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If You Can Drive a Truck, You Can Own the Truck

Women Continue To Find the ES Community as a Home for Opportunity

Over 38 Percent of ES Program Participants Are Women

The inaugural Success In Trucking Expo (SITE) held earlier this month served as the perfect platform to highlight this stunning fact about the ES Community: While the national average of women working as professional drivers and in management positions within the trucking industry currently stands at 7.9 percent, the number of the fleet owners, owner-operators or independent contractors involved in the programs offered by ES now exceeds 38 percent.

With a participation rate that is nearly five times greater than the industry average, the ES Community has become a beacon of opportunity for women seeking to achieve success in trucking, and the small business owners who were featured during the SITE served as living proof that the programs offered by ES have the proven power to deliver.

Among the many highlights from the SITE, which was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Complex on June 7-8, was the industry panel discussion. The group, which included ES President Jason Williams as the moderator, was evenly split between men and women. Women In Trucking CEO and President Ellen Voie and National Transportation Institute Chief Operating Officer Leah Shaver served as two of the industry experts on the panel, while long-time fleet owner Donna Sleasman and first-year owner-operator Jackie Rocha provided their valued insights on the success they have found through their experiences as participants in programs offered through ES.

“It was great to be able to share the experience we’ve had with ES during industry panel and the other discussions we had at the SITE,” said Jackie. “It was a real honor to be on the panel and have Donna there, too. She was one of my mentors as I began to go through the ownership program at ES. Being a part of the SITE was a terrific experience. The SITE showed the strength of the ES Community and the commitment that ES has for creating owner opportunities in trucking.”

Both Jackie and Donna are participants in the 150 Business Challenge, a collaborative initiative between the Women In Trucking Association and ES to create 150 women-owned businesses in transportation. The program, which utilizes the infrastructure and expertise that ES has developed in more than a decade of providing ownership opportunities within the trucking industry. During the program’s first year, the 150 Business Challenge was able to reach the halfway mark in achieving its goal.

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 that puts an emphasis on attitude, aptitude, work ethic and work history.

The success of the 150 Challenge is one of the most recent examples of why ES has become a leader in creating ownership opportunities for women in the trucking industry. Since the company’s inception in 2006, ES has been focused on opening doors within the trucking industry for people who previously had found barriers to ownership. In fact, the inaugural edition of the SITE highlighted those efforts and ripple effect of the impact that ES has made in the industry.

The power of creating opportunity for women can be seen in the makeup of the participating fleets in the ES Community. FedEx Custom Critical, Forward Air and Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest served as the exclusive motor carriers at the SITE. All three of these industry-leading carriers are well above the national average of 7.9 percent for women behind the wheel and in management positions, and the non-asset capacity ES provides to their fleets has helped to contribute to those positive results.

The staying power of the people involved in the programs from ES might be even more impressive than the opportunities offered through the ES Community. According to the American Trucking Associations, the national average for driver turnover in 2018 rose to 89 percent. Meanwhile, the turnover rate on an annual basis of program participants in the ES Community currently stands at just 12 percent.

“One of the core principles of our company is to provide opportunities for people to create small businesses, and, in trucking, there is a lack of opportunity for women from a financial standpoint. We have done our best to work with Women In Trucking to help encourage more women to become business owners in this industry. It’s been very fulfilling for us as a company to see so many women enjoy success through our programs and in becoming part of the ES Community,” said ES President Jason Williams. “Women In Trucking has become a valued partner for ES. We were thrilled that Ellen could be a part of our first Success In Trucking Expo, and hearing the experiences of the women business owners in the ES Community was a definitely an important topic during the event.”

“The opportunity that ES provides for women to own their own business in this industry is truly amazing. The programs that ES offers go far beyond financing trucks. ES matches participants up with top carriers and ES provides business support as well network discounts on fuel, maintenance and insurance. ES sets up all their program participants for success,” said Voie, who hosted an on-location edition of her Women In Trucking Radio Show on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel live from the SITE. “The SITE was a great event. We had a lot of fun bringing our radio show to the event, and the SITE was a good opportunity to share the message of Women In Trucking, to talk about what we do for our members. ES has become a great partner for Women In Trucking, and we are already looking forward to coming back and participating in the SITE next year.”

Looking Back at The Success In Trucking Expo

Jackie Rocha and Michael Barclay, owner-operators in the ES Community and the founders of Millennials In Trucking, share their thoughts after attending the Success In Trucking Expo. Jackie is a participant in the 150 Business Challenge offered through Women In Trucking and ES. Watch Our Video to learn more.

