Strong rental, leasing market highlights NationaLease Annual Meeting

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A strong rental market and robust contract maintenance and full-service leasing activity are driving high registration levels for the NationaLease 67th Annual Meeting, set for Sept. 18-19 in San Francisco.

“When the commercial truck rental market is strong, it’s nearly always a valid economic indicator that the economy is on the upswing,” says Gene Scoggins, president of NationaLease. “High rental rates lead to increased interest in full-service truck leasing. We think that’s what’s behind the substantial turnout we’re expecting at our Annual Meeting.”

The gathering of leaders of 175 independently owned full-service truck leasing companies, as well as industry experts and providers of transportation products and services, takes place at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco. The keynote speaker is technology entrepreneur Scott Klososky, former chief executive officer of three successful startup companies. Also addressing the group is Bob Costello, chief economist and vice president for the American Trucking Associations., who will give an up-to-date outlook on economic issues facing the trucking industry.

Other topics to be covered at the Annual Meeting include a remarketing outlook, a report on compressed natural gas- and liquefied natural gas-fueled vehicles, and the top trucking issues of the day. The agenda also comprises an industry panel and breakout sessions on the topics of driver recruitment and the future of the NationaLease organization. A trade and technology show also is part of every NationaLease Annual Meeting.