Aim Transportation Solutions Adds Trucks, Customers

GIRARD, Ohio — Aim Transportation Solutions, Girard, expects growth across all its segments in the coming year as a strong finish to 2019 continued the record-setting pace from 2018, says Chairman and CEO Tom Fleming.

Aim is comprised of Aim Leasing Co. and Aim Integrated Logistics. It operates roughly 11,000 vehicles for more than 100 operations, employing more than 1,200 nationwide. In 2019, the company added leasing and service operations in Troy, Ohio, and Crafton and Cheswick, Pa., along with a new ProShop in Rome, N.Y., and a virtual shop in York, Pa.

Aim Leasing Co. saw revenue climb 7.7%. It also purchased more than 600 new vehicles, increasing its assets to $90 million, Fleming says.

“The company as a whole continues to grow and develop, year after year,” says the vice president of sales and marketing, Matt Svancara. “We are optimistic that 2020 will also be a strong year.”

To retain and attract business for Aim’s growing rental division, led by Josh Lombardo, the company purchased 288 new vehicles, an acquisition that included a robust mixture of day cabs, sleepers, box trucks and refrigerated units.

“As Aim’s rental services continue to expand nationwide,” Lombardo says, “we’re making strides to accelerate this growth while ensuring current customers continue to lean on Aim when they run into unexpected needs or increases in demand.”

Despite a national shortage of drivers, Aim Integrated Logistics was one of the company’s fastest-growing divisions, aided by the hiring of Tom Reda, vice president of business development, who brought with him more than two decades of expertise in multiclient logistical management.

A key client acquisition for Aim Integrated Logistics was Imperial Dade, which operates a warehouse in Austintown. Aim partnered with the supplier of paper products, providing 16 drivers and 16 trucks, eight trailers and two on-site supervisors. Aim designed a network to efficiently make delivery of their goods to clients in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland.

“Facing an aggressive timeline, our flexibility, experience and strong market presence gave us a competitive advantage, allowing us to start operations for Imperial Dade flawlessly,” Reda says. “We’re immensely proud of what we’ve put together for them and the work we do for all our customers.”

To further its mission of being a one-stop solution for businesses’ transportation challenges, Svancara and Jessica Bochy, director of marketing, implemented a webinar series to inform customers and potential customers alike about the industry, from safety to tax tips to driver retention. More than 700 registered over the course of the year.

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