FORT LAUDERDALE (August 30, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) announced today it is now a member of the Women In Manufacturing Association (WiM), a national and global trade association dedicated to providing year-round support to women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry.
Over the course of the last decade, Women In Manufacturing has encompassed manufacturers of all types from every job function (production to the C-Suite), representing more than 2,000 manufacturing companies across multiple industries. The organization continues to build a strong community working toward a world in which a diverse and inclusive manufacturing sector offers equitable opportunities and rewarding careers for all people. However, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, while women make up about 47% of the total workforce, they only make up about 30% percent of the 15.8 million people employed in manufacturing industries, and only 1 in 4 manufacturing leaders are women.
As Fleet Advantage is also a recent member of the Women In Trucking Association (WiT), the company is a strong example of advocating for the advancement of women across many of the male-dominated industries, such as transportation and manufacturing. The company today offers a workforce represented by 40% female and 37% minority professionals on its staff, which has added to the long-term success of the business by bringing fresh ideas, perspectives, and viewpoints into the workplace.
A constant advocate of helping women in the transportation industry, Fleet Advantage’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Katerina Jones, most recently addressed “the value of mentorship for women in Manufacturing.net, also promoted by the Women In Manufacturing association. Jones was also selected as a 2022 Top Women to Watch in Transportation by Women In Trucking earlier this year, along with Fleet Advantage Senior Fleet Transaction Analyst and Project Manager, Jackie Jacobs, CLFP.
“Fleet Advantage is thrilled to be a member of Women In Manufacturing, as our goals align in supporting women to create a more diverse, more gender-equitable manufacturing sector,” said Jones. “We look forward to interacting with other member companies and individuals through various speaking engagements and networking events in pushing to create more growth opportunities for women.”
About Fleet Advantage
Fleet Advantage is the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks and has over $1.8 Billion assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program for more than 50 customers which includes America’s top corporate fleets, including five (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.