Vice President, Capital Equipment of AmeriQuest Transportation Services
Jim Sweeney is vice president, capital equipment, AmeriQuest. Sweeney has more than 30 years of experience in both the automotive and commercial transportation business. As vice president of capital equipment for AmeriQuest, he works with new truck and trailer manufacturers and related component suppliers to provide sales programs to achieve optimum savings and efficiencies. His experiences with fleet negotiating, planning, financing and purchasing provide a broad background to analyze and maximize opportunities. Previously Sweeney was with Budget Car & Truck Rental in Lisle, IL, where he supported 350 car and truck rental locations throughout the U.S. as vice president of fleet operations and procurement. He also served as operations manager for Alamo Car Rental in Honolulu, HI and held several management positions with Avis Car Rental in Garden City, NY.
The statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) speak for themselves: In 2015 there were approximately 415,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks. 83,000 of those accidents resulted in injury. 3,598 of those accidents were classified as fatal crashes... read more