Entering 2022, the heavy-duty truck transportation fleet industry continues to deal with a host of challenges carrying over from 2021, including driver shortages, logistical changes due to a fluctuating pandemic environment, and asset management hurdles that continue to impact organizational bottom lines.
Leading fleets are focusing more on shortening their trade cycles, which positively impacts several areas of their organization. By focusing on shorter asset life cycles these organizations can lower their Total Cost of Ownership and improve residual positions on the asset, and more frequent truck replenish cycles ensures fleets are specializing trucks with advanced safety equipment which improves driver retention and recruitment efforts.
Furthermore, newer trucks help fleets achieve overall ESG goals by reducing emissions and increasing sustainability, and new initiatives like Sale-Leaseback programs are helping to infuse cash for operational benefits geared toward organizational growth.

Attend this session to:

  • Gain an overview of strategies fleets can employ to achieve a shorter trade cycle
  • Understand reasons why shorter truck life cycles can improve the specializing process and improve driver retention
  • Hear an explanation of today's ESG focus and understanding how fleets can set and achieve ambitious goals


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    Al Barner, CTP

    Senior Vice President for Business Development
    Fleet Advantage

    Al Barner, CTP, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Fleet Advantage, has served North America's top corporate fleets for over 25 years. At Fleet Advantage, Barner is responsible for helping companies understand their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and provides solutions for life cycle asset management and financing of Class-8 heavy-duty tractors and trailers. Through his leadership and expertise, Al has significantly helped clients better align with broader supply chain strategies by driving bottom-line-preserving cost savings, reshaping clients' asset life cycle strategies, and helping supply chain organizations realize and achieve new environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals that help reduce emissions and the overall carbon footprint. 

    Barner has spent his career building relationships based on trust and matches Fleet Advantage's proprietary IT processes and advanced fleet analytics with the latest eco-efficient clean-diesel technology to ensure customers achieve the optimum vehicle life cycle, maximize fuel economy and productivity while achieving corporate sustainability goals.

    A veteran of the transportation and fleet industry, Barner has also helped clients navigate through numerous supply chain issues facing organizations within various industries, such as managing through driver, employee, and technician shortages, and helping customers secure critical parts to increase uptime in overcoming the challenges of parts supply. He has also served as a strong resource for clients in helping them exchange critical units less than three years old based on downtime challenges and has helped clients reduce accident exposure by shortening their trucks’ life cycle and exchanging these older units with new units equipped with the latest advanced safety technology. 

    Barner earned his CTP accreditation from the National Private Truck Council (NPTC), designating him as an industry professional who excels at establishing and managing financial goals, capital investment programs, budgets, and operating plans for transportation companies. CTP accreditation also equips professionals with the highest level of industry understanding of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), including truck specification, operations, maintenance, safety and human resources. 

    Prior to Fleet Advantage, Al was a member of Ryder’s Full-Service Leasing team, and was inducted into the Ryder Round Table in 2002 as a Director of Business Development.