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Fleet Advantage Named One of Monitor’s 2022 Most Innovative Companies in Equipment Finance for Second Consecutive Year 

March 14, 2022

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Named One of Monitor’s 2022 Most Innovative Companies in Equipment Finance for Second Consecutive Year

 

 

Company Recognized in the Sustaining Category on Monitor’s Second Annual Most Innovative Companies List

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced today that the company has been named one of Monitor’s 2022 Most Innovative Companies in Equipment Finance for the second consecutive year.

 

Monitor’s 2022 Most Innovative Companies in Equipment Finance award recognizes the most innovative companies in the equipment finance ecosystem within various industries including transportation and logistics. Fleet Advantage uses the principle of innovation as a foundation to encourage philosophical change within the transportation industry, as well as the chance to help its clients become more agile and adapt to changes in the market. As ongoing pandemic-related drastic logistical challenges have continued to impact the supply chain, Fleet Advantage continues to add significant value for their customers through their  Sale-Leaseback Program. The program offers cash for immediate needs as well as a procurement strategy to combat current build slot limitations.  

 

The Sale-Leaseback program was implemented following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and immediately helped improve the cash flow for several Fleet Advantage clients. 

 

Fleet Advantage’s innovative focus also helps clients achieve their ESG goals. The company’s model of TCO, clean diesel and safety-enhanced trucks with shorter life cycles and flexible finance options complement each customer’s ESG goals. Fleet Advantage also develops innovative technologies, analytics and programs with their customers in mind. The company leverages its deep-rooted industry expertise and close relationships with customers to identify solutions that quickly adapt to the changing economy.

 

“We are thrilled to be recognized again by Monitor as one of the most innovative companies in the equipment finance industry,” said Brian Holland, CFO and President. “For well over a decade we have been a pioneer in flexible lease finance options, and through our innovative technologies, analytics and programs, we remain committed to helping our clients and encouraging philosophical changes for asset management within the transportation industry.”

 

Please read about Fleet Advantage in the January/February 2022 issue of Monitor magazine, and also check out the company’s feature article on driving America’s businesses forward with proactive ESG strategies.

 

About Fleet Advantage

 

Fleet Advantage is the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks and has over $1.8 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program. We serve America’s top corporate fleets, including 5 of the top 10 private fleets in the country. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet asset management, financing solutions, and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Our model of TCO, clean diesel, and safety-enhanced trucks with shorter life cycles complement our customers’ ESG goals. The accomplishments of Fleet Advantage and our leadership team continue to be recognized for tremendous growth and industry leadership with numerous awards, including Top Private Independent and Most Innovative Firm by the Monitor Daily, Top Software & Tech Awards, Top Women Associates in Finance, and Green Supply Chain Awards to name a few. The company has also been named to Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation, and CEO John Flynn was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida – Emerging Category award. 

Endera Joins CALSTART’s Drive To Zero Campaign To Accelerate Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles

September 30, 2021

 

Endera Joins CALSTART’s Drive To Zero Campaign To Accelerate Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles

 

SAN DIEGO, CA [September 30, 2021] – Endera, a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and software solutions, is excited to announce we have committed to endorsing CALSTART’s Generation Zero pledgeprogram, a strategic Midwest regional program designed to catalyze the growth of  zero-emission transit vehicles – including transit, shuttle and school buses.

 

Through Generation Zero, Endera and our Ohio based school and shuttle bus factory will be working with a global team of leading-edge, clean transportation innovators collaboratively sharing best practices, tools, ideas, challenges, and victories, all with the shared purpose of maximizing the clean air, climate, and economic benefits these vehicles bring

 

“As part of our pledge, Endera partners will work collectively with regional stakeholders to expedite zero-emission transit vehicle deployments, including both battery electric buses (BEBs) and fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs), over the next 10 to 20 years. Generation Zero recognizes transit as a first success application for transportation electrification,” said John Walsh, Endera’s Chief Executive Officer. “

Medium and heavy-duty trucks also generate 60% of air pollution in major metropolitan areas and are responsible for approximately 22% of energy use in the U.S. transportation sector. Figures such as these are the reason why momentum is building for federal support to encourage greater and quicker adoption of electrification technologies. Progress in zero-emission transit vehicle deployment ensures that the Midwest will continue its leadership in all things transportation, job creation, and continued manufacturing growth. Pledge partners will help the region’s states and cities meet sustainability goals and realize their clean air ambitions, while driving industrial competitiveness and clean technology job growth.

