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.