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WEBINAR 3: Trucking In The COVID-19 Era: Insights From Real Truck Owners

Live Session: Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 2 p.m. EDT

ES is pleased to be presenting the third edition in our IN-SITE 2020 Webinar Series on Tuesday, September 29th. Through Trucking In The COVID-19 Era: Insights From Real Truck Owners, ES will be sharing perspectives from small business owners who have utilized the programs and support offered by ES to achieve success within all types of freight environments. The free, one-hour live event will begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT on 9-29-2020 and replays of the webinar will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event.

In providing the first-hand experience of fleet owners and owner-operators who are part of the ES community, this webinar will give attendees the opportunity to gain insights from people who have combined the proven business growth platform established by ES with their own drive and determination to become successful business owners within the trucking industry.

This webinar will also feature perspective from the ES Leadership Team and how ES works to find the best fit for participants within their programs. As part of the presentation, attendees will hear how these business owners have adjusted to the challenges presented so far in the COVID-19 era and how ES has continued to work to stand with them during these changing times.

Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute, will serve as the moderator for the panel discussion. 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, sharing the stories of the business owners on the panel and discussing how they have utilized the resources of the ES Community in working to overcome the obstacles they have encountered in running their businesses.

ES is proud to have Stoops Freightliner serve as the Title Sponsor for the IN-SITE 2020 Series. To register for our September 29th live webinar event, Trucking In The COVID-19 Era: Insights From Real Truck Owners, please click here.

WEBINAR 3: Expert Panel

Jason Williams
President
Expediter Services

Jeff Tacker
Chief Operating Officer
Expediter Services

Leah Shaver
President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute

Joe & Carol Shelton
Fleet Owners
in the ES Community

Amy Williams
Woman Owned Business in the ES Community

Jacobus Nel
Owner-Operator
in the ES Community

WEBINAR 2 REPLAY:
Trucking In The COVID-19 Era: Partnering with the Right Motor Carrier

On August 25, ES presented the second webinar in the IN-SITE 2020 Online Series, and we have made a replay of the live event available to you.

The webinar, entitled Trucking in the COVID-19 Era: Partnering with the Right Motor Carrier, highlighted how the partner carriers in the ES Community have adjusted to the challenges the industry has encountered so far during COVID-19. The webinar also examined the challenges and opportunities now found during these times for those professional drivers who are considering becoming owner-operators.

Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute, served as the moderator for the expert panel discussion, which featured participation from FedEx Custom Critical, Forward Air and Panther Premium, a Service of ArcBest. All three motor carriers have established long relationships with ES and the ES Community.

Nick Burch, the Director of Recruiting for Panther Premium, Ryan Gilliam, the Vice President of Talent for Forward Air, and Zak Mattocks, Managing Director of Operations for FedEx Custom Critical, will be the carrier panelists for the August edition of the webinar. ES President Jason Williams and Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer of ES, will also be sharing their perspective during the panel discussion.

The webinar platform utilized by ES offers anyone watching the replay the opportunity to submit questions about what you are viewing and get answers back directly from ES.

ES is proud to have Stoops Freightliner serve as the Title Sponsor for the IN-SITE 2020 Series. 

WEBINAR 2: Expert Panel

Jason Williams
President
Expediter Services

Jeff Tacker
Chief Operating Officer
Expediter Services

Leah Shaver
President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute

Nick Burch
Director of Recruiting,
Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest

Zak Mattocks
Managing Director, Operations,
FedEx Custom Critical

Ryan Gilliam
Vice President of Talent,
Forward Air

WEBINAR 1 REPLAY:
Trucking In The COVID-19 Era: Starting & Building Your Own Trucking Business

On July 21st, ES presented our debut webinar in the IN-SITE 2020 Series, and we have made a replay of the live event available to you on this web page. The webinar, entitled Trucking in the COVID-19 Era: Starting & Building Your Own Trucking Business, focused on the key business questions found within the current landscape of the industry.

