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Fleet Advantage’s Jackie Jacobs Named NextGen Leader by Monitor Magazine

June 20, 2022

 

 

Fleet Advantage’s Jackie Jacobs Named NextGen Leader by Monitor Magazine

 

 

Jacobs Recognized for Leadership and Development in the Equipment Finance and Transportation Industries Through Spearheading Data Analytics and Equipment Procurement Strategies

 

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE (June 20, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), today announced Jackie Jacobs, CLFP, Senior Fleet Transaction Analyst and Project Manager, has been named a NextGen Leader for Monitor Magazine’s 3rd Annual NextGen Leaders Award.

 

This award highlights 40 up-and-coming leaders under 40 in the equipment finance industry. Jacobs has played an integral role at Fleet Advantage by spearheading data analytics and equipment procurement strategies for the company’s Transaction Management Team. She provides input and analysis that enables Fleet Advantage to launch pioneering programs that reshape the way transportation fleets operate, including LCCM (Life Cycle Cost Management) strategies. In fact, her efforts led her to get promoted to her current role in February 2021.

 

Jacobs has thrived as a female leader within the transportation and equipment finance industries through her strength and confidence to help customers overcome today’s greatest supply chain challenges. She regularly recognizes opportunities for companies to minimize fuel consumption and reduce their carbon footprint through the use of data analytics. 

 

“Jackie’s leadership at Fleet Advantage and her help in developing some of our current solutions just shows how hard working, dedicated, and committed she is to the excellence of the company,” said John Rickette, CTP, CLFP, Vice President of Portfolio and Manager of the Transaction Management Team for Fleet Advantage. “Jackie’s ability to thrive in this environment has been defined by her sheer willingness to possess critical characteristics that illustrate her to be confident, creative, and persevering, but above all else, to be adaptable while possessing leadership qualities.”

 

Jacobs involves herself in several industry-related organizations, such as the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and she has plans to become even more involved in the future so that she can continue to inspire others throughout the transportation industry. She was also a featured speaker at the ELFA’s 60th Annual Convention last October, where she spoke on the importance of truck life cycles and how companies can save money by optimizing replacement cycles and remarketing strategies. Jacobs has also been recognized as Women in Trucking’s 2022 Top Women to Watch in Transportation, and Monitor’s 2021 Top Women in Equipment Finance.  

 

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.

 

Fleet Advantage’s Katerina Jones Honored as Trailblazer Top Brand Innovator by Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) 

June 13, 2022

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage’s Katerina Jones Honored as Trailblazer Top Brand Innovator by Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA)

 

 

Jones Acknowledged for Over 20 Years of Client-Centric and Data-Driven Integrated Marketing Experience 

 

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE (June 13, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) announced today that Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Katerina Jones, has been named one of three Trailblazer Top Brand Innovators by the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA).

 

This award recognizes individuals in the transportation industry whose achievements, performance, and vision have helped shape their company or the industry at large. According to TMSA, a panel of­ industry veterans and non-biased judges selected companies and individuals for their excellence in sales or marketing accomplishments in the past 12 to 18 months. Playing a significant role in the success of Fleet Advantage’s business operations, Jones has been instrumental in acquiring new high-profile clients. Katerina spearheads various marketing initiatives such as industry reports, infographics, blogs, video content and much more. 

 

As an advocate for the advancement of women within the transportation industry, Jones has won several awards, authored nearly two dozen articles, and has made podcast appearances, most recently discussing “the value of mentorship for women” in equipment finance on the Monitor Podcast Series. This past April, she was selected as a 2022 Influential Business Woman of the Year recipient by the South Florida Business Journal. 

 

Katerina’s client-centric and data-driven marketing approach has immensely increased the collaboration, transparency, and clarity of Fleet Advantage,” said John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage. “As a part of our senior management team, Katerina has been significant in providing strategic guidance to the C-Suite on critical business matters as well as onboarding new clients through her structured marketing approach, which she executes and excels at daily.”

