Fleet Advantage's Brian Holland, president and CFO, will participate in two prominent industry panels in October. Holland's industrywide knowledge in the transportation equipment field coupled with his equipment leasing expertise has resulted in panelist invitations from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Chainlink Research, as well as from the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA), according to the fleet management company.

Holland will be a panel expert for an educational panel that focuses on the Internet of Things (IoT) in the transportation industry. The "IoT Takes to the Road – Making Transportation Smarter" session is hosted by MIT Enterprise Forum and moderated by Chainlink Research. The session will cover available transportation technologies and options, such as analytics, used to promote efficiencies and sustainability in the supply chain. The event will take place on Oct. 15 at the MIT Stata Center.

Topics for this discussion include technology’s role in keeping costs down, improving services and optimizing utilization capacity as well as keeping equipment in optimal repair and on the road so that maximum capacity is achieved; end-to-end visibility of logistics planning and execution, reducing risks and other challenges associated with managing private fleets and transportation companies—financials, labor and competition.

Holland will also participate at the 54th annual ELFA conference in San Antonio on Oct. 25. The panel, "Strategic Benefits of Choosing Second Life Leasing option," will be hosted by DLL Financial Services. It will elaborate on the strategic benefits of second life business, and will demonstrate how manufacturers can minimize cannibalization risks associated with active involvement in multiple market segments.