How will you celebrate or make note of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week? This is one of the most commonly asked questions of companies working in trucking at this time of year. When anyone who is part of the ES Team gets a question about Driver Appreciation Week, the reply is immediate and it has remained consistent every year since Expediter Services was founded in 2006.
The answer to the question is simple and direct. At ES, driver appreciation happens 24/7/365. Those aren’t just words. The programs and support systems that ES has established for the independent contract drivers, owner operators and small fleet owners who are a critical part of the ES Community represent the deep commitment that ES makes each day to professional drivers and to the trucking industry. At ES, our company’s focus is squarely placed on creating opportunities for professional drivers to realize their best success in trucking.
ES stands behind their promises and the ES Team always puts actions behind their words in their continuing work to deliver for the members of the ES Community. ES has taken the time over the years to build unmatched support systems and a strong vendor network, ensuring that ES Community members have real opportunities to maximize savings and strengthen their respective trucking businesses.
Whether it’s industry-leading fuel discounts, a trusted maintenance and repair network that is focused on getting trucks back on the road or providing market-rate financing on truck purchases, ES has earned a respected reputation for putting money behind their words, fulfilling their promises with results and investing in professional drivers.
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is an important time for our industry. September 12-18 this year will once again give us the opportunity to reflect upon the essential role that America’s professional drivers hold in keeping the country’s economy moving. Driver Appreciation Week should also serve as a call to action for everyone involved in supporting the work of the men and women behind the wheel.
For professional drivers, Sept. 12-18 can serve as a time to reflect as well. During this Driver Appreciation Week, ES would like to invite you to consider the following questions:
Do you feel appreciated and are you satisfied with where you are today?
What are your goals within the industry? Are you a truck owner? Would you like to become a truck owner and start your own trucking business?
Are you interested in buying a truck? Would you like access to best-in-class equipment options? Would you like access to market-rate financing through a loan program that places an emphasis on work history, trucking aptitude and your attitude?
Would you like to save an average of $0.55 per gallon on diesel purchases at over 1,000 fueling locations nationwide?
Would you like to receive a below-market hourly rate for repairs and significant discounts for PM’s and oil changes at major truck stop chains?
Would you like access to National Account pricing on tires?
As an owner-operator or fleet owner, would you like to gain access to affordable insurance rates including physical damage, non-trucking liability and occupational-accident coverages?
Would you like be a part of a true community that offers comprehensive programs and full support that is focused on providing opportunities that allows community members to realize their new levels of success in trucking?
As you consider those questions, ES appreciates and understands that the road to profitability can be challenging for independent contract drivers, owner operators and small fleet owners. This is why ES has established proven programs that give you the tools you need to reduce costs and drive profits to your bottom line.
During this Driver Appreciation Week, ES would like to ask you to take a moment of appreciation for your career, what you have accomplished so far and where you would like to go on the road ahead in this industry. As you look at your future, ES would like to offer you the opportunity to explore the unrivaled savings and support found within a community that now features more than 10,000 trucking professionals.
So, as the trucking industry calendar turns to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the team at ES will continue to stand by our daily commitment through our words and actions to make sure that the professional drivers in the ES Community Never Stand Alone.
With this edition of Spotlight News, we wanted to share a recent conversation with the leaders of Hyfield Trucking, a great example of a fleet that has utilized the services and support within the ES Community. Eric Hyfield and Patrick Lee launched their career in trucking through one of the earliest truck ownership programs offered by ES.
As the Hyfield Trucking operation began to grow from Eric and Patrick’s one expediter truck, Frank Rebelo started driving with Hyfield. Now, a few years down the road, Eric, Patrick and Frank oversee a Hyfield fleet that features more than 80 trucks. Our video crew caught up with the Hyfield Leadership Team at the Expedite Expo, and we were able to have a deep conversation with them about the company’s track record of success and the support that Hyfield Trucking has received as part of the ES Community.
