Dear Motor Carrier Partners,

The following policy will go into effect on Monday, September 15, 2014:

In order to maintain a safe working environment at Virginia International Gateway – VIG – (formerly APMT) and to insure the efficient flow of trucks and cargo, Virginia International Terminals, LLC, and Hampton Roads Chassis Pool (HRCP2) are requiring all VIG chassis to be picked-up at, and returned to, the Portsmouth Chassis Yard (PCY). The following exceptions will be allowed:

  • Swapping of chassis for size or damage can be accomplished at VIG’s CSA.
  • Bobtail trucks, if they are parking, or picking-up, a container on wheels at VIG.
  • Bare chassis may be dropped at VIG after 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and 30 minutes prior to closing on Saturdays and Sundays (30-minute grace period to allow for 7 p.m. closing time on weekdays and designated closing time on weekends).

This change will ensure available inventory of road-worthy chassis at the PCY chassis yard.

Thank you in advance for you for your cooperation. 
HRCP rate increase to take effect October 1, 2014 - Friday, August 29, 2014

Effective October 1, 2014, HRCP II, L.L.C. (“HRCP II”) will be assessing a general rate increase to Option 1 and Option 2 members. These revised rates reflect the ongoing cost increases HRCP II has experienced this year.


Current Rate

Rate Effective October 1, 2014

Option 1



Option 2



Option 2 on-terminal usage




**6% rental tax will be applied to both Option 1 & Option 2 members

Please consider regional rates in comparison to the newly revised rate:


Average Rental Rate



Southeast Region


We appreciate your prompt attention and compliance.

New Street Turn Functionality - IAS ChassisManager 1.5 - Monday, August 11, 2014

IAS ChassisManager 1.5

The newest version of ChassisManager provides the capability for motor carriers and ocean carriers to manage street turn related activity.  This functionality covers two different scenarios.


Motor Carrier A to Motor Carrier B Street Turn

A Street Turn occurs when Motor Carrier A transfers possession of a chassis to Motor Carrier B without physically entering one of a chassis pool’s valid start/stop locations.  ChassisManager’s Street Turn functionality facilitates the agreement between two motor carriers relative to this change in possession.  The transaction ends the chassis rental for Motor Carrier A and commences the rental for Motor Carrier B.  This process eliminates the need to rebill your fellow motor carrier and transfers liability when the exchange occurs. 

The link below provides step by step instructions on how to perform this street turn transaction.  You may also contact our Client Services team for additional information and guidance.


MH to CH Street Turns

A merchant haul (MH) to carrier haul (CH) street turn occurs when an ocean carrier reaches agreement with a motor carrier to utilize a MH billed container currently in the motor carrier's control as the second leg of the trip to fulfill a CH move on behalf of the ocean carrier. 

ChassisManager can now receive specific event and shipment information from the ocean carrier to facilitate this transition and bill each respective party for their portion of the trip.  This process is dependent on participation by the ocean carrier to provide the necessary data in a timely fashion to insure the billing is generated properly.

IAS will be reaching out to the respective ocean carriers who desire to participate in this program to provide training on the process and data transmission.

HRCP Option 2 Street Turn Announcement - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Effective immediately, the dispute process for Option 2 billing will no longer process street turns from motor carriers to ship lines and vice versa. We ask that the motor carrier or ship line, that is the bill to party for the activity associated with gate out, seek reimbursement from the party who is deemed responsible for the return leg of the trip.

Please also note that HRCP is moving forward with implementation of street- turn functionality allowing motor carriers to easily exchange chassis between themselves when a ship line and related questions of billing liability are not involved.

Thank you for your cooperation,


Attention Motor Carriers - Misparked Chassis at Norfolk International Terminals - Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Effective immediately:

In an effort to keep NIT safe and roadways clear of unnecessary equipment, VIT/ HRCP are requiring all HRCP chassis to be returned to the NCY when utilizing NIT.  This change will also ensure a better available inventory of roadworthy chassis on terminal.    

The only exception to the policy is when a driver is swapping a chassis for size or damage, the Chassis Service Area (CSA) adjacent to the tower may be utilized.

Motor carriers will be invoiced a $50 fee, per chassis, for failure to comply with this policy.

Thank you for your cooperation.

New Chassis Pickup / Return Policy at NIT Effective Monday April 14, 2014 - Friday, April 11, 2014

The Port of Virginia, at NIT, has a goal to improve the drivers experience when picking up a good available chassis. To achieve this goal we will implement a new process for picking up and dropping off chassis. The process will start at NIT first on April 14th. As we learn from the new process we plan implementation at APMT.

