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.
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. You are the reason ES continues to invest in support services, programs and technologies in order serve you better by providing opportunities to help you grow your business. We’re here to support you and your business, so you Never Stand Alone.
We have much to be thankful for in 2021, and we’re looking forward to 2022, where it’s all about YOU!
“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: Proclamation of Thanksgiving
Were you able to connect with ES through Zoom on October 26th for the Fall Edition of IN-SITE 2021 Webinar Series? ES hosted an informative discussion that covered a range of timely topics during Start Your Own Trucking Business: All Treats & No Tricks.
If you missed the live event or if you would like to watch it again, ES has now made the video replay of the webinar available through the ES Success In Trucking YouTube Channel.
This edition of the IN-SITE 2021 series was the fifth webinar that ES has hosted this year. As ES has done with the previous four webinars, the Fall Edition of the series was anchored around the theme of Starting Your Own Trucking Business.
Jason Williams, the President and Co-Founder of ES, and Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of ES, served as the panelists for the webinar. Jason and Jeff were joined on the webinar by Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute, who served as the moderator. Leah, who is a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146, was on camera from her NTI studio, while Jason and Jeff joined the webinar on camera from the headquarters of ES.
The approach the group took with the webinar was to make it a conversation that would allow them to examine the trends that have taken place within the trucking industry so far during 2021. The group focused specifically on issues impacting aspiring trucking entrepreneurs and current small trucking business owners. As viewers of the replay will see, this edition of the webinar covers a number of top topics that are a part of today’s trucking landscape, including what’s happening in the new truck market, access to financing and freight trends in the coming year.
The Fall Edition of the IN-SITE 2021 Webinar Series also provided Jason and Jeff the chance to talk about the truck ownership opportunities and support available through the ES Community. As you can see through the webinar replay, Jason and Jeff, in responding to the questions and points that Leah raised, were able to compare and contrast the challenges new owner-operators who obtain their own authority can face versus new business owners who are members of the ES Community.
The webinar discussion offered an opportunity for Jason and Jeff to detail how the comprehensive set of programs and service offerings available through the ES Community work to position owner-operators, independent contract drivers and fleet owners for success in today’s trucking industry.
ES would like to invite you to watch the video replay of our IN-SITE 2021 Fall Webinar, Start Your Own Trucking Business: All Treats & No Tricks. If you have questions regarding anything you see during the webinar, or if you have questions about the programs and offerings from ES, please send us an email: [email protected]. You can also call us at 877-349-9303.
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.
In this edition of Spotlight News, we will be sharing the latest on a nontraditional lease-to-own program that ES has developed in collaboration with Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest. Through this program that was launched earlier this year, Panther and ES are able 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 nontraditional lease-to-own program from ES and Panther is another example of the commitment that ES has made to ensure that professional drivers Never Stand Alone. 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 provide some perspective and offer an overview of the nontraditional lease-to-own program from ES and Panther, our video crew had the opportunity to spend some time at the Expedite Expo with Frank Tufano, the Director of Owner-Operator Recruiting for Panther. In addition to asking Frank about the nontraditional lease-to-own program and how Panther is working to utilize this opportunity within the company’s recruiting efforts, we talked to Frank about the relationship he has built with the team at ES.
The truck ownership opportunities and comprehensive programs offered by ES spent some time under one of radio’s brightest spotlights on September 13th when ES President Jason Williams was welcomed as a guest on the Dave Nemo Show on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146.
Jason had the honor of being the first guest as Radio Nemo kicked off its special coverage of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2021 with a series of feature interviews. As one of the flagship programs on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio, the Dave Nemo Show is a must-listen for professional drivers. With over 50 years as an on-air radio host focused on trucking, Dave is a legend in both the radio and trucking industries.
Jason’s Driver Appreciation Week appearance on Radio Nemo marked the second time that he has been interviewed by Dave.As you can hear through the radio replay podcast featured within this edition of Spotlight, Dave asked Jason about the history of ES and why ES has chosen to place an intense focus on the needs of professional drivers who are aspiring entrepreneurs as well as owner-operators and fleet owners who are seeking to enhance and grow their trucking businesses.
It was clear that prior to the interview Dave had spent some time on the ES website, as he referenced a number of key points from ES programs, and Dave took a moment to highlight the ES company motto, Never Stand Alone! At one point in the interview, Nemo called the offerings from ES the ultimate business-to-business model.
The interview time on Radio Nemo during Driver Appreciation Week gave Jason the opportunity to share the high level of care and appreciation that Jason and the entire ES Team have for professional drivers and entrepreneurs working to build small businesses in trucking.
ES would like to thank Radio Nemo, SiriusXM and Road Dog Trucking Radio for allowing Spotlight News to share the replay of Jason’s interview on the Dave Nemo Showas 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 am to 11 am Eastern time on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146.
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.