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Sharing Key Moments & Insights from the 2021 Expedite Expo

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.

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Expediter Services To Serve As The Presenting Sponsor For 20th Annual Expedite Expo

As the presenting sponsor of the event, Expediter Services (ES) will be highly visible at the Expedite Expo. ES will also be hosting the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo, a special event that will look at current conditions in the trucking industry and the opportunities offered through ES.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – June 18, 2021Expediter Services (ES), a leader in capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, is pleased to announce that the company will be serving as the presenting sponsor for the return of the Expedite Expo, which will be held July 16-17 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Hosted by On Time Media, the Expedite Expo, which was unable to take place in 2020 due to the global pandemic, is the largest trade show of its kind, bringing together expediters from across North America. The Expo offers a platform for attendees to learn about career opportunities, the latest advancements in equipment as well as products geared specifically for owner-operators, contractors and drivers of medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks.

The 2021 edition of the Expedite Expo will be held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Conference Center in Fort Wayne, and the return of the event will mark a milestone as the Expedite Expo will be celebrating its 20th anniversary.

“The Expedite Expo has always been an important event for ES because it directly connects with our company’s roots in the expedited sector. This year’s Expo will definitely be special for all of us at ES. We are looking forward to the opportunities that we will have to make in-person connections with the people coming to an event that has become a tradition within expedite,” said Jeff Tacker, Chief Operating Officer of ES. “The Expedite Expo is the perfect size for exhibitors and attendees, and Expediter Services is thrilled to once again be the title sponsor for an event that will be marking its 20th anniversary.

“One of the benefits that we see with the return of the Expedite Expo and our IN-SITE Dinner is that it will give us the chance to talk about the unrivaled advantages that ES brings to the market.”
~ Jeff Tacker, Chief Operating Officer of ES

“On Time Media has done a great job over the years with the development of an event that has valuable programming for professional contract drivers, owner-operators, fleet owners, expedited carriers and the supporting services offered within our industry,” added Tacker, who also serves as the Chief Commercial Officer for ES.

As the presenting sponsor of the event, ES will be highly visible at the Expedite Expo. ES will occupy the largest booth at the show, which will be located center stage on the main floor. In addition, ES will be featured at a second booth within the exhibit hall that will be dedicated to truck sales. ES will also be hosting the largest event during the 20th annual Expedite Expo when the company holds its IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo.

Taking place on Friday, July 16, the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo offers a unique opportunity for all current and prospective qualified contractors attending the Expo. This special IN-SITE event from ES begins with the doors opening at 4:30 p.m. and dinner being served beginning at 5:00 in Banquet Room B inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Conference Center. Courtesy of ES, the IN-SITE at the Expo Dinner is free to all attendees of the event, and the ES Team has planned a terrific menu for the meal. Click here to register for the IN-SITE Dinner.

The IN-SITE event at the Expo provides attendees with an informal setting where they can get to know members of the ES team, hear informative updates on the latest trends in trucking while getting an introduction to the programs available through ES. Attendees at the IN-SITE Dinner in Fort Wayne will hear an overview of the truck ownership opportunities offered through ES with financing at competitive market rates.

Those in attendance at the dinner will also learn about the strong nationwide fuel network within the ES Community, featuring some of the largest discounts in the industry along with information on other savings opportunities and the business services that ES has provided for more than a decade.

“One of the benefits that we see with the return of the Expedite Expo and our IN-SITE Dinner is that it will give us the chance to talk about the unrivaled advantages that ES brings to the market for owner-operators, independent contractors and fleet owners who are part of where the rubber meets the road in the expedited sector. We have a comprehensive set of programs and offerings that can pave the way for greater levels of success in trucking,” said Tacker. “Most importantly, the 20th anniversary of the Expedite Expo will provide our ES Team with the opportunity to reconnect with people in the expedite community.

