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Have You Registered For The Expedite Expo & The ES IN-SITE Dinner At The Expo?

June 1, 2022

As the calendar turns to June and as the final countdown to this summer’s most important event in expedited trucking begins, the team at Spotlight News has two very important questions to ask you.

First of all, have you filled out the free registration and made your plans to attend the 2022 Expedite Expo, which will be held in Fort Wayne, Ind., July 15-16? Our second question centers around the main event ES has planned for the 2022 Expo. For anyone planning on attending or considering joining the ES Team for the ES IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo, ES would like to know if you have registered for the free dinner ES is once again holding at the Expo. Would you like to be a part of this ES IN-SITE special event? You can register for the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo within this edition of Spotlight News.

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne will serve as the host site for the 2022 Expedite Expo, and Expediter Services will once again this year be serving as the presenting sponsor for this annual event.

Last year, the Expedite Expo commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Expedite Expo, which has gained a well-earned reputation over the years for being a marketplace for the entire expedite industry – owner operators, drivers, carriers, and exhibitors – to come together, network and grow.

On Time Media, the company responsible for hosting and developing the programming for the Expedite Expo, has consistently pointed out through the years that the Expo is not just focused on the needs and interests of current drivers in the expedite sector. The Expo is also the place for new drivers and anyone who would like to explore the trucking industry and expediting, in particular. The Expedite Expo provides all people attending this free event with multiple ways to network and get a closer look at the opportunities within the expedited sector of the industry.

Members of the On Time Media Team, the company that owns and operates ExpeditersOnline.com, spent some time talking about some of the workshops and special programming that will be available during the 2022 Expedite Expo when they were featured in April edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series from ES. If you would like to watch the IN-SITE webinar replay and get a preview of this year’s Expedite Expo from the On Time Media Team, please click here.

Connect With ES At The Expo

ES, in holding the position as the presenting sponsor of the 2022 Expedite Expo, will have the most notable booth presence on the floor of the show, and the company’s IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo will be one of the largest events that will take place during the run of the show.

People who make the trip to Fort Wayne to be a part of the Expedite Expo and the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo will quickly see the very welcoming atmosphere the ES Team brings to the company’s booth space and to the dinner event. The ES Team works to get to know everyone who visits with them – learning about their careers and goals within the business of trucking.

Anyone visiting with the ES Team on the floor of the show and the people attending the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo will have the time to learn about the comprehensive set of services and unrivaled advantages that are available when you become part of the ES Community. The ES Team will be available to answer questions about the programs available from ES, including how the company’s Path To Ownership program works. You can also learn about financing options for truck ownership and all of the discounts and comprehensive support that is available when you become part of the ES Community.

During the IN-SITE at the Expo Dinner, ES will be providing a delicious buffet-style meal with each attendee receiving a gift bag from ES at the door. At the dinner, those in attendance will have the opportunity to meet some of the ES Community members who have utilized the services and support from ES to build their own trucking businesses.

The ES Dinner at the Expo will feature insights from the ES Leadership Team on the state of the trucking industry and what’s on the horizon for the expedited sector of the industry. Attendees at the dinner will get additional expert perspective on what’s happening in expedited trucking as they will be hearing from a member of the On Time Media Team during the dinner program. Once again this year, ES has put together an impressive collection of door prizes that will be drawn and handed out during the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo.

The 2021 edition of the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo drew a total of 188 people. The ES Leadership Team is anticipating another large turnout for the 2022 edition of the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo. Company officials are making plans to welcome 200-plus people to this year’s event, and the ES Team is encouraging anyone interested in attending the Expedite Expo to register for the Expo, and ES wants you to register for the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo as well.

The ES Team wants to remind everyone planning to come to the Expedite Expo that the 2002 IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo is also a free event and, as we noted, space is limited. ES is currently taking reservations for the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo through the form below on this page. If you would like to join us at this year’s IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo, please complete the form on this page.


