NationaLease Appoints Joe Puff Vice President of Truck Technology and Maintenance
Puff will be the organization’s main resource in advising members of new truck technology and maintenance best practices.
March 31, 2014, Downers Grove, IL – NationaLease, the North American organization of full service truck leasing companies, has named Joe Puff as Vice President of Truck Technology and Maintenance, reporting to Dean Vicha, President of NationaLease.
“We welcome Joe to our organization,” said Vicha. “With more than 35 years of experience in complex sales and fleet operations, including extensive experience in commercial vehicle maintenance, Joe will be a valuable resource for our members and our National Account team. He will be our go-to person when it comes to new technologies and trends in the trucking industry.”
In this position, Puff will work directly with NationaLease members, advising them on the latest truck technology, including specifications of vehicles and maintenance best practices. He will meet with truck and engine manufacturers, advocating on behalf of members. Responsibilities also include coordinating and executing NationaLease’s annual Tech Challenge, including participation at TMC SuperTech.
Prior to this position, Puff served as Vice President of Operations for Interstate NationaLease, an organization member, and Chief Operating Officer at Atlantic Truck Center. In addition, Puff spent 27 years with Ryder, holding a number of positions within that organization.
Founded in 1944, NationaLease is one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, with over 700 service locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and a combined customer fleet of over 135,000 tractors, trucks, and trailers. The company provides comprehensive fleet management services for private fleets and transportation service providers. More information can be found at nationalease.com.