PacLease helps Liberty Tire Recycling collect 190 million end-of-life tires
In order to benefit from the most recent technology available to the trucking industry, Liberty Tire Recycling decided to switch from short-term leasing to full-service leasing and teamed with PacLease.
By recycling more than 190 million tires annually, Liberty Tire reclaims approximately 3 billion pounds of rubber each year. Liberty Tire's recycled rubber is utilized to make creative, environmentally friendly goods including playground and landscape equipment that are offered at more than 15,000 retail establishments across North America. With its headquarters office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company provides extensive door-to-door collection services as well as a network of processing facilities across North America.
In the United States, Liberty Tire Recycling operates 29 production sites and 26 collection and remediation facilities. It collects tires from more than 40,000 clients and maintains the largest fleet of service vehicles in the tire recycling industry, including Class 7-8 trucks, many of which are leased from PacLease.
Leigh Eastman, Senior Vice President of Support Services at Liberty, says that the company switched from vehicle ownership to full-service leasing a several years ago. “We didn’t want to worry about maintenance on our trucks, plus we knew we could rotate trucks out on a schedule and take advantage of the newest technology the trucking industry had to offer,” she said.
“PacLease is fast becoming our favored leasing company. Corporately, we’ve been very pleased with PacLease. The Peterbilt and Kenworth vehicles we lease from them are great, drivers love them, and PacLease provides fantastic service, led by our main contact, Gina Vecchioni (a PacLease National Account Sales Executive).”
Liberty Tire Recycling is the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America. By recycling more than 190 million tires annually, Liberty reclaims about 3 billion pounds of rubber for innovative, useful products. The recycled rubber produced by Liberty is used as crumb rubber and industrial feedstock for molded products; as tire-derived fuel for industrial kilns, mills and power plants; and as landscaping and playground products sold at more than 15,000 retail locations across North America. The company maintains a network of processing plants and comprehensive door-to-door collection services.
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