New Emission Standards to Boost Truck Leasing
– Tougher emissions standards for vehicles are expected to provide a boost to the truck fleet leasing market, said Douglas Clark, president & chief executive of the recently merged NationaLease Purchasing Corp. and AmeriQuest Transportation Corp., in an article by Fleet Owner
, as reported by the Web site, www.banknet360.com. Stricter standards increase equipment price and maintenance costs, which could make leasing a more attractive option than owning.
Leasing companies are assuming the roles of “risk managers,” according to Clark, because they establish the base cost for the lease and maintenance of a fleet.