 

In joining Generation Zero, Endera is committing to being active in communications and activities geared toward achieving the two fundamental goals of the program:

  • Make zero-emission transit vehicle deployments (vehicles and infrastructure) commercially viable and cost competitive in the Midwest by 2025, including at least 1,500 vehicle orders and deployments by 2025—a 360% increase over 2020
  • Ensure zero-emission transit vehicles achieve 100 percent new sales across the Midwest by 2040 and ideally as early as 2035 with the right ecosystems in place.

 

About Endera

Endera is a technology company, specializing in smart electric commercial vehicles, charging stations and software solutions. As an end-to-end electric commercial vehicle supplier, Endera provides vehicle design and technology. Made in America, Endera delivers one of the lowest total costs of ownership over other commercial electric vehicles and provides sustainable solutions that rival its fossil fuel counterparts in price, technology, longevity, profitability and service. To learn more, visit  www.EnderaMotors.com

Endera Adds Mary Kathryn Campbell as Director of Government Relations

August 24, 2021

 

 

Endera Adds Mary Kathryn Campbell as Director of Government Relations

 

 

SAN DIEGO, CA [August 24, 2021] – Endera, a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and software solutions, today announced the addition of Mary Kathryn Campbell as Director of Government Relations.

 

In this newly created role, Ms. Campbell will lead a team that helps shape policy and legislation to promote the company’s business objectives, including vehicle emissions, the environment, technology, electric shuttle buses and medium-duty trucks. Ms. Campbell will also identify multiple funding opportunities across different states that have adopted California’s Zero-Emission Vehicle standard and work to support policies to accelerate the proliferation of commercial electric vehicles.

 

Ms. Campbell brings over 20 years of experience in publishing, policy advocacy, strategic planning, communications, labor, and management. Ms. Campbell has worked extensively with mission-based organizations focused on environmental sustainability and technological solutions to tackle climate change.  She served as Project Manager at CALSTART, where she was on the originating team for the Hybrid Vehicle Incentive Program (HVIP) and coordinated with the policy director and CEO on integrating communications strategies and policy initiatives. Additionally, while at Plug In America, Ms. Campbell managed National Drive Electric Week (NDEW), the largest gathering of electric vehicles (EVs) and EV enthusiasts in the world.

 

“We are thrilled to have MK lead our talented team of government relations professionals and thank her for her leadership since joining Endera. She brings with her a breadth of knowledge, expertise, and familiarity in policy and government relations, along with a vision for the industry’s future. As Endera continues to grow and spread its message of creating a more sustainable future through the adoption of high quality commercial electric fleet vehicles, we must build meaningful relationships and work alongside policymakers and other government agencies to ensure change is happening at the government level,” said John Walsh, Endera’s Chief Executive Officer.

 

Click here for a picture of MK Campbell.

 

About Endera

Endera is a technology company, specializing in smart electric commercial vehicles, charging stations and software solutions. As an end-to-end electric commercial vehicle supplier, Endera provides vehicle design and technology. Made in America, Endera delivers one of the lowest total costs of ownership over other commercial electric vehicles and provides sustainable solutions that rival its fossil fuel counterparts in price, technology, longevity, profitability and service. To learn more, visit  www.EnderaMotors.com

 

Media Contact

Domenique Sciuto (307) 302-9110 or domenique@enderacorp.com

Endera Names Mark Barczak Director of Manufacturing

August 17, 2021

Endera Names Mark Barczak Director of Manufacturing

 

 

SAN DIEGO, CA (August 17, 2021) – Endera, a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and software solutions, today announced Mark Barczak as the Director of Manufacturing in Ohio. The manufacturing facility in Ottawa, Ohio gives Endera the capability to deliver commercial electric vehicles in all 50 states.

 

Mr. Barczak brings nearly 30 years of experience designing, leading, and driving large-scale and highly efficient manufacturing solutions. Mr. Barczak has most recently worked in the sales department of Forest River Inc. and has enjoyed a varied manufacturing career that has spanned all functional levels over several major organizations. He has extensive OEM engineering and sales experience in the bus, ambulance and work truck markets. He started his career in transportation with Goshen Coach and McCoy-Miller in 1992. He was also formerly Director of Engineering with Supreme Corporation. He specializes in developing highly customized purpose-built vehicle designs.

 

“In the newly created position, Mark is directly responsible for streamlining the production line and implementing best practices to accelerate the manufacturing process to meet the growing demand for new commercial electric vehicles,” said John Walsh, Endera’s Chief Executive Officer. “Having Mark on our team presents an opportunity to be a changemaker and to create better and more efficient ways to manufacture Endera commercial vehicles.  He will help nurture and develop the on-site company culture, focusing on creating an environment that enhances the manufacturing of commercial electric vehicles through innovation.”

