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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.  

 

 

Fleet Advantage’s Don Davis Named One Of Food Logistics’ 2022 Rock Stars Of The Supply Chain 

February 15, 2022

 

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage’s Don Davis Named One Of Food Logistics’ 2022 Rock Stars Of The Supply Chain

 

 

Davis’s Three Decades of Industry Experience in the Cold Supply Chain Helps Offer Excellent Service to Clients  

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (February 15, 2022) – 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, National Accounts has been named one of Food Logistics’ 2022 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award.

 

Food Logistics’ 2022 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award recognizes influential individuals in the cold food industry whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped the global cold food supply chain.

 

Davis has over 30 years of industry experience working with North America’s top private fleets in business development and management of national accounts. At Fleet Advantage he is responsible for helping companies understand their Total Cost of Ownership and he provides solutions for life cycle asset management and financing of Class-8 heavy-duty tractors and trailers. 

 

A veteran of the global cold food supply chain, Davis has also helped clients navigate through numerous supply chain issues facing cold chain and food distributors, such as managing through driver, employee, and technician shortages, and helping customers secure critical parts to increase uptime in overcoming the challenges of parts supply. He has also served as a strong resource for clients in helping them exchange critical units less than three years old based on downtime challenges and has helped clients reduce accident exposure by shortening their trucks’ life cycle and exchanging these older units with new units equipped with the latest advanced safety technology.

 

“Don is a true professional who is committed to helping the entire industry overcome a number of ongoing challenges,” said John Flynn, CEO. “We are thrilled to have him on our team and his vast industry knowledge and experience helps our entire team provide the absolute best service to each one of our clients in the cold supply chain.” 

 

Davis has spent his career building relationships based on trust and matches Fleet Advantage’s proprietary IT processes and advanced fleet analytics with the latest eco-efficient clean-diesel technology to ensure customers achieve the optimum vehicle life cycle, maximize fuel economy and productivity while achieving corporate sustainability goals. Don manages and oversees Fleet Advantage’s National Accounts with the top private fleet and for-hire carrier clients throughout the U.S. He has specific expertise in structuring complex finance and service offerings in the transportation marketplace.

 

Please read about Don Davis in the January/February 2022 issue of Food Logistics magazine.

 

About Fleet Advantage

 

Fleet Advantage has over $2.0 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet financing solutions with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S.  Fleet Advantage is also named a Top Private Independent firm by the Monitor Daily. In 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.  In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award.   

Fleet Advantage Announces Exceeding Over $2.5 Billion in Lease Originations Since Inception; Now Serves As The Largest Class-8 Independent Lessor

January 26, 2022

 

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Announces Exceeding Over $2.5 Billion in Lease Originations Since Inception; Now Serves As The Largest Class-8 Independent Lessor 

 

 

Company’s Focus on Asset Management and Lease Flexibility Planning Helped Customers Avoid Procurement Challenges That Plagued Broader Industry in 2021

 

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.  – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) announced today new milestones achieved in exceeding over $2.5 billion in lease originations over the last ten years and helping it become the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks.

 

Strategic & Consistent Asset Management

 

A primary reason Fleet Advantage reached these accomplishments was its continued emphasis on helping clients remain steady and consistent in their asset management and planning. The company’s pioneering focus on the use of advanced data analytics, coupled with its early truck lease exchange program EXchangeIT® and lease extension flexibility helped clients stay ahead of the procurement turbulence felt across much of the broader industry.

 

Heading into 2022, there remain new challenges companies with transportation fleets must tackle to remain successful within the competitive industries in which they operate. With over 90% of their leases rated as investment grade, Fleet Advantage’s strong emphasis on strategic consultations and customer service, along with key relationships with Equipment Manufacturers, dealers and finance partners, have helped the company achieve a consistent growth rate over the last ten years of 27%. The company is now working with 5 of the top 10 private fleets in the country. 

 

“Relative to the greater industry challenges, we’re fortunate to reflect on the record-setting accomplishments and achievements we had over the last twelve months,” said John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage. “Our success during this time is a testament to the hard work of our dedicated associates, and our customers who operate under a business philosophy that embraces flexibility in their asset management strategies.”

 

Maintaining Long-Term Strategies

 

Fleet Advantage strongly believes that clients that have leveraged the power of data analytics for asset management and procurement, along with flexible lease solutions should continue to maintain this strategy with only minor course corrections as the industry continues to navigate additional procurement challenges. The company believes fleets should stay true to their beliefs and not surrender or be held captive to the current supply chain disruption. Fleets that maintain planning discipline through what has been confirmed by data analytics will continue to lead the industry, especially since the laws of science and economics will not be compromised because of current supply chain disruptions. 

