The idea of starting a local truck leasing company actually was conceived in October of 1999; the day that it was announced that Lancaster County’s only local leasing company, Keen Leasing, was being sold to a national leasing company, Rollins. Fourteen months later, Rollins was again sold.
Locally owned and operated leasing companies have a great deal more flexibility to meet locally owned company’s needs. That fact had an immediate impact on Oehme Carrier Corp. Tom Oehme, President of Oehme Carrier, was a Keen customer and within one week of the Rollins takeover of his leases, he knew it wasn’t going to work!
Oehme Carrier is a truckload and LTL carrier that operates 36 tractors and 72 trailers, delivering dry and refrigerated freight throughout the East and New England. According to Tom Oehme, “The national leasing company took over the lease from Keen and immediately wanted to change over all the tires on my trucks to what they wanted to use. They never considered the fact that changing the tires would reduce my fuel economy and change the speed the trucks would travel. Even after attempting to discuss this with their management, they were going to do what they wanted. I wanted out.”
We knew we needed a national connection for over the road service and chose Nationalease. Nationalease had over 600 locations in North America which our customers could use for fuel or road service. Nationalease also provided us the purchasing power we need to compete in today’s economy. Nationalease truly helps us provide “National Connections with Local Ownership” for our customers.
Advantage Truck Leasing, Inc. is a family owned and operated business in Lititz, PA with Joe Butzer as President, Nate Oehme as Vice-President, and Tom’s other 2 sons, Erick and Parke rounding out the corporate team.
The Oehme family has been in the transportation business for 32 years. We understand transportation and know how to deliver service to our customers. We don’t have to check with “Corporate” when a customer asks for something unusual; we just get it done.
Advantage Truck Leasing, Inc. was formed with one simple goal in mind; to provide local, affordable, and most of all, flexible service to its customers. It’s that burning desire that fuels our company. Our aim is not to be the biggest leasing company in Lancaster County… just the best.