Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (April 19, 2022) – It is estimated that over a billion people participate in Earth Day every year, making it the largest secular observance in the world. As a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), Fleet Advantage recognizes Earth Day’s 2022 #InvestInOurPlanet by offering complimentary Emissions Scorecards for corporate transportation fleets in its ongoing efforts to promote more eco-friendly operations.
The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, and it sparked an environmental movement that led to the creation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) later that year. Earth Day was also influential in passing environmental legislation like the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Education Act, and more.
A history of environmental stewardship
Fleet Advantage was founded in 2008 with the goal of developing solutions to significantly reduce emissions using a sustainable Fleet Modernization Program. The company 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-1and -2 Federal mandates to reduce CO2, while saving millions of dollars year-over-year with improved MPG and reduced fuel consumption.
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. The company’s data analytics have proven that switching from an 8-year truck life cycle to a 4-5-year life cycle nets an average fleet reduction of 2.5 million gallons and 25,000 metric tons of CO2. According to the IEA, global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions continued to rise by 6% in 2021, their highest ever level.
In March, Fleet Advantage 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).
“We are extremely proud of the commitment and dedication we’ve had in investing in our planet by leading the industry toward a reduced carbon footprint while continuing to help drive America’s businesses forward,” said Katerina Jones, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Fleet Advantage.
How Emissions Scorecards help organizations
Through the pioneering efforts of Fleet Advantage, the transportation fleet industry is 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 Fleet Advantage’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.
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.