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AALA Through the Years - a History in Pictures

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of AALA, Automotive Fleet published a pictorial history of the group through photos from conventions. At the 1980 convention, the group honored its founders and past presidents. Featured speakers included Armund Schoen. It was Schoen, along with the late John White and Ken Glaser who met in 1955 to form the association. Enjoy the walk down memory lane with old friends and colleagues, from 1963 through 1980.

[1982] Photos from the AALA Convention in Miami

AALA members enjoyed a warm Florida convention in 1982. During the convention, an informal survey of the leaders was conducted to determine the value of specific automobiles in the 24-36 months from January 1982. The top cars thought to be most valuable by the group were A-car, F-car, Oldsmobile, K-car, Mercedes 300SD, Honda, and Toyota Celica.

Ed Bobit: All I Want for Christmas Is ...

The fleet management companies are stunned as they are inundated with accounts who insist that they will remain loyal, sign a long-term contract, but want to increase their monthly rate because of all the personalized service they are getting.

The 30 Most Important People in the Fleet Industry

To celebrate Automotive Fleet's 30th anniversary, Bobit Publishing would like to honor the top 30 individuals, both past and present, who have made significant contributions to the automotive fleet industry.

Chevrolet's Frink Assesses the 1990-Model Year

In the 1990-model year, Chevrolet's Director of Fleet Sales George Frink predicts that industry-wide there will he a 10 percent increase in daily rental orders and a five percent decline in commercial and government fleet sales.

Wheels Rolls Past a Major Milestone

Spurred by 57 percent growth over the last seven years, Wheels, Inc. celebrated its forty-fifth year as a pioneer automotive fleet-leasing firm by welcoming customers, suppliers, employees, and dignitaries to its new headquarters in DBS Plaines, IL.

Chevrolet Stresses Fleet

There's a new approach that excites me; the so-called Japanese connection. A connection unique to Chevrolet. Here, we've got two objectives; one short-term and one long-term. First, we need those lower-priced cars today! and, secondly, we need to learn how to build them in the U.S. so we can compete in that lower-priced arena.

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