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ES Success In Trucking Expands Offering to Include Health Insurance Marketplace

July 27, 2023

At ES, we believe that the owner-operators, independent contractors, and fleet owners that make up our community are their own greatest asset and that staying healthy is essential to achieving their Success In Trucking.

At the IN-SITE Dinner hosted by ES at the Expedite Expo held Friday, July 21st, leaders from ES announced the addition of a new health insurance marketplace, ESHealthPlans.com, to our suite of growing solutions designed to improve our community members’ quality of life and profitability.

For less than $.01 per mile, this exclusive offering provides customizable plans that can be built to include health, dental, vision, telehealth services, life insurance, and more all at a price point that makes sense for our community members. This new marketplace can also benefit fleet owners, helping them attract and retain valued professional drivers.

Next-day coverage is standard for health, dental, life, and accident insurance with no exam needed. This combined with the telehealth component allows participants to have access to their preferred healthcare provider 24/7 without an extended waiting period, drawn-out process, or coming off the road.

“When you’re an owner-operator, your greatest asset is your well-being and health,” stated Jeff Tacker, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Commercial Officer for ES. “Taking care of yourself while on the road is a challenge, and the ES team is committed to making it easier for our community members to get great coverage that meets their needs at an affordable price.”

To learn more about the health insurance marketplace, visit ESHealthPlans.com to view available options and compare costs or schedule an appointment with Greg Hellmich, a former driver turned healthcare consultant. As a former truck driver, Greg knows the challenges you face on the road and can help you and your family navigate the enrollment process and select the right options for you.

The rollout of the health insurance offering was one of several highlights of this year’s Expedite Expo. Stay tuned for additional content as we recap, reflect, and share insights from another great event.

Going In-Depth With David King On ESHealthPlans.com

In this episode of the Success In Trucking Podcast, we’ll meet David King, who is part of the team that has worked with ES to develop ESHealthPlans.com. David is a trucking industry veteran and he’s watched the difference that the opportunities and programs from ES have been making in the trucking industry for many years. As you’ll hear, David shares his long admiration for the ES Community. A major portion of the interview features David discussing the advantages that are now available through the insurance offerings that can be accessed with ESHealthPlans.com.

Stay up-to-date with the Success In Trucking Podcast.
Along with the latest news and happenings from ES, the podcast features interviews with industry experts as well as members of the ES community. Each episode will weigh in on pressing topics and provide insights & tips, all in an effort to help you run your business more effectively and efficiently.

Relationships, Access, and The Expedite Expo with Danny Vernon

July 5, 2023

The past few years in the trucking industry have been highlighted by challenges, making surrounding yourself with a support system and investing in relationships increasingly valuable. 

With truck prices and interest rates on the rise, we sat down with Danny Vernon, Director of Truck Sales and Finance at Expediter Services, to discuss the current truck market and the role of relationships.

Danny Vernon

Danny is a straight shooter and didn’t pull any punches when we asked him about the current state of trucking, stating “the challenges facing owner-operators and fleet owners are real.”  

Throughout the conversation he emphasized that vehicle accessibility has been one of the biggest barriers to entry for years, but the recent economy of trucking has made it even more difficult unless you have either a large amount of capital or experience.

The relationship aspect is one that is often overlooked in truck financing, but for Danny and his team, it is an essential component. The ES model is one that revolves around what Danny refers to as “relationship lending.” Owner-operators are given the opportunity to prove themselves instead of being distilled down to a credit score and a down payment. 

Very few lenders provide an avenue that removes barriers and even fewer back that up with the support system like that found at ES. Unlike a traditional lender or dealership, the relationship doesn’t end once the ink is dry, a key differentiator for Danny. “Our motto is Never Stand Alone, and we stand by that.” Whether it is through business advice or the various discount programs, the relationship is the spark that drives everything in the ES Community.

Those relationships come from many different avenues. Some find ES on their own, some are connected through current community members, and others connect for the first time at events like the upcoming Expedite Expo.

When we asked Danny what he was most looking forward to at this year’s Expo, he was quick to respond, stating, “the opportunity to rub shoulders with our community and those interested in learning about ES is what the show is all about.” 

With several opportunities to connect with the ES team and community over the two-day event, the Expo has become a yearly highlight for Danny’s team. Danny did mention that once again, equipment would be on hand to give drivers a chance to see what they could potentially get into through a relationship with ES.

Danny and the ES Truck Sales team will be at booth #606 at this year’s Expedite Expo, but there are several ways to connect, such as the annual IN-SITE Dinner

Catch all the details and Danny’s thoughts on the importance of relationships in the truck lending business in our most recent podcast.

