WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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.

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