PacLease opens 7 new franchises in Midwest, Pacific Northwest

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Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease) announced the opening of seven new locations in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. The new franchise locations are:
• CIT PacLease, 22 Gateway Commerce Drive W., Edwardsville, IL 62025, 618-931-4300;
• Palmer Leasing Group, 4984 E. State Road 14, Fair Oaks, IN 47973, 219-394-2052;
• Palmer Leasing Group, 7267 N. Baker Suite A, Fremont, IN 46737, 260-495-0500;
• Allstate Leasing, 21800 John Deere Lane, Rogers, MN 55374, 763-428-4333;
• Allstate Leasing, 558 E. Villaume Ave., S. St. Paul, MN 55075, 651-455-6500;
• Custom Truck Leasing, 2910 E. Mall Drive, Rapid City, SD 57701, 605-343-2812;
• Western Pacific Leasing, 112 First St., Cosmopolis, WA 98537, 360-533-8990.

“Our location growth in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, South Dakota and Washington State is driven partly by a variety of new economic activity throughout the United States and Canada,” says Neil Vonnahme, PacLease president. Vonnahme says private fleet trucking activity is up as new oil and gas exploration heats up across the Midwest section of the United States, while customers also are looking for alternatives to purchasing equipment as technology continues to increase in complexity on commerical trucks. Full-service leasing also is a popular choice among fleets as they must meet maintenance requirements under Compliance, Safety, Accountability and deal with new emissions technology introduced in 2010, Vonnahme says.

“By having PacLease handle the maintenance, customers can be assured that all maintenance issues identified through inspections are quickly and expertly addressed,” he says. “Also, PacLease locations have invested in the tooling, training and technology to maintain the latest diesel technology, which provides our customers maximum uptime. Customers are increasingly looking at full-service leasing as a way to acquire popular Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks with comfortable driver features to attract good drivers. They also see full-service leasing as a viable alternative to buying and replacing aging equipment. Additionally, they can acquire new truck technology to help them reduce their fuel costs as well as their greenhouse gas emissions. The full-service lease option helps take the specing and maintenance guesswork out of the picture.”