Danny Vernon Looks At The Truck Market Ahead of The Expedite Expo

Danny Vernon, the Director of Truck Sales and Finance at ES, will be our guest on this edition of the podcast. Danny will give his perspective on what’s happening in the truck market this year and you’ll also hear Danny share his thoughts on the value of having the opportunity to be face-to-face with the folks attending this year’s Expedite Expo.

Stay up-to-date with the Success In Trucking Podcast.
Along with the latest news and happenings from ES, the podcast features interviews with industry experts as well as members of the ES community. Each episode will weigh in on pressing topics and provide insights & tips, all in an effort to help you run your business more effectively and efficiently.

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Opportunity, Success, & the Expedite Expo: Insights from Jason Williams

June 28, 2023

Jason Williams is a glass half-full type of leader and has been since Expediter Services’ (ES) founding, almost 18 years ago. When we sat down with him during our most recent podcast, we asked him about the outlook for the remainder of 2023 and found a common thread that ran throughout the conversation – “opportunity.”

Jason Williams

In a year that has been personified by transition and turmoil, Jason was quick to point out that this is an opportunity for owner-operators and fleet owners to buckle down and focus on their business, stating “tight times are a proving ground for fleet owners.”

Having seen the ups and downs of trucking over the past couple of decades, Jason’s approach to business has filtered down to the ever-growing number of programs and advantages that have made ES a leader in the industry.

By nature, trucking is cyclical. There are good times and there are down years. Coming off the heels of COVID-19, we have seen record-breaking numbers in terms of freight and capacity entering the market, but as expected, the market has started to correct. 

For Jason, safe, stable capacity is the ultimate goal to help weather the leaner years and reap the benefits of when the market bounces back. The key to finding safe, stable capacity revolves around investment and support.

Investing in partnerships and surrounding yourself with a great support network are the hallmarks of ES. One of the best opportunities to do both for owner-operators and fleet owners according to Jason, is at the annual Expedite Expo.

For individuals that are interested in the expedite industry or are already in the space and are looking to improve their business, the Expo serves as a much-needed venue for owner-operators and fleet owners to connect with vendors and partners, including ES.

Jason reminisced on ES’s humble beginnings at the annual event, a 10X10 booth, and mad dashes to Kinkos. Today, ES serves as the presenting sponsor and hosts the annual IN-SITE Dinner. Over the years the event has evolved, but one constant remains – the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and improve your business, especially by taking advantage of the services and benefits provided by the ES Community.

The 2023 Expedite Expo will run July 21-22 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Jason and other ES team members will be on hand to answer questions. Stop by booth #418 for ES, booth #606 for ES Truck Sales, and be sure to join us at the IN-SITE Dinner Friday evening at the Expo to hear from Jason and other industry experts, like Leah Shaver.

Catch the full conversation with Jason below.

Jason Williams Discusses 2023 Market Conditions

In Part 1 of our two-episode conversation with Expediter Services Co-Founder and CEO Jason Williams, we’ll hear Jason’s observations on the market conditions that have taken shape within the trucking industry during the first half of 2023. Jason also discusses how ES has responded to the challenges in today’s trucking market as well as how the services and support provided from the ES Community continue to help the business growth for members of the ES Community.

Jason Williams Looks Back At The Origins Of The IN-SITE Dinner At the Expo

For the conclusion of our two-part interview with ES Co-Founder and CEO Jason Williams, we ask Jason to look back at the early days of the Expedite Expo for ES. Jason recalls how the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo first got its start and he discusses the importance of being able to spend time with folks attending the Expo and the IN-SITE Dinner.

Stay up-to-date with the Success In Trucking Podcast.
Along with the latest news and happenings from ES, the podcast features interviews with industry experts as well as members of the ES community. Each episode will weigh in on pressing topics and provide insights & tips, all in an effort to help you run your business more effectively and efficiently.

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Connect, Learn, and Improve at The Expedite Expo

June 21, 2023

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – June 21, 2023 – In 4 weeks, the expedited freight community will come together to connect, learn, and help one another improve at the annual Expedite Expo in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Running July 21-22, the Expo is unlike any other event in trucking.

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Serving as the only expedite-focused conference, the two-day event offers owner-operators and fleet owners the opportunity to connect with vendors and others in the expedited space. Each day, industry experts will host a variety of workshops geared toward helping owners improve their businesses.  

Expediter Services (ES) will once again serve as presenting sponsor of the event, and we are excited to connect with the members of our community and introduce those that aren’t familiar with all the advantages of our various programs.

