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ES Set To Launch IN-SITE 2023 Webinar Series With ‘New Year, New Business’

January 10, 2023

Panel Discussion will include placing a spotlight on the non-traditional lease-purchase program that Panther Premium Logistics (a service of ArcBest) has developed in collaboration with ES.

On Tuesday, January 24th at 2pm EST, ES will present the first edition of our IN-SITE 2023 Webinar Series with a free event entitled “New Year, New Business.” Our panel will feature ES Co-Founder & CEO Jason Williams and David Kessler, Vice President of Expedite Fleet & Operations at ArcBest®.

Everyone who registers for this webinar will have the option to attend the live event or watch the video replay at your convenience.

During the webinar, you will hear our panelists share the commitment both ES and Panther have made from the executive level throughout their organizations to support professional drivers for success as well as…

  • The outlook for freight in 2023
  • Non-traditional lease-purchase opportunities available through Panther and ES
  • How the Panther Lease-Purchase Program Powered by ES stands apart from traditional lease-purchase programs
  • Truck availability and financing for solos and teams
  • Service and support available to ES Community members

This edition of the IN-SITE 2023 Webinar Series will be moderated by Leah Shaver, the President, and CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI). Founded in 1995, NTI has earned a 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. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the programs ES has available including the Panther Lease-Purchase Program Powered by ES, 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
Jason Williams
Jason Williams
Co-Founder & CEO
Expediter Services
David Kessler
David Kessler
Vice President of Expedite Fleet & Operations
ArcBest®

December Webinar Replay: The December 13th edition of the IN-SITE Webinar series featured a look inside 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. To watch the replay of the IN-SITE Webinar held on December 13th please click here.

ES is proud to have Stoops Freightliner serve as the Title Sponsor for the IN-SITE 2023 Series.


Webinar Replay – How Panther & ES Make a Better Path to Successful Truck Ownership

January 3, 2023

Our miniseries highlighting the non-traditional lease-purchase program created by ES and Panther continued with our second live presentation on December 13th. Leah Shaver served as the moderator for 2022, It’s All About You: How Panther & ES Make a Better Path to Successful Truck Ownership.”

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

  • Who ES and Panther Premium Logistics (a service of ArcBest) are and what opportunities, services, tools  and benefits are available through the non-traditional lease-purchase program that has been developed by the two companies
  • How each team’s unique experience guides their approach to assisting contractors for long-term profitable and sustainable success
  • What you should consider asking when choosing your carrier and a lease-purchase program
  • How the Panther Lease Purchase Program Powered by ES stands apart from traditional lease purchase programs including
    • No down payment
    • No minimum credit requirements
    • Industry leading fuel & tire discounts
    • Competitive insurance rates
    • Back-office support

To access previous releases and to stay up to date on the latest from the IN-SITE Online Series that include topics of interest for owner-operators, independent contract drivers, fleet owners and any aspiring entrepreneurs, please visit essuccessintrucking.com/insite2022/

We encourage you to contact us for information 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.


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

Mark your calendars! On January 24th, ES will be presenting the first IN-SITE Webinar of 2023 entitled “New Year, New Business.”

With this edition of the series, we will continue our in-depth exploration of the collaborative work that ES and Panther Premium Logistics (a service of ArcBest) are doing to create new opportunities in trucking for aspiring entrepreneurs through an innovative and non-traditional lease-purchase program. Registration for the live webinar will be available soon!

The panel for this webinar will feature ES Co-Founder & CEO Jason Williams and David Kessler, Vice President of Expedite Fleet & Operations at ArcBest®.

In addition to highlighting the program particulars and support systems that have been set up to assist participants, the January 24th webinar will give viewers the opportunity to see the commitment both ES and Panther have made to success of the participants in the program.

You’ll also get a look inside the work being done within this program from the executive level to assist the professionals who are behind the wheel.

This edition of the IN-SITE Webinar Series will be moderated by Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI). 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.

In the coming days, ES will be sharing more details about the January 24th edition of the IN-SITE Webinar Series, including how you can register to watch the live presentation or view the webinar on demand.

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 help you grow your existing trucking business, please call us at (877) 349-9303, option 4 or click here to connect with us online.


Expert Panel
Leah Shaver
Leah Shaver
President & CEO
National Transportation Institute
Jason Williams
Jason Williams
Co-Founder & CEO
Expediter Services
David Kessler
David Kessler
Vice President of Expedite Fleet & Operations
Panther Premium Logistics (a service of ArcBest)

ES is proud to have Stoops Freightliner serve as the Title Sponsor for the IN-SITE 2023 Series.

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.

RSVP for WEbinar

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.

RSVP for WEbinar

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)

NOVEMBER 15th IN-SITE WEBINAR REPLAY

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 https://essuccessintrucking.com/insite2022/.

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

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