Penske Truck Leasing's specialized equipment services group is dedicated to managing and maintaining unique fleets, which include those like Blue Ridge with cable and telecommunications operations, says Russ Scaramastra, VP -- specialized equipment services at Penske. They initially approached Pencor Services, Blue Ridge's parent company, about a contract maintenance arrangement, and from those discussions grew the opportunity to lease vehicles as well. The arrangement started small but has expanded from there. While Penske performs the majority of full-service maintenance work on the Blue Ridge fleet, the company has also retained an in-house service department of technicians and support staff. Penske maintenance technicians have done an excellent job of making themselves a part of the Blue Ridge team. Their consistent service and performance has boosted productivity.