BELLEVUE, Wash., April 10, 2017 – PacLease has announced its North American franchises of the year for 2016. Southland Kenworth took home the Kenworth North American Franchise of the Year award with DSU Peterbilt PacLease taking the Peterbilt North American Franchise of the Year award. The winners were recognized during the annual PacLease dinner that took place in conjunction with the TRALA annual meeting held in Bonita Springs, Florida.
“Our PacLease locations had another very strong year as we continue to add Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks to our locations in the United States and Canada,” said Ken Roemer, president of PACCAR Leasing. “We feel our growth is steered by industry-leading products – such as the Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt Model 579, coupled with exceptional customer service, support and lease programs. DSU Peterbilt PacLease and Southland PacLease both shined brightly in all areas of performance and customer service – they led the way.”
Southland PacLease, with headquarters in Harahan, La., has seven locations in the state. “They have a dedicated and committed leadership team with a customer-first mentality,” said Roemer. “They’re exceptional.”
DSU Peterbilt PacLease, headquartered in Portland, Ore., has five locations throughout Oregon and Washington. “They have been a PacLease franchise since 2007 and have grown their PacLease fleet significantly over the years,” said Roemer. “They have invested in their facilities and their people – and those efforts have paid off as they continue to gain new customers.”
PacLease also awarded Papé Kenworth PacLease, headquartered in Eugene, Ore., and JX PacLease, based in Pewaukee, Wis., as its U.S. Franchises of the Year for Kenworth and Peterbilt.
PacLease Edmonton Kenworth (Edmonton, Alberta) and, Location de Camions Excellence PacLease (Sainte-Julie, Quebec), were named as the Kenworth and Peterbilt Franchises of the Year for Canada.
“Each had exceptional years, grew their businesses, and excelled in customer service,” said Roemer. “They, along with our North American winners, truly represent the best-of-the-best and showcase what PacLease is all about – quality trucks, and great customer service. Each of our locations has a mantra of exceeding customer expectations with PACCAR trucks spec’d to customer applications, backed by what we believe is the best service network in the industry.”
PacLease franchises joining National and North American winners in receiving Gold status for service/performance excellence include: Location de Camions Eureka Inc. (Boucherville, Quebec), NorCal PacLease (Sacramento, Calif.), Kenworth Ontario PacLease (Vaughan, Ontario), and Kenworth Sales Company PacLease (West Valley City, Utah).
About PacLease and PACCAR
PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) is one of the fastest-growing commercial truck leasing companies in the transportation industry. PacLease has independent and company-owned full-service leasing locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. PacLease provides customized full-service lease, rental and contract maintenance programs designed to meet the specific needs of customers. A combination of reliable, custom-built trucks and complete service offerings allows customers to maximize the value of their transportation resources.
PACCAR Leasing is a part of the financial services group of PACCAR Inc, a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market, symbol PCAR, and its homepage can be found at www.paccar.com.