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XTRA Lease Debuts Cargo Sensors, Silver Anniversary Trailers

| April 10, 2018

XTRA Lease

XTRA Lease is marking its 25th anniversary in a big way – a silvery new look for its 2019-model trailers and cargo sensors to help fleets manage their trailers better.

The company will add approximately 9,000 new trailers to its fleet in 2018. Dry vans and reefers will be adorned with silver logos and anniversary seals, while all new dry vans will receive cargo sensors – available for free on all rentals and leases.

Formed in 1993 from a merger between Strick Lease and AJF Leasing, XTRA Lease is the largest provider of trailer rentals and leases in the U.S. with more than 50 locations and nearly 85,000 trailers.

In 25 years, the company reports that it has pioneered many technologies and services that have become standard in the industry. For example, in 2000, XTRA Lease became the first major fleet to install tracking on trailers, promoted its adoption and helped fleets learn how to use tracking as a fleet optimization and utilization tool.

The company also noted its was one of the first fleets to install fuel-saving side skirts on all vans and reefers. This year, the company will continue the trend by addition of cargo sensors on new dry vans.

“We consider our 25th a great milestone,” said Bill Franz. “But it’s not just a celebration of longevity. It’s an opportunity to reflect on advances in trailer technologies and fleet productivity that we’ve extended to fleets. And to remind customers that they can count on us to embrace innovations in the future that will produce more cost-efficient trucking operations.”

Category: Cab, Trailer & Body New, General Update, News, Safety

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