Category Archives: Newsletter April 2014


tralaIt’s time to mention the TRALA Scholarships again, because they are such a good deal for students who receive the scholarships and for TRALA (Truck Rental and Leasing Association) members, who represent very nearly 100% of the rental and leasing companies in the United States. Scholarship winners receive $2,500 which is renewable for a second year of study in an accredited 2-year vocational program. The truck transportation industry gets a broader field of qualified graduates in fields like...
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It’s not all that easy to win Lawrence Transportation Company’s Safety Sweepstakes. First you have to be a very safe and conscientious driver making sure that “all your ducks” are always “in a row” by passing every single roadside inspection. Next, you have to be a very alert and defensive driver by not having any accidents, and on top of that you have to be watchful and personally careful every day by avoiding workers compensation claims. Those qualifications, of course, are nearly instinctive to all of...
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jason-krellsCFO Jason Krell’s daughter, Lizzie, and son, Jackson completed a very good season with the Buck Hill Ski Team. Braving the winter’s multiple “vortexes,” both placed in every one of the team’s seven events this year.       lucas“Welcome” to Lucas Jones, who joined Lawrence NationaLease (LNL) in Winona in February as a technician. Lucas likes hunting, fishing, anything with a motor, pizza and Harbor Freight Tool. We don’t know in what...
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Visit Our New Company Store

clothingWe are happy to announce that our online store is open. You’ll find a variety of t-shirts, sweat shirts, pull-overs, caps and light to medium-duty jackets available in a number of colors and sizes. Placing an order is simple: Just go to our website:, click on “Company Store,” make your selection, pick your logo (Lawrence Transportation Services, Lawrence NationaLease, Lawrence Transportation Company), and enter your credit card information on the very secure order form. We’re also happy...
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its-overThis has been the toughest winter for our business that I can recall. The bitter cold created a lot of maintenance issues, particularly with the new EPA emissions systems failures, causing problems for not only us, but also for our customers, due to down time and substitute equipment costs. Added to that are the loss of equipment utilization due to excessive ice and snow, and winter driving conditions. The occupancy costs at our locations for snow removal...
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College Intern to Full-Time Accounting Staff Member

joeTwo years ago we established a summer intern program with our CEO’s (Steve Lawrence) undergrad alma mater, Augustana College. We had a need for summer help in our Rochester office, and Joe Callstrom was selected from a pool of intern applicants. Over the past two summers, Joe worked in our accounts payable, billing, safety and recruiting departments. When Joe graduated with an accounting degree this past December,...
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Lawrence NationaLease Nominee

Alexandria, VA – March 20, 2014 – The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA), a voluntary, non-profit national trade association that provides a unified and focused voice for the truck renting and leasing industry, announced the winner of its annual “Driver of the Year” Award which is sponsored by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. The announcement and awards presentation was made at the 2014 TRALA Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. [caption id="attachment_630" align="alignleft" width="283"]Picture of Jerry and his wife Cathy. Read more


[caption id="attachment_625" align="alignright" width="183"]Picture of Lil holding LTX Chairman, Steve Lawrence in 1943.  Notice the Lawrence truck in the background. Picture of Lil holding LTX Chairman, Steve Lawrence in 1943. Notice the Lawrence truck in the background.[/caption] We note with deep regret, the death of Lillian Lawrence (Anderson) on March 14, 2014 at the age of 97. Together with her husband, Tony Lawrence, they founded what has become LTX, Inc. and all of its subsidiary companies. “Lil”...
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We are featuring two customers in this quarter’s newsletter, because they are examples of the long-term relationships that we work hard to develop. As their customers grow and change, both of these companies are able to expand the services they offer to accommodate their customer’s changing needs. 1The first is Crenlo, a manufacturing company whose products are divided between two businesses: Crenlo Enclosures and Crenlo Cab Products. Office enclosures and interiors for truck cabs may seem rather different,...
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