Amazingly, as you’ll see in the video, Hyfield managed to grow its fleet by 35 percent since the arrival of the global pandemic in March of 2020. The leaders of Hyfield share a number of insightful observations about the resources and advice that they received from the executives and staff at ES. As a result of the wise counsel the Hyfield Fleet received from ES, they were able to smoothly implement changes within their systems and overall operations that eased many of the growing pains they were experiencing while they pursued opportunities to build on their success.
As you’ll see, the reflections shared by the Hyfield Leadership Team truly reflect the strength of the ES Community and the fact that you Never Stand Alone with ES.
The 2021 edition of the Expedite Expo stood out for a number of reasons. For starters, the Expo gained the distinction of becoming the first in-person trade show gathering for professional drivers since the global pandemic. The return of the event also marked a milestone as host company OnTime Media celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Expedite Expo.
ES served as the presenting sponsor for this year’s Expedite Expo, and ES held a major presence throughout the halls of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Conference Center in Fort Wayne, Ind., the site of the 2021 Expo. ES featured two largest booth areas within the Expo, with one area of the floor dedicated to ES Truck Sales.
At the conclusion of the event’s first day, ES hosted the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo. The dinner was a huge success, drawing a total audience of 185 people who were treated to a tasty buffet meal and an after-dinner presentation filled with valuable information.
The audience gathered at the IN-SITE Dinner paid close attention to the perspectives and insights shared by ES Chief Operating Officer Jeff Tacker and ES President Jason Williams. Jeff and Jason talked to dinner audience about the latest trends in the trucking industry and the key market indicators on the road ahead. They also spent some time offering details on the services, programs and opportunities that are available for professional drivers through ES.
ES brought our video crew to Fort Wayne to capture the happenings at the 2021 edition of the Expedite Expo. For this edition of Spotlight News, we have produced four videos from the Expo that we will be sharing. We would like to invite you to watch the after-dinner program from the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo as well as three of the interviews we conducted during our time in Fort Wayne.
IN-SITE Dinner At The Expo
Speaker comments by Jeff Tacker and Jason Williams of ES on the current state of the trucking industry and opportunities to establish and grow a trucking business through the programs and offerings from ES.
Expo 2021 Interview With Jason Williams
Shortly after the conclusion of the 2021 Expedite Expo, we talked with Jason Williams, the President & Co-Founder of ES. We asked Jason to share some of his observations from this edition of the Expedite Expo, which marked an important return to business in the new normal since the pandemic.
Expo 2021 Interview With Ellen Voie, President & CEO of the Women In Trucking Association
ES spent some time with Women In Trucking Association President & CEO Ellen Voie, who has been attending the Expedite Expo since its inception. We talked with Ellen about the return of the Expo and the continuing partnership between WIT and ES through the 150 Women Owned Business Challenge, the program developed by ES and WIT to create 150 women-owned businesses in the transportation industry. We also talked with Ellen about a number of other topics of interest within the trucking industry.
Expo 2021 Interview With Monte Stetler, President of OnTime Media
As part of the effort by ES to capture what took place at the 2021 edition of the Expedite Expo, we talked with OnTime Media President Monte Stetler. OnTime Media launched the Expedite Expo and has hosted the event for 20 years. In addition to marking a milestone anniversary, this year’s Expedite Expo became a trailblazer for in-person events within the trucking industry. Monte took some time as the Expedite Expo was wrapping up to discuss his company’s decision to move forward and host the Expo and the support he received from ES as the presenting sponsor.
Were you able to join ES at the 20th anniversary edition of the Expedite Expo in Fort Wayne, Ind.?The ES Team spent time with visitors to the two booths that ES featured on the floor of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Conference Center. ES also hosted the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo on the first evening of the event in Fort Wayne.
The IN-SITE at the Expo provided attendees with an informal setting where they were able to get to know members of the ES team while hearing informative updates on the latest trends in trucking.The dinner, as well as the time spent at the ES booths, served as a great platform that could introduce Expo attendees to the truck ownership opportunities and the comprehensive programs designed to support small trucking businesses available through ES.
