Penske Truck Leasing announced that it recently opened the first of its newly designed, state-of-the-art facilities at 1111 N. Century Ave., Kansas City, Mo. The facility, which incorporates new elements and advanced technology features designed to enhance and standardize the customer experience, will offer commercial and consumer truck rental services, full-service leasing and contract maintenance.
The 24,118-square-foot facility, the result of a $6.5 million investment and the consolidation of two facilities into one, includes five service bays, one fully automated truck washing bay and a three-lane fuel island for diesel and gasoline refueling. Outfitted with wireless technology, the facility will have the capability to integrate various vehicle diagnostic and repair software to provide first-class maintenance services, according to Penske. Built on 11.5 acres of land, the new facility will employ about 50 associates in the Kansas City area and will have the capacity to maintain more than 1,000 vehicles onsite.
“We’ve proudly served the Kansas City area for more than 20 years with great success,” says Paul Prang, senior vice president for Penske’s North Central region. “The new facility is a clear indication of our commitment to our customers in the region and our confidence in the potential for growth in the future.”
“The new design and features are a testament to Penske Truck Leasing’s dedication to enhancing the experience that our customers have every time they walk into one of our facilities,” says Jim Feenstra, Penske’s senior vice president of marketing. “We’ve broadened our service capability and upgraded the size of our office and rental counter to include a driver waiting area with wireless Internet access and a flat screen television – all with our customers in mind.”
The Kansas City facility will be open for service 24/7 with rental operations open seven days a week with the following hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon. The facility will provide services to customers in Leavenworth, Wyandotte and northern Johnson counties in Kansas, as well as Jackson, Clay, Northern Cass, Western Lafayette and northwestern Johnson counties in Missouri.