READING, Pa., September 25, 2008 - Penske Truck Leasing today announced the opening of its new 13,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility in West Haven, Conn., located at 38 Orange Ave. The eight-acre location employs 14 associates and maintains over 250 vehicles onsite, while servicing nearly 50 customers. Penske offers commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance.
The one-story West Haven building features three service bays, a 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 previously operated an older facility in North Haven, at 16 Bernhard Road. "Moving to a state-of-the-art facility in West Haven comes with a number of advantages," said Jack Gallagher, Senior Vice President - Northeast Region, Penske Truck Leasing. "Being within close proximity of the I91 and I95 corridor is more convenient to Penske customers, and we like being at the forefront of an industrial rebirth in West Haven. A new facility allows Penske to be more competitive, and with the anticipation of new business opportunities in West Haven, we will hopefully look to hire additional associates."
For more information, please call 203-931-8272. The rental department is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service department operates from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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.