As the old adage goes: If you bought it, a truck brought it. It’s a short and simple statement, yet, in just eight words, it underscores how necessary truck drivers are to our daily lives. To help the nation not lose sight of this, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) is held every year in September. During this weeklong event, Americans are asked to show their appreciation for the country’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers and the fundamental role they carry out quietly and with pride. So, before we go any further, we want to say: Thank you, drivers. We truly appreciate you. All of you.
Back in June, NationaLease held the first leg of its annual Tech Challenge. This event pits technicians from 140 independent businesses against each other in a series of knowledge- and skills-based truck maintenance challenges to determine who’s worthy of the designation of Top Tech. Then we reported Aim had three technicians take first place in three of the nine competing regions. Those were John Norwood, out of Elmhurst, IL; Matt Dove, Buffalo, NY; and Dave Trader, Elkhart, IN.
Aim Transportation Solutions is proud to announce a flurry of promotions within Aim Integrated Logistics, Aim’s division offering unparalleled dedicated fleet and freight brokerage services.
Since its inception, Aim Integrated Logistics has steadily grown into a household name within the commercial trucking industry. Currently, Aim Integrated Logistics ranks 22nd on Transport Topics' Top 50 Dedicated Carriers list.
Early 2021 erupted in a flood of full-service lease truck deals, maintenance agreements, truck rentals, dedicated fleet contracts and demand for the rest of Aim’s complete menu of transportation services. In fact, businesses clamoring for Aim’s trusted family-owned and -operated brand of fleet solutions have been so great that Aim is in the midst of a record-setting sales year.
In 2021, Aim’s marketing department has grown through the addition of a new position and the promotion of an existing department member into a new role. The need for this growth arose from the marketing department’s increased involvement in the company’s ongoing, upward evolution and recognition from upper management of the importance marketing will play in the company’s future. The department has also adopted a new benchmarking system this year to track its contribution to business growth.
Providing exceptional fleet maintenance and service is fundamental to Aim’s day-to-day operations. In fact, it’s central to what sets Aim apart from the competition. To ensure we’re meeting the needs of our customers today while anticipating their needs of the future, Aim conducts an annual maintenance meeting to ensure we’re ready to exceed the expectations set by our motto: Service is our only product.
In September, Aim celebrated truck drivers across the country with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. While drivers keep product moving, there is a group of often unsung heroes who keep the wheels turning: our technicians and shop workers. The tireless work of technicians is invaluable in keeping trucks and drivers where they belong: on the road. They are vital to Aim, the supply chain, and our country.
On average, there are more than 5,891,000 vehicle crashes each year; roughly 21% of those crashes—about 1,235,000—are weather-related, and of those, over a half-million occur during conditions of ice, snow and/or slush, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
While there is no sure way to completely remove the danger out of driving on snow- and ice-covered roads, there are precautions drivers can take to reduce the threat of crash, injury or worse.
With nearly a decade of experience in the transportation industry, Jeremy will oversee maintenance operations at six Aim locations spanning across Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and Georgia, including our corporate location in Youngstown, OH.
Aim Transportation Solutions, a leading national provider of commercial vehicles and services for more than 50 years, is pleased to welcome two new hires to the Accounting Department at our corporate headquarters in Youngstown, OH.