The ES Advantage Blog

At ES Advantage, our goal is to be a resource for owner-operators and fleet owners. Whether it is through industry leading discounts on fuel, shop, and tires, our insurance provider network, or sharing insights on the latest industry news that impacts your business, know that with ES Advantage by your side, you will NEVER STAND ALONE. To learn more about our services call 888-566-9877.

  • Offsetting Inflation With ES Advantage

    Offsetting Inflation With ES Advantage

    It is no secret that margins are razor-thin in trucking. The rising costs of doing business are impacting every fleet in the nation and can make it a challenge for owner-operators and fleet owners to find success. One of the best ways to combat inflation is to leverage discount programs, like those available to ES…

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  • Essential Preventative Maintenance Tips for Summer Driving

    Essential Preventative Maintenance Tips for Summer Driving

    As the temperature rises and the roads stretch endlessly ahead, it’s time to gear up for the summer driving season. Whether you’re hauling freight cross-country or navigating local routes, the summer months present unique challenges for both vehicles and drivers. To ensure smooth sailing on the highways, it’s crucial to prioritize preventative maintenance. Here are…

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  • IFTA & Pump Prices: What You Need To Know

    IFTA & Pump Prices: What You Need To Know

    It’s an easy trap to fall into. You see that fuel is 10¢ cheaper per gallon a few miles down the road, and you have enough in your tank to get you there. Sounds like a win/win. What you don’t realize is that to get that cheaper price, you are actually crossing into the next…

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  • IFTA Reporting Overview

    IFTA Reporting Overview

    With a number of components impacting the process, IFTA reporting can become overwhelming, especially if you are juggling other areas of your business, but the ES Advantage team is here to help.  We’ve provided a breakdown of what you need to know for 2024, including an overview, and frequently asked questions we encounter.  IFTA: The…

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  • Winter Prep: A Checklist For Owner-Operators

    Winter Prep: A Checklist For Owner-Operators

    When it comes to planning for winter weather, there are a number of things that will inevitably be impacted. Everything from your truck, to the road conditions, to general safety. Preparing early is key, and we recommend using the list below as a basic checklist to make sure that you are taking the necessary steps…

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  • Auditing Your Business and Preparing A Budget For 2024

    Auditing Your Business and Preparing A Budget For 2024

    While peak freight season is in full swing, it is never too early to look ahead by auditing your business and start planning for 2024. This means taking a hard look at what has worked, where you have spent money, and where you can improve. Admittedly auditing your business is never fun, but it is…

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  • Improve Driver Retention With ES Advantage

    Improve Driver Retention With ES Advantage

    In October, the American Transportation Research Institute released its 2023 Top Industry Issues survey. Driver shortages and driver retention continue to be at the top of the list for carriers across the country. There is no denying that keeping good drivers in your fleet is essential, simply because they cannot easily be replaced.  Every fleet…

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  • Protecting Your Most Important Asset To Your Company With ES Health Plans

    Protecting Your Most Important Asset To Your Company With ES Health Plans

    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 –…

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