XTRA Lease Adding 6,000 New Trailers in 2016

Ron Kemm
​New trailers are coming off production now for XTRA Lease, the nation’s leading provider of semi-trailer rentals and leases, which has ordered approximately 6,000 new trailers for 2016.

The company is adding a mix of dry vans, liftgated vans, reefers, flatbeds and chassis. New trailers will arrive at each of the company’s 50-plus rental locations throughout the year.

XTRA Lease’s 2016 purchase includes a mix of:
• 53-, 48- and 57-foot dry vans
• 53-, 48- and 28-foot liftgated vans
• 53-foot auto drop vans
• 53- and 48-foot reefers
• 53-foot spread-axle straight frame and single-drop flatbeds
• 48-foot tandem slider, spread-axle and single-drop flatbeds
• 20/40-foot tridem chassis and 20-foot tridem extendable chassis

All 53- and 57-foot vans and reefers will receive fuel-saving aerodynamic side skirts, low rolling-resistance tires and trailer tracking units to help fleets improve utilization and costs.

XTRA Lease has invested heavily in new trailer orders in recent years, adding more than 40,000 trailers equipped with aerodynamic side skirts and low rolling resistance tires. Nearly 70% of its over-the-road fleet is 2012 and newer, making it possible for fleets of all sizes to access newer, low-maintenance trailers.

Based in St. Louis and owned by Berkshire Hathaway, XTRA Lease is a leading provider of over-the-road trailers for rent or lease in the U.S.  With more than 50 locations, the company offers a fleet of approximately 80,000 trailers, including dry vans, flatbeds, reefers, local cartage vans, storage trailers and specialty equipment.