News

Chicago Aim Locations Open Their Doors for 20-year Open House Celebration

Posted on November 26th, 2018

CHICAGO– Aim has been bringing cost-effective and efficient transportation solutions to Chicago and surrounding areas for two decades.

To celebrate, Aim Illinois locations in Elmhurst and South Holland opened their doors to visitors for food, prizes and good times.

“The world of commercial trucks, equipment and services is an extremely competitive industry, especially in an area like Chicago,” said Aim Regional Vice President Tim Hanley. “The fact we’ve remained a strong presence—in fact, we’ve only grown stronger—in the area is a testament to Aim’s superior offerings and customer service.”

Aim’s President, Tom Fleming; Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Matt Svancara; and Hanley attended both events. Joining them were visitors from Aim’s valued partners; local representatives from NationaLease, Aim’s affiliate network comprised of more than 900 locations in North America; and various vendors, who make it possible for Aim to offer fully customizable commercial trucks and equipment.

“We have the privilege of working with a wide variety of great partners, such as Lion Logistics and Power Distributing, who are just a block away from our shop here,” said Aim Senior Account Executive Kerry Langlois, who works out of Elmhurst. “And it’s a pleasure being able to host events like these. It truly feels like a family gathering whenever we get together.”

At Aim Elmhurst, Dutch Farms Transportation Manager Ron Maida was presented with a plaque commemorating 20 years of partnership with Aim. Likewise, in South Holland, Bob Debolt, Rick Piuntl and Scott Hipp of F.H. Ayer Manufacturing also celebrated 20 years of partnership.

“Events like these remind you how many wonderful Chicago-area businesses and people we have the privilege of working with each and every day,” said Business Development Specialist Brian Peisker, out of South Holland. “Some of them have been with us since our doors opened 20 years ago, and I believe we can attribute that to the family-owned care and attention we’re able to provide each of our appreciated partners.”

To our Chicago-area customers and beyond, thank you for being the best part of Aim. We look forward to another 20 years in Chicagoland.

Aim in Elmhurst, IL, opens its doors to celebrate 20 years of business in Chicago.

Pictured, left to right: Tim Hanley, Aim Regional Vice President; Tom Fleming, Aim President; Ron Maida, Dutch Farms Transportation Manager; and Matt Svancara, Aim Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Pictured, left to right: Rick Piunti, F.H. Ayer Manufacturing Supervisor; Tom Fleming, Aim President; Bob DeBolt, F.H. Ayer Manufacturing President & CEO; Brian Peisker, Aim Business Development Specialist; and Scott Hipp, F.H. Ayer Manufacturing Supervisor.











Visitors at Aim in South Holland, IL, enjoy great food and giveaways to commemorate 20 years of business in the area.


Aim Is Expanding in Ohio

Posted on November 15th, 2018

GIRARD, OH – As part of an ongoing mission to deliver unparalleled transportation solutions to businesses far and wide, Aim has been blanketing Ohio (along with various regions across the U.S.) with locations that are both strategic and practical.

On that, Aim is pleased to share its two newest locations located in Tiffin and Troy, Ohio.

These locations are strategic in that they’re perfectly situated to serve current customers while attracting new ones; practical in their ability to function as one-stop locations for servicing vehicles, signing new deals, providing consultation and renting commercial trucks and equipment.

While construction on the Troy facility is still underway, Aim in Tiffin is fully operational, already serving area customers at 324 4th Avenue, Tiffin, OH 44883.

“Our Tiffin location will be great for existing and potential clients alike,” said Aim Regional Vice President Joe Telega. “Aim in Tiffin will go far in streamlining and enhancing the customer experience in that region.”

Aim’s Troy facility, located just north of Dayton, OH, is slated to open Spring of 2019.

“The new Troy facility is one of many areas of growth for the company right now,” said Matt Svancara, Aim Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Customer service is our primary focus at Aim, and this new location will go far in bolstering that mission. We’re ready to bring Aim’s brand of transportation solutions to that region of the state.”

Aim offers a complete menu of services, such as full-service truck and equipment leasing, commercial rentals, dedicated logistics and numerous maintenance programs, all with family-owned attention and care. We’re thrilled to bring all of this and more to businesses in Tiffin, Troy and surrounding areas.

Our reach extends far beyond our physical locations. We have the ability to provide many of our services to every corner of the country.

Request a quote to find out how a partnership with Aim can bolster your transportation operation.

For a complete list of Aim locations, click here.


Aim Announces Promotion of Aaron Chamberlin to Director of Maintenance

Posted on November 13th, 2018

AAron

GIRARD, OH – Aim Transportation Solutions, a provider of commercial vehicles and service for more than 50 years, has announced the promotion of Aaron Chamberlin to Director of Maintenance. He joins LeRoy Casali in this role and will be responsible for overseeing all East Coast vehicle maintenance operations, while Casali will manage those on the West Coast.

Chamberlin was originally brought on as one of Aim’s Regional Directors of Maintenance; however, because of his two decades of experience, vast knowledge, management abilities and numerous certifications, Aim upper management felt he would be perfect for this key position.

“Aaron brings with him a wealth of skills, know-how and technical proficiencies that we know will further bolster Aim’s robust maintenance division,” said Aim Vice President of Operations Terry Dimascio.

Chamberlin is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has been in the transportation industry since 1999, beginning his career with Thermo King, the world leader in temperature control systems for the transportation industry, where he spent the first eight years for his career. He then spent the next 11 years with Penske Truck Leasing.

