Schneider National Bulk Carriers (SNBC) officials say they believe their new 40-ft, 7,133-gallon domestic tank container could have a transformational impact on longhaul chemical shipments in the North American market. Jointly managed by SNBC and Schneider Intermodal, the new service combines coast-to-coast stacktrain movements with dedicated local drayage.
Schneider's management team on hand for the rollout of the new domestic tank container service included [from left] Chris Lofgren, president and CEO, Schneider National Inc; Mark Rourke, president, transportation, Schneider National Inc; George Grossardt, SNBC vice-president and general manager; and Joe Morrissey, SNBC vice-president of commercial services.
A worker pressure washes the rear head and frame of one of the new domestic intermodal tank containers at the SNBC wash rack in Houston TX.
A wash rack worker inspects the interior of a new domestic tank container during its first cleaning at the SNBC wash rack in Houston TX.
Developers of SNBC's new domestic intermodal tank container designed the container and chassis together to minimize tare weight and mirror performance with DOT407 tank trailers.
A special side-mounted ladder was designed for the SNBC domestic tank containers.
Reinke Manufacturing Co Inc is building the lightweight, low-profile chassis for SNBC domestic tank container drayage operations.
Fort Vale outlet valves are positioned for rear unloading. Fort Valve also supplied domelids and pressure/vacuum-relief vents on the tank containers.
Michelin X One single tires contribute to a low chassis tare weight of 5,890 pounds.
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