Penske Truck Leasing Upgrades Carson, Calif. Facility

READING, Pa., June 1, 2009 - Penske Truck Leasing announced improvements to its facility in Carson, Calif., located at 19646 Figueroa Street. Offering full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance and commercial and consumer rental services, Penske added nearly 6,000 square feet to the two-story building, bringing the current dimensions to over 19,000 square feet. Most of the additions, housed on five acres, were dedicated to the expansion of administrative offices, with about 1,300 square feet added to improve maintenance storage capabilities.

Improvements also resulted in the integration of Penske's current facility design elements, new driver lounge, and light bulbs outfitted with ballasts utilizing 50 percent less energy than conventional lighting. The Carson location employs 50 associates, services over 180 leasing customers and maintains a fleet of nearly 1,000 vehicles onsite. It also features eight service bays, wash bay and fourlane fuel island.

"Consolidation was the main reason for expanding the Carson, Calif. facility," said Peter Weeks, Senior Vice President – West Region, Penske Truck Leasing. "Growth over the years necessitated these improvements. Now, Penske houses all Carson area administrative efforts under one roof. Previously, those operations were in two separate locations just a few miles apart."

Customers can rent trucks from Penske seven days a week: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; and on weekends from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 310-327-3210 to make your reservation. The service department is open from 5 a.m. to midnight during the week, and from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Call 310-327-3116 for more information.

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 to learn more about the company and its products and services.