Expediter Services is pleased to announce that the company is expanding the relationship that ES has established with Corporate Chaplains of America (CCA). In 2021, ES began exploring the benefits of utilizing the CCA program. Last year, ES took the first step by asking CCA to send a member of its corporate chaplain team to periodically visit the ES headquarters in Southaven, Miss.
Founded in 1996, the Corporate Chaplains of America is a non-denominational organization that is focused on providing support and assistance to people in the workplace as they encounter the challenges that life can deliver.
Over the past quarter century, CCA has partnered with hundreds of businesses across a broad range of industries, bringing an additional level of care and compassion to the workplace. CCA can serve as a resource during those times when people need help and support the most. CCA’s chaplains are skilled caregivers, and their nationwide team currently cares for some 250,000 workers and their loved ones.
The introduction of the CCA program to the ES team in Southaven last year received a great deal of positive feedback. CCA selected Corporate Chaplain Michael Kanai to work with ES. During the first quarter of 2022, ES will begin to make the CCA program available within the ES Community.
“Since our company’s founding in 2006, we have focused on being of service to the ES Community, and we know that a business is only as healthy as the individuals running it,” observed ES President and Co-founder Jason Williams. “What we have all seen during the last couple of years has certainly highlighted this topic for the entire country, and especially for small business owners. Our entire team at ES is committed to serving our community and have concluded that we need professionals to assist us in certain areas.”
“We’ve had a first-hand opportunity to experience the Corporate Chaplains of America, getting to know their people and the difference they can make. We’ve seen how our corporate chaplain works with our people in the office, and we understand why CCA has been so successful in working with companies of all sizes,” Jason added. “As everyone who is part of the ES Community knows, the leadership team at ES is committed to putting together the type of comprehensive support you need to not only be successful in trucking, but to also be able enjoy your life as well.”
Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer at ES, was quick to note that the Corporate Chaplains of America program could be viewed as an extension of the roadside assistance offerings that are available from ES.
“First of all, we have found the corporate chaplains to be a wonderful resource who have made a difference for our people in the office,” said Jeff. “When you are out on the road, you are checking tire pressure, oil levels and everything else to keep a well-maintained truck. At ES, we believe that people should also have the opportunity to have a resource that allows them to check on their overall well-being. Sometimes, you may need a different kind of roadside assistance, and the Corporate Chaplains of America can be a good resource that can help.”
“We all encounter difficult times and challenges, and those bumps in the road of life can be especially true in the trucking industry,” Jason noted. “What the Corporate Chaplains bring to the table is that they can serve our community as an additional resource. Like all our service offerings, the CCA program is totally optional. The way we view it is that CCA will be there and available when you need it.”
Just as the calendar was getting ready to turn to the New Year, Jeff Tacker from the ES Senior Leadership Team had the opportunity to share some thoughts on national radio about the 2022 It’s All About You Campaign from ES. Jeff, who serves as the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Commercial Officer for Expediter Services, was a guest during December’s final days on the Dave Nemo Show, which is broadcast on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146.
Jeff was one of the day’s main guests featured on the day he appeared. He was on the air for two segments on Radio Nemo, covering a 30-minute block of the four-hour daily program. Jeff was interviewed on this edition of the Dave Nemo Show by Jimmy Mac, who serves as the program’s lead guest host.
The two segments featured on this edition of the program provided Jimmy and Jeff a chance to reconnect after they had spent some time together at the Women In Trucking Association’s Accelerate Conference, which had taken place in Dallas in November.
In addition to looking at the year ahead, Jeff’s conversation with Jimmy offered him the opportunity to talk about what’s happening at ES as well as how the company works to create opportunities within the industry. It was during the second segment following a commercial break in the show when Jimmy asked Jeff about the 2022, It’s All About You campaign that ES is launching in the new year.
If you would like to listen to Jeff’s appearance on SiriusXM and the Dave Nemo Radio Show, Spotlight News has included a replay of the interview within this story. ES would like to thank Radio Nemo, SiriusXM and the Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel for allowing Spotlight News to share the replay of Jeff’s interview on the Dave Nemo Show as a special edition of the Success In Trucking Podcast. For anyone who has a subscription to SiriusXM Radio or the SiriusXM app, the Dave Nemo Show can be heard each morning from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eastern time on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146.
Success In Trucking Podcast: Radio Nemo Interview with Jeff Tacker
Guest host Jimmy Mac welcomed Jeff Tacker to the Dave Nemo Show in late December. Jeff, who is the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Commercial Officer for Expediter Services, highlighted what is happening at ES and shared perspective on the 2022, It’s All About You campaign from ES.
In mid-November, ES President and Co-Founder Jason Williams made his second appearance of 2021 as a guest on the Dave Nemo Show, which is the morning drive program featured on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146.Just a few days ahead of the segment on the nationwide radio broadcast, Jason and Dave had both attended the Women In Trucking Association’s annual Accelerate Conference in Dallas, and their time at Accelerate created a point of reference that made the segment very conversational.
Dave, who has more than 50 years of experience hosting radio shows that speak to America’s professional drivers, focused his time with Jason in three areas of interest. Dave began the interview by asking Jason to look back at 2021 and share his observations on what the ES Team and ES Community has experienced to this point in 2021.
In reflecting on this year in trucking, Jason was able to speak to the strength of the ES Community as well as the spirit of support and can-do attitude that remains strong among ES Community members as the trucking industry and the world continues to navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second part of the conversation highlighted the relationship that ES has built with the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) over the years. Dave provided Jason with the opportunity to discuss how ES and WIT have worked together in collaboration to develop the 150 Business Challenge – the program the two organizations established in 2017 to assist in the launch of 150 women-owned businesses. Jason was able to share with Dave that the total number of new businesses created through this ground-breaking program has reached 130.