RSVP for The IN-SITE Dinner
Friday July 15

FREE – Limited Seating – Register Today!
Doors Open at 4:30pm, Dinner at 5pm

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Conference Center • Banquet Room B
4000 Parnell Avenue • Fort Wayne, Indiana

Here’s A Look at Last Year’s IN-SITE Dinner

Check Out What Happened at the Expo ’21

Drive For Hope Honors Service & Sacrifice Of Our Nation’s Veterans

May 25, 2022

The arrival of the Memorial Day Weekend on the calendar provides an opportunity for everyone in our nation to recall the service and sacrifice of our country’s veterans and their families. This time of year is summed up quite well by a quote that can be heard often at Memorial Day services around the country. “All gave some, some gave all.”

As ES and the ES Community commemorates Memorial Day 2022, the sacrifices by veterans and their families in defense of our country were brought into perfect focus for several members of the ES Management Team during a trip in mid-May to an event supporting veterans and their families.

The non-traditional lease-to-own program from ES and Panther stands as another example of the commitment that ES has made to ensure that professional drivers Never Stand Alone.

ES President and Co-Founder Jason Williams led a group from the company who made a trip to the Atlanta area to be a part of a charity fund-raising event supporting Hope For The Warriors, which is a non-profit organization. The mission of Hope For The Warriors is focused on helping those involved with military service to “succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope.” Hope For The Warriors is a national organization that provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources.

As the Memorial Day Weekend approached, Spotlight News had an opportunity to talk with Jason for the latest edition of the Success In Trucking Podcast, Powered By ES. During the podcast, which you can access on this page, Jason talks about the experience of making the trip to an event that was centered on giving back to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans and their families.

Jason and the group from ES joined this effort to support Hope For The Warriors at the invitation of Forward Air, one of the carrier partners in the ES Community. Forward Air, through its Operation Forward Freedom initiative, had partnered Hope For The Warriors prior to 2020 and the two organizations had planned a fund-raiser to support the Drive For Hope, which is one of the transition programs offered through Hope For The Warriors. The Drive For Hope is an innovative program that is dedicated to restoring driving independence to wounded service members through adaptive driving and rehabilitation.

Prior to the COVID global pandemic, Forward Air and Hope For The Warriors had planned to hold the Drive For Hope in 2020. As Jason shares during his podcast interview, the leadership of Forward Air never wavered in their dedication and commitment to making the Drive For Hope a reality. As the pandemic eased and the world found a new normal, the Drive For Hope was rescheduled for a date that fittingly ended up being some 10 days prior to Memorial Day.

The two-day event, which included a dinner and silent auction followed by a day of golf, was a smashing success. Those who attended the event got an opportunity to meet officials with Hope For The Warriors as well as spend time with veterans and their families who are benefitting from the organization’s programs. The attendees at the event also were able to meet and spend time with a collection of former professional athletes who were there to support Hope For The Warriors. Johnny Bench, the Baseball Hall of Fame catcher from the Cincinnati Reds, headlined a group of star athletes from Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association.

The Drive For Hope raised a total of $375,000 for Hope For The Warriors. According to a Hope For The Warriors official who spoke with Jason in Atlanta, the Drive For Hope event that was led by Forward Air now stands as the single largest fund-raiser in the history of the Hope For The Warriors organization. During his podcast interview, Jason also shares that Forward Air announced plans to make the Drive For Hope annual event, and Jason noted that ES has already planned to renew the company’s commitment to support the Drive For Hope in 2023.

“This was a powerful event and it was a very rewarding experience for our group at ES to be a part of it,” said Jason. “One of the things that I hope this event was able to do is send a message to veterans and their families that they’re not alone. They’re not isolated in their day-to-day life.

“The sacrifices they have made and continue to make for the commitment that they gave to this country are real. There’s no way to gloss over it. There’s no way at times to make it pretty,” Jason added. “Sometimes, their days are ugly and rough and harsh, and they have to live through it long after they come home from the battlefield. Our Team at ES would like all veterans and their families to know that we are extremely thankful for their service and sacrifice, and we are very grateful for the opportunity to be able to help veterans and their families through Hope For The Warriors and the Drive For Hope.”


