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NationaLease Holds Spring Business Meeting Filled with Business Insights, Expert Speakers, and More

Company honors outgoing TRALA chair, Brian Hogan, president of Hogan Truck Leasing, Inc., after unprecedented run

DOWNERS GROVE, IL, April 22, 2024NationaLease, one of the largest full-service truck leasing organizations in North America, recently held its 2024 NationaLease Spring Business Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, in conjunction with TRALA , bringing together members of the NationaLease family of companies and expert speakers to provide keen insights into a variety of important business topics.

Dean Vicha, president of NationaLease, kicked off the meeting, exploring strategic plans and goals, while offering valuable insights into how shifting conditions may influence both members and their customers.

Guest speakers included Arvell Craig, AI evangelist, advisor, and strategist, who spoke of the transformative impact of AI on business operations, while Alan M. Bayless Feldman, principal and office litigation manager, Jackson Lewis, shared his views of current labor law issues and future challenges facing employers. Additionally, Donald Broughton, principal and managing partner of Broughton Capital LLC, held a session on economic forecasting that offered insightful, thought-provoking insights that challenge conventional wisdom.

Finally, Glen Kedzie, environmental consultant at TRALA, shared insights on recent CARB and EPA developments and tips to navigate emission standard changes, and Ken Davis, founder of Greentree Advisors LLC, spoke of how to prepare for a pre-buy surge in anticipation of the upcoming regulations.

A highlight of the two-day event, NationaLease formally recognized outgoing TRALA chair, Brian Hogan. Hogan, president of Hogan Truck Leasing, Inc., a NationaLease member, bids farewell after an unprecedented two-time consecutive chairmanship.

“Brian’s tenure as TRALA chairman has been defined by his unwavering dedication, innovative spirit, and steadfast commitment to excellence,” said Vicha. “His leadership has not only elevated TRALA’s standing but inspired and empowered countless individuals within our network. We are reminded of the invaluable role he has played in advancing the interests of NationaLease members and the broader trucking community. His legacy of leadership will continue to resonate, shaping the future of our industry for years to come.”

About NationaLease
Founded in 1944, NationaLease is one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, with over 900 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and a combined customer fleet of over 165,000 tractors, trucks, and trailers. The company provides comprehensive fleet management services for private fleets and transportation service providers. More information can be found at