The new facility is 16,900-square-feet and sits on 5 acres. It has ten truck service bays and one automatic wash bay.
Penske Truck Leasing required additional space to service its growing customer base in the Calgary region and has built a new state-of-the-art facility at 101 High Plains PL, Balzac, AB T4A 0W7. The new facility will supplement Penske’s three additional facilities in the area.
Officially opening for business in October 2020, Penske has been gradually moving customers and staff to the new location. The new facility is now nearly fully staffed and offers commercial truck rental, full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance. Penske’s facility is also outfitted with the company’s proprietary fully digital and voice-directed truck fleet preventive maintenance process and connected fleet solutions, a value-added resource to help customers address issues and options related to onboard technology systems (ELDs, telematics, onboard cameras, etc.).
“Our new facility is located at a busy industrial park in a growing transportation hub. It’s an ideal location for many of our customers,” explained Richard McLaughlin, area vice president Canada. “We are thrilled to have more capacity to service those existing customers and also welcome some new distributors who are operating warehouses in the area.”
Penske Truck Leasing is a Penske Transportation Solutions company headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske Truck Leasing operates approximately 330,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,100 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions.
The ability to provide visibility starts with the right technology. “A 3PL today has to be committed to investing in technology. At Penske Logistics, our focus today and for the future is to have the latest and greatest in technology,” Moses said.
The supply chain space continues to get more complex and is changing rapidly, particularly as new technologies are deployed. Penske developed its ClearChain® Technology Suite to meet the demands of today’s customers. The suite of technology gives users the ability to track and trace products, minimize disruptions and collect and analyze data. Penske not only generates and provides data to customers, but also can integrate into its customers’ systems.
As the amount of data available increases, shippers and their logistics partners will need to be able to take the information and make it relevant. “Once you’ve turned data into information, you can turn that into knowledge. You take into consideration not just transportation of goods but inventory levels. You can be predictive, understanding well in advance consumer needs or challenges that occur in the supply chain,” Moses said.
By PR Newswire