A Look Back At The 2008 Gas Crunch & A Look Ahead To Next Month’s NVLA Annual Conference

With US gas prices approaching $4 per gallon, we thought it would be good to revist Ruggles’ column published in January 2009. As you may expect, he nailed much of it – including the inevitable “Accordian Effect” of consumer pull-back and oil company over-production.  Will we see the same this summer or will market forces and a pre-conditioned driving public align to set record highs?  The attached column is re-printed as it was originally published with comments and thoughts in red-line. Click here to view: Ruggles_Report_2012_A_Look_Back_At_2009

In other news, the National Vehicle Leasing Association’s Annual Conference will be held in Fort Worth next month April 23-25 in Fort Worth, Texas.  Take a look at the number of banks and financial services firms that will be in attendance. This is great news and bodes well for leasing in 2012!

Admiral Leasing
Advanced Lease Systems, Inc.
Advantage Funding
Alliance Inspection Management
Allstate Leasing
Autobility
BankUnited
Capital One, N.A.
Cathedral Consulting Group, LLC
Centennial Leasing Inc.
CFPB
Crawford & Company
Credit Union Leasing of America
CounselorLibrary.com
CyberCalc / AutoBidsOnline
Eastern Auto Motor Corp.
Ellis Brooks Leasing, Inc.
Financial Services of Mississippi, Inc.
GM Commercial & Fleet
Hudson Cook LLP
Interstate Fleets Inc
LHPH, Inc.
MidWestern Leasing
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
Network
Nissan North America Commercial Vehicles Div.
PDP Group, Inc.
RemarketingEdge
Sovereign Bank
Texas IADA
Tom Bell Leasing
Total Resource Auctions
V A Leasing Corp
VCI Mobility
Wilmar, Inc
Zeemac Vehicle Lease Ltd.

Best,

Jeff Cook
Editor / Publisher

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