READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new, 20,000-square-foot collision repair center in Lithia Springs, Ga. The new facility provides collision services for chassis, body, and trailer repairs, complete vehicle refinishing, and frame and alignment work for commercial trucks and vehicles. Penske Truck Leasing operates 16 other commercial truck collision repair centers across North America.

The facility, which sits on seven acres, has five service bays and uses special light fixtures that reduce energy use by 50 percent. The facility serves the needs of Penske’s own truck fleet and contract customers as well as commercial truck fleets from other regional businesses.

“This facility helps us keep pace with the demand for repair services in the greater Atlanta region and also supports our existing facility in Norcross,” said John Crockett, senior vice president – Southeast region, Penske Truck Leasing. “We expect to hire additional associates and expand our hours of operation in 2009 as we gain additional customers throughout Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee."

The collision center is open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (678) 626-2201.