“Over the years, we have deeply valued the time we are able to spend getting to know people who have visited our booth at the Expedite Expo. We also are very appreciative of everyone who has joined us for the dinners that we’ve held in past years,” added Tacker. “I can tell you that we can trace many of the relationships that ES has built over the years in expedite back to a first meeting that happened during the Expedite Expo. If you have an interest in expediting and you want to explore opportunities for ownership in trucking, the Expedite Expo is definitely worth your time and the trip to Fort Wayne.”

How To Attend The Expedite Expo & The IN-SITE Dinner At The Expo:

Anyone interested in attending the Expedite Expo can learn more by going to the registration page on the event’s website, https://www.expediteexpo.com/attend/registration-main. Registration for the Expedite Expo is free.

The IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo is a free event with a buffet-style dinner, featuring a fun and informative program. The IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo is open to all current and prospective qualified contractors. Anyone interested in attending the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo can contact Expediter Services for more information and to make reservations for the dinner event. The toll-free number for Expediter Services is 877-349-9303. All those interested in attending the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo can also register through the following link: https://essuccessintrucking.com/insite-signup.

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Expediter Services Introduces Vendor Network Services Division & ES Advantage Program Providing Comprehensive Services, Discounts & Benefits for Owner-Operators & Small Trucking Businesses

Through this new company division and the ES Advantage Program, Expediter Services (ES) is utilizing its experience and strong vendor network built over the company’s 15-year history to establish a comprehensive program offering a wide range of services, discounts and other benefits that are focused on the needs of owner-operators, independent contractors and fleet owners.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – June 3, 2021Expediter Services (ES), a leader in capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, is pleased to announce that the company has developed a Vendor Network Services division, which will be introducing the ES Advantage Program. In creating the ES Advantage, ES is utilizing its experience and a strong vendor network built over the company’s 15-year history to establish a comprehensive program offering a wide range of services, discounts and other benefits that are focused on the needs of owner-operators, independent contractors and fleet owners.

The ES Advantage Program is a further extension of the offerings available to members of the ES Community, which was first established by ES to serve as a support platform for the owner-operators, independent contractors and fleet owners utilizing the truck ownership programs available from the company. Over the years, the ES Community has expanded its scope of offerings, services and benefits, growing its vendor network and its overall number of participants. Today, the ES Community totals more than 10,000 members, and, in addition to the owner-operators, independent contractors and fleet owners in ES programs, the ES Community now includes all the motor carriers, service providers and companies that have established working relationships with ES.

“From the very beginnings of our company, ES has always worked toward a vision to create a community of vendors and partners that would provide discounts to level the playing field for owner-operators, independent contractors and small fleets. That vision was one of the inspirations that led us to start the ES Community, and we view the ES Advantage Program as the next step for providing the support and services trucking business owners need within our industry,” said ES President Jason Williams. “Through our experiences in working with small businesses over the years, we have specifically designed the ES Advantage Program to be a platform that can assist trucking businesses to reduce costs and drive bottom-line profits, allowing them to compete in the market and be more profitable at the truck level.”

“We are committed to making a difference for our industry’s small business owners, and we have added depth to our team to help us in continuing to move the ES Advantage forward in the market.”
~ES President Jason Williams

Through the ES Advantage Program, participants will have access to one of the trucking industry’s strongest fuel networks with discounts at over 1,100 locations nationwide, providing ES Advantage members with savings of up to $1,000 per month on fuel purchases.

Along with the fuel discounts, the ES Advantage also offers members shop discounts with below-market hourly rates for repairs, including significant discounts for preventive maintenance work and oil changes at major truck stop chains. Further addressing maintenance with tires, ES Advantage members can save up to $135 per tire off the retail price.

Through its experience in the industry, ES understands the importance of going beyond discount offerings to provide a comprehensive set of services to best position members of the ES Community for success in trucking. For the ES Advantage Program, members will have access to insurance from a low-cost provider with the broadest range of offerings.

The insurance coverages available within the ES Advantage program include physical damage, non-trucking liability, occupational accident and workers’ compensation. The ES Advantage program also has an insurance option available that is focused on addressing issues related to business overhead expenses.

