FORT LAUDERDALE (August 22, 2022)Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) announced today it will be offering complimentary Fleet Audits in conjunction with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, scheduled for August 21 – 27. To schedule a complimentary Fleet Audit please email or click here.
Brake Safety Week is an annual commercial motor vehicle brake-safety inspection, enforcement, and education initiative conducted by law enforcement jurisdictions in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. During Brake Safety Week, inspectors will conduct their usual North American Standard Level I and V Inspections and capture and report brake-related data to CVSA, with the results will be released in the fall. 

Brake-related violations represent the biggest share of all out-of-service vehicle violations cited during roadside inspections. According to last year’s three-day International Roadcheck data, brake systems and brake adjustment violations accounted for 38.9% of all vehicle out-of-service violations.  
The role of Fleet Advantage Fleet Services Group AKA ‘Boots On the Ground’  

While newer trucks offer advanced safety features, they’re also harder to procure today because of limited build slots. In response, transportation fleets are increasingly leveraging value-added Fleet Services from Fleet Advantage that offer solutions to company-specific and industry-wide issues affecting an operation. As part of this, a dedicated fleet services technician who is thoroughly familiar with specifications, fleet portfolio, and operational strategies monitors and corrects fleet performance issues, such as brake systems and adjustments, throughout the extended life cycle of each vehicle in the fleet.  

The Fleet Services professionals are dispatched for on-site shop inspections and remedies, and they diligently monitor and evaluate OBC data and apply proper metrics to render vehicle performance. Various fuel and maintenance and repair (M&R) metrics are monitored and reported. Clients are automatically alerted if adverse performance issues are detected and best practices are provided to mitigate any issues. Best practices and tips are also provided, such as their latest blog about Fleet Safety Tips for the upcoming Brake Safety week, authored by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP.  

As part of their turn-key asset management solutions, Fleet Advantage’s Fleet Services group also conducts a collaborative formal business review on a quarterly basis that fleet executives can share with their management and C-suite.  
Fleet Advantage’s Fleet Services experts and ‘Boots On the Ground’ are also versed in various Federal Regulations (OSHA, DOT, FMCSA, EPA) to verify on-site compliance. They offer monthly reporting of each fleet’s performance on a per unit basis including: 

  • Technician Efficiencies - identify inefficiencies and provide applicable training 
  • Tire programs (biggest M&R expense) - provide analysis and best practices for each operation 
  • Preventive Maintenance intervals and compliance
  • Additional safety tips all fleets and personnel should be aware of 

For more information or if you are interested in a complimentary Fleet Audit please email
“Today’s transportation needs require fleets to find asset management partners that can provide value-added services like a Fleet Services Group with boots on the ground to mitigate issues in addition to flexible financing and procurement strategies,” said Brian Antonellis, CTP, Senior Vice President of Fleet Operations, for Fleet Advantage. “It’s important for fleets to have the right strategies in place to manage maintenance and fuel costs wisely, while properly maintaining vehicles for safety.” 
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.