NLA Reaches Record Success

Posted on March 28, 2008 by LCT Magazine

The latest meeting of the National Limousine Association at the ILCT Show this month underscored its success in recruiting new members and strengthening its finances. At a time when the chauffeured transportation industry faces many challenges, the NLAs resources can be a major source of unity and focus for the industry. LCT contributing writer Jim Luff has a report from the NLA meeting. 

The National Limousine Association's annual meeting was filled with positive information about the growth and financial health of the organization.

Jeff Greene presided over his last and final meeting as the gavel was ceremoniously passed to incoming president, Richard Kane of International Limousine Service in Washington, D.C. Kane spoke briefly about his ambitions for the NLA and the continued growth trend.

Greene reported the NLA assets to be $1,162,716. This is a significant improvement over the $553,651 reported at the close of 2006.  The organization had just under $1 million in cash as the year came to a close. Greene attributed much of the financial health to the support of Ford-Lincoln which has contributed more than $250 million since 1991. This amount includes $139,200 in rebates contributed for vehicles sold to NLA members. Helping to offset operating expenses, Lancer Insurance provided $10,000 for travel expenses to the NLA during 2007.

Membership was also up with 2,534 members at the end of the year compared with 1,934 members in 2006.  With 600 new members, the voice of the industry becomes even more powerful with more than 25% of the industry seeking the representation of the NLA. This is the highest membership since the inception of the NLA in 1985.  In addition to individual memberships, there are now 31 state or local associations that belong to the NLA. The NLA has provided more than $75,000 in financial assistance to those associations.

Greene also promoted various discount programs designed to save operators money on everything from vehicle purchases to business cards and Sprint/Nextel products and services.  With even more benefits proposed for members, the NLA appears to be in a major growth mode for 2008.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More LCT Blog Blog Posts

March 8, 2017

Immigration Issues Can Hit Limo Operators

Illegal or not, immigrants in one California region spend hard-earned money on renting stretch limousines.

March 1, 2017

Did The Dent Fairy Come To Visit You?

Unlike the tooth fairy and baby teeth, the dent fairy never runs out of vehicles.

February 15, 2017

My Unofficial International LCT Show Agenda

The suite parties, charity fundraisers, and off-the-grid get togethers round out a complete global industry trade show.

February 14, 2017

How To Practice Common Sense Customer Service

It's one of the most important and difficult qualities to hire for, since it emerges in unexpected situations on the job.

February 1, 2017

3 Big Fouls From My First Uber Rides

Operators don't have much to worry about if TNC drivers keep acting like this.

See More

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment



See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - May 2017 $12.95 Post International LCT Show Issue COVER STORY: * Best Operators of 2017: Their Winning Secrets Revealed * *


Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close