In addition to our booths, #418 for ES and #606 for ES Truck Sales, ES will host the annual IN-SITE Dinner on Friday, July 21st at 5:30 PM EST. The evening event allows community members to connect and features members of the ES executive management team, industry experts, and other ES community members on stage where they will share their stories and insights.

Leah Shaver, President & CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI), will join Jason Williams and Jeff Tacker of Expediter Services, where they will provide updates on the state of the industry, outlooks for the remainder of 2023, and share data that can help owner-operators and fleet owners improve their bottom line.

Leah spoke about the event in a recent podcast with the Expediter Services team, stating that the event is one of the best opportunities to connect with the men and women that drive this industry forward. Catch the full conversation before the Expo, then connect with Leah Shaver at the ES booth and hear her thoughts at the annual IN-SITE dinner.

2023 IN-SITE Dinner – Hosted by Expediter Services
Friday July 21, 2023 @ 5:30PM

The IN-SITE Dinner is FREE to event attendees, but registration is required as space is limited.

2023 Expedite Expo
Friday July 21, 2023 to Saturday, July 22, 2023
Register Here for the Expedite Expo → https://www.expediteexpo.com

Registration is FREE! Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and connect with industry professionals.

About ES:
Expediter Services is a full service one-stop support and financial technology company offering independent contract driver programs and owner-operator programs to the industry through our partner carriers. When you are with ES you NEVER STAND ALONE and are supported and presented with opportunities from our wholly owned subsidiaries: Expediter Contract Driver Services, Expediter Equipment Finance, Expediter Truck Sales, Expediter Management Services, and Expediter Insurance Services. We accomplish this by offering opportunity and support programs that help contractors obtain SUCCESS IN TRUCKING!

Stay up-to-date with the Success In Trucking Podcast.
Along with the latest news and happenings from ES, the podcast features interviews with industry experts as well as members of the ES community. Each episode will weigh in on pressing topics and provide insights & tips, all in an effort to help you run your business more effectively and efficiently.

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Join Leah Shaver at The IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo July 21st

June 9, 2023

Spend five minutes with Leah Shaver and you will quickly realize that she has spent her entire career in the trucking industry, and she is incredibly passionate about helping drive the industry forward at every level. 

Leah will be the first to tell you that she is here “for the people,” and it is evident in everything that she does. Her dedication to serve the front line workers of the industry is second to none, and one of the reasons she has become an integral part of the ES team over the past 6 years.

Since 2017, Leah has helped the ES team continue to build our community, providing hard data and insights that only a career working with truck drivers, owner-operators, and fleet owners can provide.

Beyond ES, her expertise has been instrumental in shaping the industry that we all love, where she serves as a conduit between the men and women that are behind the wheel, and the decision makers at both the state and federal levels.

Leah joined us on our most recent podcast and shared a little about her story, insights, and what she is looking forward to in the latter half of 2023. 

The Expedite Expo, where ES serves as the presenting sponsor, and IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo hosted by ES are at the top of her list as she will join the ES leadership team both in the booth and on stage. For Leah, these opportunities to engage with and personally thank the trucking professionals that keep our nation moving forward are things that cannot be taken for granted.

If you’d like to learn more from Leah in-person about the state of the industry and what sets ES apart, join ES at the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expedite Expo July 21st in Fort Wayne, IN. The events are FREE but space is limited, so register today!

We are proud to have Leah as part of the ES Community and are delighted to continue supporting her and the National Transportation Institute in their role in the trucking industry.

Hear Part 1 of Leah’s Story

Serving as a mother to a toddler, President & CEO of the National Transportation Institute, radio host, and more is just another day in the life of Leah Shaver. Her passion for the trucking industry shines in every conversation, and we are lucky to have her as part of our team. Learn more about Leah’s story, the Expedite Expo & IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo and her expectations for the coming months in our most recent Spotlight. 

Catching Up With Leah Shaver, Part 2

In this edition of the podcast, we will be bringing you Part 2 of our conversation with Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute. You’ll hear Leah discuss the IN-SITE Dinner and some of the directions she plans to take for her time as a speaker at the event. We also talk about her recent interview with the Director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In the final section of the podcast, we talk about being a first-year Mom and her son’s first birthday.

Stay up-to-date with the Success In Trucking Podcast. Along with the latest news and happenings from ES, the podcast features interviews with industry experts as well as members of the ES community. Each episode will weigh in on pressing topics and provide insights & tips, all in an effort to help you run your business more effectively and efficiently.

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