XTRA Lease News
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.
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.
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.
See how harmful driver misses are to a carrier's bottom line and how to eliminate them with trailer tracking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Big question when you’re thinking about buying vs leasing trailers: what do you want to do with your cash?
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?
The risk of cargo theft never goes away. Neither does your resolve to fight it.
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.
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.
Here are the temporary business changes XTRA Lease has made to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Are you still chasing down trailers? Save those steps for the gym and let modern trailer tracking technology do the work for you.
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.
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