PacLease announces two new Western Ontario locations

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Paccar Leasing Co. continues to steadily expand its franchise network in North America with the addition of two locations in Ontario, Canada, this month. Located along the busy Highway 401 corridor in London and Highway 400 in Barrie, the new locations are operated by Kenworth Ontario PacLease.

The new Kenworth Ontario PacLease location in London is at 382 Exeter Road; the phone number is 519-690-1511. The new location in Barrie is at 3352 Thomas St.; the phone number is 705-431-4949. Kenworth Ontario PacLease also has locations in Toronto, Hamilton and Kitchener, Ontario.

“The new locations are representative of the growing demand for leased vehicles,” says PacLease president Bob Southern, noting that PacLease anticipates adding 40 new locations in 2006; the company added 45 locations in 2005. “Companies are turning to full-service leasing for the benefits of off-balance sheet financing and having the trucks cared for by experienced technicians, especially as trucks become more complex. We’ve had 12 successive record years and in 2005 enjoyed 15 percent fleet growth. Our fleet now includes more than 24,000 vehicles.”

For John Warren, general manager of Kenworth Ontario PacLease, the expansion with PacLease has been market-driven. “I’m pleased that we have this opportunity to expand our PacLease facilities into these markets,” Warren says. “It’s an opportunity to further support our growing customer base. Our benefits of full-service leasing, custom spec’d trucks and unparalleled customer service, makes our expansion from three to five locations in Ontario a strategic move.”