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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

December 21, 2022

During this Christmas season, ES would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support. It’s because of YOU, ES continues to invest in support services, programs, technologies to serve you better by providing opportunities for your trucking business to grow. We wish for you all to stay safe and healthy during this holiday season.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  

Please Note Office Closures: 

ES offices will be closed Monday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday. Our normal hours will resume Tuesday, December 27th.

ES offices will be closed Monday, January 2nd in observance of the New Year holiday and will reopen Tuesday, January 3rd.

We wish you all the warmest of holiday cheer! May the coming year be full of opportunities, happiness, and prosperity.

Women-Owned Business Initiative Shines at WIT’s Accelerate Conference

December 13, 2022

The grit and determination shown by participants in the 150 Business Challenge program served as a focal point for ES Co-Founder and CEO Jason Williams when he shared the news with the Accelerate Conference audience that ES had reached the goal of assisting in the creation of 150 women-owned businesses in trucking.

In listening to Jason’s remarks at Accelerate, it was clear that the success in trucking realized by those who used the 150 Business Challenge as the launching point for truck ownership and business creation provided the kind of proven track record that inspired the ES Leadership Team to make the commitment to continue the effort and go beyond the initial challenge.

The video above features Jason’s time on the main stage at Accelerate as well as interviews discussing the 150 Business Challenge and the company’s continued commitment through the Women-Owned Business Initiative. During the video, you will hear Women In Trucking Association President & CEO Ellen Voie praise the work of ES and the program participants, noting how this initiative fully supports the primary mission of the Women In Trucking Association by creating more opportunities for women.

While the audience hearing the news during Jason’s time at the podium reacted with a strong round of applause, Jeff Tacker captured the interest of a national radio audience during his appearance that same morning on the Dave Nemo Radio Show, which is heard on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146.

Jeff Tacker At Accelerate

Jeff Tacker was a guest of the Dave Nemo Show during RadioNemo’s coverage of the Accelerate Conference. The Success In Truck Podcast brings you a replay of Jeff’s conversation with Jimmy Mac and Lindsay Lawler.

Jeff, who is the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President for ES, had been invited to join RadioNemo’s Jimmy Mac and Lindsay Lawler for the Nemo’s Show on-site coverage from Accelerate. Jeff had the opportunity to provide an overview of the program, including the financing and support that is available from ES for the participants.

If you would like to learn more about the Women-Owned Business Initiative from ES, please visit our Women In Trucking page. If you’re ready to take the first step in making your path to ownership a reality, please call us at (877) 349-9303, option 4 or connect with us online now.

IN-SITE Miniseries Featuring Lease-To-Own Program From ES & Panther Continues With December 13 Webinar Event

December 5, 2022

On Tuesday, December 13th at 2pm EST, ES will be presenting 2022, It’s All About You: How Panther & ES Make a Better Path to Successful Truck Ownership.

Through this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 series, we will continue our mini-series of webinars exploring various aspects of the non-traditional lease-purchase program that Panther Premium Logistics (a service of ArcBest) has developed in collaboration with ES.

Register to watch the live presentation or view the webinar replay on demand after the event.

This webinar will highlight the support systems that have been set up within ES and at Panther to assist program participants in getting started and how the non-traditional lease-purchase program is designed to position participants to realize their success in trucking.

Our panel will feature Jeff Tacker, who serves as the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President for ES. Jeff has been involved with the design and the development of the non-traditional lease-purchase program that ES has created with Panther.

The webinar panel will also include Patrick Bertrand, Senior Service Coordinator at ES for this program. As you will hear during the webinar, the Service Coordinators at ES serve as a central point of contact for the owner-operators and independent contractors within the ES Community. ES Service Coordinators work to assist participants as they get started in the program, answering questions, directing them to the right resources and offering other general support.

Frank Tufano, Director of Owner-Operator Recruiting at Panther Premium Logistics, will also be joining the panel to share opportunities available at Panther and how the two teams work together to deliver a non-traditional lease purchase program that provides support and guidance so participants can take charge of their driving career and build a profitable business. RSVP now to gain access to the free webinar.

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), 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.

If you are interested in finding out more about the programs ES has available, including the Lease-To-Own Program developed in collaboration with Panther, or, if you would like to learn more about how ES can support your existing trucking business, please call us at (877) 349-9303, option 4 or connect with us online and a representative will follow up with you soon.