Podcast: Jason Williams Discusses Drive For Hope Event

In this edition of the Success In Trucking Podcast Powered By ES, Jason Williams, the President and Co-Founder of ES, talks about the company’s participation in the Drive For Hope charity event, which was led by Forward Air. The Drive For Hope raised $375,000 for the Hope For The Warriors organization.

Photo Highlights from Hope For The Warriors Event

Latest Update On Non-Traditional Lease-To-Own Program From ES & Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest

May 17, 2022

It’s been nearly a year since the launch of a revolutionary non-traditional lease-to-own program that ES developed in collaboration with Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest. As we prepare to mark the program’s first anniversary, Spotlight News would like to provide you with an update on the impact the program is making within the industry.

Through the collaborative efforts of ES and Panther Premium Logistics, this program has been designed to offer professional drivers the opportunity to achieve true truck ownership with access to competitive market-rate financing while receiving the full support of two of the most respected organizations in the trucking industry.

The non-traditional lease-to-own program from ES and Panther stands as another example of the commitment that ES has made to ensure that professional drivers Never Stand Alone.

Through its carefully planned development, this program provides an additional platform within the ES Community that will allow professional drivers to find success in trucking by becoming business owners. This program also brings to life another point the ES Team brings up during their discussions with professional drivers: “If You Can DRIVE The Truck, You Can OWN The Truck.”

To deliver you an update on how the program continues to build momentum and make a difference for aspiring trucking business owners, the Success In Trucking Podcast spent some time talking with Frank Tufano, the Director of Owner-Operator Recruiting for Panther Premium Logistics.

The Success In Trucking Podcast caught up with Frank during the second day of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. As you’ll hear through the podcast, we conducted his interview with Frank while he was inside the cab of the Panther truck that was part of the company’s display at MATS 2022.


Success In Trucking Podcast: Panther’s Frank Tufano

Frank Tufano, the Director of Owner-Operator Recruiting for Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest, took some time at the Mid-America Trucking Show to talk about the non-traditional lease-to-own program from ES and Panther as the program approaches its first anniversary.

Make Your Plans: Expedite Expo & IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo Are Coming In July

May 3, 2022

Are you interested in experiencing an in-person learning and networking opportunity within the expedited sector trucking? Are you interested in finding out more about the many advantages the ES Community offers to owner-operators, independent contract drivers, fleet owners and aspiring trucking entrepreneurs within the expedited sector?

If the answer to either of those questions is yes or even a maybe at this point in time, you need to mark your calendars for the annual Expedite Expo, which will be held on July 15-16 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. Expediter Services will once again this year be serving as the presenting sponsor of the Expedite Expo, and ES will also be holding the company’s annual IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo on the evening of July 15.

Both the Expedite Expo and the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo are free to anyone who registers. As you will see, Spotlight News has included a link to the Expedite Expo registration and a registration form for the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo on this web page.

In 2021, the Expedite Expo, which was developed and hosted by On Time Media, became the first major event involving professional drivers that made a return to the industry calendar in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the Expedite Expo marked a milestone by celebrating the event’s 20th anniversary.

Over its long history, the Expedite Expo has become a marketplace for the entire expedite industry – owner operators, drivers, carriers, and exhibitors – to come together, network, and grow.

On Time Media, which owns and operates ExpeditersOnline.com, has continually noted that the Expedite Expo is not just for current drivers. The Expo is also the place for new drivers and people exploring the trucking industry to have the opportunity to network and get a closer look at the opportunities within the expedited sector of the industry.

This year’s Expedite Expo will once again feature a series of educational workshops and panel discussions covering a number of timely topics geared to speak to the needs of owner-operators, independent contract drivers, fleet owners and aspiring trucking entrepreneurs within the expedited sector.

During the April 26 edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series, our panelists featured three members of the On Time Media Team. One of the topics of discussion that came up during the webinar was the 2022 Expedite Expo, including some of the latest details on the upcoming workshops and the events that are being planned for this July in Fort Wayne. You can access the video replay of the April 26 IN-SITE 2022 webinar by clicking here.

Details On IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo

Serving as the presenting sponsor of the 2022 Expedite Expo, ES will have a major presence at the event. ES will have the largest booth presence on the floor of the show, and the company’s IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo will be one of the largest events that will take place during the run of the show.

