Tom Fleming Honored with TRALA’s Steve Lawrence Legacy Award
Bonita Springs, Florida, April 5, 2023 -- Yesterday, the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) honored Tom Fleming of AIM NationaLease with the Steve Lawrence Legacy Award during the association's 2023 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida.
"Tom has been involved with TRALA for more than 40 years" said TRALA President and CEO, Jake Jacoby. "He has served on the Board of Directors for many years, both as Chairman and in leadership roles throughout his tenure on the Board. Tom has been instrumental in his dedication to our industry and to TRALA through his work in supporting key initiatives such as TRALA's scholarship program, Legal Action Fund, congressional fly-in event, and political action committee known as TRALAPAC. He has been a leader for TRALA while maintaining an extremely kind and collaborative demeanor, which has helped foster such a fantastic comradery amongst TRALA Board members.”
Tom Fleming, Chairman and CEO of Aim Transportation Solutions, is a third-generation member of the transportation community hailing from the greater Youngstown, Ohio area, where Aim is headquartered. Tom is a graduate of Boston College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.
In 1982, Mr. Fleming purchased McNicholas Transportation, a family leasing company that consisted of 29 vehicles and five employees. Today, Aim operates or maintains nearly 11,000 vehicles with approximately 1,200 employees at over 100 facilities.
Tom is involved in numerous charitable and civic organizations in Ohio and within the transportation industry - serving not only on TRALA's Board of Directors, but also that of the National Truck Leasing system (past chairman), Youngstown State University Foundation Board (past chairman), YMCA of Youngstown (past chairman), and Community Foundation of Mahoning Valley (past chairman).
Tom is married to his wife Mary and has four children and ten grandchildren.
The Steve Lawrence Legacy Award was named after one of the eight original founding Board Members of TRALA in 1978. TRALA created the award to recognize Lawrence's more than four decades of service to the industry and subsequently to recognize individuals who have made a significant and lasting impact on TRALA.
Based in Alexandria, VA, TRALA is a voluntary, nonprofit national trade association organized in 1978 to provide the unified and focused voice for the truck renting and leasing industry. TRALA's membership includes nearly 500 leasing and rental firms and 100 suppliers that make up nearly the entire truck renting and leasing industry. TRALA members purchase approximately 30 percent of all Class 2 through 8 over-the-road commercial trucks and tractors operating in the U.S. today. You can now reach TRALA on Facebook @TRALAorg, Twitter @TRALAorg, and LinkedIn @TRALA.