FORT LAUDERDALE (November 8, 2022)Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in Class-8 fleet data analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced today that?Al Barner, CTP, Senior Vice President, Strategic Fleet Solutions, will be presenting at the Women In Trucking Accelerate! Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas. Barner will be discussing the Best Practices To Overcome Today’s Biggest Challenges In Transportation on Tuesday, November 15, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm CST
Today’s fuel prices have re-introduced a bevy of asset management challenges for fleets that significantly impact the bottom line of every fleet organization. This is especially a concern since fuel is the largest cost of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for any fleet. And while it is challenging to procure new trucks, it’s equally important to have a solid fuel economy and maintenance strategy to identify where costs are eroding the bottom line. 
Fleet professionals are struggling with pinpointing ‘why’ and ‘where’ their costs are rising, important questions often asked by c-level executives. The simple answer is that inflation is driving all prices up, extended life cycles are driving costs up, and the additional maintenance repairs, component parts and fuel degradation – not to mention rising labor rates for drivers, mechanics and third-party providers are all expensive. 
Barner’s session will discuss how to achieve a multi-year approach and one-, three-, and five-year plan for equipment replacement that will benefit the bottom line in the long run, as well as  how leading fleets are utilizing “back to basics” strategies for fuel economy and maintenance and repair practices. He will discuss how focusing on proper Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) will lower these organizations’ TCO and improve residual positions on the asset. 
“Right now, the industry needs to hear from credible, trusted voices on how companies can overcome ongoing challenges to ensure long-term success at this year’s Women In Trucking Accelerate! Conference & Expo,” said Hadley Benton, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Fleet Advantage. “In addition to Al’s vast industry knowledge and expertise, Fleet Advantage has proven, innovative solutions to address industry-wide issues affecting fleet operations. We are dedicated and committed to helping more organizations monitor their fleet performance to maintain long-term competitive gains.”  
Barner is a Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) and possesses over 25 years of industry experience in business development and management of national accounts for national private fleets. Barner joined Fleet Advantage in 2010 and is responsible for helping companies understand their TCO and provides solutions for life cycle asset management and financing of Class-8 heavy-duty tractors and trailers. He has specific expertise in structuring complex finance and service offerings in the transportation marketplace. 
To learn more about the best practices to overcome today’s challenges in transportation, Women In Trucking Accelerate! Conference & Expo attendees can visit Fleet Advantage at booth #802. Stop by to complete a short industry-benchmarking survey for a chance to win a brand-new iPad! 
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.