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The National Vehicle Leasing Association can trace its roots back to 1968 when a small group of lessors in San Francisco formed the Automotive Leasing Association. This group formed for the same reasons the NVLA exists today, to share in the experiences of lessors so that each may grow from that knowledge. 

Within a few years of learning of the San Francisco group, Southern California lessors formed a similar group, calling themselves the Southern California Leasing and Rental Association. The two groups remained as separate entities until the introduction in 1976 of legislation in the California Legislature that threatened serious regulation of the industry's practices.

It wasn't until an ad hoc committee of representatives from both associations met with the Attorney General's staff to provide industry input that the groups realized the benefits of becoming one. On October 14, 1976, the California Vehicle Leasing Association (CVLA) was founded with 111 members in the two chapters in San Francisco and Los Angeles. 

Forward in their thinking, the CVLA voted at its 1981 annual conference to expand the association beyond its California borders to include eleven western states, thereby becoming the Western Vehicle Leasing Association (WVLA).

The popularity of the WVLA lead to a call for its services beyond its western boundaries. Lasting little more than 1,000 days, the WVLA membership voted in 1984 to expand its scope on a national basis and became the National Vehicle Leasing Association (NVLA).

Today, NVLA provides educational opportunities, promotes responsible legislation and communicates with members regarding developments and trends in vehicle leasing. NVLA promotes the leasing concept while encouraging the highest ethical and professional standards. NVLA members can take advantage of tools that keep them up-to-date with what is happening in the vehicle leasing industry. In addition to a LinkedIn group, NVLA membership opens the door to forums, industry news, member news, a members-only list serve, document exchange, and discount buying services. Join now and stay in touch with your industry!

  

What We Do - Founded in 1968, NVLA provides educational opportunities, promotes responsible legislation and communicates with members regarding developments and trends in vehicle leasing. NVLA promotes the leasing concept while encouraging the highest ethical and professional standards.

Member Benefits -Stay in touch with what is happening in the auto leasing industry. NVLA members can take advantage of tools that keep them up-to-date. In addition to LinkedIn, and blogs that are open to all interested parties, NVLA membership opens the door to forums, industry news, member news, members only list serve and document exchange. Members can avail themselves of discount buying services.

Mission Statement -The association of choice to collaborate, network and collectively support the vehicle leasing industry.

Aims and Purposes -

  • To be a central representative body for all members of the vehicle leasing industry in North America and work constructively to promote a better business environment for the vehicle leasing industry;
  •  To encourage the highest ethical standards of business practice by all members of the leasing industry;
  • To promote improving relations between the vehicle leasing industry, its customers and the public and to sponsor and conduct educational activities to increase public acceptance and use of vehicle leasing;
  • To provide a forum for the discussion of ideas and information of interest to members in order to encourage sound business practices among the members;
  • To stimulate within the vehicle leasing industry, and among all its employees, a feeling of pride in being part of the industry and a realization of the interdependence of every member in the common welfare and mutual achievement;
  • To cause membership in the Association to be equated with a reasonable assurance of honesty, integrity and responsibility by requiring each member to evidence an honorable reputation as a condition to the continuation of membership; and
  • To develop and maintain an active involvement in monitoring and representing the interests of the members in legislative and regulatory matters affecting vehicle leasing activities.

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