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Tom Fleming Becomes Fifth NationaLease Member Honored with TRALA’s Steve Lawrence Legacy Award

Bonita Springs, Florida, April 12, 2023 – Last week, 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 Fleming is equal parts leader, mentor, visionary, philanthropist, and provider” said President of NationaLease, Dean Vicha. “The amount of lives Tom has positively influenced is immeasurable and he does it with such a combination of self- confidence and humility that he is truly someone we should all aspire to be more like. NationaLease and the entire Truck Leasing Industry are truly blessed to have him on our side.”

Tom Fleming, Chairman and CEO of Aim Transportation Solutions, began his company in 1982 when he purchased McNicholas Transportation, a company with only 29 trucks and 5 employees. Today, Aim NationaLease operates or maintains nearly 11,000 vehicles with approximately 1,200 employees at over 100 facilities. Tom is an active member of many charitable and civic organizations in his home state of Ohio and in the transportation industry. He has served on TRALA’s Board of Directors, 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 Fleming is now the fifth NationaLease Member to be recognized for the Steve Lawrence Legacy Award. Past recipients of this noble award are Steve Lawrence of Lawrence NationaLease, Paul DeCarolis of DeCarolis NationaLease, Doug Clark of Corcentric, and Tom Brown of Brown NationaLease.

The Steve Lawrence Legacy Award was named after one of the eight original founding TRALA Board Members 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.


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Founded in 1944, NationaLease is one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, with over 900 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and a combined customer fleet of over 165,000 tractors, trucks, and trailers. The company provides comprehensive fleet management services for private fleets and transportation service providers. More information can be found at