FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (October 4, 2021) – This year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (#NTDAW21) took on a new meaning, as the pandemic and other economic changes have continued to add significant challenges for America’s truck driving community. As a way to show its ongoing appreciation, Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) became an official sponsor of truckersfinalmile.org by making a donation through its Kids Around The Corner foundation.
The truckersfinalmile.org mission aims to reunite North American truck drivers and their families in times of crisis. Each year they collect donations and unwrapped gifts to help children that have lost a parent who’s a truck driver out on the road and helps them cope during the holiday season.
Through its Kids Around The Corner foundation, Fleet Advantage became an official sponsor of the program this year, and the contribution helps secure a total of ten (10) college education savings accounts through the program’s Sleigh Bells and Santa initiative. It is their annual campaign during the holidays to help children that experience a loss of a parent truck driver out on the road and away from home. Many of these children suddenly find themselves in a single-parent household where changes and sacrifices are needed.
“Having the support of Fleet Advantage is appreciated greatly by not only our organization, but by the families in the trucking industry that we will be able to assist through your generosity,” said Robert Palm, Founder/CEO of truckersfinalmile.org. “The onset of COVID-19 took away one of our primary opportunities for fundraising – conferences and events. As a result, we rely on community-minded companies like Fleet Advantage to help these families in their time of need.”
“Truck drivers are so important to our economy and the health of the overall nation, and the pandemic has brought about even more challenges for them to do their jobs each day,” said Elizabeth Gomez, Marketing and Business Development Coordinator for Fleet Advantage, and Chairperson for the Kids Around the Corner committee. “It’s important to keep goods flowing right now, but it’s just as important to offer care, assistance and the means for truck drivers’ families to remain close to one another. We are proud to sponsor such a powerful organization whose mission serves these families when they need help the most.”
Recognized annually, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (#NTDAW21) ran September 12-18, 2021, where companies and organizations across the country showed their tribute, appreciation and support for the nation’s drivers and their families.
To become a sponsor or make a donation to truckersfinalmile.org please visit the website or call 888-857-7871.
About Kids Around the Corner
Kids Around the Corner was founded in 2014 by Fleet Advantage to support the needs of the communities where their employees and clients live and work. Fleet Advantage has committed to donating a percentage of its profits to children’s charities each year on behalf of their customers.
About Fleet Advantage
Fleet Advantage has over $1.5 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet financing solutions with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S. Fleet Advantage is also named a Top Private Independent firm by the Monitor Daily. In 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation. In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award.