Penske Debuts Annapolis Junction, Md., Collision Repair Center

READING, Pa., March 5, 2012 – Penske Truck Leasing has opened a truck collision repair center in Annapolis Junction, Md.

The center does collision, box and trailer repairs, complete vehicle refinishing, and frame and alignment work for commercial trucks and vehicles. Penske is expected to hire nine new associates - six technicians and three administrative positions.

"The facility serves the needs of Penske's own truck fleet and contract customers, as well as commercial truck fleets," stated James Svaasand, General Manager of Business Ventures for Penske Truck Leasing.

The 15,500-square-foot building is housed on 5.2 acres and utilizes light fixtures that reduce energy use by 50 percent.

The structure contains a high-efficiency paint spray booth that greatly filters emissions. This booth employs smart technology that minimizes energy and fuel consumption, housing a high-tech air filtration system.

"Prior to opening this Annapolis Junction collision repair center, Penske vehicles, and our customer's vehicles, were being serviced from our repair centers in Pennsylvania and North Carolina," said Jack Gallagher, Senior Vice President – Northeast Region, Penske Truck Leasing. "Now, we are in the perfect position to attain new business in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas."

The company's 17th North American collision repair center is located at 8820 Corridor Road. It is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 301-490-9150.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture of 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, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. To learn more about Penske's products and services please visit and our "Move Ahead" blog.