As part of the comprehensive offerings from the ES Advantage, members will also receive national account pricing for toll management, prepaid legal services and online safety training. According to company officials, gasoline discounts will be among the next set of offerings available through the ES Advantage Program.

“In establishing our Vendor Network Services division and in launching the ES Advantage Program, our team at ES is calling upon our years of experience in the industry. In addition, we are looking at what we see on the horizon that can benefit owner-operators, independent contractors and fleet owners – the small business interests in trucking,” said Williams. “We are committed to making a difference for our industry’s small business owners, and we have added depth to our team to help us in continuing to move the ES Advantage forward in the market. Our rollout of the ES Advantage is just a starting point. We plan to continue to bring additional programs and services to the market that will benefit ES Advantage program participants and our ES Community as a whole.”

Jeff Reese, who joined ES in January, is one of the new additions to the company noted by Williams. With over 20 years of experience consulting with transportation companies in the areas of equipment finance and leasing, fuel cards and financial technology solutions, Reese joined ES as the Director of Sales and Marketing for the company’s Vendor Services Network Division. In addition to handling the sales and marketing efforts for the ES Advantage Program, Reese will oversee the management of the relationships with the ES vendor community while also continuing to expand the offerings of the program.

Reese was already quite familiar with ES, serving as a long-time vendor representative who worked with the ES leadership team on developing a fuel card solution that the company successfully introduced for use within the ES Community.

“It’s an honor to be a part of the ES organization, and I have deep respect for the dedication ES has always had toward taking care of the owner-operators and small fleets in the ES Community,” said Reese. “In working with ES as a vendor, it was always clear to me that, if a deal wasn’t good for the truck owners, then it was not good enough for ES. One of the reasons that ES has gained a strong position of respect within the trucking industry is that ES is committed to doing things the right way. As the company motto says, ‘With ES, You Never Stand Alone.’”

April Holland, a member of the ES Team from the company’s earliest days who has served successfully in many roles during her tenure at ES, will be managing the customer service areas of the ES Advantage Program. A specialist in customer service, Holland has been an integral contributor in the development of the customer relations aspects of the ES Advantage.

As the company begins the rollout of the program to the trucking industry, the ES Advantage Team also includes Mary Miller, who started in August 2020 and has been instrumental in servicing our customers, and Lisa Marshall, who is a recent addition to ES. Terri Bridges, a long-term employee who has been in our accounting department functioning as a Settlement Administrator, will be transitioning to the VNS department within the next 60 days. Company officials note that the ES Advantage Team has plans to expand its number of staff members as the program’s growth moves forward.

“With the ES Advantage, we’ve been working since the beginning of the year to build our team and prepare for the rollout of the program to the industry. As Jason noted, we are building off the strong foundation ES has established with its network of over 10,000 members and service providers within the ES Community,” said Reese. “As we introduce the ES Advantage to the market, our focus as a team will be to deliver an unrivaled set of advantages to all those who will join our program. We have a tested and proven program in place that will result in greater profitability for trucking businesses utilizing the ES Advantage. We are looking forward to working hard and making great things happen for the small business owners in the trucking industry.”

The ES Advantage Team has established a website that provides details on the program and offers the opportunity to connect with ES to learn more about the ES Advantage. For more information on the ES Advantage, visit ES-Advantage.com.

ES Advantage Podcast Featuring Jeff Reese & April Holland

Jeff Reese and April Holland participated in a podcast interview that offers an in-depth look inside the ES Advantage Program. The podcast also includes an interview with Deb Carter, an owner-operator who became an ES Advantage Program member earlier this year.

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May Edition of Expediter Services IN-SITE 2021 Webinar Focuses on the Importance of Operational Support for Owner-Operators & Independent Contractors

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 2:00 PM EDT (1:00 PM CDT)

The May 26th live webinar event, entitled “Start Your Own Trucking Business: Connecting Dispatch With YOU!,” will be a panel discussion exploring the comprehensive support and the services trucking business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs receive as part of the ES Community.

