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Business and Relationships With The Forward Team

As we close in on SITE 2024, we had a chance to sit down with Jeff Garra and Rachel Swanson from Forward to discuss the importance of having support structures in place as you launch your trucking business. 


With decades of combined experience in the independent contractor space, Jeff and Rachel champion the need for small business owners to have a safety net in place to weather the ebbs and flows of the trucking industry. 

For Rachel, who serves as Director of Capacity Development at Forward, the key to defining your path to success is “consistency and reliability.” 1-on-1 relationships are the key component the Forward team focuses on to reinforce these essential pieces of the puzzle.

Like ES, Forward’s ability to embrace new community members and help them learn the ropes is a real difference-maker, especially when so much is riding on the line.

However, Jeff, the Director of Enterprise Driver Relations, points out that relationships aren’t just between the ES and the business owner, or Forward and the business owner, but between all three. He highlights the “tight working relationship with ES,” as a three-legged stool that provides support and helps owners build “true American success stories.”

Those with an entrepreneurial spirit can learn more about ES, Forward, and all of our amazing partners at the upcoming Success In Trucking Engagement 2024, on April 11-12 in Southaven, Mississippi. Space is limited, RSVP now or call us at 888-495-5755.

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