 

“While some in the industry are using fear to pressure fleets to pivot their asset management strategies, we strongly believe fleets should stay the course and rely on proven data analytics-driven philosophies for life cycle asset management,” added Flynn. “Those fleets that take an active, disciplined approach to maintaining shorter life cycles will continue to lead the industry with the most advantageous Total Cost of Ownership despite disruptions to the system.” 

 

About Fleet Advantage

 

Fleet Advantage has over $1.5 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet financing solutions with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S.  Fleet Advantage is also named a Top Private Independent firm by the Monitor Daily. In 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.  In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award.   

Fleet Advantage Announces Two Additional Awards Earned to Finish 2021

January 03, 2022

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Announces Two Additional Awards Earned to Finish 2021

Company Recognized for Top Women in Equipment Finance and Top Software and Technology Provider

 

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) announced today that Senior Fleet Transaction Analyst and Project Manager, Jackie Jacobs, has been recognized as a recipient of Monitor’s 2021 Top Women in Equipment Finance award. The company has also received  Food Logistics 2021 Top Software & Technology Providers Award.

The Top Women in Equipment Finance Award recognizes women in leadership positions in the equipment finance industry, specifically looking at their exceptional qualities and achievements, not only during 2021, but throughout their entire careers.

Jacobs was recognized because of her crucial role in providing customers and bank partners with custom analytic reports to examine cost metrics and establish an optimal fleet modernization strategy, as many businesses in the equipment industry continue looking for ways to optimize financial structures on their fleets. 

Since being promoted to her current role last February, Jacobs’s input and analysis of lease origination pricing, proposals, and presentations for multimillion-dollar truck equipment financing deals also helped client companies and their financial departments identify life cycle cost reductions, dormant equity in trucks, and opportunities to improve productivity. 

“Jackie has been instrumental in operating and improving Fleet Advantage’s standard finance models and exemplifies our company’s flexibility in the ever-evolving transportation industry,” said John Rickette, CTP, CLFP, Vice President of Portfolio and Manager of the Transaction Management Team at Fleet Advantage. “Jackie’s hard work, dedication, commitment to excellence and leadership skills are on display daily and the entire Fleet Advantage team is so proud of her.”

The Top Software & Technology Providers Award recognizes software and technology providers that have ensured a safe, efficient, and reliable global cold food and beverage supply chain.

Fleet Advantage was recognized because of its innovative Sale-Leaseback program, in which a company can select the assets from their fleet that are older models and Fleet Advantage will purchase those assets and lease them back to the fleet for an interim period until they can then transition to new equipment when ready. This enabled organizations to generate cash in the nearest term and allowed for the rightsizing of fleets if an organization had a surplus of trucks. The program has a positive effect on the bottom-line P&L since the ensuing lease payment is lower than the current depreciation charge.

As a second major initiative and part of helping companies satisfy their ESG (Environmental Social Governance) goals, Fleet Advantage unveiled its pioneering Safety-First Program designed to reduce driver and motorist fatalities, accidents and injuries; while also helping protect fleet organizations against rising costs due to litigation, damages and vehicle repairs.

This year approximately 98 percent of all Fleet Advantage leased trucks included advanced Lane Departure technologies; 95 percent included Collision Avoidance; and 81 percent included Blindspot Assist. Furthermore, 82 percent of the company’s leased trucks included front disc brakes and rear disc brakes.??

“We are beyond proud to be recognized by Food Logistics as one of this year’s top software and technology providers,” said John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage. “The transportation fleet industry has been working through much uncertainty and volatility this year, but our focus on fleet modernization has enabled clients to significantly increase overall productivity, reduce truck operating downtime, save millions of gallons of diesel fuel, decrease emissions, and lower cost-per-mile in maintenance and repair (M&R) expenses.”

For more information on Fleet Advantage and past awards received, please visit www.fleetadvantage.com.

About Fleet Advantage

Fleet Advantage has over $1.5 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet financing solutions with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S.  Fleet Advantage is also named a Top Private Independent firm by the Monitor Daily. In 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.  In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award. 

Fleet Advantage Receives 2021 Green Supply Chain Award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine 

December 17, 2021

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Receives 2021 Green Supply Chain Award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine 

Company Recognized for Pioneering Leadership Toward Environmental Stewardship and Helping Clients Achieve ESG Goals 

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 17, 2021) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) announced today it has been recognized as a recipient of the 2021 Green Supply Chain Award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. Recipients are featured in Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s December 2021 issue.

