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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Challenges Trucking Industry to Approach Environmental Stewardship With Renewed Vigor

September 29, 2008

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS

Contact: Anita Alvare of Alvare Associates, +1-610-520-6140, Ext. 206, anita@alvare.com

BOSTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., staunch environmental activist and law school professor, challenged members of the trucking industry today to make environmental stewardship among their top priorities at the 64th Annual Meeting of NationaLease, the largest full- service truck leasing organization in North America representing 185 member companies.

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As the keynote speaker at the meeting here in Boston, Kennedy spoke of national and global environmental issues, including the need for strengthening the national energy policy. To an industry whose very lifeblood is fuel, this topic is of crucial importance, noted Doug Clark, President and CEO of NationaLease. “As an organization made up of independent truck rental and leasing companies from the United States and Canada, we understand that making every effort to cut back on our energy use is what we must do to stay successful and competitive in the future.”

Among the issues addressed during Kennedy’s presentation was the need for the transportation and power industries to transition off of oil and fossil fuels as much as possible. He also discussed steps the next president needs to take to make this a reality.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s reputation as a defender of the environment stems in part from his fight to restore the Hudson River. He is also a clinical professor and supervising attorney at Pace University School of Law. A published author, he is a graduate of Harvard University, attended London School of Economics, and received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School.

Founded in 1944, NationaLease is the largest full service truck leasing organization in North America, with over 700 full service locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and a combined customer fleet of over 150,000 tractors, trucks and trailers. The company provides comprehensive fleet management services for private fleets and transportation service providers. More information can be found at www.nationalease.com.

SOURCE NationaLease

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