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TransMex Logistics' equipment matching program targets Mexican container, trailer shortages


OrderPro Logistics Inc. subsidiary TransMex Logistics recently introduced a customized equipment matching program to address container and trailer shortages in Mexico.

Because of a U.S./Mexico trade imbalance, exporters sometimes wait up to a week for equipment to become available, which slows traffic for large-volume shippers.

TransMex's program is designed to match high-volume importers with exporters who can support northbound or southbound equipment demand. TransMex retains control of the equipment and determines which client will have access to available containers and trailers.

Pacer Global Logistics (PGL) is one of the first program participants, according to a prepared statement.

"We have assisted PGL in putting together a rate and service package that allows them to utilize trailers for their volume customer, Car Plastics, who imports auto parts into Monterey on behalf of Ford Motors," said TransMex Vice President of Sales and Marketing Donna Ascencio. "When these trailers are emptied, TransMex monitors the equipment and redistributes the empties to another PGL client, Whirlpool de Mexico, in neighboring Apodaca."

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