 

Jones involves herself in several charitable organizations, industry-related council positions and committees. She has been actively involved in the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) for five years, as a member of the Annual Conference Planning Committee. She was also part of the Equipment Leasing Finance Association (ELFA) as a member of the Communications Committee that supports industry outreach and awareness of equipment financing. Jones also developed and annually spearheads the IFDA (International Food Distribution Conference) Truck Driving Championship Kid’s Writing Contest. The contest recognizes the personal contribution of America’s Truckers and their children at the conclusion of the event.

 

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.

 

Fleet Advantage Celebrates Air Quality Awareness Week By Helping Corporate Transportation Fleets Reduce Emissions 

May 04, 2022

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Celebrates Air Quality Awareness Week By Helping Corporate Transportation Fleets Reduce Emissions

 

Innovative Solutions Help Modernize Fleets So They Can ‘Be Air Aware & Be Prepared!’

 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (May 4, 2022) – Air pollution is one of the world’s largest health and environmental problems, and is one of the world’s leading risk factors for death, attributed to an estimated 11.65% of deaths globally. As a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), Fleet Advantage recognizes Air Quality Awareness Week 2022 (celebrated May 2 – 6) by offering complimentary Emissions Scorecards for corporate transportation fleets in its ongoing efforts to promote better air quality.

 

Each year, the NOAA National Weather Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Department of State join the EPA to recognize and celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week. Its theme this year is “Be Air Aware & Prepared!”, and the goal is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and encourage people to check the Air Quality Index (AQI) daily.

 

“Since the day we opened our doors, our company has been focused on bringing about change to the industry through lower carbon output and cleaner air quality,” said Katerina Jones, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Fleet Advantage. “Our innovative programs illustrate the deep commitment we have to helping our corporate fleet partners serve as industry leaders while driving significant change for the benefit of our nation’s air quality.” 

 

Through the pioneering efforts of Fleet Advantage, the transportation fleet industry is now paying closer attention to their truck’s Life Cycles to understand where they can drive sustainability measures by optimizing replacement cycles. Rather than extending the truck’s use for several years, companies are leveraging Fleet Modernization Studies and the company’s Emissions Scorecards, that scrutinize truck’s performance data and economic factors to determine an optimum procurement and disposal strategy.

 

As part of the comprehensive Fleet Modernization Study, the Emissions Scorecard reviews the entire fleet by year, make, model, and compares fuel and mileage data and provides detailed information on CO2 reduction in metric tons and gallons of fuel saved, each time the truck was replaced, as well as forecasted savings.

 

Fleet Advantage customers operate fleets with lower cost per mile, a reduced carbon footprint and improved safety and driver morale by maintaining their fleet’s average life at about 2-3 years. This helps compliment ESG strategies for its customers in their goal to report to regulators and critical stakeholders. 

 

In March, the company announced a new program to help corporate truck fleets certify their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) output, as recently mandated under a proposed rule issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Fleet Advantage is the only finance lessor that has been certifying such measures for a decade with a focus on tractor trailer fleets that operate high annual mileages (MPY).

 

To learn more or receive an Emissions Scorecard and Fleet Modernization Study, call 954-615-4400 or visit https://www.fleetadvantage.com/contact.

 

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.

Fleet Advantage Congratulates Don Davis And Wesley Hall On Achieving Their CTP Accreditation  

April 13, 2022

 

 

Fleet Advantage Congratulates Don Davis And Wesley Hall On Achieving Their CTP Accreditation 

 

Davis & Hall Join Fleet Advantage’s Growing List of CTP-Accredited Experts Who Are Committed To Serving America’s Top Corporate Fleets

 

 

 

Cincinnati, OH  – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced today that Don Davis, Senior Vice President of National Accounts, and Wesley Hall, Director of Fleet Services, both achieved their 2022 NPTC Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) recognition. The accreditation was presented to each and Fleet Advantage at the NPTC’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

National Private Truck Council, CTP-accredited professionals excel at establishing and managing financial goals, capital investment programs, budgets, and operating plans for transportation companies. CTP accreditation also equips professionals with the highest level of industry understanding of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), including truck specification, operations, maintenance, safety and human resources. 

