First to 53, then to 60
Canadian Tire, was the first company to deploy 53-foot containers, and has since begun using 60-footers.
It has taken its supersized containers to the next level, becoming the first “anywhere” to use a 60-foot intermodal container. Canadian Tire now has 153 60-ft. units in operation, and plans to grow the fleet to 600 by the end of 2021. In total, Canadian Tire is in the process of adding another 1,000 containers to its fleet, a combination of 53- and 60-ft. units.
The container chassis spec’d by Canadian Tire are primarily extendable from 40- to 53-ft., or 40- to 60-ft. in length. The most recent chassis are spec’d with roll stability for long combination vehicles (LCV) operations, and the retailer spec’s 100% hot galvanized chassis for corrosion resistance rather than painted steel.
The fleet already incorporates LCV in its operation, but is now making further investments in 53-foot intermodal containers.