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Penske celebrates $1 million expansion of San Leandro facility

By: | at 07:00 PM | Intermodal  

Penske Truck Leasing celebrated the grand reopening of an existing facility in San Leandro, CA, located on 10755 Bigge St. The Penske-owned two-story building received a $1million facelift, highlighted by a 1,600-square-feet addition that includes a new consumer rental counter, cozy driver lounge, and increased office space.

The 17,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, employing 45 associates, offers commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance. About 100 leasing customers are serviced from this six-acre location and nearly 1,000 vehicles are maintained on-site.

The structure now incorporates Penske Truck Leasing’s new facility design elements, features state-of-the-art technology and is designed to enhance the customer experience. Penske continues its expansion efforts across North America. A new 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% less energy have been installed in the addition.

The facility has 10 service bays, and a four-lane fuel island with high-speed fuel pumps for fast, efficient service.

‘We are excited to renovate and expand in San Leandro,’ stated Peter Weeks, Senior Vice President ’ Western Region, Penske Truck Leasing. ‘Our customers have requested increased services, and we answered the call. We may add more associates in the future as we continue to expand in the Bay area.’

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 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.