PacLease Names North American Franchises of Year - Kenworth Ontario PacLease and Allstate Leasing

 Pictured from left are: Ken Roemer, president, PACCAR Leasing Company; Jeff Vanthournout, president, Allstate Leasing and Allstate Peterbilt Group; Nick Corona, general manager, Allstate Leasing; and Jake Civitts, director of franchise operations, PACCAR Leasing Company. 

Pictured from left are: Ken Roemer, president, PACCAR Leasing Company; Jeff Vanthournout, president, Allstate Leasing and Allstate Peterbilt Group; Nick Corona, general manager, Allstate Leasing; and Jake Civitts, director of franchise operations, PACCAR Leasing Company. 

BELLEVUE, Wash., April 13, 2018 – At the annual PacLease awards dinner, held in conjunction with TRALA’s annual meeting held in Scottsdale, Arizona, PacLease announced its North American franchises of the year for 2017. 

Kenworth Ontario PacLease (located in Toronto) took home the Kenworth North American Franchise of the Year award, while Allstate Leasing (located in Minneapolis) garnered the Peterbilt North American Franchise of the Year award. It was a double win for Allstate, as Allstate Peterbilt was named Peterbilt’s 2017 Dealer of the Year in February.

“PacLease and our franchise group had a banner year in 2017, with Kenworth Ontario PacLease and Allstate Leasing – a founding member of PacLease dating back to 1981 – leading the way,” said Ken Roemer, president of PACCAR Leasing. “Our collective strength has been our Peterbilt and Kenworth product line, backed by the passion of our franchise group in customer support. It’s why we delivered 30 percent more medium- and heavy-duty trucks into our lease/rental fleet in 2017 (over 2016) while the leasing industry as a whole had sales numbers comparable to 2016 numbers.”

“Kenworth Ontario PacLease excelled in all areas of their business,” said Roemer. “They’re PacLease’s largest Canadian franchise and added nearly 100 vehicles to its fleet, never losing sight of what got them there which is their focus on customer service and sales excellence.”

Roemer said Allstate Leasing added nearly the same amount of lease and rental trucks, thanks to Allstate’s growing market share in the Minneapolis area. “Over the past two years, Allstate has opened two new locations. They’re very dedicated to the market – having been a part of the leasing landscape since 1981.  They are vested in their customers’ success and dedicated to customer service.”

  Pictured from left are Ken Roemer, president, PACCAR Leasing Company; Vince Tarola, president, Kenworth Truck Centres and Kenworth Ontario PacLease; Ernie Tonellotto, general manager, Kenworth Ontario PacLease and Jake Civitts, director of franchise operations, PACCAR Leasing Company. 

 Pictured from left are Ken Roemer, president, PACCAR Leasing Company; Vince Tarola, president, Kenworth Truck Centres and Kenworth Ontario PacLease; Ernie Tonellotto, general manager, Kenworth Ontario PacLease and Jake Civitts, director of franchise operations, PACCAR Leasing Company. 

PacLease also awarded Kenworth Sales (Salt Lake City) and Rush Truck Leasing (San Antonio), as its U.S. Franchises of the Year for Kenworth and Peterbilt. 

Inland PacLease (Burnaby, British Columbia) and Peterbilt Pacific Leasing (Surrey, British Columbia), were named as the Kenworth and Peterbilt Franchises of the Year for Canada. 

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

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