Listen Up: Women in Trucking Radio Show Broadcasts Live from the SITE

On June 8, Women In Trucking President & CEO Ellen Voie hosted a special edition of the Women In Trucking Radio Show On SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Channel. During the second day of the Success In Trucking Expo (SITE), Ellen and the Road Dog Trucking Channel team broadcast the show live from the SITE, which was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway complex. This edition of the show featured interviews with a variety of attendees at the SITE. To listen, click on the SoundCloud icon.

Join ES at the Expedite Expo, July 19-20

ES will once again serve as the title sponsor for the Expedite Expo, the the only event focusing exclusively on the expedited trucking industry. This year’s Expedite Expo will be taking place at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. ES will be hosting our annual Expediter Group Gathering (EGG) at the Expo. To Register and learn more about what ES has planned for the Expedite Expo, Click Here.

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If we didn’t see you at the SITE, We’ll see you at the Expedite Expo!

After the successful launch of the inaugural SITE (Success In Trucking Expo) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on June 7 & 8 (See what happened at the SITE here), ES is rolling into the annual Expedite Expo on July 19 and 20, once again, as the event’s title sponsor.

The Expedite Expo is a great place for drivers, owners and fleet owners to learn about the unique opportunities and support offered by the ES community. And remember —  if you can drive a truck, you can own the truck. The Expo is also a great place to learn about the incomparable support offered to everyone operating under the ES umbrella of companies, so you Never Stand Alone.

In addition, ES is hosting its annual EGG (ES’s Group Gathering) at the  Expedite Expo, the evening of Friday the 19th. According to Jeff Tacker, Expediter Services, Chief Operating Officer, this year’s EGG will discuss topics that are important to the community. “At this year’s EGG at the Expo, we want to show our thankfulness and gratitude to everyone, while welcoming those we know and getting to know those we don’t. We’ll talk about the current state of freight, and discuss the opportunities ES offers to let all contractors know that we’re here with support and discounts on fuel, insurance and more through our wonderful programs. And we’ll also discuss upcoming industry trends and ES’s future plans.”

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One of the most important features of any EGG is that each gathering is tailored to meet the challenges of changing market conditions. This year’s EGG will highlight and summarize the ES community’s experiences, which focus on real support and real services. We look forward to seeing you at our booth (Booth 470), and we hope you join us for dinner at the EGG at the Expo! 


The EGG at the Expo is open to current and prospective qualified team expediters.

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The SITE was Truly Something to See!

The inaugural SITE (Success In Trucking Expo) was a tremendous success, and the ribbon was cut successfully! This year’s focus was on the community and truck sales, and as a result, a number of drivers became owners, owners became fleet owners, and fleet owners made plans to upgrade and grow their fleets. This proves once again with the opportunities offered by ES: If you can drive a truck, you can own the truck!

es-stoops sponsorThe SITE is a truly unique trucking event that’s unlike any other gathering in transportation. We’d like to thank our Title Sponsor (Stoops Freightliner), Motor Carriers (Panther Premium Logistics, Forward Air and FedEx Custom Critical). We’d also like to thank our vendors, guest speakers and above all, everyone who attended the SITE. We are truly grateful for those we got to know on a personal level and we’re looking forward to serving you through the ES community, so you Never Stand Alone.

Please continue reading below to see what happened at the SITE! 

Friday Evening, June 7th

Friday evening’s dinner kicked off the SITE, and proved to be the perfect venue for the ES team to greet those we know and get to know those we don’t. It was a time to relax and get a feel for what ES and the SITE is all about. The highlight of the evening was hearing from our keynote speaker Anthony Muñoz, Pro-Football Hall of Famer and former Cincinnati Bengal. His personal story was inspiring and set the tone for the entire weekend.

Saturday, June 8th

Saturday, the SITE started off with a hearty breakfast, followed by a welcome from Jeff Tacker, ES Chief Operating Officer, who set the agenda for getting down to business. Following Tacker’s opening remarks, the SITE kicked into high gear with the introduction of the first of three guest speakers from participating motor carriers: Nick Burch, Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest; Ryan Gilliam, Forward Air; and Michael Abood, FedEx Custom Critical.

After the guest speaker presentations, everyone broke for a constructive networking and interfacing session, which gave participants the opportunity to discuss business and topics of interest with each other, as well as the ES team. Following the networking break, SITE Title Sponsor, representatives from Stoops Freightliner took the stage to discuss the latest equipment in transportation and its impact on the industry and your bottom line. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch in the roundtable format, making for casual, yet fruitfull discussions.

Next up was the introduction of the SITE Industry Panel Experts, who discussed a wide range of important topics related to transportation and success in trucking, followed by questions from the audience. To round off the SITE presenters was ES CEO, Paul Williams and ES President, Jason Williams who discussed the fact that with ES, if you can drive a truck, you can own the truck, as well as the importance of community. The day ended with the awarding of door prizes, the closing of deals and a scintillating ride and drive of new trucks hosted by Stoops Freightliner.