Last year, the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo welcomed 188 people, including members of the ES Community as well as a large number of people interested to learn more about the programs, services and support offered through ES. Most importantly, 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 ES Leadership Team is anticipating another large turnout for the 2022 edition of the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo. Company officials are making plans to welcome 200-plus people to this year’s event, and the ES Team is encouraging anyone interested in attending the Expedite Expo to register for the Expo, and ES wants you to register for the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo as well. Spotlight News is connecting you with the free registration for the Expedite Expo by clicking here.

The ES Team wants to remind everyone planning to come to the Expedite Expo that the 2002 IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo is also a free event and, as we noted, space is limited. ES is currently taking reservations for the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo through the form below on this page. If you would like to join us at this year’s IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo, please complete the form on this page.


RSVP for The IN-SITE Dinner
Friday July 15

FREE – Limited Seating – Register Today!
Doors Open at 4:30pm, Dinner at 5pm

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Conference Center • Banquet Room B
4000 Parnell Avenue • Fort Wayne, Indiana

Here’s A Look at Last Year’s IN-SITE Dinner

Check Out What Happened at the Expo ’21

Webinar Replay – 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting On Time Media & Opportunities In Expedited Trucking

April 26, 2022

On April 26, ES hosted the third edition of our IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series, and we used this webinar to explore what’s happening in the expedited sector of the trucking industry. If you missed 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting On Time Media & Opportunities In Expedited Trucking, the webinar event is now available for on-demand viewing through this web page and the ES Success In Trucking YouTube channel.

This special virtual event brought together ES, a leader in capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, with the team from On Time Media, a leading resource for multimedia marketing services in the expedited trucking sector, specializing in driver recruiting, truck and product advertising and commercial vehicle inventory management.

Through the webinar, viewers can learn the latest on the latest trends and news within the expedited sector of the trucking industry, including insights on the large community of support that has been developed over the years by the resources placed into the market by On Time Media as well as how the ES Community has a set of services, offerings and comprehensive support platforms that are all designed to help owner-operators, independent contractors and trucking entrepreneurs maximize their opportunities for success in trucking.

Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI), serves once again as the moderator for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series. 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, is one of the foremost experts in the trucking industry on topics related to compensation, driver recruiting and driver retention.

The panel for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series will feature Joe Kalafat, a member of the ownership group at On Time Media, Kristy Lohre, Event Manager for On Time Media, and Isaac Speicher, Head of Accounts for On Time Media. The panel will also feature Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Expediter Services.

Viewers of the webinar replay will have the opportunity to learn how On Time Media supports and informs participants in the expedited trucking sector through its various programs, including the company’s ExpeditersOnline.com website and the annual Expedite Expo in-person conference. Viewers will also learn the details about On Time Media’s JustCDLJobs.com platform.

One of the many highlights from this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series is that the panel provides a preview of the Expedite Expo, including the specifics on some of the workshops planned for the July event as well details on the IN-SITE Dinner at The Expo that ES will be hosting onsite at the Expedite Expo. And as viewers will hear, ES will once again be the Presenting Sponsor of the Expedite Expo.


Expert Panel


Leah Shaver

President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute,
SiriusXM Road Dog Trucking Radio Host
Panel Moderator

Isaac Speicher

Head of Accounts,
On Time Media

Kristy Lohre

Event Manager,
On Time Media

Joe Kalafat

Member of the Ownership Group,
On Time Media

Jeff Tacker

Chief Operating Officer,Expediter Services

Podcast: Interview With On Time Media’s Joe Kalafat

In this edition of the Success In Trucking Podcast, powered by ES, we spend some time talking with Joe Kalafat, who is a member of the new ownership group for On Time Media. Along with discussing what you can expect during the upcoming IN-SITE 2022 webinar, we talk with Joe about his extensive experience within the trucking industry and we’ll also get his thoughts on the long relationship between On Time Media and ES.

ES is proud to have Stoops Freightliner serve as the Title Sponsor for the IN-SITE 2022 Series.

IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Spotlighting On Time Media & Expedited Trucking Sector Set For April 26

April 18, 2022

Live Webinar – April 26, 2022 at 2pm EDT

ES is pleased to announce that the third webinar in our 2022 IN-SITE Online Series will be placing a focus on the Expedited Sector of the trucking industry. On April 26th, ES will be hosting a free webinar event that will showcase the opportunities and what’s happening in the expedited trucking market while also spotlighting the On Time Media Group and ExpeditersOnline.com.

The upcoming webinar is entitled 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting On Time Media & Opportunities In Expedited Trucking.

Founded in 1999, On Time Media is a multimedia marketing services and publishing company, specializing in driver recruiting, truck and product advertising and commercial vehicle inventory management. On Time Media’s flagship website, ExpeditersOnline.com, is the authority on the expedited trucking industry. Meanwhile, On Time Media is also involved in trucking opportunities outside of expediting through JustCDLJobs.com, which serves the broader over-the-road trucking market.

On Time Media serves as the organizer and host for the annual Expedite Expo, the premiere in-person event within expedited trucking, bringing together people from all over North America. The Expedite Expo offers the opportunity to learn about the newest expedite trucking industry news, equipment, career opportunities and products geared specifically to expedite owner operators and drivers. ES is proud to serve as the Presenting Sponsor for the Expedite Expo.

The panel discussion for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series will be moderated by Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI). The panel will feature Joe Kalafat, a member of the ownership group at On Time Media as well as Kristy Lohre, Event Manager for On Time Media, and Isaac Speicher, Head of Accounts for On Time Media. The panel will also feature Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Expediter Services.

The free webinar event will take place on Tuesday, April 26th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT. Replays of the webinar will be available for all who register for the event. Click to register for webinar.


Expert Panel


Leah Shaver

President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute,
SiriusXM Road Dog Trucking Radio Host
Panel Moderator

Isaac Speicher

Head of Accounts,
On Time Media

Kristy Lohre

Event Manager,
On Time Media

Joe Kalafat

Member of the Ownership Group,
On Time Media

Jeff Tacker

Chief Operating Officer,Expediter Services

ES is proud to have Stoops Freightliner serve as the Title Sponsor for the IN-SITE 2022 Series.

Webinar Replay – 2022, It’s All About You: Highlighting FedEx Custom Critical & Exploring Truck Ownership Opportunities

April 4, 2022

Did you catch the live webinar presentation of 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting FedEx Custom Critical & Truck Ownership Opportunities? ES shared the live presentation on March 29th. ES is pleased to be able to share the second webinar for the IN-SITE 2022 series through a video replay.

This edition from our IN-SITE 2022 Online Series discusses the current conditions related to truck ownership and starting a trucking business while also highlighting the opportunities with FedEx Custom Critical, which is one of the carriers within the ES community.

As you’ll see, a good portion of the webinar covers the long relationship between ES and FedEx Custom Critical and how members of the ES Community have grown their businesses and found their success in trucking through the programs and support offerings available to trucking entrepreneurs.

The panel for the second session of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series features Jason Campbell, Vice President of Operations, Ops Systems & Support at FedEx Custom Critical, and Steve Callitsis, Managing Director of Operations Systems and Support at FedEx Custom Critical. The panel also includes Jason Williams, the Co-Founder and President of Expediter Services, and Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Expediter Services.

The panel discussion for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series is being 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, is one of the foremost experts in the trucking industry on topics related to compensation, driver recruiting and driver retention.

The market outlook for 2022 and the opportunities for independent contractors and owner-operators are among the topics that you’ll hear the panel discussing during the webinar. On-demand viewers of the webinar will also hear about the collaborative efforts between FedEx Custom Critical and ES that have paved the way for professional drivers to become truck owners and successfully operate small businesses within the industry.

The second webinar event of the year from ES is part of the overall IN-SITE 2022 Online Series. ES has planned free webinar events and podcast releases throughout the year as part of the overall. The upcoming webinars and podcasts in the series will continue to have topics of interest for owner-operators, independent contract drivers, fleet owners and any aspiring entrepreneurs within trucking. To stay up to date on the latest with IN-SITE 2022, please visit here.


