Highlights of the 2014 Financial Officers Meeting


Sessions on the issues most top-of-mind for truck leasing financial officers, as well as sharing of best practices among the members were the highlight of this year’s Financial Officers Meeting. On October 20-21, a number of NationaLease members’ financial officers … continue reading

Automated Manual Transmissions on the Rise


Daimler Trucks North America is betting big on a shift from manual to automated manual transmissions. Will fleets follow? Whether it’s due to the need for better fuel efficiency or the dearth of younger drivers with experience driving a vehicle … continue reading

Trucking and Technology: The Pathway to Long-Term Growth


As more fleets embrace new trucking technology, they are finding welcome opportunities to increase profits while lowering costs. While there will always be those who are resistant to change, I think the trucking industry as a whole has come a … continue reading

Truckers Get the Thumbs Up When it Comes to Safe Driving


When it comes to safety behind the wheel, according to an American Trucking Associations (ATA) survey, truck drivers beat car drivers. A national poll, conducted late last month, measured people’s opinions on a number of issues that are of special significance … continue reading

Better Planning, Better Truck Routes, Better Business


When planning your truck routes, are you really considering all of the variables that can affect your delivery window? The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. That fact may be true for geometry; however, it is anything … continue reading

Girl Scouts Learn About Careers in Trucking…and Earn a Badge!


It’s not what’s driving Girl Scouts; it’s what Girl Scouts may be driving! A new event expands career options for young women. There they were, more than 100 Girl Scouts from the Chicago area, ages 6 to 12, all waiting … continue reading

Disruption is on the Move…Is Your Company Ready?


You may think your industry is safe from this phenomenon. Here are 5 trends that should serve as a warning that no business is completely safe. Disruptive innovation…business disruption…you hear or read about these terms constantly: in editorials and articles … continue reading

NationaLease Celebrates 70 Years at the Annual Meeting


NationaLease welcomed a record attendance to Dallas to celebrate their 70th year in Texas style, proclaiming “It’s Bigger, It’s Better, It’s Texas!” Jane Clark, Vice President of Member Services, opened the meeting and introduced NationaLease President, Dean Vicha. Mr. Vicha … continue reading

Breakdown Data Gives Fleet Managers Valuable Information


Successful companies are utilizing the data generated during over-the-road events to optimize their fleet operations. The most successful fleets are learning that the data they are collecting can be mined and analyzed in a variety of ways that will help … continue reading

Agility in the Supply Chain Depends on Big Data


In today’s world, Big Data plays a major role in a company’s success, yet only 8% of shippers and 5% of 3PLs say Big Data initiatives have been implemented that involve their supply chains. Research firm Gartner defines Big Data … continue reading