NationaLease slates 66th annual meeting

Full-service truck leasing organization NationaLease will return to the site of its founding 66 years ago—Chicago-- for its annual meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel on September 12-13. The theme of this year’s event is “Together Toward Tomorrow"

Full-service truck leasing organization NationaLease will return to the site of its founding 66 years ago—Chicago-- for its annual meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel on September 12-13. The theme of this year’s event is “Together Toward Tomorrow.”

Representatives from NationaLease’s 175 independent truck leasing organizations will gather to share ideas and experiences and prepare their businesses for the future, the organization noted.

Key speakers will include:.

  • Dan Baker, the keynote speaker, is a consultant to the trucking industry whose message is focused on the “people side of trucking.” He has been involved with trucking since the early ‘80s, dedicating his time and efforts toward helping truckers make sense of their complex works. He’s been described as the “senior statesman of driver issues.”
  • James P. Meil, chief economist for Eaton Corp., who has been recognized as a leading industrial sector economist for more than 20 years. He has secured a place on the Wall Street Journal’s panel of top 50 forecasters and USA Today’s “Top 10 Economic Forecasters.”
  • Dr. Barry Asmus, a senior economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis and professor of economics, has been named by USA Today as one of the five most requested speakers in the United States. He speaks on topics that include the income tax system, Social Security, and public policy decisions.
  • William J. Bosco Jr., a consultant specializing in truck leasing, with extensive experience in accounting, pricing, and training, will cover the Lease Accounting Project concerning finance leases and operating leases and how it will impact the lessee customers and lessors. Bosco has served on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association for more than 20 years, 10 as chairman.

NationaLease started in 1944 when the heads of 17 independent truck leasing companies met in Chicago to combine their efforts and share ideas. Today, NationaLease member companies have 600 service locations and run combined fleets exceeding 125,000 tractors, trucks, and trailers. Annual revenue is in excess of $4 billion.

For more information on NationaLease and the 66th Annual Convention, go to www.nationalease.com or call 800-729-6857.

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