More SITE info will be coming soon!

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Once Again, Please Check out our Wonderful SITE Speakers & Panel Professionals

Keynote Speaker

Anthony Muñoz, Pro Hall of Famer and Cincinnati Bengal

SITE Guest Speakers

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

Ryan Gilliam, Vice President of Recruiting for Forward Air

Michael Abood, Managing Director, Operations, FedEx Custom Critical, Inc.

SITE Industry Panel Experts

Ellen Voie — President & CEO of the Women In Trucking Association

Leah Shaver — Chief Operating Officer for The National Transportation Institute

Brian McCoy — President of Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer


Chris Moran — District Sales Manager for Freightliner

Colton Lawrence – Equinox Business Solutions, LLC President/CEO

Donna Sleasman – Owner-Operator & Fleet Owner Within the ES Community

 

Jackie Rocha — Owner-Operator within the ES Community

You Don’t Have to Wait for the SITE to buy a truck. It’s What We Do Everyday!

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Check Out the SITE Industry Panel Experts

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We’re less than a week away from the SITE and we’re extremely ex-SITE-ed to announce our lineup of Industry Panel Experts. Their practical knowledge and expertise in transportation will be available to SITE attendees as you meet them face-to-face. You won’t want to miss it, so register today!

If you’re looking to start a business in transportation that’s Safe, Stable and Profitable, the SITE is the right place for you June 7 – 8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

When you partner with ES, you’ll find an established community that allows you to take advantage of savings with our fuel network, insurance network, as well as our expanded community of business professionals. The site is an invitation only event. You must be pre-qualified to attend. To learn more and to register, please visit: successintruckingexpo.com

 

Don’t Miss Our Lineup of Industry Panel Experts

Saturday, June 8th

Ellen Voie — President & CEO of the Women In Trucking Association

Founding Women In Trucking in 2007, Voie has championed the effort to create greater opportunities for women within the trucking industry. Behind the wheel and across every job category in the industry, Women In Trucking has helped to promote the growth of women entering and advancing within the trucking industry. The organization has more than 4,000 members worldwide, and Voie is the host of the Women In Trucking Radio Show on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Radio Channel.

Leah Shaver — Chief Operating Officer for The National Transportation Institute

Overseeing all business operations within NTI and serving on the Executive Committee, Shaver’s career has been spent supporting long-term growth and expansion of the transportation industry while reinforcing its best resource – professional truck drivers. Shaver, who serves on the board of directors of the Women In Trucking Association, regularly appears on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Radio Channel.

Brian McCoy — President of Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer

Joining the company in 1997, Brian has worked in various aspect of the business, including Parts Sales, Used Truck Sales and Warranty. Brian was promoted to lead his own dealership in 2003, when he was named General Manager at Truck Country’s location in Dubuque, Iowa. He later also took on the role of Vice President of Operations. In 2014, McCoy Group purchased the Stoops dealership group, whereupon, Brian was named President. Today, Stoops has 10 locations in Indiana and Ohio. In addition to being part of the nation’s largest Freightliner group, Stoops specializes in marketing Freightliner, Western Star, Sprinter and Autocar vehicles, as well as Wabash, Transcraft, MAC and Stoughton trailers.

Chris Moran — District Sales Manager for Freightliner

Chris Moran has been with Daimler Trucks North America for 14 years and has had the opportunity to work in various positions on both the Detroit Powertrain Component side of the business as well as with Freightliner Trucks. This experience has provided Chris with a broad perspective within the trucking industry.  Prior to his current position, Chris served as the Sales and Marketing lead on the project team responsible for launching the DD5 & DD8 Detroit Mid-Range engines.  Currently, Chris is a District Sales Manager for Freightliner, working with Dealers and customers in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

Caleb Harper — Harper Hotshot Trucking

Caleb Harper the owner of Harper Hotshot Trucking, operating a large tractor fleet. He has utilized the broad range of services offered by ES to build and support his fleet. Caleb and his wife, Andrea, have been very active within the ES Community, participating in every one of ES’s annual Gatherings and serves as a resource for the community.

Colton Lawrence – Equinox Business Solutions, LLC President/CEO

Mr. Lawrence is a founding executive and controlling member of Equinox Business Solutions, LLC, an accounting, tax, and business consulting firm with a focus on independent contractors and owner operators in the transportation industry. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Utah. Additionally, he holds a minority interest, and serves as CFO, of Intermountain Trailer Sales & Service, LLC, with locations in Salt Lake City, Denver, and Reno. Colton is active in several industry associations which rely on the independent contractor model, including American Trucking Associations, Truckload Carrier Association, and Private Carrier Association. In his free time Colton loves spending time in the mountains of Utah with his wife Jill and their two children, Paige and Kyle.

