Company Overview

Company Overview

PLM Fleet® at a Glance:

With headquarters in a state-of-the-art fleet solutions center located in Newark, NJ, PLM Fleet® is the only nationwide company dedicated exclusively to leasing, rental, maintenance and comprehensive fleet management of over 14,000 refrigerated trailers.  

PLM is a partnership between a U.S. subsidiary of Mizuho Leasing Company, MM Wheel, LLC and Marubeni America Corporation. With headquarters in Tokyo, both Marubeni and Mizuho are Fortune 500 Companies operating in diverse businesses.

Marubeni Corporation


Marubeni Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries use their broad business networks, both within Japan and overseas, to conduct importing and exporting (including third country trading), as well as domestic business, encompassing a diverse range of business activities across wide-ranging fields including lifestyle, ICT & real estate business, forest products, food, agri business, chemicals, energy, metals & mineral resources, power business, infrastructure project, aerospace & ship, finance & leasing business, construction, industrial machinery & mobility, and next generation business development. Additionally, the Marubeni Group offers a variety of services, makes internal and external investments, and is involved in resource development throughout all of the above industries.

Mizuho Leasing has focused on financing for equipment and other assets through leasing and installment sales, while also actively growing our operations in Japan and overseas as a comprehensive financial services group serving the business community. In addition to providing finance for capital investment in industrial machine tools, IT equipment, medical equipment and other business assets, we have been expanding its reach into new business areas by proposing a wide range of solutions that address the diverse needs of corporate clients, increasing its presence in the financial sector, and leveraging M&A activities.


PLM Fleet® Celebrates 50 Successful Years


As the nation's largest technology-driven fleet management company dedicated exclusively to the cold supply chain, PLM recognizes 50 successful years. Since it was founded in San Francisco in 1972, PLM has managed customized leasing partnerships, each crafted to address the customer's unique business needs. 

With their comprehensive fleet management approach, PLM Fleet creates flexible and customer-specific solutions to reduce costs and drive productivity for businesses nationwide. Located in the state-of-the-art fleet solutions center in Newark, NJ, PLM is recognized as the only nationwide company that is dedicated exclusively to leasing, renting, and ColdLink telematics of over 13,000 refrigerated trailers. With 32 locations nationwide, PLM conveniently offers flexible and unique equipment in all the key markets.


For the third consecutive year, PLM Fleet has won the NJ Top Workplace Award. This distinction is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous survey technology. Another 2022 company achievement is earning Food Chain Digest's Top Food Chain Technology Provider, in addition to Food Logistics 2021 awards of Top Green Providers and Rockstars of the Supply Chain.


"I can think of no better way to honor PLM's 50thAnniversary than to again win the NJ Top Workplace award,’’ said Keith Shipp, President and CEO. “This year our team has innovated and launched several new digital tools to support our customers and streamline their operations. We have really focused on how to drive engagement and simplify interactions for our customers, and it is so gratifying to see our employees champion this direction forward."

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PLM continues to examine and implement new ways to improve efficiency and customer service. Recently the company has moved from paper-based to computerized inspections of leased vehicles to streamline and integrate operations. MyPLM, a secure, online customer gateway, has released new enhancements to manage invoices, rental reservations, damage notifications, and ColdLink telematics for trailer location, temperature monitoring, mileage, and more.

Among recent product launches, PLM has introduced Zero Emissions trailers, the only California state approved refrigerated units for multi and single temperature applications. In the past year, the company launched PLM TrustLink™, a comprehensive, cloud IoT management platform that provides real-time, track and trace capabilities for the sensitive cold supply chain. 

50 Years of PLM


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Awards & Recognition

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Lynne Hansen wins Women In Trucking award 2024 Top Women to Watch.
Rock Stars of the Supply Chain
New Jearsy top work place


FSA Food Chain Technology Logo 2022

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PLM Fleet is a Top Green Provider for 2021



PLM Fleet is recognized as a Top 10 Food Safety Solution Provider of 2021




Industry Tech Outlook Fleet - 21

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Food Logistics 2020 RockStar top work places 2020




Green Provider 2017-hires





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National Partnerships