READING, Pa., September 25, 2008 - Penske Truck Leasing today announced the opening of its new 24,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility, in the Chicago, Ill. suburb of Elk Grove, at 1200 Busse Road. The 7.5 acre location will employ 60 associates and maintains over 1,200 vehicles onsite, while servicing nearly 180 customers. Penske offers commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance.
Penske is closing its existing facility at 2100 Busse Road in Elk Grove.
The one-story building features five service bays, an automated truck washing bay and a three-lane fuel island with high-speed fuel pumps for fast, efficient service. This structure, part of Penske's expansion efforts across North America, features new facility design elements intended to enhance the customer experience.
A wireless technology component allows Penske service technicians to integrate various vehicle diagnostic and repair software. To save energy, GE fluorescent light bulbs with electronic ballasts using 50 percent less energy have been installed.
"Penske elected to open a new facility to better serve Chicagoland," said Paul Prang, Senior Vice President - North Central Region, Penske Truck Leasing. "We're now able to offer to our customers in one the nation's largest industrial parks, expanded services: round-the-clock service hours, longer rental counter hours, additional fuel offerings and automated wash bays. With the expected growth and increased market share this new facility will bring, we anticipate the hiring of new associates."
For more information, please call 847-952-8427. The rental department is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The service department is open 24 hours.
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture among Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 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. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more about the company and its products and services.