About Penn Intermodal Leasing, LLC

In 1988, Penn Intermodal Leasing, LLC., began by leasing chassis to steamship carriers and intermodal transporters. Very quickly the company’s founder realized that there was a need for chassis specially designed to move heavy and overweight loads. Expanding on the standard chassis business Penn Intermodal invested in developing a fleet of specialized chassis to move heavy loads and liquid bulk freight.

At the time,  industry compliance with respect to overweight shipments was minimal. Penn Intermodal Leasing, an intermodal equipment provider, assisted with educating the intermodal industry on the engineering, safety considerations, and the additional revenue to be earned from shipping heavy containers. Compliant shipments of overweight freight gradually increased as a result of growing awareness of the economic value of adhering to safety standards and the reduced operating costs of utilizing specialized chassis. Penn continues to support innovation within the intermodal industry and regularly offer to educate customers on new developments in special purpose chassis. Penn Intermodal Leasing grew with the intermodal industry by pioneering the specialized chassis business and by providing exceptional customer service, building long term relationships with customers, vendors and industry professionals.

How Penn Intermodal Leasing Can Help You

Industry Expertise

Experience is the best teacher. Few companies have over 30-years of industry and chassis leasing experience. During this time, our customers have moved all types of freight and depend on Penn Intermodal’s expertise, our chassis knowledge and industry connections. Recognized as a leader in the equipment leasing industry, Penn Intermodal educates and supports customers with a team of knowledgeable and friendly professionals.

Penn stays on top of evolving intermodal transportation trends and technological advances for chassis and equipment. We have the long-term experience to put into practice applicable equipment trends which promote safety, optimize fleet performance, and reduce transportation costs. By offering the largest and youngest specialized chassis fleet in the country, Penn delivers to our customers not only chassis, but also a competitive advantage.

When you need fast answers to liquid bulk transportation equipment questions, Penn Intermodal Leasing is the company to call. Contact one of our sales professionals today and find out how quickly your drop frame chassis leasing questions are answered! 

Professional Relationships

Penn Intermodal Leasing, an experienced intermodal equipment provider, is focused on building mutually beneficial relationships with customers, some of which have been ongoing for over a quarter century. Once our customers experience how easy it is to lease from Penn, they secure their next chassis from Penn Intermodal Leasing.

Whether you are moving bulk liquid freight regularly, in need of equipment for in-plant storage, or if it is your first time with an unusual load or a new product, Penn Intermodal Leasing will guide you to the right chassis for your freight and streamline the leasing process. But it doesn’t end here.  We will assist you throughout the term of your lease and work to accommodate increasing or changing fleet requirements.  

In addition, we treat our vendors and manufacturers the same as our customers.  This also goes for everyone we work with.  This means that when a unique issue arises, we can obtain a resolution quickly, working directly with the manufacturer or vendor.  Our 30-year history of successful relationships is a testament to the way we do business.

Personal Service

Every employee at Penn Intermodal Leasing is a knowledgeable professional who will work with you to meet your business needs. For example, when a major chemical manufacturer contacted us about a potential order, still uncertain as to whether they would receive the delivery.  If the order was received they would need six (6) chassis immediately.  Penn Intermodal Leasing staged the chassis at the depot before the final offer was configured.  When the order arrived, the lease was signed, and customer delivery times were met.

Case Study

Case Study – Special Purpose Chassis

Our clients have diverse priorities, but they all share the desire to minimize the obstacles to getting their freight on the road.

When an international chemical and specialty materials manufacturer requested a regional trucker to move bulk freight from Wichita Falls to Houston, TX the trucker contacted Penn Intermodal Leasing to identify the appropriate chassis for this specialized load.  Penn’s CEO personally flew to the factory and walked the floor to assess the cargo and understand the freight and the way it was loaded.  Penn in turn provided the appropriate solution: a Tri-Axle Chassis that readily handled the overweight load.