Truckers seek $1.8B from ocean carriers for alleged chassis overcharges

The American trucking industry has filed a cease-and-desist request with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) over what it says are ocean container carriers distorting the cost of chassis usage.

The American Trucking Associations’ Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference (IMCC) filed the complaintagainst the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA) and 10 of its ocean carrier members with the FMC on Monday.

The complaint also calls for the OCEMA and members to pay the trucking industry damages of up to $1.8 billion to resolve overcharges for chassis use.

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