 

Davis has served North America’s top private fleets for nearly three decades, where he manages key client relationships for Fleet Advantage, with over 85% of clients fitting into the food supply chain industry and distribution verticals. He has a significant impact on the way corporate fleets view their TCO and asset acquisition. Through his leadership and expertise, Davis has significantly helped clients better align with broader supply chain strategies by driving bottom-line-preserving cost savings, reshaping clients’ asset life cycle strategies, and helping supply chain organizations realize and achieve new environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals that help reduce emissions and the overall carbon footprint. 

 

Hall possesses over 16 years of experience in fleet management, operations, and maintenance in the transportation industry. As a member of the Fleet Operations Team, he supports some of the top private fleets in the country to help develop the best possible practices suited for their maintenance programs and individual locations utilizing analytics resources such as ATLAAS (Advanced Truck Lifecycle Administrative Analytics Software). 

 

Hall’s vast experience in recruiting technicians, training, and providing support while facilitating communication and coordination with operations helps establish valuable communication between departments and management, which is essential in meeting client’s needs. He is Six Sigma Green Belt certified, and received a Certification for Essentials of Fleet Maintenance Management from NATMI in partnership with University of Central Florida.

 

Currently, all of the Fleet Advantage Fleet Operations team has achieved their CTP accreditation and the company continues to support and encourage all new staff to pursue this critically important accreditation. 

 

“Our continued dedication and strong focus on serving the country’s top corporate fleets begins with having a team of committed professionals who possess superior knowledge within the industry,” said Brian Holland, President and Chief Financial Officer at Fleet Advantage. “We congratulate both Don and Wes for their accomplishment and the hard work they’ve undergone to obtain this professional designation.”

 

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.

 

Fleet Advantage’s Katerina Jones Honored As A 2022 Influential Business Woman By South Florida Business Journal  

April 07, 2022

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage’s Katerina Jones Honored As A 2022 Influential Business Woman By South Florida Business Journal 

 

 

The South Florida Business Journal Recognizes Top Women Leaders Making An Impact In Their Industries & Community

 

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (April 7, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced today that Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Katerina Jones, has been named a 2022 Influential Business Woman by the South Florida Business Journal.

 

Each year, the South Florida Business Journal recognizes professional women in company leadership positions who show a strong record of performance excellence and innovation in their industries, as well as meaningful community involvement.

 

As a valued member of the Fleet Advantage senior management team, Jones brings over 17 years of client-centric, data-driven, and outcome-focused integrated experience across broad industries and services. She is viewed as a leader and mentor for other women in transportation as well as other industries, and she leads Fleet Advantage’s marketing division. 

 

Playing a significant role in the recent success of Fleet Advantage’s business operations, Jones’ client-focused strategies and campaigns have resulted in over $100 million of opportunities in Lease Origination alone. Ultimately, Jones’ work and regard for customer relationships has been integral to the substantial growth of Fleet Advantage in which she was recently named one of the Women in Trucking Association’s 2022 Top Women to Watch in Transportation, as well as one of Monitor Magazine’s 2021 NextGen Leaders. She is also viewed as an industry thought leader and has been published in numerous industry trade magazines, including Fleet OwnerFleet EquipmentThe MonitorRecycling Today, and Journal of Petroleum Technology.

 

Jones is actively involved in several charitable organizations, industry-related council positions and committees, including the National Private Truck Council (NPTC), the Equipment Leasing Finance Association (ELFA), and the International Food Distributors Association (IFDA), where she spearheaded the Truck Driving Championship Kid’s Writing Contest. She also serves as a member of the Kids Around the Corner Foundation, Fleet Advantage’s dedicated charity for children, and is very passionate about children’s causes. In 2021 as well, Jones was instrumental in obtaining significant donations for the local Junior Achievement Association, ARC Broward, Helping Hands for GAND and the HorsePlay Therapy Center.

