Penske Power Systems’ principal headquarters is located at its Melbourne workshop/office facility. In addition to sales, distribution and full product repair capability, this facility includes the offices for national sales, engineering and marketing, a regional training facility and a regional engineering center. In addition, PPS operates a corporate office based at its Sydney (Chipping Norton) branch which is dedicated to corporate activities and distribution and product repair capability. PPS operates additional branch facilities across Australia and in Auckland, New Zealand.
Penske Power Systems’ 84 dealers are strategically located throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Most of the dealers (73) represent the Detroit Diesel brand, with the majority aligned to Western Star and/or Freightliner truck manufacturers. The remaining dealers represent the MTU (1) and Allison Transmission (10) brands. The “off-highway” business of PPS principally includes the sale of power systems by PPS directly to customers in the commercial, defense and maritime sectors, and to several dealers. PPS conducts business through its 14 branch locations and utilizes mobile remote field service units travelling directly to customer premises.
Penske Truck Leasing
We currently hold a 23.4% ownership interest in PTL, a leading provider of transportation services and supply chain management. PTL is capable of meeting customers’ needs across the supply chain with a broad product offering that includes full-service truck leasing, truck rental and contract maintenance, along with logistics services such as dedicated contract carriage, distribution center management, transportation management and lead logistics provider. PTL has a highly diversified customer base that includes multi-national corporations across industries such as food and beverage, transportation, manufacturing, automotive, retail and healthcare, with which they have long-term contracts, as well as individual consumers renting a single truck on a daily basis.
PTL operates one of the leading full-service truck leasing, truck rental and contract maintenance businesses in the United States and Canada and a logistics business in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. PTL has also expanded its truck leasing and truck rental business into Australia, through a joint venture with us, and has expanded its logistics business into India.
Full-service truck leasing, truck rental and contract maintenance. Full-service truck leasing, truck rental and contract maintenance of commercial trucks and tractors is PTL’s largest business. PTL manages a fleet of more than 240,000 trucks, tractors and trailers, consisting of approximately 170,000 vehicles owned by PTL and leased to customers under full-service lease or rental agreements and approximately 70,000 customer-owned and -operated vehicles for which they provided contract maintenance services. Terms under its full-service leases generally range from four to seven years for tractors and trucks and six to ten years for trailers. Its commercial and consumer rental fleet as of December 31, 2016 consisted of approximately 60,500 vehicles for use by its full-service truck leasing, small business and consumer customers for periods generally ranging from less than a day to 12 months. Most of its leased vehicles are configured according to customer specifications, including custom painting and lettering, while its rental trucks bear Penske branding.
Commercial customers often outsource to PTL in order to reduce the complexity, cost and total capital associated with vehicle ownership. Under a full-service lease, PTL provides and fully maintains the vehicle, which is generally specifically configured for the customer. The services provided under full-service lease and contract maintenance agreements generally include preventive and regular maintenance, advanced diagnostics, emergency road service, fleet services, safety programs, and nationwide fuel services through its network of company-operated facilities and a nationwide network of independent truck stops.
In addition, PTL makes available to its full-service leasing and contract maintenance customers additional vehicles on a rental basis. This short-term availability of tractors, trucks and trailers typically accommodates seasonal, emergency and other temporary needs. A significant portion of these rentals are to existing full-service leasing and contract maintenance customers who are seeking flexibility in their fleet management. PTL has established a network of approximately 680 locations to provide full-service truck leasing, truck rental and contract maintenance services to customers. This network enables PTL to meet multi-location customer requirements. PTL’s commercial rental business generated 20% of its operating revenue for 2016 and its full-service lease and contract maintenance business generated 50% of its operating revenue in 2016.