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

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:

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.

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