News Release

NationaLease Hosts Successful Canadian Leadership Summit

Two organizations win Canadian MVP Award

Downers Grove, IL, December 16, 2015 NationaLease, one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, held its popular Canadian Leadership Summit last month in Montreal, QC. This meeting is the key opportunity for Canadian members to discuss the latest issues facing the leasing industry in Canada. Two members were recognized with the Canadian Most Valuable Performance Award, recognizing those Canadian members who have had outstanding performance in the areas of business growth, member participation, and purchasing within the NationaLease system. This year’s winners were TFI Holdings, Inc. of Montreal and VEL NationaLease of Hartland, NB.

The meeting included discussions on the upcoming use of autonomous trucks and new technologies and also allowed for the presentation of the NationaLease Canadian Supplier of the Year Award, presented to Brad Thiessen, Vice President and General Manager of Freightliner LLC. Other presentations included an open discussion on supply management programs and concluded with a Technology Fair featuring several of the leading Canadian suppliers.

The second day recapped many of the important industry discussions during the previous sessions and included a presentation form Corey Cox, Vice Present of Information Systems with Tandet NationaLease. Mr. Cox provided key information on the importance of communication and technology in the truck leasing industry and how critical they are for internal and external parties. Along with this included a session on incentives for fuel economy, presented by Yves Maurais, Fleet Manager at Location Robert NationaLease. The general session concluded with Mike Margarone, President of DeCarolis Truck Rental, Inc., who shared a comprehensive look at how DeCarolis runs their business and how other members can utilize these practices in their own companies.

Next year’s meeting will take place Nov. 1-3, 2016 in Toronto, ON.

About NationaLease

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