Associations

TRALA Elects Officers, Names Lawrence Chairman

Truck Renting and Leasing Association said Steve Lawrence, CEO of Lawrence NationaLease, was unanimously elected by the board of directors as 2013-2014 chairman. read more

ELFA: February New Business Volume Down 6% Y/Y

The ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index showed overall new business volume for February was down 6% from February 2012. Month-over-month, new business volume was down 20% from January. read more

Industry Confidence Levels Off in March

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's March 2013 Monthly Confidence Index indicated that confidence in the equipment finance decreased slightly from February's index, reflecting a leveling off in industry participants’ optimism after two consecutive increases. read more

ELFA Accepting Member Nominations Ops/Tech Award

The ELFA said it is accepting member nominations for its 2013 Operations & Technology Excellence Award. read more

NEFA: 'Albuquerque Summit Soars'

In a news release regarding NEFA's 2013 National Equipment Finance Summit that was held recently in Albuquerque, executive director Gerry Egan, noted, "I’m very pleased with the conference. Our turnout hit exactly what we budgeted and planned." read more

ELFA Appoints Benson as Director of Membership

The ELFA said that Julie Benson has joined the organization as director of membership. In this position, Benson will lead ELFA's efforts to recruit, retain and renew members as well as oversee the association’s member database. read more

ELFA: January New Business Volume Up 16% Y/Y

The ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index showed overall new business volume for January was $5.9 billion, up 16% from volume of $5.1 billion in the same period in 2012. read more

Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence Up in February

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's February 2013 Monthly Confidence Index indicated that confidence in the equipment finance market is up for the third consecutive month. read more

NBAA Criticizes Dismissive Remarks From White House

The NBAA strongly criticized the dismissive remarks from the White House this week regarding business aviation and notes “The White House is promoting a caricature of business aviation that is at odds with reality.” read more

ELFA Appoints Director of State Government Relations

The ELFA said Megan Kueck has joined the organization as director of State Government Relations. Kueck previously worked in government relations at the Council on State Taxation. read more

ARA Introduces ARA Equipment Rental Penetration Index

The American Rental Association said it has developed the ARA Equipment Rental Penetration Index, which provides the industry with a new method for measuring and forecasting equipment rental penetration. read more

CLP 2012 Application Approvals Up Significantly

The CLP Foundation said it accepted and approved 18 applications for 2012, an increase of 450% from the previous year. read more

ELFA Announces 25th Anniversary Conference Highlights

The ELFA announced highlights of its upcoming 25th Annual Equipment Management Conference & Exhibition. The association said the conference will reveal "What’s Hot, What’s Not" for 2013. read more

Direct Capital Exec Named ELFA Steering Committee Chair

Direct Capital said that Daniel Krajewski, vice president of Business Development, has been named chair of the ELFA's Captive & Vendor Finance Business Council Steering Committee. read more

IMN/ELFA to Host Investors’ Conference on Equipment Finance

Information Management Network and the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association announced they will host the 12th Annual Investors’ Conference on Equipment Finance on March 21, 2013 at the McGraw Hill Auditorium in New York, NY. read more

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