 

“Katerina’s unwavering commitment and dedication to excellence and her sincere drive to be the best at everything she’s involved in illustrates exactly why she received this well-deserved honor,” said Brian Holland, President and CFO of Fleet Advantage. “Her influence, focus on mentoring other women, and diverse experience throughout the greater transportation industries has been a huge asset to making Fleet Advantage a stronger, more competitive organization.” 

 

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. 

Fleet Advantage To Showcase Innovative Solutions At NPTC 2022 Annual Conference Centered Around Flexibility & Agility For Corporate Fleets  

April 04, 2022

 

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage To Showcase Innovative Solutions At NPTC 2022 Annual Conference Centered Around Flexibility & Agility For Corporate Fleets 

 

 

Innovative Programs Help Fleets Secure New Equipment & Certify GHG Output for SEC Reporting

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (April 4, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced today it will exhibit at the National Private Truck Council’s (NPTC) 2022 Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition (booth #722) from April 10-12 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Members from Fleet Advantage’s executive team are meeting with corporate fleets, addressing flexible fleet solutions to help navigate a host of ongoing industry challenges, including truck shortages.

 

NPTC’s Annual Conference and Exhibition is the marquee national private truck fleet event of the year. The conference offers educational programming, best practices, and networking opportunities that are exclusively designed for the private and corporate fleet professional. 

 

Flexible Solutions to Secure New Equipment

 

Corporate fleets continue to recognize the need for speed and flexibility during this challenging economic climate. Fleet Advantage will discuss its innovative Sale-Leaseback Program at NPTC, which was developed to help corporate fleets remain flexible and agile in securing new equipment.  

 

Under terms of the program, Fleet Advantage will purchase a fleet’s 5-year or older tractors at a $5,000+ premium over current Book Value, and lease them back for continued use. Fleet Advantage will issue a PO for New Equipment with Delivery in Q4 ’22. During the lease term, fleets can cancel the leases without penalty for new, state-of-the-art trucks at a fixed monthly payment. 

 

Certifying GHG Output for SEC Disclosures

 

Fleet Advantage executives will also address how it can help corporate fleets achieve their environment, social, governance (ESG) goals. The company recently announced a first-of-its-kind program that helps corporate truck fleets certify their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) output, recently mandated under a proposed rule issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Fleet Advantage is the only finance lessor that has been certifying such measures for a decade with a focus on tractor trailer fleets that operate high annual mileages (MPY).

 

Since its inception, Fleet Advantage has introduced breakthroughs including emissions scorecards, early truck EXchangeIT® program, and financial flexibility to acquire use of clean-diesel engines more frequently as the emission technology advances. This program has helped fleets meet GHG-1 and -2 Federal mandates to reduce CO2, while saving millions of dollars year-over-year with improved MPG and reduced fuel consumption.

 

“Our innovative industry solutions have never been more compelling, and we’re excited to showcase how we’re leading the industry in these critical areas at the NPTC conference,” said Katerina Jones, Vice President Marketing & Business Development for Fleet Advantage. “Our team is committed to helping our customers navigate through the continued industry challenges they’re facing today.”

 

For more information on these and other programs visit Fleet Advantage at NPTC (booth #722) or contact the company to schedule a meeting.

 

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. 

 

Fleet Advantage’s Brian Antonellis and Don Davis Awarded 2022 ‘Pros to Know’ 

March 31, 2022

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage’s Brian Antonellis and Don Davis Awarded 2022 ‘Pros to Know’

 

 

Supply & Demand Chain Executive Recognizes Top Executives Who Help Leverage Supply Chain Competitive Advantages

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 31, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced today that Senior Vice President of Fleet Operations, Brian Antonellis, CTP and Senior Vice President of National Accounts, Don Davis, were both recognized as 2022 Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

 

Every year, Supply & Demand Chain Executive recognizes outstanding executives and professionals whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage the supply chain for competitive advantage.

