Posted on June 13th, 2019
Aim Transportation Solutions, a provider of commercial vehicles and services for more than 50 years, welcomes Tom Reda as Vice President of Business Development for Aim Integrated Logistics. In this role, he will ensure the ongoing growth and operational excellence of Aim’s logistics division, which partners with companies to maximize the efficiency of their entire transportation operation through highly trained and dedicated service personnel, best-in-class drivers, and efficient, top-of-the-line vehicles.
Reda brings with him over two decades of transportation expertise, spending the latter 15 of those years with Cardinal Logistics. There he held various leadership roles in both operations and business development before his tenure with the company ended as a Senior Vice President. Reda’s experience includes multi-client management from final mile and home delivery to food service and chemical solutions to everything in between. This position required a vast knowledge and skillset to provide unique services tailored to each client’s needs.
Prior to Cardinal Logistics, Reda spent three years as a Logistics Center Supervisor with Penske Logistics. Here he oversaw several functions, such as scheduling, call center response, and transportation management. While serving in this role, he dealt directly with a large manufacturing company in northeast Ohio, and these logistical responsibilities are where his understanding and development of a strong carrier-customer relationship began.
“We feel that Tom will be a fantastic asset to the team,” said Dave Gurska, Aim Integrated Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. “One of his biggest strengths is building solid, mutually beneficial customer partnerships, which is what we’re all about at Aim Integrated Logistics. He’ll be a great fit with the company and our overall mission.”
“Aim is a best-in-class provider that fits all or part of a business’s transportation needs, regardless of size, scope or industry,” said Reda. “I’m excited for the opportunity to offer their full array of services, which is exciting because it allows for more opportunities to partner with clients on a flexible solution that really underscores their individual needs, all while positioning us for continued growth.”
Reda holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. He’s a member of The Traffic Club of Cleveland (connecting transportation professionals to address the latest happenings within the industry) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (committed to connecting, developing and educating the world’s logistics and supply chain management professionals).
Reda lives in Poland, OH, with his wife, Rachelle, and their three kids. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering with his kids’ extracurricular activities, and leading an active lifestyle.
“Everyone at Aim has been very welcoming,” said Reda. “I’m thankful and excited to be part of a team filled with so many industry professionals.”
Aim Transportation Solutions 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.
Posted on April 12th, 2019
In March, five of Aim’s finest were honored during the NationaLease 2018 Masters Club event, in tropical Aruba, for their commitment to excellence and outstanding sales performances.
“Each year, the Masters Club event recognizes the accomplishments of those sales professionals who exceed the highest threshold of performance,” said Joe Gallick, Senior Vice President of Sales for NationaLease. “Each of our Masters Club honorees exemplifies the hallmarks of successful selling including determination, self-confidence and effective communication skills.”
When you zoom out for a moment, you get a true sense of just how impressive this feat is. First off, Aim alone represented five of the 25 2018 Masters Club honorees. That’s pretty impressive. However, it’s especially impressive when you consider the scope of the entire NationaLease network: It’s one of the largest truck leasing organizations in the U.S., composed of more than 150 independent businesses (including Aim), located in more than 900 locations across the country, all with their own sales force competing for one of those 25 spots.
Aim’s 2018 Masters Club Award winners are:
- Kerry Langlois, Senior Account Executive
- Candy Paulus, Business Development Specialist
- Brian Peisker, Business Development Specialist
- Matt Svancara, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
- Mike Wall, District Sales Manager
Pictured in the left photo, at the NationaLease 2018 Masters Club Awards event in Aruba, from left to right, are Wall, Peisker, Paulus and Svancara; In the right photo, Aim Senior Account Executive Kerry Langlois, who qualified for Masters Club but was unable to attend, is pictured between Svancara (left) and Aim Founder and CEO Tom Fleming (right) at Aim’s 2019 National Sales Meeting: Strategies for Success.
“This event gives perspective to the efforts of our talented and dedicated sales staff,” said Svancara. “As with selling any high-dollar transaction, leasing commercial vehicles and equipment isn’t easy. It takes a special kind of person to do this job, and I’m immensely proud of the Aim sales staff for what they’re able to accomplish each and every day, especially those who were honored at this year’s Masters Club event.”
Svancara, in 2017, was inducted in the Masters Club Hall of Fame after achieving Masters Club Awards for 10 consecutive years. He has been immortalized on the wall of NationaLease’s headquarters, in Downers Grove, IL, where a plaque etched with his name is permanently displayed.
“I think I speak on behalf of everyone at Aim when saying we’re all incredibly proud of the hard work put forth by Kerry, Mike, Candy, Brian and the entire sales team each and every day,” said Svancara.
Posted on April 8th, 2019
“Drive like you work here” is the theme for this year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), which begins today and ends April 12. It’s a fitting notion as many commuters often see work zones as an inconvenience, taking little consideration for the individuals who work in these often-dangerous conditions.
On that, this effective tagline is asking us to do one simple thing: put yourself in the worker’s shoes. That is, if your life were on the line, would you slow down? Be more aware? More understanding?
The answer is yes.
Since 2000, the NWZAW is held each year in the spring (the start of construction season) to encourage safe driving in highway work zones nationwide. The key message here is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones.
You may be surprised to learn there were 710 fatal work zone crashes in 2017. The year before there were 687.
So, what are some things to consider when passing through a work zone? Here are some according to the Federal Highway Administration:
- Stay alert and minimize distractions
- Keep your headlights on
- Pay attention to the road (obey road signs, watch traffic around you, etc.)
- Merge into the proper lane
- Leave plenty of distance between you and the car in front of you
- Obey the posted speed limit
- Change lanes safely
- If there’s a flagger, follow his or her instructions
- Expect the unexpected
Posted on March 4th, 2019
Aim is hosting an exclusive webinar for decision makers and business owners looking to decrease your expenses and liability through restructuring. We have the experts on hand to advise you on how you can benefit. Andrew K. Light and Ronald J. Morelock, both legal partners at Law Firm of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary will be hosting this hour long webinar, including an open Question and Answer segment. This firm offers advice and counsel to more than 5,000 transportation-related clients in the 48 contiguous states.
Do any of these apply to you? If so, this webinar will have some valuable information you don’t want to miss:
- Are you already leasing commercial vehicles? If so you there may be breaks you are missing.
- Are you running your own shop? If so you may be exempt on paying tax on parts and services.
- Are you operating in a state with tax benefits you’re unaware of?
- Are you interested in increased liability protection for your operation?
- There’s more… Join us to hear about the savings and benefits available to you.
When: Thursday, March 14th at 2:00PM EST
Who: Tax Attorney’s Andrew K. Light and Ronald J. Morelock
Why: Increased revenue and decreased liability for your company
How: Register HERE (an Outlook Calendar Invitation will be sent to you after you register)
We look forward to your participation!