Our debut webinar featured an informative discussion by an industry expert panel assembled by ES. The panel discussion included an examination of current market conditions within trucking and developing a business plan that can address the challenges of the trucking market. In addition to looking at the state of the equipment market, the webinar also addressed the top questions to consider when becoming an owner-operator or growing an existing operation. This webinar platform offers anyone watching the replay the opportunity to submit questions about what you are viewing and get answers back directly from ES.

Stoops Freightliner is serving as the title sponsor for the series. Through IN-SITE 2020, ES has secured subject-matter experts for the series who can address the changes, challenges and opportunities that are present in a rapidly changing transportation market.

WEBINAR 1: Expert Panel 

Jason Williams
President,
Expediter Services

Jeff Tacker
Chief Operating Officer,
Expediter Services

Leah Shaver
President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute

Ellen Voie
President & CEO,
Women in Trucking Association

Colton Lawrence
President & CEO,
Equinox Business Solutions

Nate Meyer
Equipment Sales,
Stoops Freightliner

Podcast: Nate Meyer From Stoops Freightliner Discusses COVID-19 Impacts & Adjustments Within New Truck Market

The latest addition to the IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series’ list of offerings looks at what has been taking place in the new-truck equipment market during 2020. Our feature interview for this podcast will be with Nate Meyer, who is part of the Equipment Sales Team at Stoops Freightliner.

In addition to our conversation with Nate, listeners will also hear a segment with Jason Williams, the President of ES, and Jeff Tacker, the COO of ES. Jason and Jeff will be discussing the strong working relationship that ES has developed over the years with Stoops Freightliner and Truck Country – which stands today as the largest Freightliner dealer group in the United States.

With years of experience in both sales and maintenance, Nate understands the market and the considerations that come into play when considering the purchase of a new truck. As everyone in the trucking industry knows, 2020 has been a year filled with numerous twists and turns revolving around COVID-19 and the fallout from the global pandemic

During our IN-SITE 2020 Podcast interview, we asked Nate to look back at the first six months of 2020 and to discuss what he has seen in the new-truck equipment market. We also talked with Nate on some of the changes that Stoops and Truck Country put into place in response to COVID-19 across all areas of the dealership’s operations. In looking at the remainder of the year and going forward into 2021, Nate walks us through some of the key questions that professional drivers and fleet owners need to ask themselves when considering the purchase of a new truck.

IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series Sponsored By Stoops Freightliner

EPISODE 5: Nate Meyer From Stoops Freightliner Discusses COVID-19 Impacts & Adjustments

Podcast: ES President Jason Williams Discusses How ES Works with the Carriers within the ES Community 

The IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series from Expediter Services added a fourth episode to our catalog of listings. Expediter Services President Jason Williams returns to the podcast to discuss how ES works with the carriers that are a part of the ES Community.

Through this Q&A with Jason, listeners will get a sense of the approach that ES takes in developing long and lasting relationships with those carriers which join the ES Community. Jason notes how those working relationships, including the continual feedback shared, are part of the ongoing effort to create opportunities for the members of the community. Also in this edition of the IN-SITE 2020 Podcast, Jason discusses how the ES operational model concentrates a primary focus on the placing the people behind the wheel in the best position to succeed.

While this edition of the podcast provides a strong overview on how ES works with carriers, this topic will be more fully explored in the next edition of the IN-SITE 2020 Webinar Series. Spotlight News will have more details on the August edition in webinar series next week. In fact, our next update will include the date and time of the webinar as well as information on how you can register for this online event.

IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series Sponsored By Stoops Freightliner

EPISODE 4: ES President Jason Williams Discusses How ES Works with Carriers

Podcast: ES President Jason Williams & ES COO Jeff Tacker Discuss Opportunities In The COVID Era

In this edition of the IN-SITE 2020 podcast, we connect with ES President Jason Williams and Jeff Tacker, who is the Chief Operating Officer at ES.

Jason and Jeff will be discussing how ES is making the necessary adjustments to meet the challenges and pursue the opportunities that have emerged as the trucking industry operates within the COVID-19 era.