Expert Panel
Leah Shaver
Leah Shaver
President & CEO
National Transportation Institute
Jeff Tacker
Jeff Tacker
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Executive Vice President
Expediter Services
Patrick Bertrand
Patrick Bertrand
Senior Service Coordinator
Expediter Services
Frank Tufano
Frank Tufano
Director, Owner-Operator Recruiting
Panther Premium Logistics (a service of ArcBest)


Our miniseries highlighting the non-traditional lease-to-own program created by ES and Panther began with a live presentation on November 15th. Leah Shaver also served as the moderator for “2022, It’s All About You – And Panther!” The panelists from Panther were Frank Tufano, the company’s Director of Owner-Operator Recruiting, and Cory Robertson, Driver Recruiting Manager. The panelists from ES for the November edition of the IN-SITE Webinar Series were David Withers, Senior Director of Operations & Recruiting, and Danny Vernon, the Director of Truck Sales & Finance.

As you will see through this replay, the topics covered in this webinar included:

  • Non-traditional lease-purchase opportunities available through Panther Premium Logistics (a service of ArcBest) and ES
  • How the Panther Lease-Purchase Program Powered by ES stands apart from traditional lease-purchase programs
  • Requirements and process of applying for available opportunities
  • Truck availability for solos and teams
  • Service and support available to ES Community members

Each of the webinar and podcast releases in the IN-SITE 2022 series feature topics of interest for owner-operators, independent contract drivers, fleet owners and any aspiring entrepreneurs within trucking. To access previous releases and to stay up to date on the latest from the IN-SITE 2022 Online Series, please visit

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

A Time for Thanks

November 22, 2022

During this season of Thanksgiving, ES would like to give thanks to YOU, the independent contractors, owner-operators, fleet owners, motor carriers and vendors, who are the backbone of everything we do as a community. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve your business and the ES Community.

You are the reason ES continues to invest in support services, programs, technologies, people and office space in order serve you better by providing opportunities for business generation — through good freight and bad.

Happy Thanksgiving from Expediter Services

We have much to be thankful for in 2022, and we’re looking forward to 2023 to serve you even better.

Please Note Office Closures: ES offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Our normal hours will resume Monday, November 28th.

Proclamation of Thanksgiving

“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added…

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People,  I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.”
President Abraham Lincoln

ES Announces Expansion of Women-Owned Business Initiative

November 17, 2022

ES is excited to announce that the company has met its goal of creating and growing 150 women-owned businesses and is expanding the initiative to continue to finance and support women-owned businesses in the transportation industry. ES Co-Founder & CEO Jason Williams shared the news during the Women In Trucking Association’s annual Accelerate! Conference being held in Dallas.

Women-Owned Business, Women In Trucking
ES Co-Founder & CEO on the main stage at the Accelerate Conference with Ellen Voie, the President & CEO of the Women In Trucking Association.

First announced at the 2017 Accelerate! Conference as a collaborative initiative between ES and the Women In Trucking Association (WIT), the 150 Business Challenge became a proven platform for the creation and expansion of women-owned businesses in trucking by utilizing the ES Path To Ownership program model as well as the support and resources available to members of the ES Community.

“From the time that we launched Expediter Services in 2006, part of our mission has always been to work with professional drivers who want to pursue the American Dream of owning their own business. Over the years, we have worked to create programs and support systems through our ES Community that are designed to level the playing field for anyone who has the desire and the commitment to start and operate their own trucking business,” said Williams.

“From the first time I met with the team at ES, it was clear to me that promoting diversity is in the DNA of ES. Creating opportunities that can empower women to become truck owners and start businesses in the trucking industry is part of what ES does, and that commitment is great for our industry,” said Ellen Voie, President & CEO of the Women In Trucking Association.

As part of the program, ES offers participants competitive market-rate financing via the relationship lending model established through ES Equipment Finance. ES is excited to announce that the company has met its goal of creating and growing 150 women-owned businesses in partnership with the Women In Trucking Association and is expanding the initiative to continue to finance and support women-owned businesses in the transportation industry with a commitment of $40 million to the program!

The program is designed to have the participants run under the authority of the motor carriers participating in the program through the ES Community. Truck ownership is achieved with an affordable payment plan and with program participants receiving consistent miles from the participating carriers as well as business support from the ES Team. Forward Air, FedEx Custom Critical and Panther Premium Logistics (a service of ArcBest) were the first carriers within the ES Community to utilize the non-asset capacity being generated by the 150 Business Challenge.

“We know there is more work to be done in opening the doors of business ownership for women in the trucking industry. This is why we are continuing the important work started through the 150 Business Challenge under our new ES Women-Owned Business Initiative. As always, we want to continue to be a trusted resource for making truck ownership and business creation opportunities for trucking professionals and for those people who are thinking about entering the industry,” said Williams.

ES has a landing page with more information on our commitment to assist in the creation of women-owned businesses available through the following link:

If you or someone you know is interested in starting or expanding their women-owned business, call our recruiting team at (877) 349-9303, option 4 or connect with us online.

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