Expediter Services (ES), a leader in capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, will be presenting a webinar focusing on the importance and value of strong operational support for owner-operators, independent contractors and fleet owners. The live, free event will be the fourth webinar of the company’s IN-SITE 2021 Online Series. The live webinar will take place on Wednesday, May 26, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Replays of the webinar will be available online following the conclusion of the live presentation.

Entitled “Start Your Own Trucking Business: Connecting Dispatch With YOU!,” this edition of the INSITE 2021 Online Series will be a panel discussion exploring the comprehensive support and the services trucking business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs receive as part of the ES Community. During the webinar, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the programs and support systems ES has established for its ES Community Members, backing the company’s motto that “You will Never Stand Alone with ES.”

The live event and access to the replay are free to anyone who is interested in attending the webinar. Registrations for this edition of the IN-SITE 2021 Series are available through the following link:
https://globalmeet.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1457391&tp_key=74ae508274

The panel discussion for this edition of the IN-SITE 2021 webinar series 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. Shaver, who also serves as a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146, will be leading the discussion in the style of a fireside chat.

The webinar panel will feature two members of the Services Coordinator team at ES, Senior Service Coordinator Patrick Bertrand and Service Coordinator Lee Burkhalter. Webinar attendees will learn first-hand how Bertrand and Burkhalter work to successfully bridge the gap between dispatch and the driver, allowing business owners to focus on generating profits rather than being slowed down by typical day-to-day issues. Bertrand has more than 20 years of experience in the trucking industry, working in operations and other areas of the industry, while Burkhalter, prior to taking his current position with ES in 2015, has experience with establishing his own trucking business as a fleet owner. During that time, Burkhalter utilized the advantages offered through the ES Community.

As part of the discussion of the comprehensive offerings from ES, David Withers, the Senior Director of Operations at ES, will also be joining the webinar panel. Withers will be sharing details on the ES philosophy and approach to working with the owner-operators, independent contractors and fleet owners within the ES Community. Withers will also explain how ES helps to best position ES Community Members for success in trucking.

“From our earliest days when we began working with owner-operators, independent contractors and fleet owners 15 years ago, our team at ES immediately recognized the numerous challenges trucking business owners face in this industry. Through the years, we have worked to build strong programs and support systems that have been specifically designed to help trucking business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to establish themselves and grow,” said ES President Jason Williams. “Through this edition of our IN-SITE 2021, we wanted to take the opportunity to share with the industry how we take a comprehensive approach in supporting professional drivers and their businesses. During this webinar, you’ll have the opportunity to hear the level of care and support that ES provides on behalf of every ES Community Member, walking with you every step of way to make sure that you Never Stand Alone.”

Attendees of this webinar will hear details on how ES delivers a host of advantages, including carrier advocacy, that can assist members of the ES Community with their business operations.

ABOUT ES: A full-service, one-stop support company with expertise in financial services, financial technology, relationship lending and general business support, ES has developed highly effective programs focused on creating opportunities for independent contract drivers, owner-operators, and fleet owners in the trucking industry (including the Expedited, LTL, and TL sectors). ES features support in the areas of contract driver services, equipment financing and leasing, truck sales, management services, insurance services, and discount programs. In addition to serving as the leading provider of capacity in the expedited sector of trucking, ES also has built a strong network of independent contract drivers, owner-operators, fleet owners and partner carriers within the over-the-road, general trucking sector of the transportation industry and is quickly becoming a market leader. For more information on opportunities and services offered through ES, visit ESsuccessintrucking.com.

Expert Panel

Leah Shaver
President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute,
SiriusXM Road Dog Trucking Radio Host
Panel Moderator

David Withers
Senior Director of Operations,
Expediter Services

Patrick Bertrand
Senior Service Coordinator,
Expediter Services

Lee Burkhalter
Service Coordinator,
Expediter Services

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Upcoming Webinar – Start Your Own Trucking Business: Where The Rubber Meets The Road – Spotlighting Forward Air

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:00 PM EDT (1:00 PM CDT)

Would you like to learn more about the opportunities available through ES? We have an event coming up at the end of April that’s a perfect fit for the schedules of professional drivers who are looking for a proven path for launching and then successfully operating your own trucking business.