The final portion of Jason’s November interview on the Dave Nemo Radio Show focused on the vendor network and the comprehensive range of services that are available through the ES Community. The interview gave Jason the chance to talk about how the ES Community is continuing to grow and expand as part of the commitment by ES to make sure that trucking professionals Never Stand Alone.
If you would like to listen to Jason’s latest appearance on SiriusXM and the Dave Nemo Radio Show, Spotlight News has included a replay of the interview within this story. ES would like to thank Radio Nemo, SiriusXM and the Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel for allowing Spotlight News to share the replay of Jason’s interview on the Dave Nemo Show as a special edition of the Success In Trucking Podcast. For anyone who has a subscription to SiriusXM Radio or the SiriusXM app, the Dave Nemo Show can be heard each morning from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eastern time on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146.
STAY TUNED IN DECEMBER:The programs from ES as well as the ES Community will once again be in the spotlight in December when Jeff Tacker will be a featured guest on the Dave Nemo Radio Show. Jeff, who is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer for ES, will be appearing during the Friday, December 17th edition of Radio Nemo. Jeff is scheduled to be interviewed by Jimmy Mac from Radio Nemo during the final hour of that day’s show, which begins at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, 9:00 Central. If you are not able to hear Jeff’s appearance live or on-demand through the SiriusXM app, ES will be once again working with the team at Radio Nemo to make Jeff’s interview available through a Success In Trucking podcast replay during an upcoming edition of Spotlight News.
ES recently welcomed Tom Parker as the newest member of the ES Truck Sales Team. The addition of Tom to the team led by ES Director of Truck Sales & Finance Danny Vernon is part of the company’s ongoing work to be responsive to the members of the ES Community and to everyone interested in the offerings from ES. As part of his new role, Tom will be a resource for the aspiring entrepreneurs considering the programs from ES as the road to starting their own trucking businesses. Tom will also be working with owners who are looking to grow their existing trucking businesses.
In this edition of Spotlight News, we are sharing the latest edition of the Success In Trucking Podcast featuring an interview with both Tom and Danny. Through this episode of the podcast, listeners will have an opportunity to hear from Tom as he shares a little bit on his background and his initial impressions following his introduction to becoming part of the overall team at ES.
As you’ll hear during the interview, Tom, in addition to beginning his responsibilities as part of the sales team, is also working to learn all aspects of the ES operation by spending time in the various departments of the company.As Danny explains, the time Tom is spending in the company’s other departments will be helpful to Tom as he works to gain the best understanding of the offerings and the comprehensive support that is available to program participants through ES.
This edition of the podcast offers an opportunity for Danny to share an update on what’s happening within the new truck marketas well as the equipment options that ES currently has available as the calendar counts down to the end of the year. The latest edition of Success In Trucking Podcast also asks Danny what he sees on the horizon with market conditions and truck sales in 2022.
Spotlight News would like to invite you to listen to the latest edition of the Success In Trucking Podcast, Powered by ES. If you are interested in learning more about what is available through ES Truck Sales, we invite you to visit expeditertrucksales.com.
Start Your Own Trucking Business: All Treats & No Tricks
Tuesday, October 26, at 2:00 p.m. ET.
ES is excited to announce the company will be presenting the Fall Edition of its IN-SITE 2021 Webinar Series entitled Start Your Own Trucking Business: All Treats & No Tricks. The live, free event will take place on Tuesday, October 26, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Webinar replays will be available online following the presentation of the live event.
The focus of the IN-SITE 2021 Fall Webinar will be to examine the trends during the first nine months of 2021 within the trucking industry while also looking at what is ahead for the final portion of this year and what’s on the horizon for 2022.
Jason Williams, the President and Co-Founder of ES, and Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of ES, will be the featured speakers during the webinar “Start Your Own Trucking Business: All Treats & No Tricks”.In addition to discussing the trends that ES is observing within the trucking industry, the Fall Edition of the IN-SITE 2021 Webinar Series will also provide Jason and Jeff the chance to talk about the truck ownership opportunities and support available through the ES Community.
This edition of the webinar will be moderated by Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI). Founded in 1995, NTI has earned the reputation as a leader in the trucking industry for tracking company driver and owner-operator compensation history, changes and benchmarks. Leah, who also serves as a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146, will be leading the webinar discussion in the style of a fireside chat.
The live event and access to the replay are free to anyone who is interested in attending the webinar. Click to register for “Start Your Own Trucking Business: All Treats & No Tricks”
“During our IN-SITE 2021 Series, we have focused all our webinars around one of the strengths of our team at ES, and that is helping aspiring entrepreneurs to realize the dream of starting their own trucking businesses. We have also spent time during the four previous IN-SITE 2021 webinars discussing key issues that are impacting owner-operators, independent contract drivers and fleet owners,” said Jason Williams, President of ES. “As we move toward the final months of this year, we thought it would be valuable to look at the current trends as well as the challenges and opportunities that are on the horizon as we move into 2022.”
“Just as we have done with our past webinars, everyone who joins us will get a chance to learn more about ES and the support our ES Community members receive as they work to build and grow their small businesses,” added Williams. “With this webinar taking place so close to Halloween, we decided to give it the title, Start Your Own Trucking Business: All Treats & No Tricks. Along with having some fun with the seasonal theme, everyone who joins us for the webinar will be able to see that the programs and opportunities from ES are real. There are no tricks or surprises. We are focused on helping everyone who joins the ES Community to maximize their Success In Trucking.”
ES is proud to have Stoops Freightliner serve as the Title Sponsor for the IN-SITE 2021 Series.