For Donna Sleasman, the road she took in being recognized by the Women In Trucking Association as one of the industry’s top women business owners has been both rewarding and challenging. Earning acknowledgement as a trailblazing entrepreneur never entered Donna’s thoughts as she considered her career options in 1980 while working at a gas station in West Sacramento, California.
ES’s growth over the years is a direct result of the the support we’ve gotten from you: the drivers, owner-operators, fleet owners and carriers. Our commitment to the community manifests itself in the ongoing investment in the infrastructure, people and resources necessary to provide opportunities for you and your business to become a Success in Trucking. As a result ES enjoys one of the highest driver retention rates in the industry, as well as a fleet comprised of 38% women. We’re anticipating even more growth and success as we gear up for the future!
Husband and wife transportation team Norris and Zakiya Simmons’ background started in the warehousing industry, when a chance discussion with a co-worker made them question their current profession and look into the opportunities offered in transportation. Ride along with us as we tell their story of Success In Trucking.
The inaugural SITE (Success In Trucking Expo) was a tremendous success and is now in the rear view mirror. This year’s focus was on the community and truck sales, and as a result, a number of drivers became owners, owners became fleet owners, and fleet owners grew their fleets. This proves once again with the opportunities offered by ES: If you can drive a truck, you can own the truck!
Dean and Jenice Andres are a husband and wife transportation team whose dream was to own their own truck. After a short retirement, they overcame health and financial issues to become a Success In Trucking — with a support from the right motor carrier, ES’s Path To Ownership and a trip to the SITE. This is their story.