FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT

CHASSIS INSPECTIONS

 11As part of the newly signed contract between the PMA and ILWU, longshore labor now has jurisdiction to inspect all ocean carrier and leasing company owned chassis prior to exiting the marine terminals. Chassis will go through roadability, how and what that entails is not yet standardized. However, if a defect in a chassis is discovered, the driver will be held to repair or told to have the container removed from the chassis and start over with another chassis.

 As far as motor carrier owned chassis, upon request, drivers will have to provide proof of ownership.