 

Endera is reimagining the production process for the commercial electric vehicle industry by streamlining the design, building strategies, and making great strides towards efficiency.

 

Click here for a photo of Mark. 

 

About Endera

Endera is a technology company, specializing in smart electric commercial vehicles, charging stations and software solutions. As an end-to-end electric commercial vehicle supplier, Endera provides vehicle design and technology. Made in America, Endera delivers one of the lowest total costs of ownership over other commercial electric vehicles and provides sustainable solutions that rival its fossil fuel counterparts in price, technology, longevity, profitability and service. To learn more, visit www.enderamotors.com.

 

Media Contact:
Domenique Sciuto (307) 302-9110 or domenique@enderacorp.com

CCW Delivers Two Completely Rehabbed 60′ Buses to Capital Area Transit

February 16, 2021

 

 

 

CCW Delivers Two Completely Rehabbed 60′ Buses to Capital Area Transit

 

RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced today that it has made the final delivery to Capital Area Transit (CAT). The contract, which calls for the rehabilitation of two articulated New Flyer buses, was awarded late last year.

 

Work on the buses included repowering the engines to Cummins Recon ISL. The new engines are fuel efficient, low weight, and compact. Additional work for the buses included installment of rebuilt Allison transmissions, new driver seats, reupholstered and repainted passenger seats, new interior and exterior LED lighting, and ADA compliant wheelchair ramps. Other upgrades included new brakes and suspensions, steering components, and destination signs.

 

 

Rehabilitation of vehicles is often part of a transit system’s strategy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the 60′ articulated vehicles provides more space for riders and allows for greater social distancing. The vehicles also enhance the passenger experience by improving customers’ comfort and safety in a cost-effective manner.

 

By purchasing a remanufactured bus, CAT receives two fully renovated buses for about half the cost of a new bus. “A complete restoration is not only cost-effective, but a retrofit bus takes a fraction of the time to deliver in months not years,” states Brad Carson, Director of Sales and Marketing at CCW. “Our priority is to assist our clients in their efforts to ensure the safety of the people in their communities. We will continue to work and support agencies through this unprecedented time”.

 

 

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is the largest bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company in the United States, with over 30 years in the transportation industry. A pioneer in the field of alternative fuel and hybrid vehicle technology, CCW has always worked to provide clean vehicles through innovative design and engineering, and it unveiled the world’s first remanufactured all-electric, battery-powered bus in 2012. For jobs of any size, CCW’s team of over 350 experts always provides cutting-edge products and exceptional customer service.

 

Capital Area Transit (CAT) also known as the Cumberland-Dauphin-Harrisburg Transit Authority, is a regional public transportation agency that operates bus and shared ride/paratransit services in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. CAT’s shared ride/paratransit operations serve residents throughout Dauphin County.

 

For more information, please contact Brad Carson at (800) 287-7253 or e-mail bradley@completecoach.com

Duke adds two 40-foot electric buses to its campus fleet; the buses are expected to go into service next week

January 22, 2021

 

 

NEW ELECTRIC BUSES ROLL ON CAMPUS ROADS

 

 

Duke adds two 40-foot electric buses to its campus fleet; the buses are expected to go into service next week

 

 

 

Two new fully-electric buses have arrived and are expected to begin operating on campus next week as Duke takes another sustainable step toward carbon neutrality by 2024.

Each 40-foot Proterra ZX5 bus carries up to 40 seated passengers and operates for about 200 miles on a single charge. The battery-electric buses release zero tailpipe emissions, require no oil changes and use no liquid fuels.

One of the electric buses displays the Sustainable Duke logo.The buses will run the C1 route, connecting East and West campuses. One bus serves as a mobile billboard for Duke’s commitment to carbon neutrality, featuring the Sustainable Duke logo, images of electric cords and messages like “green technology,” “reduced emissions” and “100% electric.” The other bus displays a message that it is 100 percent electric.

“This is a first we’re very proud of,” said Carl DePinto, director of Duke Parking and Transportation Services. “We’re happy to do our part in helping Duke become climate neutral.”

Duke currently operates 24 buses that run on hybrid-diesel or diesel fuel. The new battery-powered electric buses will replace two diesel vehicles, saving Duke on maintenance and fuel, DePinto said.

For full article please click on link below:

 

https://today.duke.edu/2021/01/new-electric-buses-roll-campus-roads

 

 

 

 

Complete Coach Works Welcomes its Newest Regional Sales Manager

November 16, 2020

 

 

 

 

Complete Coach Works Welcomes its Newest Regional Sales Manager

 

 

 

RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is proud to welcome Tracy Owen as the company’s newest Regional Sales Manager. With over 30 years of unique experience and expertise in sales, Tracy will continue to build his success with CCW, the nation’s leading bus remanufacturing company.