Donna Sleasman – Owner-Operator & Fleet Owner Within the ES Community

Donna started her trucking career as a driver in 1981. In 2014, she founded Daddy’s Girl Trucking as a sole proprietorship, and she has worked to grow her business and her fleet over the years. The DGT fleet runs within FedEx Custom Critical’s operation. Donna has utilized the 150 Business Challenge program from WIT and ES to grow her fleet. Donna marked 35 years in business as the owner of a trucking company in 2018 by looking at ways to grow her fleet of trucks. She had been working with ES for the past few years, and she became one of the women entrepreneurs who utilized the 150 Business Challenge program from WIT and ES to begin her fleet expansion plans.

 

Jackie Rocha — Owner-Operator within the ES Community

Jackie Rocha is an owner-operator and an aspiring fleet owner, and she is part of the ES Community. In 2018, Jackie and her partner, Michael Barclay, transitioned from working as independent contractors for a fleet owner to founding Millennials in Trucking, LLC. Utilizing the 150 Business Challenge program and the support of ES, Jackie started sharing her story in a blog to help generate awareness, focusing on the new generation of drivers for the industry. 

Jackie is building more than a company. Through Millennials in Trucking, LLC., she is leading the way on building a brand and creating a movement to help encourage fellow millennials and younger generations to join the trucking industry. In addition to driving and running her business, Jackie has built and maintained the MIT website. She is a blogger and a mentor to the younger crowd on the road.

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AGENDA:

Friday June 7, 2019 
10:30-4:00pm       Vendor Set Up
4:30-5:45 pm        Check in and late registration at IMS
4:30-6:00pm         Networking
6:00-7:00pm         Dinner
7:00-7:45pm         Anthony Munoz presents
7:45-8:45pm         Meet and Greet/Pics with Anthony
8:45 pm                Shuttle back to Hotel
Note (3:00 – check in begins at hotels for attendees)
 
Saturday June 8, 2019
6:50am                Shuttle begins from attendees hotel to IMS
7:00-7:45am        Check in and Registrations for Saturday
7:45-8:45 am       Breakfast
8:45-9:00am        Welcome – Jeff Tacker
9:00-9:30 am       Nick Burch – Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of Arc Best
9:30-10:00 am     Ryan Gilliam – Forward Air
10:00-10:30 am   Michael Abood – FedEx Custom Critical
10:30-11:30 am   Networking/Interfacing
11:30- 12:00        Stoops on Stage
12:00-1:15 pm     Lunch/Networking Roundtables
1:15-2:45 pm       Industry Panel discussion/questions
3:00-3:30 pm       Paul Williams/Jason Williams
3:30-3:45pm        Giveaways & Door Prizes
3:45-until close    Closing deals, Ride & Drive w/Stoops Freightliner, Networking
Note (11:00-1:00 pm – Live Radio Show w/ Ellen Voie at SITE)
 

Register for the SITE

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ABOUT THE SITE

• The Inaugural SITE (Success in Trucking Expo) takes place June 7 – 8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the largest permanent sport facility in the world. At the SITE, your dreams of truck ownership can become a reality.

• Join us for food and fellowship! We look forward to dining with you and getting to know you better as we eat together with meals provided by the Success In Trucking Expo. Our wonderful venue located at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway will overlook a selection of new trucks for you to review and test drive.

• Those attending the SITE will have the opportunity to meet members of the ES Community. In coming to the SITE, you will get a true sense of the deep commitment and the comprehensive support provided to ES ownership program participants. The SITE is truly a gathering of the ES Community. The fleets and vendors participating in the SITE have been hand-picked by ES because of their desire to help the attendees in reaching their goals within the trucking industry.

• The program format of the SITE, with its speakers, roundtable discussions and chosen topics, has been designed to share the industry knowledge and the practical experience to benefit the attendees as they look to build, upgrade and expand their businesses.

Register for the SITE

Click to Learn About Anthony Muñoz our Keynote Speaker

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Our Keynote Speaker for Friday night, June 7, will be NFL Hall of Famer, Anthony Muñoz.

The Success In Trucking Expo is thrilled to welcome Anthony Muñoz as the event’s first-ever keynote speaker. Anthony is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and his storied career with the Cincinnati Bengals left an indelible mark, as he is considered to be one of the greatest offensive linemen in the history of the National Football League. Anthony has been a champion off the field as well, always devoting his time to giving back to the community. Following his retirement from pro football in 1993, Anthony has become a noted speaker who has shared his life’s story and experiences with audiences across country.

Anthony’s keynote presentation will take place on June 7th during the opening night of the 2019 Success In Trucking Expo. Those attending the Expo will be inspired to hear how the power of hard work and the dedication to reach your goals is a winning formula within the business world – just as it is on the playing field.