On Wednesday, April 28th, ES will be continuing our series of webinars highlighting the partner motor carriers within the ES Community. Forward Air will be the next motor carrier in the spotlight during IN-SITE 2021’s Start Your Own Trucking Business Where The Rubber Meets The Road Series. As we will do with all our motor carrier spotlights, this webinar will be focused on the key considerations owner-operators, independent contractors and aspiring entrepreneurs should review during the carrier recruiting process.

This free webinar event will be broadcast live online at 2:00 p.m. EDT on April 28th.  For those who are not able to participate in the live event, ES will have a recording of the live event that will be available for on-demand viewing, To register for either the live event or on-demand replay, please click here.

Justin Ault, a manager on the ground floor of over-the-road recruiting with Forward Air, will be featured on our expert panel along with a member of the recruiting team at ES. Justin will be joined by Meghan Turner from Expediter Services. Meghan serves as the Director of Recruiting for the company. Among the topics discussed by the panel will be the commitment by ES and Forward Air to position the members of the ES Community for real success in trucking when the rubber meets the road.

The webinar will be a panel discussion 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 discussion in the style of a fireside chat.

Nothing illustrates the opportunities offered by ES and Forward Air better than those who have experienced the benefits of being part of the ES Community. During this webinar, you’ll hear perspectives from Briana and Virgil Bruning, one of the many driving teams who have utilized the programs available from ES and Forward Air to build a strong business, enabling them to find their success in trucking.

Attendees to this webinar will learn how ES and Forward Air have partnered to create a simple and straightforward way to be your own boss.

We invite you to join us for Start Your Own Trucking Business: Where The Rubber Meets The Road – Spotlighting Forward Air. The live edition of the webinar takes place Wednesday, April 28th, at 2 P.M. EDT.  Register now for the live webinar and have access to the replay.

ES is proud to have Stoops Freightliner serve as the Title Sponsor for the IN-SITE 2021 Series.

Expert Panel

Leah Shaver
President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute,
SiriusXM Road Dog Trucking Radio Host
Panel Moderator

Justin Ault
Capacity Development Manager –
Over-The-Road-Fleet, Forward Air

Meghan Turner
Director of Recruiting,
Expediter Services

Virgil and Briana Bruning
Owner-Operators in the ES Community

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Watch Our Webinar Replay: IN-SITE 2021 Series From ES Places Spotlight on Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest

Did you catch our latest live webinar event highlighting the opportunities with one of our partner carriers in the ES Community?

During our March 24th webinar, ES placed the spotlight on Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest. The replay of our IN-SITE 2021 Start Your Own Trucking Business: Where The Rubber Meets The Road Series is now available for you to access on demand. We have made it where you can watch the webinar on your schedule.

While highlighting the opportunities available through Panther Premium and how you can get started on your path to truck ownership with ES, this edition of our webinar series focused on the key considerations owner-operators, independent contractors and aspiring entrepreneurs should review during the carrier recruiting process.

Cory Robertson, a manager on the ground floor of fleet recruiting with Panther Premium Logistics, served on our expert panel. Cory was joined on the panel by David Withers and Meghan Turner from Expediter Services. Withers is the Senior Director of Operations for ES, while Meghan serves as the Director of Recruiting for the company.

The panel discussion for this edition of the IN-SITE 2021 webinar series was 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 also serves as a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146, and she put her on-air expertise to work in leading a very interesting and informative discussion. One of the points viewers of the webinar will hear in detail is the commitment by ES and Panther Premium Logistics to position the members of the ES Community for real success in trucking when the rubber meets the road.

We invite you to take the time to be a part of this free webinar event. Please click here to watch the replay.

