John Flynn has enjoyed an extensive and productive career in the Class 8 truck industry that spans over 30 years. He gained initial experience in full-service truck leasing with the Hertz Truck Lease Corporation. In 1981 he founded Chancellor Fleet Corp, where he is credited for designing and implementing the first nationwide use of a structured tax leveraged finance lease for corporate private truck fleets and secured contracts with multiple Top 100 companies. In 1990 he founded First Fleet Corporation where he continued to expand his knowledge of truck equipment, maintenance, cost per mile and lease financing.
John is renowned for his business and financial acumen in structuring complex lease transactions and using information-driven asset management solutions to lower the total cost of ownership and to increase fleet productivity. The bulk of his experience involves the acquisition, use, financing and disposal of Class 8, over-the-road tractor/trailer equipment. He is also credited for an industry breakthrough in 1994 as the first leasing company to apply the IRS code, Section 1031 Like Kind Exchange, to truck fleet equipment.
In each endeavor John recruited, hired, trained and developed energetic, service-oriented professionals responsible for purchasing, documenting and administering more than $6 billion in truck assets. He and his team at Fleet Advantage have laid the groundwork for a "next-generation" product dedicated to delivering enhanced value to large corporate truck fleets. Fleet Advantage combines information technology with data analytics and lifecycle cost management and applies business intelligence software to new clean diesel technology truck equipment. Fleet Advantage's innovative, client-centric service model allows the FA Team to provide consultative fleet audits and monitor per unit utilization and cost that allows a customer to replace a truck at its "Economic TIPPINGPOINT®" anytime during its contract term which reduces cost and harmful exhaust emissions.Back to Staff