Due to growth in the automotive and farming industries lifting the economies of the Great Lakes Region and Nebraska, the PacLease network of 450 locations in the United States and Canada is adding seven new franchise locations:
• Premier PacLease, 179 Expressway Court, Gaylord, Mich. 49735, 989-731-1499;
• Premier PacLease, 7393 Expressway Court S.W., Grand Rapids, Mich. 49548, 616-281-8610;
• Premier PacLease, 2717 Danforth Road, Escanaba, Mich. 49829, 608-576-2231;
• Premier PacLease, 3090 Berlin Drive, LaCrosse, Wis. 54601, 608-781-5360;
• Premier PacLease, 3130 E. 23rd St., Columbus, Neb. 68601, 608-241-5616 ext. 121;
• Premier PacLease, 2206 E. 25th St.., Kearney, Neb. 68847, 308-234-2511; and
• Premier PacLease, 2737 S. Lincoln Ave., York, Neb. 68467, 402-362-6645.
“As more cars are manufactured and sold, employment is growing, and as more people go back to work, they’re buying more durable and nondurable goods,” said Jim Moeller, Premier PacLease president. “That means private fleets need more trucks to move those goods. Our customers see full-service leasing as a viable alternative to buying and replacing aging equipment. They’re increasingly turning to new truck technology to help them reduce fuel costs as well as their greenhouse gas emissions. And full-service leasing can help them accomplish those goals by taking the spec’ing and maintenance guesswork out of the equation.”
Paccar Leasing President Neil Vonnahme said PacLease’s growth in the Great Lakes Region, Nebraska and across the United States also is driven by the need for private fleets to meet maintenance requirements under Compliance Safety Accountability, as well as dealing with new federal regulations involving hours of service. “By having PacLease handle the maintenance, companies can be assured that all maintenance issues are addressed quickly and efficiently to meet CSA requirements,” Vonnahme said.
PacLease franchises also find that customers increasingly are looking at full-service leasing as a way to acquire Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks with comfortable driver features to attract and keep good drivers, Vonnahme said.