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John Flynn

John Flynn
John Flynn has enjoyed an extensive and productive career in the Class 8 truck industry that spans over 30 years. He gained initial experience in full-service truck leasing in 1972 with the Hertz Corporation. In 1981 he founded Chancellor Fleet Corp, where he is credited for designing and implementing the first nationwide use of a structured tax leveraged finance lease for private truck fleets. In 1990 he founded First Fleet Corporation where he continued to expand his knowledge of truck equipment and lease financing. John is renowned for his business and financial acumen in structuring complex lease transactions and using information-driven asset management solutions to lower the total cost of ownership and increase productivity. The bulk of his experience involves the acquisition, use, and disposal of Class 8, over-the-road tractor/trailer equipment. He is also credited for an industry breakthrough - being the first leasing company to apply the IRS code, Section 1031 Like Kind Exchange, to truck fleet equipment.

Recent Posts

Big Rigs Achieving 10 MPG Will Become a Standard In The NEAR Future!

Posted by John Flynn on 11/9/17 11:59 AM

Fleet Advantage was founded in 2008 on a number of principles formulated around information technology. It was also founded upon the necessity to help organizations improve their tractor fleets’ productivity and to reduce operating costs by improving their fuel efficiency from 6.0 MPG to 10.0 MPG. One of the cornerstones was the Greenhouse Gas Mandate that took effect in 2011 with its requirement to reduce CO2 emissions, which can only be accomplished by improving fuel economy/MPG.  The technology and supporting data analytics have arrived, and we are now seeing the results we knew were there - tracking a goal of 10.0 MPG.

A recent success program called “Run on Less”, organized by the Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, proved that 10 MPG is possible using technology that are available on the market today. The results exceeded the original 9 MPG goal set by CWR and NACFE.

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Topics: Data Analytics, Fleet Management, Fleet Optimization, GHG, Fuel Economy, NACFE

The GHG Mandate Big Dipper: A Drop in Transportation Operating Costs That Will Last a Decade

Posted by John Flynn on 10/14/16 11:40 AM

There have been literally hundreds of articles and commentaries written on the environmental effects on the transportation industry of the latest GHG Regulations that were finalized on August 16, 2016.  While we all understand that the regulations will reduce millions of metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, few understand the long-term impacts on their operating budgets and their bottom line. 

With the high cost of the emissions regulations of the 2000’s still reeling in the minds of many transportation executives, these new regulations may trigger ‘Particular Matter’ anxiety.  However, this time is different, it delivers enormous cost saving opportunity that will last through the next decade—but only to those willing to change the status quo.

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Topics: Trucking Environmental Sustainability