AmeriQuest Business Services names vp of financial services

AmeriQuest Business Services announced that Robert Upton has joined the organization as vice president of financial services within AmeriQuest Transportation Services.

Upton will work with member and prospective member fleets to evaluate their historical maintenance costs, asset specifications, interest and tax rates, utilization, fuel economy, and acquisition costs, to determine their optimum asset lifecycles, and the most cost effective fleet financing program, the company explained. He will be overseeing the Great Lakes area, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.

“We are very fortunate to have a person of Bob’s caliber and experience joining our growing team,” said Patrick Gaskins, senior vice president of financial services. “The Great Lakes region is a critical area for our suite of asset management programs, and financial services offerings, for companies that have established truck fleets.”

Prior to joining AmeriQuest, Upton spent 21 years with Enterprise Holdings, in both their Southern California and Chicago Operations.

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