 

As a valued member of the Fleet Advantage senior management team, Antonellis possesses over 20 years of experience with national organizations with private fleets and has a keen understanding of fleet operations, asset management, and equipment procurement. His extensive private fleet experience has helped Fleet Advantage provide a higher level of customer service to clients. Under Antonellis’ leadership he revamped the company’s fleet operations department and added new service offerings. What’s more, his strong manufacturer relationships have helped clients secure critical build slots at a time when new truck procurement is extremely challenging for everyone in the industry.

 

Over the last year, Antonellis has worked extensively to leverage his vast experiences to help clients become more efficient, lowering their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and helping customers reduce their fleet emissions. He has also spent his entire career serving and excelling in every possible operational/management role inside of a fleet, which allows him to offer direct leadership and education to each person he has worked with along the way. 

 

Davis has a significant impact on the way supply chain organizations view their TCO and asset acquisition. He has the unique ability to support food supply chain organizations through improving their safety and sustainability goals, while also helping them to reduce their maintenance and repair expenses. Davis has served North America’s top private fleets in the broader supply chain industry for nearly three decades, where he manages key client relationships for Fleet Advantage, with over 85% of clients fitting into the food supply chain industry and distribution verticals.

 

Through his leadership and expertise, Davis has significantly helped clients better align with broader supply chain strategies by driving bottom-line-preserving cost savings, reshaping clients’ asset life cycle strategies, and helping supply chain organizations realize and achieve new environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals that help reduce emissions and the overall carbon footprint. He has also been instrumental in advocating for and implementing Fleet Advantage’s Safety-First Program, which helps food distribution companies mitigate risk and upgrade into newer trucks with Advanced Safety Technology. 

 

“Organizations in today’s supply chain are only as good as the people who drive each company, and having experienced leaders, such as Brian and Don, proves their commitment to helping our clients make the right decisions to improve efficiencies and bottom-line performance,” said Brian Holland, President and CFO of Fleet Advantage. “We are extremely proud of the expertise each possess and they are both part of the reason why Fleet Advantage is a leader in successful life cycle asset management strategies within the supply chain.”

 

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. 

Fleet Advantage Is Proud To Announce Two Female Leaders Recognized As 2022 ‘Top Women To Watch In Transportation’ 

March 17, 2022

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Is Proud To Announce Two Female Leaders Recognized As 2022 ‘Top Women To Watch In Transportation’

Women In Trucking Association Recognizes Top Performers In The Industry Who Help Improve Gender Equality

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 17, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced today that Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Katerina Jones, and Senior Fleet Transaction Analyst and Project Manager, Jackie Jacobs, CLFP, were both recognized as 2022 Top Women to Watch in Transportation by the Women In Trucking Association.

 

Every year, the Women In Trucking Association recognizes the top performers in the industry who not only have had significant career accomplishments in the last year, but go the extra mile to support other women and help to improve gender equality – at their own companies and/or industry-wide.

 

As a valued member of the Fleet Advantage team, Jones is an extremely influential woman not only for her organization, but also for the greater transportation industries. She strives to deliver information, advocacy and advancements on a continual basis. This year Jones was appointed to the Senior Management Group and has played a significant role in the recent success of Fleet Advantage’s business operations, as she was instrumental in acquiring new high-profile clients. Jones has also placed a high priority on mentoring and supporting other professional women in Fleet Advantage, in other transportation-related organizations, and overall, when the opportunity presents itself. This is the second time she has been recognized for this award.

 

Jones has been invited to speak at various conferences addressing diversity in business, she has authored nearly two dozen articles covering various important issues being faced by industries today, and she was most recently named one of South Florida Business Journal’s Most Influential Businesswomen of 2022.

 

Jacobs has been an inspiring example of creating more gender-diverse skillsets for the overall transportation industry. She has a great passion for leveraging technology, data analytics and statistical modeling to help her fleet customers overcome today’s greatest supply chain challenges. As 2021 unfolded with additional supply chain disruptions across virtually every industry, supporting companies with reliable and accurate data became that much more crucial and impactful. Jacobs has helped address these issues directly by providing transportation fleets within the supply chain with asset management, finance solutions and data analytics tools.

