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Patrick Gaskins

Vice President of Financial Services of AmeriQuest Transportation Services

Patrick Gaskins is vice president of Financial Services with AmeriQuest Transportation Services. He has nearly 20 years’ experience as a financial services professional in the transportation industry. Prior to joining AmeriQuest, he held financial services positions with First Fleet and GE Capital.


Posts by Patrick Gaskins

Patrick Gaskins

Funding the Future: Elections and the Highway Trust Fund

Election season shines the spotlight on a wide variety of issues as both parties lay out their platforms on everything from jobs and voting rights to education and national security. They also take positions on infrastructure and transportation, which is... read more

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How To Develop A Realistic Plan for Asset Purchases

For businesses needing to make investments in new assets, a flexible long-term planned approach will help ensure that the best, most cost-effective decisions are made every time. The first step in any financial plan covering asset purchases is to determine... read more

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The Dangers of Letting Fuel Economy Dictate Your Trade Cycles

When you talk about asset trade cycles, fuel efficiency is typically one of the top considerations. As a result of recent gains in fuel economy, many fleets have started to base their trade cycles on fuel economy alone. And while... read more

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Fleet Replacement Strategy Execution

When a disproportionate number of new units enter a fleet over a very short period of time, it can throw off the balance of older models and new in terms of average fleet age. This can lead to inconsistent and... read more

Patrick Gaskins

The Jump in Heavy Duty Truck Sales

Although the transportation trade media has been reporting for months that trucking capacity is nearly maxed out, a recent survey by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR) confirms it. Current fleet utilization rates indicate there is little capacity for new freight,... read more

Trucking: Inaction Not an Option

Every well-run business systematically surveys and interprets relevant data to identify internal and external strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. But what is a company to do — especially one in the commercial trucking industry — when nearly every data point... read more

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