IN-SITE 2022 Online Series

WEBINAR REPLAY –
2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting Panther Premium Logistics & Highlighting Truck Ownership Opportunities

1Were you able to join ES for the fourth edition of our IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series? The webinar was entitled 2022, It’s All About You: Discussing Truck Ownership Opportunities & Spotlighting Partner Carrier Panther Premium Logistics, A Service of ArcBest. ES held the live event on June 21, and the company recorded the webinar to share on demand.

The latest edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series examined the current conditions related to truck ownership and starting a trucking business, including discussing the availability of equipment in today’s market. This webinar also highlighted the strong working relationship that has been built between ES and Panther Premium Logistics. The webinar spoke directly to the interests of trucking professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs who are considering opportunities in the expedited sector of the industry.

The panel for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series featured two of the key people overseeing the recruiting process at Panther Premium Logistics. Frank Tufano, the company’s Director of Owner-Operator Recruiting, and Cory Robertson, Account Manager-Fleet Recruiting, provided a detailed look inside the opportunities that are available at Panther as well as how the Panther team works to support trucking professionals running under Panther’s authority.

Frank and Cory also discussed Panther’s collaborative initiatives with ES over the years as well as how ES and Panther work together to support independent contract drivers, owner-operators and fleet owners utilizing the programs available from ES. One of the programs discussed during the webinar was the revolutionary non-traditional lease-to-own program that ES developed in collaboration with Panther Premium Logistics.

The ES Team was represented on the webinar panel by David Withers, Senior Director of Operations and Recruiting for ES, and Danny Vernon, the Director of Truck Sales & Finance at ES. David, with his experience in operations and recruiting, spoke to the overall scope of the offerings available from ES while also highlighting the strong working relationship with the team at Panther. Meanwhile, Danny served as a great resource for discussing the current state of equipment and the truck market while also addressing truck financing from ES.

This edition of the IN-SITE 2022 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, 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.

Throughout the webinar, Leah guided the panel through a number of timely topics that spoke to the interests of a very attentive live audience. Leah also incorporated nearly all the questions asked by the live audience, which sent questions through the chat portal on the webinar platform. The questions allowed the panelists to go into greater specifics on the programs available from ES and Panther, and the responses by the panelists promise to be of great interest to viewers of the webinar replay.

As you will see near the conclusion of the replay, the timing of this webinar is especially ideal for anyone who is interested in attending the upcoming Expedite Expo, which will be held July 15-16 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. Both ES and Panther Premium Logistics will be on the ground at the Expedite Expo with company representatives and dedicated booth space.

As we have shared in previous editions of Spotlight News, ES is serving as the presenting sponsor at this year’s Expo, and ES will have the largest booth presence at expedited trucking’s most prestigious annual gathering. ES will also be hosting the IN-SITE Dinner At The Expo at the event on the evening of July 15. We encourage you to register for both the Expedite Expo and the IN-SITE Dinner At The Expo.

Spotlight News would like to invite you to learn more about the programs and opportunities available from ES and Panther Premium Logistics by watching the latest edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series.

To access previous webinars and to stay up to date on the latest from the IN-SITE 2022 Online Series, please visit https://essuccessintrucking.com/insite2022/.

Expert Panel

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

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Frank Tufano
Director, Owner-Operator Recruiting
Panther Premium Logistics,
A Service of ArcBest

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

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David Withers
Senior Director of Operations and Recruiting,
Expediter Services

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Danny Vernon
Director of Truck Sales & Finance,
Expediter Services

Success In Trucking Podcast: Panther’s Frank Tufano

Frank Tufano, the Director of Owner-Operator Recruiting for Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest, took some time at the Mid-America Trucking Show to talk about the non-traditional lease-to-own program from ES and Panther as the program approaches its first anniversary.

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

WEBINAR REPLAY –
2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting On Time Media & Opportunities In Expedited Trucking

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On April 26, ES hosted the third edition of our IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series, and we used this webinar to explore what’s happening in the expedited sector of the trucking industry. If you missed 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting On Time Media & Opportunities In Expedited Trucking, the webinar event is now available for on-demand viewing through this web page and the ES Success In Trucking YouTube channel.