Part of a NCAA national championship team during his All-American playing days at the University of Southern California, Anthony was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the third overall pick in the first round of the 1980 NFL draft. Over his 13-year career that was spent entirely with the Bengals, Anthony set a gold standard by being named the NFL’s Offensive Lineman of the Year an incredible eight times. Selected to the Pro Bowl for 11 consecutive years, Anthony became a member of the 1980’s NFL All-Decade team and he earned a coveted place on the 75th anniversary All-NFL team. Anthony also played in two Super Bowls for the Bengals.

During his playing days, Anthony was recognized for his tireless community involvement in and around Cincinnati. He was the recipient of the Athletes in Action Bart Starr Award for Leadership in 1990, and was named the Bengals Man of the Year Award for five consecutive years. In 1991, he was honored as the NFL Man of the Year.

Following his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998, Anthony led the development of an award-winning community outreach platform that has made a positive impact throughout the Greater Cincinnati area and across the tri-state region. The Anthony Muñoz Foundation, established in 2002, is a non-profit organization that engages the tri-state region to impact area youth mentally, physically and spiritually. Since its inception, the foundation has impacted thousands of children and raised more than $10 million for foundation programs and select charities.

A devoted husband and father, Anthony and his wife, DeDe, have two children and six grandchildren.

Register for the SITE

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Meet the SITE Speakers

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With the SITE now only a couple of weeks away, we’re excited to announce our outstanding lineup of speakers who are among the top experts in transportation, discussing the state of the industry, freight, finance, truck ownership opportunities and much more! We’re also proud to feature Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz as our keynote speaker, Friday evening, June 7th, as he shares his life experiences both on and off of the field.

If you’re looking to start a business in transportation that’s Safe, Stable and Profitable, the SITE is the right place for you June 7 – 8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

When you partner with ES, you’ll find an established community that allows you to take advantage of savings with our fuel network, insurance network, as well as our business professionals. The site is an invitation only event. You must be pre-qualified to attend. To learn more and to register, please visit: successintruckingexpo.com

 

Check Out Our Lineup of Speakers

Friday Evening, June 7th

Anthony Muñoz, Pro Hall of Famer and Keynote Speaker

We’re thrilled to welcome Anthony Muñoz as the event’s first-ever keynote speaker. Anthony is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and his storied career with the Cincinnati Bengals left an indelible mark, as he is considered to be one of the greatest offensive linemen in the history of the National Football League. Anthony has been a champion off the field as well, always devoting his time to giving back to the community. Following his retirement from pro football in 1993, he has become a noted speaker sharing his life’s story and experiences with audiences across country.

Saturday, June 8th

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

With over 15 years of experience in driver recruiting, operations and sales within the transportation industry, Burch oversees the recruiting efforts and the growth of the Owner-Operator Network for Panther in his current position with ArcBest. Burch understands the key role that owner-operators play in providing needed capacity for the industry.

Ryan Gilliam, Vice President of Recruiting for Forward Air

With more than 12 years of experience in a variety of management roles across all aspects of trucking, Gilliam holds a keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist in the industry. Gilliam has brought a unique perspective and an ability to connect with professional drivers in his role overseeing the recruiting initiatives at Forward Air.

Michael Abood, Managing Director, Operations, FedEx Custom Critical, Inc.

With over 26 years of experience at FECC, Abood is responsible for Fleet Support, Safety, Contractor Relations and Contractor Sourcing. By leading these efforts, Abood brings a unique focus on the effective use of the FedEx Custom Critical fleet. He aims to create an engaged and motivated team with the end objective of providing exceptional service to our customers and independent contractor fleet.

Click to View SITE Agenda

AGENDA:

Friday June 7, 2019 
10:30-4:00pm       Vendor Set Up
4:30-5:45 pm        Check in and late registration at IMS
4:30-6:00pm         Networking
6:00-7:00pm         Dinner
7:00-7:45pm         Anthony Munoz presents
7:45-8:45pm         Meet and Greet/Pics with Anthony
8:45 pm                Shuttle back to Hotel
Note (3:00 – check in begins at hotels for attendees)
 
Saturday June 8, 2019
6:50am                Shuttle begins from attendees hotel to IMS
7:00-7:45am        Check in and Registrations for Saturday
7:45-8:45 am       Breakfast
8:45-9:00am        Welcome – Jeff Tacker
9:00-9:30 am       Nick Burch – Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of Arc Best
9:30-10:00 am     Ryan Gilliam – Forward Air
10:00-10:30 am   Michael Abood – FedEx Custom Critical
10:30-11:30 am   Networking/Interfacing
11:30- 12:00        Stoops on Stage
12:00-1:15 pm     Lunch/Networking Roundtables
1:15-2:45 pm       Industry Panel discussion/questions
3:00-3:30 pm       Paul Williams/Jason Williams
3:30-3:45pm        Giveaways & Door Prizes
3:45-until close    Closing deals, Ride & Drive w/Stoops Freightliner, Networking
Note (11:00-1:00 pm – Live Radio Show w/ Ellen Voie at SITE)
 

Register for the SITE

Click to Learn More About the SITE

ABOUT THE SITE

• The Inaugural SITE (Success in Trucking Expo) takes place June 7 – 8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the largest permanent sport facility in the world. At the SITE, your dreams of truck ownership can become a reality.