Expert Panel


Leah Shaver

President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute,
SiriusXM Road Dog Trucking Radio Host
Panel Moderator

Jason Campbell

Vice President of Operations, Ops Systems & Support,
FedEx Custom Critical

Steve Callitsis

Managing Director of Operations Systems and Support,
FedEx Custom Critical

Jason Williams

President,
Expediter Services

Jeff Tacker

Chief Operating Officer,
Expediter Services

ES is proud to have Stoops Freightliner serve as the Title Sponsor for the IN-SITE 2022 Series.

IN-SITE 2022 Webinar From Expediter Services To Highlight FedEx Custom Critical & Explore Truck Ownership Opportunities

March 22, 2022

Expediter Services (ES), a leader in capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, is pleased to announce the company will be presenting the second webinar of its IN-SITE 2022 Online Series. The free webinar is entitled 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting FedEx Custom Critical & Truck Ownership Opportunities.

The second webinar for the IN-SITE 2022 series will discuss the current conditions related to truck ownership and starting a trucking business while also highlighting the opportunities with FedEx Custom Critical, which is one of the carriers within the ES community. Part of the webinar will cover the long relationship between ES and FedEx Custom Critical and how members of the ES Community have grown their businesses and found their success in trucking through the programs and support offerings available to trucking entrepreneurs.

The live webinar event will take place on Tuesday, March 29, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT. Replays of the webinar will be available for all who register for the event. Free registrations for the live event and access to the replay of the webinar are available by clicking here.

The panel for the second session of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series will feature Jason Campbell, Vice President of Operations, Ops Systems & Support at FedEx Custom Critical, and Steve Callitsis, Managing Director of Operations Systems and Support at FedEx Custom Critical. The panel will also include Jason Williams, the Co-Founder and President of Expediter Services, and Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Expediter Services.

The panel discussion for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series 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, is one of the foremost experts in the trucking industry on topics related to compensation, driver recruiting and driver retention.

The market outlook for 2022 and the opportunities for independent contractors and owner-operators will be among the topics that the panel will be discussing during the webinar. Live attendees and on-demand viewers of the webinar will also hear about the collaborative efforts between FedEx Custom Critical and ES that have paved the way for professional drivers to become truck owners and successfully operate small businesses within the industry.

“We are thrilled to have an opportunity to feature FedEx Custom Critical as part of the IN-SITE 2022. For more than a decade now, our team at ES has had the honor and pleasure to build a strong working relationship with the team at FedEx Custom Critical,” said ES President and Co-Founder Jason Williams. “Our ES Community is filled with the success stories of entrepreneurs who utilized our program offerings at ES to become independent contract drivers, owner-operators, and fleet owners as part of the FedEx Custom Critical fleet. We are looking forward to hearing Jason Campbell and Steve Callitsis share their perspectives through our panel discussion.

“As I have said many times prior to one of our webinars, we would like to invite anyone who is interested in exploring truck ownership or growing your existing trucking business to join us for our live event or through the on-demand replay,” Williams added. “You will see that we have great carriers along with a strong and supportive community that is focused on helping people achieve success in trucking.”

The March webinar event is part of the overall IN-SITE 2022 Online Series. ES has planned free webinar events and podcast releases throughout the year as part of the overall. The upcoming webinars and podcasts in the series will continue to have topics of interest for owner-operators, independent contract drivers, fleet owners and any aspiring entrepreneurs within trucking. To stay up to date on the latest with IN-SITE 2022, please visit https://essuccessintrucking.com/insite2022/.


Expert Panel


Leah Shaver

President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute,
SiriusXM Road Dog Trucking Radio Host
Panel Moderator

Jason Campbell

Vice President of Operations, Ops Systems & Support,
FedEx Custom Critical

Steve Callitsis

Managing Director of Operations Systems and Support,
FedEx Custom Critical

Jason Williams

President,
Expediter Services

Jeff Tacker

Chief Operating Officer,
Expediter Services


ES is proud to have Stoops Freightliner serve as the Title Sponsor for the IN-SITE 2022 Series.