This special virtual event brought together ES, a leader in capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, with the team from On Time Media, a leading resource for multimedia marketing services in the expedited trucking sector, specializing in driver recruiting, truck and product advertising and commercial vehicle inventory management.

Through the webinar, viewers can learn the latest on the latest trends and news within the expedited sector of the trucking industry, including insights on the large community of support that has been developed over the years by the resources placed into the market by On Time Media as well as how the ES Community has a set of services, offerings and comprehensive support platforms that are all designed to help owner-operators, independent contractors and trucking entrepreneurs maximize their opportunities for success in trucking.

Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI), serves once again as the moderator for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series. 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, is one of the foremost experts in the trucking industry on topics related to compensation, driver recruiting and driver retention.

The panel for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series will feature Joe Kalafat, a member of the ownership group at On Time Media, Kristy Lohre, Event Manager for On Time Media, and Isaac Speicher, Head of Accounts for On Time Media. The panel will also feature Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Expediter Services.

Viewers of the webinar replay will have the opportunity to learn how On Time Media supports and informs participants in the expedited trucking sector through its various programs, including the company’s ExpeditersOnline.com website and the annual Expedite Expo in-person conference. Viewers will also learn the details about On Time Media’s JustCDLJobs.com platform.

One of the many highlights from this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series is that the panel provides a preview of the Expedite Expo, including the specifics on some of the workshops planned for the July event as well details on the IN-SITE Dinner at The Expo that ES will be hosting onsite at the Expedite Expo. And as viewers will hear, ES will once again be the Presenting Sponsor of the Expedite Expo.

Expert Panel

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

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Isaac Speicher
Head of Accounts,
On Time Media

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Kristy Lohre
Event Manager,
On Time Media

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Joe Kalafat
Member of the Ownership Group,
On Time Media

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Jeff Tacker
Chief Operating Officer,
Expediter Services

Podcast: Interview With On Time Media’s Joe Kalafat

In this edition of the Success In Trucking Podcast, powered by ES, we spend some time talking with Joe Kalafat, who is a member of the new ownership group for On Time Media. Along with discussing what you can expect during the upcoming IN-SITE 2022 webinar, we talk with Joe about his extensive experience within the trucking industry and we’ll also get his thoughts on the long relationship between On Time Media and ES.

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

WEBINAR REPLAY –
2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting FedEx Custom Critical & Truck Ownership Opportunities

1Did you catch the live webinar presentation of 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting FedEx Custom Critical & Truck Ownership Opportunities? ES shared the live presentation on March 29th. ES is pleased to be able to share the second webinar for the IN-SITE 2022 series through a video replay.

This edition from our IN-SITE 2022 Online Series discusses the current conditions related to truck ownership and starting a trucking business while also highlighting the opportunities with FedEx Custom Critical, which is one of the carriers within the ES community.

As you’ll see, a good portion of the webinar covers the long relationship between ES and FedEx Custom Critical and how members of the ES Community have grown their businesses and found their success in trucking through the programs and support offerings available to trucking entrepreneurs.

The panel for the second session of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series features Jason Campbell, Vice President of Operations, Ops Systems & Support at FedEx Custom Critical, and Steve Callitsis, Managing Director of Operations Systems and Support at FedEx Custom Critical. The panel also includes Jason Williams, the Co-Founder and President of Expediter Services, and Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Expediter Services.

The panel discussion for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series is being 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, is one of the foremost experts in the trucking industry on topics related to compensation, driver recruiting and driver retention.

The market outlook for 2022 and the opportunities for independent contractors and owner-operators are among the topics that you’ll hear the panel discussing during the webinar. On-demand viewers of the webinar will also hear about the collaborative efforts between FedEx Custom Critical and ES that have paved the way for professional drivers to become truck owners and successfully operate small businesses within the industry.

The second webinar event of the year from ES is part of the overall IN-SITE 2022 Online Series. ES has planned free webinar events and podcast releases throughout the year as part of the overall. The upcoming webinars and podcasts in the series will continue to have topics of interest for owner-operators, independent contract drivers, fleet owners and any aspiring entrepreneurs within trucking.