 

As a model of female leadership and empowerment within the transportation industry, Jacobs serves her industry and community by inspiring other professional women in transportation to grow and believe they can be successful. Jacobs was a featured speaker at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s 60th Annual Convention in October, and she was recognized as a recipient of Monitor’s 2021 Top Women in Equipment Finance award. She also recently achieved her Certified Lease and Finance Professional (CLFP) accreditation. Designated as the preeminent credential for equipment leasing and financing professionals throughout the world, the accreditation illustrates that the industry acknowledges her skillset and commitment to the supply chain industry for equipment leasing.

 

“While closing the gender gap in transportation has made progress in recent years, influential leaders such as Katerina and Jackie are proving that hard work, dedication and a commitment to mentorship open new opportunities and inspire other professional women,” said Brian Holland, President and CFO of Fleet Advantage. “We could not be prouder of the accomplishments Katerina and Jackie have worked hard to achieve, and they are a significant reason why Fleet Advantage is a leader in promoting a more diverse workplace for stronger overall industry success.”

 

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. 

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. 

Fleet Advantage Maximizes Presence At TMC 2022 With Expert Panelist On M&R And Offers Fleet Modernization Analysis and Immediate Solutions for Fleets 

March 03, 2022

 

 

Fleet Advantage Maximizes Presence At TMC 2022 With Expert Panelist On M&R And Offers Fleet Modernization Analysis and Immediate Solutions for Fleets

 

 

Brian Antonellis, CTP and SVP Fleet Operations Presents On In-House or Outsourced M&R Strategies 

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 3, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced today that Brian Antonellis, CTP and Senior Vice President of Fleet Operations will present at the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, March 7-10, in Orlando, Florida. In addition to Antonellis’ speaking session, Fleet Advantage will acknowledge National Asset Management Awareness Month in March by offering complimentary fleet modernization studies for fleets at the conference at booth #824.

 

The heavy-duty truck transportation fleet industry continues to deal with a host of challenges carrying over from 2021, including driver shortages, logistical changes due to a fluctuating pandemic environment, and asset management hurdles that continue to impact organizational bottom lines.

 

Scheduled as Technical Session #3 on Thursday, March 10th at 8:00 am, Antonellis will drill down into maintenance and repair (M&R) strategies that can help fleets determine when to keep M&R in-house or outsource. An expert panel will discuss all the factors that go into these M&R decisions. With the ever-growing complexity of commercial vehicle equipment and increasing struggle of attracting and retaining technicians, even fleets that have historically utilized in-house maintenance strategies are reconsidering their approach today.

 

Innovation Driving Americas Businesses Forward

 

Resourceful transportation fleets recognize the need for flexibility during these unprecedented times of equipment shortage and delays. In addition to Antonellis’ insight, attendees and fleet transportation executives can visit the company at booth #824 for a complimentary Comparative Cost Analysis and learn how Fleet Advantage can help their company to analyze and benchmark their fleet costs and emissions scorecard and develop a strategy to modernize their fleet.

 

Innovative programs, such as Fleet Advantage’s aggressive Sale-Leaseback program allows organizations to select the assets from their fleet that are older models and Fleet Advantage will purchase those assets over current Book Value and lease them back to the fleet for an interim period until they place an order and transition to new equipment when available. Utilizing a Sale-Leaseback can increase cash for immediate needs like the driver shortage or extra working capital without damaging long-term procurement goals due to build slot limitations.

 

“Flexibility is no longer just a consideration for transportation fleets, it’s now an extremely critical business strategy,” said Brian Antonellis, CTP, Senior Vice President of Fleet Operations at Fleet Advantage. “From maintenance and repair decisions to life cycle utilization philosophies, the leading fleets of the post-Coronavirus era will recognize the need to leverage flexibility in driving their businesses forward.” 

 

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.  

 

 

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