CCM operates chassis pools with many types of participants - ocean carriers, leasing companies, motor carriers and other entities sourcing chassis from the CCM pools. Each of these entities utilize pool chassis themselves or provide the pool chassis to their customers under their own commercial arrangements.
Currently, CCM pools use the traditional model of defaulting the off-terminal usage to the previous on-terminal chassis provider. For each chassis use, CCM does not know who the chassis provider will invoice for the chassis expense, i.e. motor carrier or ocean carrier. Because the commercial arrangements are not known before the chassis is used, the chassis provider defaults to the on-terminal provider.
This model is used when the line or chassis provider joins a CCM pool and are assigned a usage day for each day they use a chassis.
New Paradigm - default Usage Assignment
This model is used when the line indicates that they are no longer providing chassis but they have commercial agreements in place. To ensure accurate billing to motor carriers all pool usage is assigned to the chassis provider and the chassis provider distills the commercial data and bills the appropriate party.
New Paradigm - Customer Choice by exception usage assignment
This model is used when the line indicates that they are no longer providing chassis and usage is switched based on the customer (motor carrier, BCO, NVO, Shipper) selecting an alternate chassis provider. This is only available when the line has indicated that they allow exceptions to their normally dedicated use assignment.