About Us

Milestone is one of the largest and fastest growing transportation equipment lessors in the United States, operating a diversified fleet of approximately 85,000 pieces of equipment, including:

  • Highway trailers
  • Intermodal trailers
  • Storage and convention trailers
  • Marine chassis
  • Domestic chassis
  • Domestic containers
  • Refrigerated trailers and containers
  • Flatbed trailers
  • Other specialty equipment

We offer our customers a wide variety of flexible leasing and rental programs, ranging from only a few units to over 10,000 units. Our customers include trucking companies (over-the-road and LTL), third-party logistics (3PL) companies, package carriers, private shippers, railroads, steamship operators, beneficial cargo owners (BCOs), retailers, manufacturers and other companies throughout the transportation sector.

In addition to our leasing and rental programs, we provide numerous additional services to help solve the problems of the transportation industry, including:

  • Committed peak and surge capacity programs
  • Complex consulting and structured deals, including sale-leaseback transactions and fleet refresh programs
  • Maintenance and telematics consulting and services
  • Comprehensive management of third party transportation equipment assets
  • Equipment acquisitions and remarketing

We are headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri, with an operational center of excellence in Chicago, Illinois and approximately 65+ locations across the United States. Over the past 20+ years, we have built one of the most seasoned teams of commercial, operations and support professionals in the transportation leasing industry.

We are backed by Barings a $300+ billion global financial services firm dedicated to meeting the evolving investment and capital needs of clients. As part of MassMutual, Barings has the financial stability and flexibility to take a long-term approach.


Milestone delivers flexible transportation equipment solutions to our customers, while providing rewarding careers to our employees.


Core Values

Milestone puts the customer at the center of everything we do and operates according to our core values of:

  • Integrity
  • Customer service
  • Teamwork
  • Flexibility
  • Innovation
  • Safety
  • Excellence



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