The Green Supply Chain Award recognizes companies that prioritize sustainability to be a core part of its supply chain strategy and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and/or supply chains, in the areas of sourcing/procurement, fulfillment/logistics, operations, product lifecycle management and other areas of the supply chain.

Fleet Advantage was recognized for its Total Cost of Ownership model which promotes shorter life cycles and flexible finance options for clean diesel and safety-enhanced trucks. This helps customers reach their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals.  In total, Fleet Advantage has saved customers approximately $250 million and approximately 175,000 metric tons in emissions since inception.

Fleet Advantage pioneered a focus on environmental stewardship when it opened its doors in 2008, and today continues in this leadership role. While alternate forms of engines have been in the headlines recently, the use of newer, clean-diesel technologies remain the most financially and environmentally viable solution for Class-8 trucks for the foreseeable future. However, company experts continue to monitor any progression toward alternate fuel technologies and will support the best strategy for its clients, as long as it coincides with their appropriate LCCM plan.

Company leaders believe sustainability cuts across all aspects of a business, from energy consumption to procurement. To bolster the “can do” belief and attitude among its associates, Fleet Advantage believes it is important to educate associates about sustainability as well as to create systems and processes that make it easier for associates to integrate sustainability into their business decisions.

“Since the founding of Fleet Advantage, sustainability and environmental leadership have been two very important pillars of our company’s core values,” said Brian Antonellis, CTP, Senior Vice President, Fleet Operations for Fleet Advantage. “We’re proud to be recognized by industry observers and are excited our associates and clients are able to acknowledge the commitment we have in making a cleaner environment.”

About Fleet Advantage

Fleet Advantage has over $1.5 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet financing solutions with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S.  Fleet Advantage is also named a Top Private Independent firm by the Monitor Daily. In 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.  In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award. 

Fleet Advantage Announces Jackie Jacobs to Speak at ELFA’s 60th Annual Convention  

October 20, 2021

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Announces Jackie Jacobs to Speak at ELFA’s 60th Annual Convention  

 

 

 

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Invites Jacobs to Speak on Utilizing Data and Analytics from Acquisition through Remarketing for Fleet Modernization 

 

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (October 20, 2021) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) today announced Jackie Jacobs, Senior Fleet Transaction Analyst and Project Manager, will be presenting at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s 60th Annual Convention taking place October 24 – 26, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. Jacobs’s session titled Fleet Modernization – Utilizing Data and Analytics from Acquisition through Remarketing will take place on Monday, October 25 at 2:30pm. 

 

Jacobs has eight years of industry experience spearheading data analytics and equipment procurement strategies at Fleet Advantage and earned her Certified Lease and Finance Professional (CLFP) accreditation in 2020. She is an expert at facilitating multimillion-dollar truck equipment financing for companies that include lease origination pricing and custom analytic reports for optimal fleet modernization strategies.  

 

VIDEO: Fleet Advantage Discusses Fleet Modernization at ELFA 60th Annual Convention 

 

Jacobs’ extensive knowledge in fleet modernization strategies makes her a perfect speaker for ELFA’s 60th annual convention. She will speak to the importance of truck life cycles and how companies can save money by optimizing replacement cycles and remarketing strategies. Jacobs will also speak to the importance of comprehensive fleet analyses that organizations can utilize to identify various key performance indicators, based on their Total Cost of Ownership. 

 

“Jackie is an industry expert in the field of fleet modernization and equipment procurement strategies for Fleet Advantage’s Transaction Management Team,” said Katerina Jones, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “She played a crucial role in the development of our life cycle cost management technology platform that gives our customers the knowledge needed to know when to replace older trucks within their fleets with newer, more efficient trucks. This ultimately enables organizations to make profit-preserving decisions, which is of the utmost importance as the industry continues to navigate unprecedented challenges.”  

 

Jacobs will be presenting at 2:30pm on Monday, October 25, 2021 during ELFA’s 60th Annual Convention. Register today at: https://apps.elfaonline.org/events/2021/ac/register.cfm  

 

About Fleet Advantage 

Fleet Advantage has over $1.5 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet financing solutions with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S.  Fleet Advantage is also named a Top Private Independent firm by the Monitor Daily. In 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.  In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award.    

 

Fleet Advantage Announces Brian Antonellis as New Senior Vice President of Operations 

October 12, 2021

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Announces Brian Antonellis as New Senior Vice President of Operations 

 

 

 

Leadership Experience in Fleet Management and Operations at Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Albertsons and Bulkmatic Transport Among Antonellis’s Industry Experience 

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (October 12, 2021)  Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) today announced Brian Antonellis as its new Senior Vice President of Fleet Operations. Antonellis has extensive experience with private fleets and has a keen understanding of fleet operations, asset management and equipment procurement.  