By watching this webinar, you will learn how ES and Panther Premium Logistics have partnered to create a simple and straightforward way to be your own boss. The panel discussion will include details on the following:

  • How the expedited driving opportunities are available for both tractors or straight trucks through Panther.
  • How Panther works with solo, team and dedicated driving opportunities.
  • How Panther utilizes the ES Path To Ownership Plan within its fleet.
  • How ES has helped more than 250 drivers, including more than 100 women, to become owner-operators within the Panther fleet during the past 18 months.
  • How Panther established a program that allows new entrants to the industry to move from straight trucks to tractors.
  • How becoming an owner-operator has never been easier when working with the programs offered by Panther Premium and ES.
  • How entrants into the ES Path To Ownership (PTO) program have the opportunity to start driving with Panther in as little as 14 days – regardless of a program participant’s credit standing.

ES is proud to have Stoops Freightliner serve as the Title Sponsor for the IN-SITE 2021 Series.

Webinar 2: Expert Panel

Leah Shaver
President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute,
SiriusXM Road Dog Trucking Radio Host
Panel Moderator

Cory Robertson
Account Manager-Fleet Recruiting,
Panther Premium Logistics,
A Service of ArcBest

David Withers
Senior Director of Operations,
Expediter Services

Meghan Turner
Director of Recruiting,
Expediter Services

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March Edition of Expediter Services IN-SITE 2021 Webinar Series Places Spotlight on Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:00 PM EDT (1:00 PM CDT)

The March 24 live webinar event will highlight the programs that ES and Panther Premium Logistics have developed to address the key considerations of professional drivers who are exploring the opportunities the trucking industry offers for owner-operators and independent contract drivers.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – March 17, 2021 – Expediter Services (ES), a leader in capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, is pleased to announce the company will be presenting the second webinar of its IN-SITE 2021 Online Series. The live event will take place on Wednesday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Replays will be available online following the conclusion of the live presentation.

With this edition of the IN-SITE 2021 series, Expediter Services will begin a series of webinars highlighting the partner motor carriers within the ES Community. Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest, will be the first motor carrier in the spotlight during IN-SITE 2021’s Start Your Own Trucking Business: Where The Rubber Meets The Road Series. This webinar will be focused on the key considerations owner-operators, independent contractors and aspiring entrepreneurs should review during the carrier recruiting process.

Cory Robertson, a manager on the ground floor of fleet recruiting with Panther Premium Logistics, will be featured on the expert panel. Robertson will be joined by David Withers and Meghan Turner from Expediter Services. Withers is the Senior Director of Operations for ES, while Turner serves as the Director of Recruiting for the company. Among the topics discussed by the panel will be the commitment by ES and Panther Premium Logistics to position the members of the ES Community for real success in trucking when the rubber meets the road.

The panel discussion for this edition of the IN-SITE 2021 webinar series 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 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. Registrations for this edition of the IN-SITE 2021 Series are available through the following link: https://globalmeet.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1441046&tp_key=d62b687729

“Everyone in our industry is aware that the demand for professional drivers to fill openings across trucking has never been greater. Additionally, the capacity provided by owner-operators, independent contractors and aspiring trucking entrepreneurs is continuing to grow in value,” said ES President Jason Williams. “This part of our IN-SITE 2021 series will be looking at the extremely competitive market for talent behind the wheel. Most importantly, we’ll be examining how asking the right questions can close the gap between your expectations established during the recruiting process and your actual experience. I believe our panel discussion will be very insightful, especially for those professional drivers who are looking to become owner-operators, independent contractors and others who are thinking about what it takes to start a business in trucking.”

Attendees to this webinar will learn how ES and Panther Premium Logistics have partnered to create a simple and straightforward way to be your own boss. The panel discussion will include details on the following:

  • How the expedited driving opportunities are available for both tractors or straight trucks through Panther.
  • How Panther works with solo, team and dedicated driving opportunities.
  • How Panther utilizes the ES Path To Ownership Plan within its fleet.
  • How ES has helped more than 250 drivers, including more than 100 women, to become owner-operators within the Panther fleet during the past 18 months.
  • How Panther established a program that allows new entrants to the industry to move from straight trucks to tractors.
  • How becoming an owner-operator has never been easier when working with the programs offered by Panther Premium and ES.
  • How entrants into the ES Path To Ownership (PTO) program have the opportunity to start driving with Panther in as little as 14 days – regardless of a program participant’s credit standing.

