XTRA Lease to Host Expo Event to Celebrate New Kansas City Location

05.15.11
Ron Kemm
XTRA Lease will host a day of customer educational seminars and demonstrations on Wed., May 25, designed to help area trucking companies and shippers  manage rising fuel costs, cope with new safety regulations and better manage fleet utilization.

XTRA Lease, a leading provider of semi-trailer rentals and leases in the U.S., moved to its new Kansas City location at 8851 NE Birmingham Road in late 2010, and will celebrate that move with a day-long line-up of events at the new branch.

“While we’ve been in operation at the new location for a few months, we waited until the spring and better weather to accommodate as many people as possible,” said Bill Thompson, XTRA Lease Branch Manager.  “We welcome all carriers and shippers to attend.”

Featured guest speakers will include Bruce Stockton, president of Stockton Solutions and a former VP at Con-way Truckload, who will provide insights into how carriers can reduce fuel costs, which is critical as diesel fuel now averages in excess of $4.10 per gallon. 

Tom Kretsinger, Jr., president and COO of American Central Transport, will discuss the impact of the Federal Motor Carrier Association’s new CSA 2010 regulations and show what carriers can do to achieve compliance in a Department of Transportation (DOT) audit. Officer James Walton, Kansas City Police Dept., will conduct a step-by-step DOT trailer inspection.

Craig Nolle, XTRA Lease Trailer Tracking Manager, will demonstrate how fleets can enhance trailer utilization and asset management by using dormancy reports, geofencing, trip reporting and other tools available through trailer tracking.

The Expo will occur from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., May 25, at the new XTRA Lease Kansas City location, 8851 NE Birmingham Road, Kansas City, MO  64161.  Carriers are invited and encouraged to RSVP.

For complete details and more information, visit xtralease.com/XTRAExpo, or call Bill Thompson, Branch Manager, at 816-471-0730.

Based in St. Louis and owned by Berkshire Hathaway, XTRA Lease is the leading provider of over-the-road trailers for rent or lease in the U.S..  With 60 locations, the company offers a fleet of about 80,000 trailers, including dry vans, flatbeds, reefers, storage trailers and specialty equipment.