 

Antonellis previously worked as a corporate vice president of fleet operations for a dry bulk carrier and trucking company over the past three years, responsible for over 3,600 assets and 43 locations. His career began at Coca-Cola as a fleet manager and he then went on to work at PepsiCo for seven years beginning as a fleet manager. Antonellis then became the director of fleet operations responsible for 102 locations, overseeing eight fleet managers, 29 supervisors, 350 technicians, and 16,500 assets.  

 

“We’re thrilled to have Brian join our extremely talented team at Fleet Advantage,” said John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage. “His more than 20 years of experience in fleet operations, asset management and equipment procurement perfectly align with Fleet Advantage’s mission to serve the best interests of both our associates and transportation fleets in helping them succeed, grow and prosper.” 

 

Antonellis is an active member of the Technology of Maintenance council (TMC) and a former board member for the National Private Truck Council (NPTC). He has a certificate in diesel technology from Massasoit Community College and has an associate’s degree in business administration and management as well as a bachelor’s degree in logistics, materials, and supply chain management – both from Colorado Technical University. Antonellis and his wife, Shannon, have four children and live in Frederick, MD.  

 

About Fleet Advantage 

Fleet Advantage has over $1.5 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet financing solutions with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S.  Fleet Advantage is also named a Top Private Independent firm by the Monitor Daily. In 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.  In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award.    

 

Fleet Advantage’s Kids Around The Corner Foundation Honors Truck Drivers And Their Families By Sponsoring truckersfinalmile.org During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 

October 04, 2021

 

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage’s Kids Around The Corner Foundation Honors Truck Drivers And Their Families By Sponsoring truckersfinalmile.org During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Secures Ten College Education Savings Accounts for Organization that Helps Drivers and Families in Crisis 

 

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL  – This year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (#NTDAW21) took on a new meaning, as the pandemic and other economic changes have continued to add significant challenges for America’s truck driving community. As a way to show its ongoing appreciation, Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) became an official sponsor of truckersfinalmile.org by making a donation through its Kids Around The Corner foundation. 

 

The truckersfinalmile.org mission aims to reunite North American truck drivers and their families in times of crisis. Each year they collect donations and unwrapped gifts to help children that have lost a parent who’s a truck driver out on the road and helps them cope during the holiday season. 

 

Through its Kids Around The Corner foundation, Fleet Advantage became an official sponsor of the program this year, and the contribution helps secure a total of ten (10) college education savings accounts through the program’s Sleigh Bells and Santa initiative. It is their annual campaign during the holidays to help children that experience a loss of a parent truck driver out on the road and away from home. Many of these children suddenly find themselves in a single-parent household where changes and sacrifices are needed. 

 

“Having the support of Fleet Advantage is appreciated greatly by not only our organization, but by the families in the trucking industry that we will be able to assist through your generosity,” said Robert Palm, Founder/CEO of truckersfinalmile.org. “The onset of COVID-19 took away one of our primary opportunities for fundraising – conferences and events. As a result, we rely on community-minded companies like Fleet Advantage to help these families in their time of need.” 

 

“Truck drivers are so important to our economy and the health of the overall nation, and the pandemic has brought about even more challenges for them to do their jobs each day,” said Elizabeth Gomez, Marketing and Business Development Coordinator for Fleet Advantage, and Chairperson for the Kids Around the Corner committee. “It’s important to keep goods flowing right now, but it’s just as important to offer care, assistance and the means for truck drivers’ families to remain close to one another. We are proud to sponsor such a powerful organization whose mission serves these families when they need help the most.” 

 

Recognized annually, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (#NTDAW21) ran September 12-18, 2021, where companies and organizations across the country showed their tribute, appreciation and support for the nation’s drivers and their families. 

 

To become a sponsor or make a donation to truckersfinalmile.org please visit the website or call 888-857-7871. 

 

About Kids Around the Corner 

Kids Around the Corner was founded in 2014 by Fleet Advantage to support the needs of the communities where their employees and clients live and work. Fleet Advantage has committed to donating a percentage of its profits to children’s charities each year on behalf of their customers. 

 

About Fleet Advantage 

Fleet Advantage has over $1.5 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet financing solutions with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S.  Fleet Advantage is also named a Top Private Independent firm by the Monitor Daily. In 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.  In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award.    

 

 

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