Webinar 2: Expert Panel

Leah Shaver
President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute,
SiriusXM Road Dog Trucking Radio Host
Panel Moderator

Cory Robertson
Account Manager-Fleet Recruiting,
Panther Premium Logistics,
A Service of ArcBest

David Withers
Senior Director of Operations,
Expediter Services

Meghan Turner
Director of Recruiting,
Expediter Services

About ES: A full-service, one-stop support company with expertise in financial services, financial technology, relationship lending and general business support, ES has developed highly effective programs focused on creating opportunities for independent contract drivers, owner-operators, and fleet owners in the trucking industry (including the Expedited, LTL, and TL sectors). ES features support in the areas of contract driver services, equipment financing and leasing, truck sales, management services, insurance services, and discount programs. In addition to serving as the leading provider of capacity in the expedited sector of trucking, ES also has built a strong network of independent contract drivers, owner-operators, fleet owners and partner carriers within the over-the-road, general trucking sector of the transportation industry and is quickly becoming a market leader. For more information on opportunities and services offered through ES, visit ESsuccessintrucking.com.

ES is proud to have Stoops Freightliner serve as the Title Sponsor for the IN-SITE 2021 Series.

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WEBINAR 1 – Start Your Own Trucking Business: Why Now is the Time & This is the Place

We Invite You to Watch the Webinar Replay

Are you a professional driver or an aspiring entrepreneur who has considered starting your own trucking business?

Are you a current owner-operator, fleet owner or independent contractor looking to strengthen and grow your business?

Is there knowledge, experience and support available that understands what’s needed in today’s trucking market?

If you are looking for answers to any of these questions, ES would like to invite you to join us for our IN-SITE 2021 Webinar entitled, Start Your Own Trucking Business: Why Now Is The Time and This Is The Place. This free webinar will air live Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00 PM EST. Replay will be available for registrants.

As part of our ongoing effort to provide helpful insights and real solutions to entrepreneurs and trucking business owners, the Start Your Own Trucking Business webinar will examine the current conditions in the trucking market. We will discuss the opportunities that are available for starting and growing a trucking business, and this webinar will also address the range of challenges that today’s entrepreneurs will face.

ES has secured subject-matter experts who can address the key issues and current conditions in the trucking market. The webinar will be a panel discussion moderated by Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute. Leah, who also serves as a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146, will be leading the discussion in the style of a fireside chat. ES President Jason Williams and ES Chief Operating Officer Jeff Tacker will be a part of the industry expert panel that will also include Nate Meyer, who is part of the Equipment Sales Team from Stoops Freightliner. In addition, the webinar panel will feature the perspective of veteran professional drivers Ken and Jessica Horn, who will be sharing their experience of becoming owner-operators and starting their own business through the programs and support offered by ES.

Participants in this webinar will get an opportunity to see the level of support and the network advantages ES provides to business owners and contractors through the company’s programs. Most importantly, attendees who are interested in starting or growing their own trucking businesses will learn why this is the time and ES is the place.

To register for the live webinar presented February 24 at 2:00 PM EST or to watch the replay of Start Your Own Trucking Business: Why Now Is The Time and This Is The Place, click here.

ES is proud to have Stoops Freightliner serve as the Title Sponsor for the IN-SITE 2021 Series.

