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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 20, 2023

As the year comes to an end and the holiday season gets fully underway, ES would like to share a heartfelt thank you to each and every member of our community and team.

Your continued support and faith in ES is the driving force behind our collective success, and continues to help us grow and expand the advantages available to our community.

We are excited to see what 2024 brings, and to continue to support your business.

Whether you are traveling across town or across the country this holiday season, please stay safe and healthy.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

– The ES Team

Office Closures & After Hours Support

Christmas Holiday: ES offices will be closed Monday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas holiday. Our normal hours will resume Tuesday, December 26th.

New Year Holiday: ES offices will be closed Monday, January 1st in observance of the New Year holiday and will reopen Tuesday, January 2nd.

After Hours Support: If you need urgent assistance during the holidays, please call 877-349-9303 and a team member will assist you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Get To Know Our Service Providers: Colby Lynch

December 13, 2023

Spend a few minutes with the ES team, and you will undoubtedly hear us say that our community members “Never Stand Alone.” A big part of that equation, and a key advantage of partnering with ES, is the ongoing support from our service providers. Colby Lynch is one of the cornerstones of that team, and over his tenure with ES has helped countless community members learn, grow, and improve their businesses.

Colby Lynch

When talking about service providers, chances are your mind will immediately go to operational support. For Colby, helping with day-to-day operations is essential, but he will be the first to tell you that it is only a fraction of the job.

“Some days you are talking about strategy, others you are helping address questions or concerns. We want to see our partners successful in every aspect of their business and lives,” stated Colby in a recent interview.

In just five short years with ES, his approach, attitude, and willingness to listen and learn, have helped Colby forge relationships and have a lifetime of impact. He perhaps put it best stating, “We are here to help, and are by your side every step of the way.”

It is that mentality that can be seen across the entire service provider team, and what makes working with ES so special. We encourage you to connect with Colby and other members of the ES team if we can help LIFT up your business in any way.

We are proud to have Colby as part of the ES team and are excited to see his continued growth. 

Listen To Colby’s Interview

In our most recent spotlight interview, Colby sat down with Greg Thompson and discussed his role as a service provider, the advantages the team brings to the table for owner-operators and fleet owners, and what he has learned over the past 5 years with ES.

ES Women-Owned Business Initiative Reaches New Heights

November 29, 2023

Spend some time around the ES team, and you’ll quickly realize that we are all about opening doors and creating opportunities for those that are underserved within the trucking industry. The Women-Owned Business Initiative is one such project.

Women-Owned Business

Beginning in 2017, in partnership with the Women In Trucking (WIT) Association, the original 150 Challenge was designed to create 150 women-owned businesses and give women in trucking an avenue to secure financing and support to LIFT up their businesses.

With the help of our amazing partnerships, ES reached that initial goal in August 2022.

Because of the success of the 150 Challenge, and the continued need in the industry, ES expanded the program to serve and support women in the trucking industry with the Women-Owned Business Initiative.

Thanks to the growing momentum of the program, and the continued support from our partners, vendor network, and community members, members of the ES executive team attended the Women In Trucking Accelerate Conference in Dallas and celebrated surpassing 210 women-owned businesses created and financed by ES in November 2023.

That number only represents a small fraction of the story. It has only been made possible by the amazing women that have poured their blood, sweat, and tears into their businesses.

“It speaks to the tenacity, toughness, and mindset of these ladies who are coming into the industry and want an opportunity to do better for themselves and their families,” said Jason Williams, President & CEO of ES, from the main stage of the Accelerate Conference.

At ES, we regularly talk about Attitude, Aptitude, and Work Ethic, and the members of the Women-Owned Business Initiative are shining examples of what makes our community so great.

You can learn more about Women In Trucking, and the Women Owned Business Initiative here.

Help Us Get To 300

Progress within the Women-Owned Business Initiative has exceeded all expectations, but in many ways, we are just getting started. Women comprise over 40% of the ES Community, and we are excited to see that number grow in the coming months and years.

When we first began, 300 seemed a lofty goal, but today it is the next stepping stone. We cannot reach that goal without you! Help us share the message, and LIFT up more women within the trucking industry.

Interested in learning more? Visit Women In Trucking or connect with our team at 877-349-9303 to learn more about the advantages of joining the ES Community and see why with ES in your corner, you will Never Stand Alone.

ES: A Holistic Approach

November 16, 2023

Spend a few minutes around any member of the Expediter Services team and you will likely hear us say that “with ES, you Never Stand Alone.” It is a motto that we have had since day one, and serves as a guiding principle as we move forward and expand the ever-growing advantages available to our community members.

Holistic Approach

But what does it actually mean? 

When you dig a little deeper you quickly realize that there is more than meets the eye. We have put support structures in place to help every aspect of our community member’s businesses, including those that go beyond the numbers.

A Holistic Approach To Business

Rather than looking at a single piece of the puzzle, we look at the individual and the business components as intertwined and have worked hard to create a holistic approach. This means putting support structures in place to make it easier to run your business, take care of yourself, and find success.


This might seem like an odd starting point, especially when so much focus in trucking is on the equipment, and we will certainly get there. But the simple fact is, we are a people-first company. The nicest, newest equipment is all for nothing if you aren’t healthy enough to keep the wheels moving.