 

 

Tracy has worked as a Sales Manager in both the transit bus and motorcoach industries. He is well rounded and has experience working in several facets of the bus industry, such as refurbishments, OEM, and pre-owned bus sales. Throughout his tenure in the industry, he has developed many relationships with transit agency personnel, bus companies, owners, operators, and other industry professionals.

 

“I’m very excited to join Complete Coach Works. The company has many options to offer its customers and has earned respect as the Nation’s leader in remanufacturing. I look forward to serving the industry and to be entrusted to represent Complete Coach Works as a Regional Sales Manager,” states Tracy.

Tracy will lead the sales organization of the Central and Southern regions. He will assist in providing sales and support to CCW’s cliental and build relationships with potential customers.

Brad Carson, Director of Sales and Marketing at CCW, states “Tracy is an excellent addition to the CCW Family. Tracy brings a proven track record of sales management with solid industry experience. We are confident he will serve our customers and provide them with the best service possible.”

 

 

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is the largest U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company, and the leading provider of a vast array of transportation solutions with over 30 years of dedicated service in the transportation industry. CCW is a pioneer in the business and strives to continually provide cleaner air through innovative design and engineering, resulting in the world’s first and only remanufactured all-electric battery powered bus. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of over 350 experts, committed to customer service and satisfaction.

 

For more information, please contact Brad Carson at (800) 287-7253 or e-mail bradley@completecoach.com

CALACT Enables Easy Purchase of Phoenix Motorcars’ Zero Emission Shuttle Buses

October 02, 2020

 

 

 

CALACT Enables Easy Purchase of Phoenix Motorcars’ Zero Emission Shuttle Buses

 

 

Ontario, CA. – Phoenix Motorcars’ ZEUS Zero Emission Shuttles was selected as an eligible vehicle by the Morongo Basin Transit Authority (“MBTA”) and California Association for Coordinated Transportation (“CALACT”) purchasing cooperative. Selected following a detailed evaluation, audits and manufacturing facility evaluation, this is testimony to the quality and technology focus at Phoenix Motorcars.

Transit agencies who are members of CALACT can now purchase the ZEUS all-electric shuttle bus through a federal and California State compliant purchasing solution, avoiding lengthy & expensive RFPs and bid processes. This also enables transit agencies to select vehicles of their choice rather than having to piggyback on other state or agency procurements. Other public agencies and non-profits can also purchase the ZEUS all-electric shuttles buses through the cooperative.

Starcraft Bus, the largest selling shuttle bus manufacturer in North America, Creative Bus Sales – the nation’s largest bus dealer and Phoenix Motorcars, the leading manufacturer of all-electric shuttle buses & trucks have come together to build and distribute the competitive range of electric shuttle buses that are Buy America and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.

“Phoenix is proud to be selected by CALACT to supply electric shuttles to members of the purchasing cooperative. We’re working closely with a number of transit agencies looking to acquire our shuttles and the CALACT contract makes it a lot simpler. Together with Starcraft and Creative, Phoenix is well positioned to meet the growing demand for electric transportation in California” says Tarek Helou, COO at Phoenix Motorcars.

The ZEUS all-electric shuttle bus is powered by Phoenix’s third generation drivetrain, offering multiple pack sizes and range up to 160 miles. Built with the Starcraft Allstar body, the shuttles offer multiple seating layouts, including ADA options, fulfilling the needs of paratransit, dial-a-ride and first/last mile services.

Transit agencies in California are mandated by the Innovative Clean Transportation (ICT) Regulation to transition to all-electric buses. The addition of electric shuttle buses to the CALACT purchasing cooperative simplifies the switch to zero-emission alternatives.

 

About Phoenix Motorcars: Phoenix Motorcars develops, deploys, and services all electric drive systems for Zero Emission Commercial Vehicles. The company’s electric vehicles have logged over 2-million zero emission miles, reducing over 6.5 million pounds of carbon emissions. Phoenix Motorcars strives to provide fleets with clean transportation and renewable energy through advanced technology solutions and remains committed to excellence in electric vehicle innovation.

www.phoenixmotorcars.com

 

Complete Coach Works Delivers Final Remanufactured Bus to Josephine Community Transit

September 23, 2020

 

 

 

 

Complete Coach Works Delivers Final Remanufactured Bus to Josephine Community Transit

 

 

RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced today it has made the final delivery to Josephine Community Transit (Josephine), located in Grants Pass Oregon, Josephine County. The project included supplying and rehabilitating two 35ft Gillig buses.

