READING, Pa., August 25, 2006 - Penske Truck Leasing announced today that it opened the first of its newly designed, state-of-the-art facilities at 1111 N. Century Ave., Kansas City, Mo. The facility, which incorporates new design elements and advanced technology features to enhance and standardize the customer experience, will offer commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service leasing and contract maintenance.
The new 24,118 square-foot facility, the result of a $6.5 million investment and the consolidation of two facilities into one, includes five service bays, one fully automated truck washing bay and a three-lane fuel island for diesel and gasoline refueling. Outfitted with state-of-the-art wireless technology, the facility will have the capability to integrate various vehicle diagnostic and repair software to provide first class maintenance services. Built on 11.5 acres of land, the new facility will employ approximately 50 associates in the Kansas City area and will have the capacity to maintain more than 1,000 vehicles on-site.
"We've proudly served the Kansas City area for more than 20 years with great success," said Paul Prang, Senior Vice President - North Central Region, Penske Truck Leasing. "The new facility is a clear indication of our commitment to our customers in the region and our confidence in the potential for growth in the future."
"The new design and features are a testament to Penske Truck Leasing's dedication to enhancing the experience that our customers have every time they walk into one of our facilities," said Jim Feenstra, Senior Vice President - Marketing, Penske Truck Leasing. "We've broadened our service capability and upgraded the size of our office and rental counter to include a driver waiting area with wireless Internet access and a flat screen television - all with our customers in mind."
The new Kansas City facility will be open for service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with rental operations open seven days a week at the following times: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon. The facility will provide services to customers in Leavenworth, Wyandotte and northern Johnson counties in Kansas, as well as Jackson, Clay, Northern Cass, Western Lafayette and northwestern Johnson counties in Missouri.
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture of Penske
Corporation and General Electric. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates
more than 216,000 vehicles and serves customers from over 1,000 locations in North America, South
America, Europe, and Asia. Product lines include full-service
truck leasing, contract
maintenance,commercial and consumer
truck rentals, transportation and warehousing
management and supply
chain management solutions.
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