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Aim Holds 2024 Maintenance Directors Meeting
Posted on 06/18/2024 07:16 PM

Members of Aim's leadership teams pose for a group photo at Cummins' engine manufacturing plant in Jamestown, NY.At Aim Transportation Solutions, we have a motto: Service is our only product. That is, businesses can lease or buy trucks from anyone. However, it’s the brand of service behind those trucks that makes all the difference.

To bolster the family-owned and -operated company’s long-standing motto, Aim’s maintenance leadership team, along with leaders from across Aim’s departments and division, including Aim President, Scott Fleming, traveled from across the country to Chautauqua, NY, the location of this year’s Maintenance Directors Meeting.

This bi-annual meeting fosters strategic discussions, careful planning and, ultimately, sets the stage for finishing the second half of the year stronger than ever by developing new initiatives aimed at elevating Aim’s unparalleled brand of commercial truck maintenance service.


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Are You Ready for Operation Safe Driver Week?
Posted on 06/14/2024 01:50 PM

Promotional graphic announcing Operation Safe Driver Week WebinarComing off the heels of last month’s International Roadcheck, it’s time to prepare for another high-visibility, high-impact national law enforcement event: Operation Safe Driver Week, an annual event organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). While the International Roadcheck focuses more on compliance and the mechanical fitness of commercial trucks and equipment, Operation Safe Driver Week has all eyes on the driver and their actions behind the wheel.

Operation Safe Driver Week’s primary goal is to increase road safety by reducing risky driving behaviors through heightened enforcement and education. From July 7-13 this year, law enforcement agencies across North America will intensify their efforts to identify and mitigate unsafe driving practices by both commercial and passenger vehicle drivers.


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For the Second Year in a Row, Aim Named a Most Loved Workplace®
Posted on 06/12/2024 01:09 PM

2024 Most Loved Workplace Certification BadgeFor the second year in a row, Aim Transportation Solutions has been certified as a Most Loved Workplace® through the Best Practice Institute (BPI). BPI’s prestigious Most Loved Workplace® certification provides the most comprehensive look at workplace sentiment for organizations today, spotlighting companies where employees are happiest and most satisfied at work.

Based on employee responses and feedback, the Most Loved Workplace® certification is founded on rigorous criteria, including employee satisfaction, collaboration and overall workplace culture. Aim’s repeated achievement of this highly sought-after honor underscores the company's continued dedication to its employees and its mission to create a family-like atmosphere where everyone is supported and can thrive.


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Aim Transportation Solutions to Hold Youngstown Hiring Event
Posted on 06/10/2024 06:10 PM

Aim Transportation Solutions, a local family-owned and -operated company, is inviting CDL-A truck drivers for a fun summertime hiring event on June 20, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Aim’s office building located at 4944 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44505.


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Vote for Aim as a ‘Top Company for Women to Work in Transportation’
Posted on 06/07/2024 01:13 PM

Illustration showing someone voting for AimFamily-owned and -operated Aim Transportation Solutions has been nominated as a “Top Company for Women to Work in Transportation” and is asking its family of employees, customers and the industry at large to vote for Aim for this extraordinary recognition.

Earning this sought-after national honor of a “Top Company for Women to Work in Transportation” would go incredibly far in supporting Aim’s more than 100 locations and operations across the country by creating another avenue in which Aim can continue to attract and retain the transportation industry’s top talent. This will not only support Aim, but it will support the local and regional businesses Aim proudly serves through its unparalleled commercial fleet and transportation services.


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Aim CHRO, Patty Durkin, Closing the Door on 18-Year Aim Career
Posted on 05/29/2024 12:39 PM

Headshot of Patty Durkin, Aim's Chief Human Resources OfficerAfter nearly two decades of dedicated, passionate service and commitment to Aim Transportation Solutions, Patty Durkin, Chief Human Resources Officer, is embarking on her well-deserved retirement.

Since 2006, Patty Durkin has been a cornerstone of Aim, managing, helping and supporting the family-owned and -operated commercial transportation solutions provider’s most important and appreciated asset: its people. While her departure marks the end of an era, her legacy and influence will last forever.

Patty has been with Aim for nearly half its existence and has touched thousands of lives along the way. She has been successful in everything from implementing employee benefits and career development programs, to fostering a positive, inclusive work culture, to investing in the health and wellness of every Aim employee. That’s just scratching the surface of her contributions.


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Celebrating Frank DeMain III: A Legacy of Service and Excellence
Posted on 05/22/2024 03:00 PM

Aim’s Director of National Accounts and Sales, Frank DeMain III, recently retired from the Poland Township, OH, police department after a remarkable career as a police officer spanning almost 25 years. Throughout his tenure, he earned a remarkable reputation for his unwavering commitment to the community and his respectful demeanor.

 


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Evolving Marijuana Legislation Will Continue to Impact Trucking Industry
Posted on 05/15/2024 07:24 PM

Image of a truck drivers hands on the steering wheel.On April 30, the Justice Department announced recommended a new status for marijuana under federal law. The attorney general’s sign-off all but ensures that the drug will be moved in the coming months from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which imposes a complete criminal ban, to the less restrictive Schedule 3. This signals the U.S. government’s departure from an anti-marijuana ideology, which has contributed to the incarceration of millions of Americans. As legislation surrounding marijuana continues to evolve, so will it's impact on the trucking industry. 


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Aim, Dutch Farms Mark a Quarter Century of Partnership
Posted on 05/09/2024 12:33 PM

Picture of Kevin Cummings, Aim Regional Director of Maintenance; Jasmine Cortez, Dutch Farms Distribution Center Office Manager; Ron Maida, Dutch Farms Fleet Manager; and Tim Hanley, Aim Regional Vice President after presenting Dutch Farms with a commemorative plaque.Aim Transportation Solutions and Dutch Farms reached a significant milestone this past year, celebrating an incredible 25 years of business together. The multi-decade full-service leasing partnership between Aim and the Chicago-based producer and distributor of top-notch dairy, deli, meat and bakery products underscores just that: a true partnership built on trust, reliability and mutual success.

Given their histories, the synergy between the two companies isn’t surprising. Like Aim, Dutch Farms has a long, rich history with humble beginnings. Dutch Farms launched in 1987 (just five years after Aim as we know it today hit the scene in Youngstown, OH). The egg and dairy business was hatched inside the basement of a house just outside Chicago with Brian and Bruce Boomsma at the helm. In those early years, their only commodity was eggs, which were distributed using just two trucks.


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Josh Lombardo Named to Vice President of Rental and Asset Management
Posted on 05/03/2024 02:45 PM

Aim Transportation Solutions is excited to announce the promotion of Josh Lombardo to Vice President of Rental and Asset Management. Josh has been with Aim for nearly seven years and has over two decades in the transportation industry. 

In Josh’s new role, he will play an elevated role in managing Aim’s commercial truck and trailer rental fleet to ensure customers satisfaction and ongoing growth of Aim’s rental service while continuing to lead Aim’s team of rental experts nationwide.


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