Xtra Lease has announced free use of its eastern-based dry-van trailers when dropped off in California. The company is offering to let qualified fleets that pick up a rental trailer from an east or southeast branch use the trailer free for up to 30 days, as long as they drop it off at a branch in California.
According to Xtra Lease, this program is intended to assist carriers that need westbound, one-way trailers while helping Xtra Leasae address its equipment-balance issue at the same time.
“Our goal is to create a win-win solution for carriers and Xtra Lease,” said Bill Franz, CEO & president. “Customers receive use of a dry-van trailer to take wherever they need it, and they can use it for no cost for up to 30 days. For us, it provides the opportunity to place trailers where we need them and where our West coast customers need them.
“Right now, our fleet is disproportionately balanced,” he added. “With a surplus of west-to-east freight traffic, it’s created an oversupply of trailers for us in the east and southeast. We’re turning to creative solutions to adapt – while helping our industry partners who need one-way trailers going west.”