Absentee Shawnee Tribe Partners with Park Lease of Dallas to Lease Fleet Vehicles

Absentee Shawnee Tribe Partners with Park Lease of Dallas to Lease Fleet Vehicles

ICTMN Staff
4/15/11

Absentee Shawnee Economic Development Authority (ASEDA), the economic arm of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe in Oklahoma, recently partnered with Park Lease of Dallas, Texas to form ASEDA Fleet, Inc.

The new company will sell all makes and models of cars, trucks and SUVs, including fuel-saving or environment-protecting low-emission hybrid and diesel vehicles, reported examiner.com. The company aims to manage the process of sourcing, buying, financing and leasing fleet vehicles for tribal governments, American Indian-owned companies, non-tribal corporations and government entities across the U.S., according to an ASEDA Fleet press release.

“What excites us about this collaborative venture is that ASEDA Fleet now serves as a single-source firm that is poised to truly serve three key markets," Dan Little Axe, president of ASEDA Fleet, told examiner.com. "First, we understand the unique competitive pricing preferences of Native American businesses and casino leaders. Second, we can meet the high customer service expectations of larger corporations. Third, we qualify for diversity measures needed by government entities--DOD to IHS to FEMA--that need fleet vehicles.”

Historically, American Indian business leaders have struggled to find a trusted, experienced vehicle fleet company at the best value for the price, according to the press release. ASEDA Fleet offers unique pricing incentives for tribal owned businesses, competitive financing options and low-cost lease alternatives.

ASEDA Fleet's launch came just before the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development's 25th Annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES2011) & American Indian Business Trade Fair held in Las Vegas, March 14-17. “This is a great opportunity for us to perpetuate value to all Native American business leaders and truly champion the RES mission: ‘Native Trade; Native Ways’ by offering a truly valuable service,” said Little Axe.

Through collaborating with 30-year car sales and leasing veteran David Thomas of Park Lease with a track-record of top-notch service and customer support, Shawnee, Oklahoma-based ASEDA Fleet can address the growing demand for eco-friendly, fuel-saving vehicle options, the press release stated.

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