Penske opens new truck rental and leasing office in Melbourne


Penske Truck Leasing announced that it has opened a new truck rental and full-service truck leasing office in Melbourne, Australia. The new office is co-located within the Penske Power Systems facility, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group.

“We have seen a positive response to our truck rental and leasing services since opening in August 2014,” said Don Mikes, Senior Vice President of Truck Rental for Penske. “This is our second office in Australia and we anticipate opening three additional locations over the next 12 months.”

The vehicles rented at the Melbourne location include MAN TGS 540 and TGS 480 6×4 sleepers (b-double rated), Western Star 5800 6×4 sleepers (b-double and road train rated), and new to its fleet offering at the Melbourne location are Freightliner Coronado 6×4 day cabs (b-double rated).

In addition to commercial truck rental, Penske has also introduced full-service truck leasing that provides trucking companies with custom vehicle specifications, vehicle acquisition, routine preventive maintenance, over-the-road breakdown service and vehicle legalisation. In Australia, Penske Truck Leasing offers a wide array of vehicle types for full-service leasing from MAN, Freightliner and Western Star.

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