• Join us for food and fellowship! We look forward to dining with you and getting to know you better as we eat together with meals provided by the Success In Trucking Expo. Our wonderful venue located at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway will overlook a selection of new trucks for you to review and test drive.

• Those attending the SITE will have the opportunity to meet members of the ES Community. In coming to the SITE, you will get a true sense of the deep commitment and the comprehensive support provided to ES ownership program participants. The SITE is truly a gathering of the ES Community. The fleets and vendors participating in the SITE have been hand-picked by ES because of their desire to help the attendees in reaching their goals within the trucking industry.

• The program format of the SITE, with its speakers, roundtable discussions and chosen topics, has been designed to share the industry knowledge and the practical experience to benefit the attendees as they look to build, upgrade and expand their businesses.

Register for the SITE

Click to Learn About Anthony Muñoz our Keynote Speaker

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Our Keynote Speaker for Friday night, June 7, will be NFL Hall of Famer, Anthony Muñoz.

The Success In Trucking Expo is thrilled to welcome Anthony Muñoz as the event’s first-ever keynote speaker. Anthony is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and his storied career with the Cincinnati Bengals left an indelible mark, as he is considered to be one of the greatest offensive linemen in the history of the National Football League. Anthony has been a champion off the field as well, always devoting his time to giving back to the community. Following his retirement from pro football in 1993, Anthony has become a noted speaker who has shared his life’s story and experiences with audiences across country.

Anthony’s keynote presentation will take place on June 7th during the opening night of the 2019 Success In Trucking Expo. Those attending the Expo will be inspired to hear how the power of hard work and the dedication to reach your goals is a winning formula within the business world – just as it is on the playing field.

Part of a NCAA national championship team during his All-American playing days at the University of Southern California, Anthony was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the third overall pick in the first round of the 1980 NFL draft. Over his 13-year career that was spent entirely with the Bengals, Anthony set a gold standard by being named the NFL’s Offensive Lineman of the Year an incredible eight times. Selected to the Pro Bowl for 11 consecutive years, Anthony became a member of the 1980’s NFL All-Decade team and he earned a coveted place on the 75th anniversary All-NFL team. Anthony also played in two Super Bowls for the Bengals.

During his playing days, Anthony was recognized for his tireless community involvement in and around Cincinnati. He was the recipient of the Athletes in Action Bart Starr Award for Leadership in 1990, and was named the Bengals Man of the Year Award for five consecutive years. In 1991, he was honored as the NFL Man of the Year.

Following his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998, Anthony led the development of an award-winning community outreach platform that has made a positive impact throughout the Greater Cincinnati area and across the tri-state region. The Anthony Muñoz Foundation, established in 2002, is a non-profit organization that engages the tri-state region to impact area youth mentally, physically and spiritually. Since its inception, the foundation has impacted thousands of children and raised more than $10 million for foundation programs and select charities.

A devoted husband and father, Anthony and his wife, DeDe, have two children and six grandchildren.

Register for the SITE

ES is working for You!

Call us at 877.349.9303 and Never Stand Alone.

Please visit us on Facebook.

Inaugural ES Success In Trucking Expo Program To Feature Leading Motor Carriers & Women In Trucking President & CEO Ellen Voie

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FedEx Custom Critical, Forward Air and Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest, are the exclusive motor carriers at the June 7-8 event to be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway complex. Each carrier will have a representative who will be making a presentation during the expo. Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz will serve as the keynote speaker for the event.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – May 16, 2019 – ES, a leader in capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, is pleased to announce the programming details for the company’s inaugural Success In Trucking Expo (SITE), which will take place June 7-8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway complex. The two-day agenda for the SITE has been designed specifically for professional drivers, owner-operators and fleet owners who have a desire to explore ownership opportunities or grow current operations.

Ellen Voie, the President & CEO of the Women In Trucking Association, is among an impressive list of industry experts who have committed to participate in the SITE for 2019. Voie will be a part of an industry panel discussion that will bring together trucking experts, contract professional drivers, truck owners and fleet owners who are part of the ES Community. Among those joining Voie on the panel will be Brian McCoy, the President of Stoops Freightliner, and Leah Shaver, the Chief Operating Officer of the National Transportation Institute. The panel also will feature Chris Moran, Freightliner District Sales Manager, from Daimler Trucks of North America and Colton Lawrence, CEO of EQUINOX Owner Operator Solutions.