Over the past year we have worked diligently to create an insurance program that is designed for truckers. This means access to medical providers anytime, anywhere and options that fit what you and your family need right now. The best part – you don’t have to take part in any other ES programs to benefit.

Spiritual & Mental Health

Similar to your physical well-being, your mental health is also incredibly important and a holistic approach wouldn’t be complete without this component. Trucking is a tough business. Issues like depression, anxiety, and loneliness are far too common in the industry and we want our community members to have access to people that are certified to help.

That is why we have partnered with Corporate Chaplains of America, and have a Corporate Chaplain on staff that is always available to talk, regardless of religious affiliation. 


One of the biggest draws to joining the ES Community is the ability to leverage our collective buying power and impact the bottom line of your business. Whether it is through equipment financing, or our fuel, shop, and tire discount program, the financial benefits clearly stand out.

Where we differ ourselves is in placing greater value on attitude, aptitude, and work ethic than credit history or score. Our goal isn’t to get someone signed up and sent on their merry way because our success is dependent on our community members’ success.

This includes being as open and transparent through the process as possible. We don’t shy away from the hard questions, and we are willing to pull back the curtain and show you the nuts and bolts of how our financial deals are structured.


Setting someone up for success in the trucking industry means more than just getting them solid equipment or a great discount on fuel. It also means having structures in place to help them manage their business, if needed. Like a spotter in a weight room, we are there to make sure that you have the support you need – when you need it most. 

The trucking business isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, and having someone that you trust and can connect with to help when times get tough can be the difference between success and failure. Whether you need professional services such as taxes, legal advice, or general business support, or just a sounding board on a bad day, we are here to help you weather the storm.

Support services are available 24/7 because we know that the trucking industry never stops.

Join the ES Community

The four pillars that we outlined above are a high-level overview of the different support structures that we have put in place over the years. We are committed to continuing to add to the number of advantages available to our community members.

If you are looking for a partner that can help you in every aspect of your business, connect with our team at 877-349-9303 and see for yourself why we are excited to bring a holistic approach to business within the trucking industry.

Using ES Health Plans As Preventative Maintenance

October 18, 2023

With open enrollment starting November 1st, many of our community members are turning their attention to health insurance. Keeping yourself healthy is just as important as regularly scheduled maintenance on your truck. By taking steps to ensure your health and wellness, you are protecting the most important asset to your company as an owner-operator – YOURSELF!

Health Insurance

Earlier this year, the ES team announced the expansion of advantages to our community members, which now includes health insurance. We recently sat down with Greg Hellmich, former truck driver and our partner for the ES Health Insurance Marketplace,, to talk about some of the challenges of navigating the healthcare system and finding coverage options that are right for you and your family. Here are a few takeaways from that conversation.

What To Consider When Purchasing Health Insurance

The challenge with healthcare is that everyone needs different levels of coverage because we all have different life circumstances. Greg was quick to point out the following three items that he makes the focal point of every conversation about insurance coverage.


Cost is usually the first point that anyone looks at when considering coverage. Premiums, deductibles, and copays all impact your bottom line and generally will make or break the decision.

For most, cost will be determined by need and their current financial situation. Think about what you need in a healthcare plan including how frequently you visit the doctor, the medications you need, and what makes sense for you in regards to monthly premiums versus deductibles and copays paid at the time of care. 

If you are choosing coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, you may be eligible for subsidies that can offset your costs. Visit and schedule a call with Greg if you need help making a decision on what plan is best for you and your family.


Fleet owners and owner-operators are constantly on the move. Having access to a national network of providers, like you would see with national truck shops, should be the starting point. In-network providers are both more willing to work claims and usually come in at a fraction of the cost, according to Greg.

The challenge with navigating open enrollment alone is that you may be inclined to only look at the price and the subsidies without realizing that you could be on the hook for a hefty bill because the network is only local.

As part of the network conversation, services like telehealth can be a game changer. Greg mentioned that the average wait for telehealth is 11 minutes. That means you can access a doctor anytime, anywhere, in less time than it takes to fuel your truck – and the best part is that the first two months are covered as a token of appreciation for joining the community.

Ongoing Support

While the first two points may dominate the conversation, don’t overlook the impact of support. Every provider in the marketplace will have a customer support hotline, but we all know that hold times can be extreme, especially during cold and flu season when more claims are filed.

Fuel, shop, and tire discounts are available to the ES community because we have gone to bat for our community members and are willing to negotiate the best rates on the market. Your insurance provider should be willing to do the same for you. Having someone that is both accessible and knowledgeable can help cut costs when life happens.

Getting Started With ES Health Plans

November 1st will be here before you know it and open enrollment will be underway. As you prepare to make decisions that will impact your family in 2024, we highly recommend connecting with Greg and his team. They focus on smart and simple insurance plans that are designed for the trucking community.

To learn more about insurance coverage visit and connect with our amazing network of providers. 

Listen to the full conversation with Greg using the link provided below.

Exploring Health Insurance & Options Available To The ES Community

Jeff Reese from the ES Team conducted an interview with Greg Hellmich, who is the point of contact for ES Community members requesting information about the health insurance offerings available through

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