/Merchant Haulage Shipments: Los Angeles/Long Beach, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Phoenix, San Diego and the surrounding areas. (Note: Chassis Provider for Los Angeles / Long Beach is Flexi-Van/LABP for K-Line shipments.)
Notice on the change in the provision of chassis at these locations will be provided at least 30 days prior to implementation.
 

Note that although rental charges are being waived in certain circumstances, all other interchange terms governed by the UIIA and BCS’s Addendum will remain in full effect.