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.
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.