June 1, 2020 1:30 PM, EDT

Xtra Lease Orders 4,000 New Trailers for Delivery This Year

Xtra Lease truck getting loaded with palletsA forklift operator loads pallets onto an Xtra Lease truck. (Xtra Lease)

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Xtra Lease, a provider of semi-trailer rentals and leases, has ordered 4,000 new trailers for 2020. They will arrive at each of the company’s 50 rental locations throughout the year.

Xtra Lease’s 2020 purchase includes a mix of:

  •  53-foot dry vans.
  •  53-, 48- and 28-foot liftgate vans.
  •  A select set of 53-foot reefers, and 53- and 48-foot liftgate reefers.

All vans and refrigerated units will have fuel-saving aerodynamic side skirts, low-rolling-resistance tires and trailer tracking units to help fleets improve utilization and lower costs. Each dry van also will be equipped with a cargo sensor, according to the St. Louis-based company.

“This year, we believe our new trailers will be particularly helpful to companies who aren’t in a position to buy but still need reliable trailers,” Xtra Lease CEO Bill Franz said in a release.

Xtra Lease is owned by Berkshire Hathaway and offers a fleet of nearly 90,000 trailers, including dry vans, flatbeds, reefers, storage trailers and specialty equipment. — Transport Topics

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