Anthony Muñoz, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and an entrepreneur with a long record of success for making a positive impact within Cincinnati and the surrounding communities, will highlight the opening session for the SITE, serving as the keynote speaker on the evening of June 7th. The panel discussions and the presentations by the carriers participating in the SITE will take place the following day.

The ES Community motor carriers participating in the SITE are FedEx Custom Critical, Forward Air and Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest. These three companies will be the exclusive motor carriers at the SITE, and each company will have a representative who will be making a presentation during the expo. Mike Abood, FedEx Custom Critical’s Managing Director of Fleet Operations, Nick Burch, Panther’s Director of Owner-Operator Recruiting, and Ryan Gilliam, Forward Air’s Vice President of Recruiting, have been chosen by their respective carriers as speakers for the 2019 SITE.

The attendees also will hear a presentation from ES CEO Paul Williams and ES President Jason Williams. The ES presentation will take place prior to the event’s final ride-and-drive session, which will be hosted by 2019 SITE Title Sponsor Stoops Freightliner.

“Over the past several months, we have been working very diligently to develop an event and programming for the Success In Trucking Expo that will be meaningful and have a positive impact for professional drivers interested in ownership as well as current owner-operators and fleet owners who are looking to grow their businesses,” said Jason Williams. “With the group of experts who will be coming to our SITE stage at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway complex, we are confident that everyone joining us for the inaugural edition of the SITE will take away the kind of knowledge and perspective that they will find helpful as they move forward in their trucking careers.”

In addition to participating in the industry panel discussion, Voie will be hosting the June 8th edition of her Women In Trucking Radio Show live and on location from the SITE. The WIT Radio Show is broadcast live every Saturday on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio channel from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern time.

One of the unique features about the SITE is that ES is offering free hotel accommodations and free meals for pre-qualified expo registrants. A limited number of those slots are currently available for the event, and attendees receiving them will be chosen from the registration submissions ES receives. To learn more about registration for the SITE and the programming planned for the event, visit SuccessInTruckingExpo.com.

About ES: A full-service, one-stop support company with expertise in financial services, relationship lending and general business support, ES has developed highly effective programs focused on creating opportunities for independent contract drivers and owner-operators in the trucking industry. ES features support in the areas of contract driver services, equipment finance, truck sales, management services and insurance services. 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. For more information on opportunities and services offered through ES, visit ESsuccessintrucking.com. To learn more about the Success In Trucking Expo, visit SuccessInTruckingExpo.com.

 

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The SITE is less than 30 days away — check out our Agenda

es-stoops sponsorThe SITE is now less than thirty days away and we’d like to invite you to join us at the 1st annual Success in Trucking Expo, June 7 – 8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

We have an exciting agenda featuring some of the top experts in transportation discussing the state of the industry, freight, finance, truck ownership opportunities and much more! It’s a different kind of trucking event and if you’re looking to start a business in transportation, that’s Safe, Stable and Profitable, the SITE is the right place for you.

When you partner with ES, you’ll find an established community that allows you to take advantage of savings with our fuel network, insurance network, as well as our business professionals. The site is an invitation only event. You must be pre-qualified to attend. To learn more and to register, please visit: successintruckingexpo.com

With ES, you Never Stand Alone. Learn more about the exhibitors at the SITE below:

 

AGENDA:

Friday June 7, 2019 
10:30-4:00pm       Vendor Set Up
4:30-5:45 pm        Check in and late registration at IMS    
4:30-6:00pm         Networking
6:00-7:00pm         Dinner
7:00-7:45pm         Anthony Munoz presents
7:45-8:45pm         Meet and Greet/Pics with Anthony
8:45 pm                Shuttle back to Hotel
Note (3:00 – check in begins at hotels for attendees) 
 
Saturday June 8, 2019
6:50am                Shuttle begins from attendees hotel to IMS
7:00-7:45am        Check in and Registrations for Saturday
7:45-8:45 am       Breakfast
8:45-9:00am        Introductions/ Door Prizes
9:00-9:30 am       Speaker 1- Motor Carrier
9:30-10:00 am     Speaker 2- Motor Carrier
10:00-10:30 am   Speaker 3- Motor Carrier
10:30-11:30 am   Networking/Interfacing
11:30- 12:00        Stoops on Stage
12:00-1:15 pm     Lunch/Networking Roundtables
1:15-2:45 pm       Industry Panel discussion/questions
3:00-3:30 pm       Paul Williams/Jason Williams
3:30-3:45pm        Giveaways
3:45-until close    Closing deals, Ride & Drive w/Stoops Freightliner, Networking      
Note (11:00-1:00 pm – Live Radio Show w/ Ellen Voie at SITE)
 

ABOUT THE SITE

• The Inaugural SITE (Success in Trucking Expo) takes place June 7 – 8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the largest permanent sport facility in the world. At the SITE, your dreams of truck ownership can become a reality.

