ST. LOUIS (Sept. 14, 2017) – Enterprise Truck Rental has opened its first location in the Kansas City area. The new Enterprise Truck Rental facility in Olathe, Kansas, is situated on a 1.7 acre lot at 700 North Rogers Road and is co-located with an Enterprise Rent-A-Car office.
With convenient access off of Interstate 35, the facility offers a one-stop shop for vehicle rentals to customers in Olathe, one of the fastest-growing cities on the Kansas side of Kansas City.
The Olathe Enterprise Truck Rental location will provide access to a wide range of cargo vans, box trucks and tow-capable pickup trucks for both business and personal use. The branch is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Growth and Expansion Fueled by Customer Service
Enterprise Truck Rental is a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which has delivered local transportation solutions to customers for 60 years and is an integral part of North America’s transportation infrastructure.
Enterprise first began renting commercial trucks in 1999 and began offering truck rentals for personal use a decade later in response to customer demand. Rentals for personal use now account for 20 percent of Enterprise Truck Rental’s business. In the past 10 years, Enterprise Truck Rental has tripled its locations throughout North America, increasing from 100 locations in 2007 to more than 300 today throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
The Olathe opening is part of a greater expansion strategy by Enterprise Truck Rental to further increase its presence in North America, particularly in heavily trafficked areas – like the new location in Olathe just off the interstate. By the end of 2017, Enterprise Truck Rental plans to open a total of 40 new facilities. Other recent openings include locations in Maryland, Indiana and West Virginia.
Enterprise Truck Rental’s growth is built upon the Enterprise legacy of superior customer service. All Enterprise Truck Rental customers receive the Enterprise brand’s renowned high level of service, including free pickup and 24-hour roadside assistance. Enterprise Truck Rental is achieving record levels of customer satisfaction thanks in large part to its commitment to listening and responding to its customers.
“There are many successful businesses in the Kansas City region that require high quality trucks to meet customer demands, and that demand is only growing,” said Kevin Weissler, Enterprise Group Truck Rental Manager for the Kansas City area. “We offer a convenient solution for businesses that need reliable vehicles in a pinch or during peak seasons, eliminating the expense of purchasing and maintaining trucks that would go unused the majority of the year.”
Opportunities for Local Employees
In addition to better serving customers through more convenient truck rental locations, the expansion is also creating new career opportunities throughout North America. Since last year, Enterprise Truck Rental has increased its employee base 15 percent to 1,250 full-time employees.
The Enterprise Truck Rental employees in Kansas City exemplify the career advancement opportunities available at Enterprise. For example, Weissler previously headed up one of St. Louis’s three truck rental facilities before relocating to Kansas City. In addition, Weissler’s Olathe team includes two employees who recently were promoted from local Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch offices.
Weissler and both employees of the new Olathe Enterprise Truck Rental branch all got their start in the renowned Enterprise Rent-A-Car Management Training Program, which teaches Management Trainees how to run a business, empower teams and provide excellent face-to-face customer service. Enterprise’s promote-from-within culture encourages success among employees, allowing them to move up quickly based on their performance and work ethic. In turn, this contributes to new opportunities for college graduates. And with a breadth of job opportunities and business functions, Enterprise offers employees the opportunity to change careers without changing companies.
For more information about Enterprise Truck Rental, visit www.enterprisetrucks.com or call toll free 1-888-RENT-A-TRUCK.