History

The American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA) is a national industry association comprised of commercial automotive fleet leasing and management companies. Membership includes domestic and international companies as well as family-owned businesses. AALA also has an associate member category that is open to any company or organization with an institutional interest in the automotive leasing industry.

Founded in 1955 and located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, AALA remains the only industry association representing companies that lease and manage vehicle fleets for other businesses.

The commercial automotive fleet leasing industry purchases approximately 900,000 new domestic vehicles for long-term use annually. The purchases account for a substantial percentage of the annual commercial output of vehicles sold by the Big Three domestic auto manufacturers.

Goals

AALA’s primary goal is to ensure that the business interests of the fleet leasing industry are properly represented before Congress, the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies. Increasingly, AALA is taking a more active advocacy role at the state and local levels of government. AALA strives to educate public officials and lawmakers on the key business issues that impact commercial fleet lessors, management companies and their commercial customers.

In its role as industry advocate, AALA is also actively involved with regulatory agencies charged with the interpretation and implementation of federal laws. Through this involvement, it is a goal of AALA to assist with pragmatic and economically viable solutions while continuing to minimize operating costs for fleets.

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