XTRA Lease – Why Work For Us?

Company Overview


Based in St. Louis and owned by Berkshire Hathaway, XTRA Lease is the leading provider of over-the-road trailers for rent and lease in the U.S.

With more than 50 locations, XTRA Lease offers a fleet of about 75,000 trailers for rent and lease, including dry vans, flatbeds, reefers, local cartage vans, storage trailers and specialty equipment.

Company Facts

  • Fleet Size: About 75,000 trailers
  • Number of XTRA Lease employees: About 400
  • Headquarters: St. Louis
  • Number of XTRA Lease branches: More than 50

Our Mission


At XTRA Lease, you'll find a culture where you can flourish, driven by our mission:

To provide trailers, customer-valued services and trailer-related solutions that best meet the needs and exceed the expectations of transportation customers, while meeting the growth and financial expectations of our shareholders.

Everyone at XTRA Lease shares a vision:

  • We are committed to customers, integrity, accountability and results. 
  • We treat everyone with respect.
  • We reward team members who raise our performance standards.
  • With 100% reliability, we build creative and dependable relationships with our customers and suppliers.
  • We provide flexible solutions to our customers' needs.
  • We work together to make XTRA Lease the "first call".

Facts at a glance


About 400


About 75,000 trailers


St. Louis, MO

Branch locations

More than 50

Our employees

With locations throughout the U.S., we have a naturally diverse work force. We believe this diversity in skills and culture is integral to our success. At XTRA Lease, all employees have an equal opportunity to be considered for hiring, promotion, compensation, training and all other aspects of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.  We promote career growth and development so all employees have equal opportunities for building successful futures.

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XTRA Lease appreciates the hard work and dedication of our people. Our benefits package is just one way we recognize employee contributions.  

Our Employee Benefits Include:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans (individual and family)
  • Wellness care and prescription drug coverage
  • Company-matched 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health care and dependent flexible spending accounts
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Paid holidays and vacation

Career FAQs

I'm not familiar with XTRA or the trailer leasing business. Can you tell me about the industry? 

The transportation business is fast-paced and service-oriented. Changes in supply chains and consumer buying patterns demand that trucking companies and private fleets stay flexible, yet efficient. XTRA Lease serves the supply chain by providing trailers, often on short notice, to meet emerging or seasonal demands. XTRA Lease is a known leader in the transportation sector, offering innovation in technology and equipment. 

How often does XTRA Lease have positions open?

We're always looking for energetic, goal-oriented people with great skills and fresh ideas. Check our Current Job Opportunities page to see the variety of positions open today.

Will I have to relocate to develop my career at XTRA Lease?

That depends on you and the profession you've chosen. If you start at an entry-level position in a branch, it's possible to advance while staying at the same location. However, if you're in sales or desire an area or senior management position, it may be necessary to relocate. Bottom line: your performance, desires and abilities will determine your career path.

Why should I work for XTRA Lease?

You'll find the traditional benefits such as competitive salary, health benefits and tuition reimbursement.  Our nationwide locations and size offer opportunity for growth and advancement. If you enjoy a fast paced environment and freedom to determine your own directions, XTRA Lease could be a good fit for you. 

What's it really like to work at XTRA Lease?

Every day presents unique challenges and the opportunity to succeed. Employees help shape our dynamic environment. You'll find people with an independent spirit and an entrepreneurial approach.

How does XTRA Lease reward employees?

We offer competitive compensation and benefits. Based upon your performance, you'll receive additional challenges and opportunities to succeed. For example, when we hire college graduates, we expect they will fill a manager's position within three years. Branch and operations management  positions come with bonuses and commissions, in addition to a base salary.

Why Work at XTRA Lease?

People are the cornerstone of our success. We call it Streetcorner Strategy. Every branch has a team of sales and operations that owns its corner of the market. With leading edge technology tools, these teams have direct impact on branch performance and local brand identity. Branch teams nurture national and local customer relationships, ensure equipment meets safety standards, and respond quickly when customer emergencies happen. All locations are 100% company-owned.

Our branch employees learn about and support a wide range of supply chains and local business. A branch team begins with talented individuals like you – people who are ready to deliver on our reputation with excellent service and responsive problem-solving.

We support our employees with competitive benefits, exposure to a range of opportunities and training programs and a practice of promoting from within. If you have a passion for innovation, and take pride in raising the performance bar, you’ll be rewarded at every level. People at XTRA Lease are hardworking, collaborative and entrepreneurial. Looking for a career? You'll fit right in.

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at XTRA Lease (Irvine, CA).


    Brief phone discussion. In-person interview. Rejection. This position is obviously grunt-work. You wear a neon yellow safety vest. Thankfully it is not cold-calling sales. Of course, they attempt to make it sound a little more glamorous than it actually is. They brag about their position in the much-coveted big rig leasing industry with statistics and trivia that a select few are interested in. I don't know why a university degree is required to hop into trucks for damage inspections or to answer phones and read from a script. If you can get it, take it and keep looking for something better. If you meet the unnecessary requirements for this job, you should get a better one at another company.

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    • Many "tell me about a time when..." type prompts - had a difficult customer - took initiative - demonstrated safe behavior Salary Expectation? (they said it was "about 37k/yr" Why this position? What other positions are you interviewing for? Strength? Weakness?   Answer Question

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Additional Info

Website www.xtralease.com
Headquarters Saint Louis, MO
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Operated By Berkshire Hathaway
Founded 1957
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

XTRA Lease is the leader in the truck-trailer rental industry in North America. We’re not truckers, but we’re proud to support the transportation industry. For more than 50 years, our team has focused on providing “the box” to trucking companies that supply manufacturing plants, grocery stores, and distribution centers with the products used in daily life. And as a subsidiary ... More

Mission: At XTRA Lease, you'll find a culture where you can flourish driven by our mission: To provide trailers, customer-valued services and trailer-related solutions that best meet the needs and exceed the expectations of transportation customers, while meeting the growth and financial expectations of our shareholders.

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