This interview also provides Jason and Jeff the opportunity to go into depth on the core principles of the programs and opportunities offered through ES. They discuss how ES works with professional drivers, owner-operators, contract drivers and fleet owners to assist in building and growing trucking businesses. As you’ll hear, Jason and Jeff share insights on how ES can help entrepreneurs with the drive and determination to succeed to realize their dreams.

IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series Sponsored By Stoops Freightliner

Episode 3: ES President Jason Williams & ES COO Jeff Tacker Discuss Opportunities In The COVID Era

Podcast: NTI President & CEO Leah Shaver Discusses Impact of COVID-19 On The Trucking Market

In the second edition of the IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series, we’ll be talking with Leah Shaver, the President & CEO of the National Transportation Institute. Leah is one of the trucking industry’s leading experts on compensation for professional drivers and owner-operators. For our IN-SITE 2020 Podcast interview, we talked with Leah to get her perspective on the impact of COVID-19 on the trucking market, and we also discussed the prospects for the future within the trucking market as we move forward. In addition, we asked Leah about the considerations for becoming an owner-operator in the current market, and we talked about the programs and support that are available to aspiring owner-operators and small trucking businesses through the ES Community.

Our podcast conversation with Leah was a timely one. Earlier this year, Leah started a new chapter in her tenure as an executive leader by becoming the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI) – the company where Leah had served as the Chief Operating Officer for many years. Through NTI, Leah leads a company that is well-respected for its ability to analyze market trends in the trucking industry with a focus on providing accurate and authoritative mission-critical benchmarks to truckload carriers.

During a career in trucking that spans nearly 20 years, Leah has become a leading advocate for promoting opportunities for women in all roles across the trucking industry. Leah serves on the executive committee on the Board of Directors for the Women In Trucking Association. As you’ll hear during the podcast, Leah is continually interacting with professional drivers. In addition to establishing a strong presence on social media, Leah is part of the SiriusXM Satellite Radio Team, serving as a national host on Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146. Leah has worked with fellow Road Dog Trucking Radio host K.C. Phillips to develop the very popular Payday! with Leah Shaver monthly segment that can be heard on Road Dog Live.

The IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series is pleased to have Stoops Freightliner as our title sponsor. Through the IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series, we’re placing a spotlight on key issues and opportunities within the trucking industry while also highlighting members of the ES Community.

IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series Sponsored By Stoops Freightliner

EPISODE 2: NTI President & CEO Leah Shaver Discusses Impact of COVID-19 On Trucking

Podcast: IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Debut Focuses on Meeting Today’s Business Challenges

ES is proud to introduce the IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series as part of our IN-SITE 2020 program. In this debut edition of the podcast series, IN-SITE 2020 will focus on some of the added business considerations and challenges that owner-operators, independent contractors and fleet owners must address as part of operating during a global pandemic. Colton Lawrence, the CEO of Equinox Business Solutions, will be our featured guest on the debut of the podcast.

Colton is an industry expert in the areas of tax, accounting and business advisory within trucking. As you’ll hear, Colton has a firm grasp of the key topics that are impacting trucking business owners and the professionals behind the wheel in 2020.

Colton and his team at Equinox are proud members of the ES Community. Colton and the Equinox Team have built an impressive track record in their work with owner-operators, independent contractors and fleet owners within the ES Community and throughout the trucking industry. A staunch supporter of the gig economy, Colton believes there is a path to profitably operating a small fleet or single truck operation in transportation.

While this edition of the IN-SITE 2020 Podcast discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and touches on efforts like the CARES Act, Colton also shares the kind of expertise that can help trucking business owners with both their short-term and long-range goals.

IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series Sponsored By Stoops Freightliner

IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Debut Focuses on Meeting Today’s Business Challenges

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Video Podcast Introduces IN-SITE 2020 Program

Jason Williams, the President of ES, is our guest for a special video edition of the Success In Trucking Podcast. In this April 8th interview, Jason discusses the response by the trucking industry and the ES Community to the COVID-19 National Emergency. Jason also looks ahead to what ES is planning for the INSITE 2020 online series.