Throughout his career, Chamberlin has worked tirelessly to diversify his knowledge and abilities by taking part in several leadership and certification trainings. He is Green Belt certified in Six Sigma, a set of techniques and tools for process improvement, as well as ASE certified, a program that promotes excellence within all sectors of the automotive repair industry. While at Penske, he was master certified under the company’s Technician Certification Program.

“I hope to leverage my maintenance experience to help make an impact through productive changes of policies, procedures, specifications and training programs to ensure we’re providing industry-leading customer service,” said Chamberlin.

Chamberlin has also received certifications from countless equipment manufacturers, including: Freightliner, Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Navistar, Volvo, Thermo King, Meritor, Bendix, Eaton, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Allison, Maxon and Waltco.

Chamberlin also brings with him demonstrated success building strong, efficient teams as well as developing internal talent to fill leadership roles.

“I look forward to providing leadership under Aim’s family-owned structure,” said Chamberlin. “This kind of environment promotes a clear vision, allowing us to enact positive changes together without the major delays or barriers associated with a more layered corporate structure.”

Along with overseeing all vehicle maintenance for East Coast operations, Chamberlin will be responsible for ensuring compliance and customer satisfaction; as well as controlling cost, team building and working with the Aim sales team in an effort to grow the revenue base.

“Every branch of Aim leans on our maintenance division to provide a level of customer service that’s a cut above the rest,” said Dimascio. “It’s essential that we have the right people leading the way, and we have every bit of confidence in Aaron’s ability to pioneer Aim’s ongoing path to industry excellence.”

Aim is the largest privately-owned truck leasing company in North America. No matter what you do, what you’re transporting or where you’re taking it, Aim keeps businesses moving. We’ve been delivering reliable, cost-effective transportation solutions for more than 50 years. Whether you need a full-service lease, a commercial rental, a maintenance program or a complete takeover of your fleet operation, our customized solutions help reduce cost and increase transportation efficiency.


Aim Spotlights Shirley Bland on Veterans Day

Posted on November 9th, 2018

In light of Veterans Day, we’re spotlighting Aim Fleet Asset Manager and proud American soldier Shirley Bland for her more than three decades of service to our country.

Bland began her military career on June 10, 1985, when she joined the U.S. Army Reserve. She has worn many hats during her service, including Human Resources, Fuel, Water and Logistics.

In June 1991, six years after joining the military, she was called to duty in support of Operation Desert Storm, and one year later she was honored with the Soldier of the Year award.

But her service didn’t end there.

In April 2009, Bland was deployed to Afghanistan. There, working in an Expeditionary Sustainment Command (a logistics headquarters), she supported more than 16,000 soldiers. Then, in 2010, she transitioned to Kuwait, working for Army Central Command in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit Bland served in was instrumental in the drawdown of U.S. forces coming out of Iraq.

After a two-year tour in the Middle East, Bland returned to the States and joined a combat support team in March 2011. This team functions out of Milwaukee, WI, and supports combat training for units deploying to various parts of the Middle East.

Currently, Bland is stationed out of Whitehall, OH, where she continues to work in a combat support capacity and plans to retire in 2022 holding the rank of Master Sergeant.

Bland, a proud daughter of a mother who served in the Women’s Army Corp, has two sons serving in the military. One is a Military Intelligence Sergeant with the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, KY. The other is a sniper deployed in Central Europe. She also has an older sister who served in the Army in ‘85.

Shirley, we thank you for your service. All of us are forever indebted to you, your family and those who serve and have served our country.

Pictured is Shirley Bland with her son.


Aim Steps up in Fight Against Human Trafficking

Posted on November 1st, 2018

GIRARD, OH – Aim Transportation Solutions, a provider of commercial vehicles and services for more than 50 years, has joined the fight against human trafficking.

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Traffickers use force, fraud and coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against their will. Reported cases through the National Human Trafficking Hotline continue to increase yearly, with more than 8,500 cases reported in 2017 alone.

And those are just reported cases.

In an effort to combat this heinous $150 billion-a-year industry, Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) has enlisted the help of transportation organizations and their drivers to act as the eyes and ears of our nation’s highways.

The non-profit organization, established in 2011, accomplishes their mission by educating, equipping, empowering and mobilizing members of the trucking and busing industries. But it can’t do that without corporate partnerships.

As Aim joins this mobile army against human trafficking, it will undertake concerted measures to make its drivers and rental customers aware of how to recognize and report signs of this crime. All Aim rental vehicles will now be equipped with a decal on the driver’s-side window that lists indications of human trafficking as well as questions to ask if approached by a potential victim. The decals will also provide the number to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, which drivers are instructed to call if they notice any of the warning signs.

Aim will also integrate TAT training videos into its recurring safety meetings for its own drivers as well its lease customers’ drivers who attend.

“Unfortunately, human trafficking is vast and pervasive, and it will get worse before it gets better unless individuals, communities and organizations pool their resources to combat this horrific enterprise,” said Aim Vice President of Safety and Compliance Ron Bourque. “On that, I am tremendously proud that Aim has joined the front lines of this battle.”

For information on how you can get involved, visit TAT’s website, truckersagainsttrafficking.org, or call 612-888-2050.

To request help or report suspected human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. Or text HELP to: BeFree (233733).


Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign-up to get the latest news.

Subscribe

Connect with us

Follow and interact with Aim.