READING, Pa., May 23, 2012— Just in time for the busiest moving weekend of the year and the start of moving season, Penske Truck Rental and self-storage startup SpareFoot are teaming up to bring do-it-yourself moving and storage into the 21st century.
The collaboration launches ahead of Crazy Tuesday, the self-storage industry’s unofficial biggest day of the year, which falls right after Memorial Day. Through this relationship, customers of either company can now easily find and reserve a storage unit and moving truck together, in just a few clicks or via one phone call.
“This collaboration with SpareFoot will make for a more convenient moving experience for our customers,” said Don Mikes, Senior Vice President of Rental for Penske Truck Leasing. “We’re looking forward to beginning work with this innovative company.”
DIY movers regularly rent both moving trucks and self-storage space to facilitate their moves. But until now, there was no way to book both services in one simple place online. Penske is now able to cross-promote storage at more than 6,000 properties across the U.S.— more locations than all of the largest storage operators combined. SpareFoot’s self-storage comparison shopping platform now makes this possible.
“Penske’s tradition of offering the best trucks and the best service combined with SpareFoot’s exclusive deals and intuitive online user experience will add value to both brands, for our storage facility partners and for customers,” SpareFoot CEO Chuck Gordon said.
SpareFoot is the world’s largest online marketplace for consumers to find and reserve self-storage units, with comparison shopping tools that show real-time availability and exclusive deals. Customers can easily make reservations online or over the phone. SpareFoot also provides web marketing solutions for storage facility owners and operators; the AdNetwork tool helps self-storage businesses modernize their marketing and win new tenants online. SpareFoot AdNetwork listings get more traffic than any comparable directory, featuring software integration and ROI-proving analytics for storage facilities. This fun tech startup is headquartered in Austin, TX. VisitSpareFoot.com to learn more.
With one of the newest fleets, Penske Truck Rental provides do-it-yourself movers with clean, well-maintained and reliable trucks as well as moving equipment, packing supplies and accessories. Penske also offers military members discounted truck rentals.
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric Capital Corporation. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. To learn more about Penske’s products and services please visit www.GoPenske.com and our Move Ahead blog.