Aim Acquires Part of Estes Leasing Assets

GIRARD, Ohio — Aim Transportation Solutions – a family-owned and operated national provider of commercial truck leasing, rental, maintenance and dedicated contract carriage – has acquired some of the assets of Estes Leasing, based in Richmond, Va.

The acquisition is part of Aim’s ongoing expansion in the greater Virginia area, which began in 2016 with the purchase of Fleming Leasing, the company said.

“Through this acquisition we continue on our path of strategic growth throughout Virginia and the Greater Washington, D.C. and Richmond areas,” said Dan Fleming, Aim vice president of sales operations, who oversaw the purchase. “This is the kind of growth that better allows us to bring Aim’s unique brand of attention, care and flexibility to more companies than ever before.”

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The company did say, however, that the purchase adds to Aim’s mounting number of maintained commercial trucks, now totaling more than 11,000 among Aim’s customer base across the U.S.

“We look forward to cultivating long-lasting relationships with our newly acquired customers and welcoming them to the Aim family as seamlessly as possible,” said Fleming.

Aim services its Richmond area customers at 2602 Mechanicsville Turnpike in that city, which is one of more than 1,000 nationwide service locations within the NationaLease network, the largest full-service truck rental and leasing organization in North America.

“Aim is honored to partner with Estes, a fellow family-owned and -operated company, to care for their leasing customers and continue the high level of service they and other businesses in the region have come to expect and rely on,” said Geoff Fleming, Aim co-president.

Aim Transportation Solutions is the largest privately-owned truck leasing company in North America. It was founded more than 50 years ago.

Estes, a fourth generation family-owned company, is the largest, privately-owned freight carrier in North America. As an asset-based transportation and custom-logistics solutions provider, Estes delivers freight solutions across a vast regional, national and global footprint.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.