Drivers will be required to pick-up and drop off all chassis at the NCY chassis yard unless one of the conditions listed below exist. Roadworthy chassis will be available on terminal, inside the Chassis Service Area (CSA) located next to the Tower, for drivers which require a chassis swap for size or damage. Below are some scenarios the trucking community will encounter and the respective action.



Driver Action

In empty/load , one way move to transfer zone/stack

Exit terminal with chassis

In empty/load, one way move to transfer zone/ stack with damaged chassis

After dismount driver may drop damaged chassis at CSA and pickup good chassis

In empty/load, two way move with bad chassis

Motor carrier has the choice of using same chassis and visiting roadabilty after mounting or take bare chassis after dismount to CSA and pick up a roadworthy chassis

In empty/load , two way move , switching chassis sizes

After dismount take good chassis to CSA and swap out with proper size

Dropping a container on chassis (designated by terminal)

Bobtail out

Bobtail in

Pickup chassis at NCY chassis yard

Picking up container on chassis

Bob tail in

Note: There will be times when a driver enters the terminal with a chassis for pickup of container, knowing the container is on wheels. In these cases we encourage the driver to drop-off the inbound chassis at the NCY prior to entering the terminal.

If the driver enters terminal with a chassis, and is not aware the pickup container is already mounted on a chassis, the driver may drop chassis at the CSA on terminal.

Damaged chassis will no longer be located in T9. Please return all damaged chassis to the NCY.

November 1st Rate Change - ChassisManager Information - Friday, October 25, 2013


Please be advised that the rate change is scheduled to process through the ChassisManager system effective Nov. 1st, 2013.  The rate will increase to $11.15/day per the announcement on Oct. 1st, 2013.  Please review the below details regarding this change in the system.

-Open trips to be closed at the end of the day on Oct 31 and reopened Nov 1 to apply the new rate ($11.15).

-The current rental will be stopped on Oct 31 and the rental # will be amended as "XXQI-123456-RTCHSTP"

-The rental will restart on Nov 1 and the rental # will be amended as "XXQI-123456-RTCHSTRT"

HRCP General Rate Increase - Effective November 1, 2013 - Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Effective November 1, 2013, HRCP will be assessing a general rate increase to both Option 1 and Option 2 members.   While HRCP prides itself in cost control measures, these rate increases reflect the ongoing economic cost increases HRCP has continued to experience during 2013. 


Current Rate

Rate Effective November 1, 2013

Option 1



Option 2



**6% rental tax will be applied to both Option 1 & Option 2 members


Effective September 1, 2013, the attached changes will be made to the HRCP II Chassis Interchange Agreement.

First Amendment to Chassis Interchange Agreement

Summary of Changes

·         Billing process and the time of payment

·         Confirm bare chassis movement is governed by this Agreement

·         Confirm drayage movement is governed by this Agreement

What do the facility codes mean? - Friday, June 21, 2013

In some places, such as your IAS ChassisManager invoice, you may see a facility code instead of a facility name. Here is a reference table for which facilities match the codes. A  file of this information is also attached should you need it.

USORFVITA Norfolk International Terminal
USFRRVITA Inland Port of Virginia
USRICRDTA Richmond Terminal
USNNSAPMA APM Terminal - Portsmouth
USORFPCYA Portsmouth Container Yard
USORFPCZA Portsmouth Chassis Yard
412750000 Norfolk Southern Greensboro
261000000 Norfolk Southern Portlock
261100 CSX Portsmouth
261000 CSX Portsmouth/Norfolk TOFC
USORFNCYA Norfolk Container Yard
USORFNCZA Norfolk Chassis Yard
USORFHRWA Hampton Roads Examination Warehouse
USSFQWF2A Western Fumigation
USSFQRF2A Royal Fumigation


 Facility Codes.xls

Attention Motor Carriers: HRCP Lease of DCLI Chassis - Thursday, January 17, 2013


Please be advised that HRCP will be leasing DCLI chassis which will be part of the normal HRCP fleet.  We are leasing approximately 400 DCLI Chassis which are currently being added into the pool.  These will be clearly marked (see below pictures) with an orange HRCP stencil on the main rails and a white bolster.  These chassis will be billed at the HRCP daily rental rate of $10 for Option 2 shiplines.  They may also be used for any member of HRCP Option 1 as well.