 

 

 

The project supports the City of Josephine and its efforts to enrich the passenger experience.  The work was completed at CCW’s headquarters in Riverside, CA. The job specifics included the installment of Cummins ISL Recon engines and rebuilt Allison transmissions. CCW also installed new floorings, ADA wheelchair ramps, driver seats, as well as updated interior and exterior LED lighting. In addition, the buses were painted a sleek and stylish blue to reflect Josephine’s branding.

 

“The buses look remarkable, just like brand new buses,” said Regional Sales Manager at CCW, Jim Paul. “These vehicles were not only economically convenient for Josephine Community Transit, but also helps sustain the environment for future generations.”

 

The rehabilitated buses are an efficient approach to acquire and extend the useful life of the buses well beyond the usual life expectancy, while at the same time saving a substantial amount of money. The cost of a rehabbed bus is a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new bus. The vehicles also enhance safety and offer improved vehicle reliability for years to come.

 

Scott Chancey, Transit Manager at Josephine Community Transit stated, “The delivery of these vehicles allows us to transition to larger heavy-duty transit vehicles at quicker than anticipated pace. This transition is critical for us to consistently provide good transit access through the urbanized areas of Josephine and Jackson County.”

 

“We are excited and honored to have been selected for the Josephine project. We value their business and relationship and look forward to the opportunity of working together again in the future. We are happy to be a part of the continued evolution of transit,” said Jim.

 

 

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is the largest bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company in the United States, with over 30 years in the transportation industry. A pioneer in the field of alternative fuel and hybrid vehicle technology, CCW has always worked to provide clean vehicles through innovative design and engineering, and it unveiled the world’s first remanufactured all-electric, battery-powered bus in 2012. For jobs of any size, CCW’s team of over 350 experts always provides cutting-edge products and exceptional customer service.

 

Josephine Community Transit is the provider of fixed route and paratransit services covering Josephine county and parts of Jackson County, which includes the incorporated communities of Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Rogue River, Gold Hill and Medford.

 

For more information, please contact Brad Carson at (800) 287-7253 or e-mail bradley@completecoach.com

 

 

Complete Coach Works Delivers Four Rehabbed Buses to Santa Cruz Metro

August 11, 2020

 

 

 

 

Complete Coach Works Delivers Four Rehabbed Buses to Santa Cruz Metro

 

 

RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced today it has made the final delivery to Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Santa Cruz). The contract, which calls for the rehabilitation of four buses, was awarded late last year.

 

 

The work on the first two buses included repowering them from ISL engines to Cummins ISL-G Recon engines. The other two buses were repowered from John Deere CNG engines to Cummins ISL-G Recon engines. The new engines are certified and fully equipped with all emission components that meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resource Board emission standards. Additional work for all buses included installment of rebuilt Allison transmissions, new driver seats, reupholstered and repainted passenger inserts, internal/external LED lighting, new electric cooling systems, and complete rebuild of suspensions and axles. The buses were then repainted and decaled to reflect Santa Cruz’s branding.

 

The rehabilitations are part of Santa Cruz’s mission to enrich the passenger experience by delivering customers’ comfort and safety in a cost-effective manner. Aaron Timlick, Regional Sales Manager at CCW, shares, “It is very important that transit properties keep their buses reliable and in good condition for their passengers. We are appreciative that Santa Cruz has chosen CCW to be the company to help them maintain their high standard.”

Complete Coach Works looks forward to the completion of this project. “We appreciate the trust and confidence Santa Cruz has placed in us,” states Aaron Timlick. “The buses will provide years of dependable service.”

 

 

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is the largest U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company, and the leading provider of a vast array of transportation solutions with over 30 years of dedicated service in the transportation industry. CCW is a pioneer in the business and strives to continually provide cleaner air through innovative design and engineering, resulting in the world’s first and only remanufactured all-electric battery powered bus. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of over 350 experts committed to customer service and satisfaction.

 

Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Santa Cruz) was established in 1968. Santa Cruz provides fixed route and Highway 17 commuter service throughout Santa Cruz County, with limited service connecting to Monterey Salinas Transit at its Watsonville Transit Center and Santa Clara County, transporting more than 5 million passenger trips a year. Santa Cruz also operates Paracruz paratransit service to Santa Cruz County service, providing about 72,000 trips per year. Santa Cruz’s operating budget in FY19 was $52 million and was funded through a combination of farebox revenues, sales tax, and state and federal sources. Today it operates a fleet of 98 buses on 26 fixed routes. For more information, visit www.scmtd.com.

 

 

For more information, please contact Brad Carson at (800) 287-7253 or e-mail bradley@completecoach.com

 

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