The 2021 edition of the event marked a milestone for the Expedite Expo, which celebrated its 20th anniversary, and ES proudly served as the presenting sponsor for an annual gathering that has become a tradition for the expedite sector of the trucking industry.
Hosted by On Time Media, the Expedite Expo, which was unable to take place in 2020 due to the global pandemic, is the largest trade show of its kind, bringing together expediters from across North America. The Expo offers a platform for attendees to learn about career opportunities, the latest advancements in equipment as well as products geared specifically for owner-operators, contractors and drivers of medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks.
One of the things we really like about this event is that it gives our team a chance to make new friends while we also have the opportunity to reconnect in-person with old friends. ~Jeff Tacker
“The Expedite Expo is always a date that we have circled on our calendars at ES, and it was great to be able to be a part of the Expo’s return,” said Jeff Tacker, Chief Operating Officer at ES. “As always, the entire team at On Time Media did a tremendous job with the Expo. This was our first in-person event in over a year. We really enjoyed spending time with everyone who came to visit us during the Expo. One of the things we really like about this event is that it gives our team a chance to make new friends while we also have the opportunity to reconnect in-person with old friends, including some people we have known for many years. It was a great event and already looking forward to the 2022 Expo.”
Have you made plans to join ES at the Expedite Expo and IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo happening this week?The 20th anniversary edition of the Expedite Expo will be held July 16-17 in Fort Wayne, Ind., at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Conference Center.
Expediter Services will be serving as the presenting sponsor of the Expo, and ES will have a major presence at the event, spending time with attendees, sharing the latest on what’s happening in the industry and working with all those interested in exploring the truck ownership opportunities offered through ES.
One of the highlights of the two day Expedite Expo in Fort Wayne will be the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo that ES is hosting on Friday, July 16.The IN-SITE dinner will provide Expo attendees with an informal setting where they can get to know members of the ES team, hear informative updates on the latest trends in trucking while getting an introduction to the programs available through ES. A limited number of dinner seats are available, click here to reserve your seat now.
Jason Williams, the President of ES, will be one of the featured speakers at the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo, and Jason will also be a part of the team working within the two exhibit booths ES will have on the floor of the conference center. This past week, the Success In Trucking Podcast caught up with Jason ahead of his trip to Fort Wayne. As you can hear during the podcast, Jason shared his thoughts on what ES sees currently taking place in the trucking industry and what the expedited sector has seen over the past year. Listeners to the podcast will also hear Jason answer this question: Is now a good time to explore buying a truck and starting your own trucking business?
Space is Limited! Save Your Seat for The IN-SITE Dinner At The Expo
Taking place on Friday, July 16, the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo offers a unique opportunity for all current and prospective qualified contractors attending the Expo. This special IN-SITE Dinner event from ES begins with the doors opening at 4:30 p.m. and dinner being served beginning at 5:00 in Banquet Room B inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Conference Center.Courtesy of ES, the IN-SITE Dinner is free to all attendees of the Expedite Expo, and the ES Team has planned a terrific menu for the meal.
The IN-SITE dinner is the perfect chance to spend some time getting to know members of the ES team and the opportunities that are available from ES. The IN-SITE dinner will also provide attendees some perspective on the scope and depth of the ES Community. For example, those in attendance at the dinner will have the opportunity to learn about the strong nationwide fuel network within the ES Community, featuring some of the largest discounts in the industry along with information on other savings opportunities and the business services that ES has provided for more than a decade.
Come Dine with Us – We Look Forward to Seeing Old Friends and Making New Friends!
The IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo is a free event with a buffet-style dinner, featuring a fun and informative program.The IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo is open to all current and prospective qualified contractors. Anyone interested in attending the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo can make reservervations by calling Expediter Services at 877-349-9303 or click here to register for the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo.
Anyone interested in attending the Expedite Expo, click here to register. Registration is free for both the IN-SITE Dinner and Expedite Expo.