Expert Panel

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

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Jason Campbell
Vice President of Operations, Ops Systems & Support,
FedEx Custom Critical

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Steve Callitsis
Managing Director of Operations Systems and Support,
FedEx Custom Critical

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Jason Williams
President,
Expediter Services

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Jeff Tacker
Chief Operating Officer,
Expediter Services

WEBINAR REPLAY –
2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting Forward Air & Truck Ownership Opportunities

1Were you able to join us on 2-22-22 for the first webinar in our IN-SITE 2022 Online Series? If you missed our free webinar, 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting Forward Air & Truck Ownership Opportunities, ES is pleased to present a video replay of a timely discussion covering the current conditions in the market related to truck ownership. And, as the title of the webinar notes, this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Series also took an extended look at the opportunities available through Forward Air and ES.

Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI), moderated the panel discussion. Meghan Turner, the Director of Recruiting for Expediter Services, and Rachel Gilbert, the Director of Talent Marketing & OTR Capacity Development for Forward Air, served as the panelists for this edition of the webinar.

The discussion that took place with Leah, Meghan and Rachel provided a number of interesting insights while speaking to the key points of interest to those professional drivers who have a desire to explore truck ownership and become a business owner in trucking. The webinar highlighted the collaborative efforts between Forward Air and ES that have paved the way for a continually growing number of trucking entrepreneurs to achieve their goal of successfully operating small businesses within the industry.

The video replay edition of this IN-SITE 2022 Webinar also features a bonus segment with Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer for ES. Jeff joined Leah to go over some questions that ES received following the conclusion of the live event. Replay viewers will hear a conversation between Leah and Jeff that will explore how ES is positioned within the industry as a service company that assists professional drivers in the creation of trucking businesses. Jeff also discusses the comprehensive set of support services that are available to participants in the program offerings from ES.   

Expert Panel

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

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Rachel Gilbert
Director of Talent Marketing & OTR Capacity Development for Forward Air

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Meghan Turner
Director of Recruiting for Expediter Services

Webinar Preview: An Interview with Moderator Leah Shaver

1As we countdown the days until the debut webinar in the IN-SITE 2022 Online Series, Spotlight News spent some time interviewing Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute. Leah will be serving as the moderator for the webinar, which is entitled 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting Forward Air & Truck Ownership Opportunities.

The debut webinar for the IN-SITE 2022 series will focus on the current conditions related to truck ownership and starting a trucking business while also highlighting the opportunities with Forward Air, which is one of the partner carriers within the ES Community. The live webinar event will take place on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2-22-22, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST. Replays of the webinar will be available for all who register for the event.

As we get ready for the first IN-SITE webinar of 2022, Spotlight News conducted a podcast interview with Leah, who is one of the foremost experts in the trucking industry on topics related to compensation, driver recruiting and driver retention.

Leah’s company, the National Transportation Institute (NTI), has earned the reputation as a leader in the trucking industry for tracking company driver and owner-operator compensation history, changes and benchmarks.

As you will hear during the podcast, Leah is fully engaged within the trucking industry. She serves on the board of directors for the Women In Trucking Association and the Next Generation Trucking Association. She is also a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146.

For the webinar, Leah will be leading a panel that will feature Meghan Turner, the Director of Recruiting for Expediter Services, and Rachel Gilbert, the Director of Talent Marketing & OTR Capacity Development for Forward Air. The market outlook for 2022 and the opportunities for independent contractors and owner-operators will be among the topics that the panel will be discussing during the webinar.

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

Live attendees and on-demand viewers of the webinar will also hear about the collaborative efforts between Forward Air and ES that have paved the way for professional drivers to become truck owners and successfully operate small businesses within the industry.

Webinar Preview: Interview With Moderator Leah Shaver

In this edition of the Success In Trucking Podcast, powered by ES, IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series moderator Leah Shaver will be discussing what she sees on the horizon for the trucking industry in 2022 and what attendees of the upcoming ES webinar on Feb. 22 can expect to hear and experience.

Expert Panel

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Rachel Gilbert
Director of Talent Marketing & OTR Capacity Development for Forward Air

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Meghan Turner
Director of Recruiting for Expediter Services

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