Columbia, SC—July 6, 2021—Carolina International Trucks, the largest commercial truck dealership in South Carolina, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jason Bell to the position of Leasing Director. In his new role, Bell will be responsible for the Service, Sales and Rental departments in the Leasing Division, with locations in Columbia, Greenville, Charleston and Florence, SC. Bell will help drive company culture, improve customer satisfaction, and lead continuous improvement initiatives.
Bell has more than 19 years of truck leasing and logistics management experience. He began his career at Penske Truck Leasing in 2002 as a Management Trainee, then progressed through the positions of Branch Rental Manager and then District Rental Manager. In 2008, Bell transitioned to the customer side of the business to help lead a Tanker terminal with Eagle Transport in Charlotte, NC. After four years in the fuel hauling business, he moved over to building materials and managed fleets of up to 140 trucks & $30 million transportation spend with Oldcastle and most recently Meridian Brick. In his current role at Carolina International and Idealease, Bell is focused on increasing customer uptime while managing three service locations cost effectively.
Bell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Western Washington University. Jason is Six Sigma Green Belt certified and has attended multiple leadership conferences, most notably the National Tank & Truck Council Leadership Course at Purdue University. He and his wife, Anne, live in Columbia, South Carolina.
“We are excited to have a person with Jason’s extensive background and experience join the CIT family”, said Dick Ryan, Dealer Principal at Carolina International Trucks & Idealease. “We look for continuous improvement in our lease and rental operations under his leadership.”
About Carolina International Trucks
Founded in 1992, Carolina International Trucks is the largest commercial truck dealer in South Carolina. Family owned and operated, Carolina International Trucks sells and services medium, heavy and severe service International® Trucks, IC Bus™ vehicles and Hino Trucks. Carolina International Trucks moves your business forward with innovative solutions backed by quality service. The dealership has more than 200 employees supporting six South Carolina locations, a state-of-the-art paint booth and body shop, more than 100 service bays, and $6 million in stocked parts to support vehicle uptime. Carolina Idealease provides trucks for lease and rental supported by mobile maintenance services. The dealership is headquartered in Columbia and has full service convenient locations in Charleston, Conway, Florence, Greenville and Greer, South Carolina. Additional information can be found at www.CarolinaInternational.com.
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