XTRA Lease News

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    3 C’s of Credit: Getting to “You’re Approved!”

    Whether you’re seeking your first trailer lease, want to expand an existing lease, or want to borrow from a lender, there are some things you can focus on to help you qualify: the 3 C’s of credit.
  • 4 Hot Tips to Manage Cool Loads

    Maintaining the integrity of refrigerated cargo is critical. Modern trailer refrigeration systems are designed to be easy to operate. But it’s possible to make a costly mistake, regardless of your expertise.
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    4 Tire Pressure Tips to Keep Air In and Money Out of Your Tires

    The pressurized air held by your tires is what supports your cargo. The tire is the container that makes it possible—the high-tech, expensive container that you want to get the most life from. Here are some tips to do just that.
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    4 Ways Trailer Tracking Can Eliminate Driver Misses

    See how harmful driver misses are to a carrier's bottom line and how to eliminate them with trailer tracking.
  • 6 Simple Steps to Load Refrigerated Cargo Properly

    Today’s sophisticated trailer refrigeration units maintain proper temperature control, but even the best refrigeration technology can’t completely assure the safety of cargo that was improperly loaded. Here are six steps to load refrigerated cargo that can help safeguard it in transit.
  • 7 Benefits of Real-Time Trailer Tracking

    Real-time trailer tracking can tell you when something happens that you need to know about. So when it comes to trailer tracking, don’t just set it and forget it.
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    7 Ways Today’s Trailer Tracking Can Increase Your Profit

    An idle or misplaced trailer isn't earning you money. Know where your trailers are by using trailer tracking that shows you trailers on the move, when a trailer arrives at or leaves a destination, and where a trailer is at any time.
  • XTRA Lease trailer on busy city street

    Battling the Capacity Crunch

    You're scrambling to meet your customers' needs in this freight market that’s low on equipment and drivers and high in uncertainty. Here's what XTRA Lease is doing to help you respond.
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    Buying vs Leasing Trailers: Where Will Your Capital Go?

    Big question when you’re thinking about buying vs leasing trailers: what do you want to do with your cash?
  • Buying vs. Leasing Trailers: Advantages of Each

    Risks in trucking never go away. You have to stop and take a breath every now and then. Think about how you want to improve your business. Weigh the benefits and drawbacks of buying or leasing trailers. Which of those options takes you where you need to go?
  • Cargo Theft: 9 Ways to Combat It

    The risk of cargo theft never goes away. Neither does your resolve to fight it.
  • Cargo Theft: The Threat Continues

    Cargo theft is an unfortunate reality of doing business in the commercial trucking industry. And, while cargo theft isn’t a new trend, today’s thieves are sophisticated enough to keep pace with changing trends and technologies in transportation.
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    Comparing Maintenance and Costs of Trailer Suspensions

    Capital outlay for a new trailer is high enough without the cost of “surprise” maintenance. To shed some light on what you may be getting yourself into when you choose a trailer suspension, we pulled together data on the cost of maintaining spring and air suspensions from online sources, from XTRA Lease customers and from our own fleet records.
  • XTRA Lease Commerce return and pick-up with COVID precautions

    COVID-19 Update

    Here are the temporary business changes XTRA Lease has made to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
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    Dormancy: Are You Losing Revenue and Paying to Do It?

    Are any of your rental trailers just sitting around idle? That’s dormancy. And when rental trailers are dormant, you’re not only losing revenue, but paying to do it! So how can you make sure your rentals are working for you?
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    How Do You Rent, Lease, and Own Trailers in an Unpredictable Market?

    How do you handle the uncertainties of moving freight in an unpredictable market? You figure out the best combination of owning, leasing, and renting trailers for your business.
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    How to Keep Trailers Visible, Even When They’re Out of Sight

    You’d think an experienced carrier like Swift Transportation might know what they’re talking about when it comes to tracking trailers. You’d be right.
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    How to Return A Rental Trailer Fast

    When the rush is over and you no longer need the extra capacity of the trailers you rented, here's how to return rental trailers fast.
  • Landmarks = Better Fleet Management

    Are you still chasing down trailers? Save those steps for the gym and let modern trailer tracking technology do the work for you.
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    Leased Reefers and FSMA–What’s the Link?

    There are advantages to using newer refrigerated trailers and leasing is a great way to add youth to your fleet without a major capital investment.