WEBINAR 1: Expert Panel 

Jason Williams
President,
Expediter Services

Jeff Tacker
Chief Operating Officer,
Expediter Services

Leah Shaver
President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute

Nate Meyer
Equipment Sales,
Stoops Freightliner

Ken & Jessica Horn
Truck Owners
in the ES Community

The Success In Trucking Podcast, Powered By ES

NTI President & CEO Leah Shaver previews the first webinar in the IN-SITE 2021 Series

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150 Business Challenge Update: Women-Owned Business Program From ES & WIT Surpasses Major Milestone

Expediter Services, a leader in capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, is pleased to announce that the company’s collaborative program with the Women In Trucking Association to create 150 women-owned businesses in transportation recently reached a major milestone. The 150 Business Challenge, which was launched in November of 2017, marked its third anniversary by having helped more than 100 new women-owned business get their respective starts within the trucking industry. Today, the total number of businesses launched through the 150 Business Challenge now stands at 105.

“When we partnered with Expediter Services (ES) three years ago to launch the 150 Business Challenge, we were so excited and that enthusiasm continues to this day. Through this program, ES has helped aspiring women entrepreneurs by removing some of the most trying obstacles when it comes to starting a business in trucking,” said Ellen Voie, President & CEO of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT).

The 150 Business Challenge follows the proven working model that ES utilizes in offering truck ownership opportunities and assisting the program participants in establishing profitable small businesses through a variety of support mechanisms found within the ES Community. Professional drivers interested in the ES truck ownership programs, like the 150 Business Challenge, go through a screening and qualification process, including an evaluation period.

In addition to looking at work history, it is during the evaluation period program that participants are given the opportunity by ES to demonstrate their attitude, their aptitude and their work ethic. The company’s process for qualifying truck ownership program participants is unique because it places a greater emphasis on a driver’s work history over a traditional credit score. ES offers qualified participants competitive, market-rate financing for professional drivers seeking to own trucks from the leading equipment brands in the industry.

“We know what it means to push through a hard time in order to get ahead,” said ES President Jason Williams. “Over the years as we have developed our programs, we took note of the hurdles women have faced in trucking from a financial standpoint when looking to start a business, and that was part of our inspiration as we started the 150 Business Challenge three years ago. We believe in helping people and allowing them to make the most of an opportunity.”

“The 150 Business Challenge has become a platform for success because ES offers women more than the opportunity to buy a new truck. This is a truly comprehensive program that delivers access to the support that business owners need to prosper and grow”
~ Ellen Voie

The Business 150 Challenge provides participants the opportunity to drive as an owner-operator for one of the partner carriers in the ES Community. Members of the 150 Business Challenge are now a part of the fleets at FedEx Custom Critical, Forward Air and Panther Premium Logistics, a service of ArcBest. As part of the additional support that is available, ES also provides program participants access to a complete set of services and discounts through the ES Community that cover the key areas of fuel, maintenance, insurance and back-office support. Other services and discounts are also available through the ES Community.

“The 150 Business Challenge has become a platform for success because ES offers women more than the opportunity to buy a new truck. This is a truly comprehensive program that delivers access to the support that business owners need to prosper and grow,” said Ellen. “ES has done an amazing job with 150 Business Challenge, and we’re looking forward to seeing the next steps this program will take in 2021.”

Long before the collaboration with WIT on the 150 Business Challenge, ES had established a reputation in the industry for opening doors for women who are seeking to become business owners in trucking. Today, the number of women within the ES Community who are fleet owners, owner-operators or independent contract drivers involved in the programs offered by the company now exceeds 38 percent of the ES fleet.

Looking specifically at results from the 150 Business Challenge, the small businesses that have been established through this program have developed a solid track record of success and growth. According to officials at ES, this group of small businesses started through the 150 Business Challenge are generating a combined revenue total well in excess of $2 million per month.

“One of the most rewarding parts of the 150 Business Challenge for our team at ES has been the opportunity to work with the great people we get to welcome into the program. We have really enjoyed working with new entrepreneurs and watching these small businesses get started, achieve success and grow,” said Jason. “Obviously, everyone in business has faced some unique headwinds in 2020. We are grateful to be able to serve as a resource for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to find their success in trucking. We are looking forward to welcoming the 150th business started through the 150 Business Challenge during 2021.”

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