Aim Companies Expands with Third-Party Logistics
GIRARD, Ohio – Aim Integrated Logistics, a division of Aim Companies, is adding third-party logistics to its suite of services, allowing the company to provide supply chain management and freight brokerage to customers.
“We wanted to expand our service offerings to our customers and this was the obvious next step,” said Brandon Stieb, who was named director of the new venture. “This is a major addition to our traditional role of leasing trucks and drivers dedicated to a specific account.”
Stieb explained that providing third-party logistics will transition Aim into a full-service transportation company. “Customers will no longer have to call an outside provider when they have loads that may not fit Aim’s model,” he said. “We, ultimately, want to be the only call they have to make for their transportation needs.”
Aim’s initial focus will be on freight brokerage. Service offerings will include truckload brokerage, expedited services and specialized hauling, said Dave Gurska, vice president of Aim Integrated Logistics.
“Through our new services, we will be able to strengthen our relationships and provide more solutions to customers’ transportation challenges,” he said.
Aim has made a significant investment in cloud-based transportation management software and expects to launch the service in the near future, Gurska said.
“Customers will be able to utilize our software and have full visibility to everything they have in our network,” he noted.
Aim Companies is the largest privately owned truck leasing company in North America. Aim offers an array of services including full-service leasing, integrated logistics, commercial rentals, gas and oilfield services, and professional shop management. It has more than 1,000 employees and 10,000 vehicles on the road.
The company’s roots date to 1962 when it was founded as an affiliate of the former McNicholas Transportation. It became a stand-alone company in 1982.
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