Taking Time to Honor The Service of Military Veterans & Their Families

March 8, 2022

With this edition of Spotlight News, we are dedicating some time to honor our nation’s military veterans and their families. Through their military service, veterans protect the American way of life and veterans’ families support them in those efforts and in their sacrifices. Korean War Veteran Howard William Osterkamp, upon receiving his Purple Heart, is credited with first saying these often-quoted words regarding the dedication to service by our nation’s veterans: “All gave some; some gave all.”

There’s no question that veterans make important contributions to our country following their time in the service, and the positive impact that veterans have made within the trucking industry is a prime example. Dating back to the earliest part of the Baby Boomer era following World War II, trucking has provided countless veterans with career opportunities. Professional driving, which requires some of the same skills seen in the service, can be a great fit for veterans who are transitioning into post-military careers.

ES is proud to have a number of veterans who are part of the ES Community. As part of noting the utmost respect that ES holds for veterans and the families of veterans, Spotlight News recently conducted a podcast interview with Jeff Tacker from the ES Leadership Team. Jeff is the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Commercial Officer for Expediter Services.

During the podcast, you’ll hear Jeff share his family’s strong generational connection to the military, and you’ll also hear Jeff’s deep respect and admiration for veterans and their families. The podcast interview with Jeff also provided him with the opportunity to discuss one of the ways that ES is supporting veterans’ assistance efforts within the trucking industry.

As you will hear through the podcast, Jeff spends some time highlighting the veteran support initiatives established by Forward Air, which is a partner carrier in the ES Community. Forward Air has developed a veterans’ support initiative called Operation Forward Freedom.

One of the programs promoted and supported through Operation Forward Freedom is the non-profit organization Hope For The Warriors. The mission of Hope For The Warriors is focused on helping those involved with military service to “succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope.” Hope For The Warriors is a national organization that provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources.

As you will hear Jeff discuss during the podcast interview, ES is a proud sponsor of the Drive For Hope, a program through Hope For The Warriors that Forward Air supports. The Drive For Hope is an innovative program that is dedicated to restoring driving independence to wounded service members through adaptive driving and rehabilitation.

Jeff Tacker From ES Salutes Veterans & Their Families

In this special edition of the Success In Trucking Podcast, you will hear Jeff Tacker from the ES Leadership share the company’s admiration for the service and sacrifice made by military veterans and their families.

Webinar Replay – 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting Forward Air & Truck Ownership Opportunities Is Now Available

March 1, 2022

Were you able to join us on 2-22-22 for the first webinar in our IN-SITE 2022 Online Series? If you missed our free webinar, 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting Forward Air & Truck Ownership Opportunities, ES is pleased to present a video replay of a timely discussion covering the current conditions in the market related to truck ownership. And, as the title of the webinar notes, this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Series also took an extended look at the opportunities available through Forward Air and ES.

Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI), moderated the panel discussion. Meghan Turner, the Director of Recruiting for Expediter Services, and Rachel Gilbert, the Director of Talent Marketing & OTR Capacity Development for Forward Air, served as the panelists for this edition of the webinar.

The discussion that took place with Leah, Meghan and Rachel provided a number of interesting insights while speaking to the key points of interest to those professional drivers who have a desire to explore truck ownership and become a business owner in trucking. The webinar highlighted the collaborative efforts between Forward Air and ES that have paved the way for a continually growing number of trucking entrepreneurs to achieve their goal of successfully operating small businesses within the industry.

The video replay edition of this IN-SITE 2022 Webinar also features a bonus segment with Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer for ES. Jeff joined Leah to go over some questions that ES received following the conclusion of the live event. Replay viewers will hear a conversation between Leah and Jeff that will explore how ES is positioned within the industry as a service company that assists professional drivers in the creation of trucking businesses. Jeff also discusses the comprehensive set of support services that are available to participants in the program offerings from ES.   


Expert Panel


Leah Shaver

President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute,
SiriusXM Road Dog Trucking Radio Host
Panel Moderator

Isaac Rachel Gilbert

Director of Talent Marketing & OTR Capacity Development for Forward Air

Meghan Turner

Director of Recruiting for Expediter Services

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