• Join us for food and fellowship! We look forward to dining with you and getting to know you better as we eat together with meals provided by the Success In Trucking Expo. Our wonderful venue located at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway will overlook a selection of new trucks for you to review and test drive.

• Our Keynote Speaker for Friday night, June 7, will be NFL Hall of Famer, Anthony Muñoz.

To learn more and to register, please visit: successintruckingexpo.com

 

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Expediter Services Announces ES Market Branding Initiative & Launches New Website

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – May 2, 2019 – Expediter Services (ES), a leader in capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, announced that the company is launching a branding initiative that includes a new website release. The website, which encompasses the company’s work in the expedited sector and general trucking, provides a comprehensive look at the broad scope of its offerings and services. Through the brand update, the company will now operate under the market name ES, which reflects the organization’s history and expertise within the expedited sector as well as its success and growth with tractor-based opportunities in general trucking.

The company’s new website, ESsuccessintrucking.com, offers visitors an easy-to-navigate platform to review the range of programs and services available from ES. As reflected by the name Expediter Services, the company’s initial focus began in the expedited sector of the industry, and the company has built a strong online brand presence through more than a decade of maintaining and growing its initial corporate website. In 2016, ES introduced its Success In Trucking brand with a website that focused primarily on tractor-based opportunities in the general trucking market, highlighting options that also became an area of rapid growth for the company.

The new ESsuccessintrucking.com website provides a platform that allows visitors to smoothly toggle between the company’s offerings within expedited and the opportunities that ES has developed within general trucking. The website details how those entering the company’s truck ownership programs have access to competitive market-rate financing which places an emphasis on work history over credit history.

Visitors to the new website can review equipment options and learn about the relationships that ES has established with some of the leading carriers and vendors in the trucking industry. The website, which also highlights the wide array of support services available to members of the ES Community, has been designed to serve as a comprehensive resource for professional drivers, owner-operators and fleet owners seeking to build and grow their respective businesses within the trucking industry.

“Our decision to place our offerings and support services for expedited and general trucking under one market brand name featured within a single, comprehensive website was driven by the overall growth of our company as well as by our desire to continue to the meet the needs of the participants in our program. The heart of our ES Community is made up of the people in our programs,” said ES President Jason Williams. “As a company with more than a decade of experience in transportation, we understand the importance of adapting to the opportunities in the market. The roots we planted within the expedited sector of the industry back in 2006 are still very strong, and our success as a leading resource for non-asset capacity has translated quite well to general trucking. Through our brand update and our new website, we believe we are well positioned for the future.”

A prime example of company’s expansion and the ability to grow capacity on both the expedited truck and tractor sides of the business can be seen in the success of the 150 Business Challenge, the collaborative initiative ES developed with the Women In Trucking Association to assist in launching 150 women-owned businesses in transportation. Utilizing the infrastructure and expertise that ES has developed in more than a decade of providing ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, the 150 Business Challenge surpassed the halfway mark in reaching its initial goal during its first year, as more than 75 new trucking start-ups began their respective operations with either expedited straight trucks or Class 8 tractors.

“Based on our experience in both markets, we believed that the 150 Business Challenge could be a success in opening new doors of opportunity for women while helping the industry move forward. This effort has also been an important step for us a company,” said Williams. “At the end of the day, whether we are working in expedited or in general trucking, we are a service company. We want to be of service to participants in the ES Community. We are invested in their success as they work to operate and grow their small businesses. Service, and working to assist all those in our program to find their success in trucking, is one of the key points we considered in updating our market brand.”

The ES brand, with its range of offerings and services, will be on full display during the company’s inaugural Success In Trucking Expo (SITE), which will be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway complex June 7-8. The event will be focused on highlighting truck ownership opportunities and providing insights from experts. Attendees will hear from experts discussing the latest trends taking place in the industry and offering strategies for successfully operating small businesses in trucking. ES has chosen Pro Football Hall of Fame member and entrepreneur Anthony Muñoz to serve as the keynote speaker for the event.

The SITE promises to be one of the most unique events on the trucking industry’s calendar. Not only is the company developing an expo program that is focused on being informative and fun, but ES is offering free hotel accommodations and free meals for pre-qualified expo registrants. A limited number of those slots are available for the event, and attendees receiving free hotel accommodations will be made from the registration submissions that have been pre-qualified by ES. The registration form and complete information on the event are available at SuccessInTruckingExpo.com.

“We’ve had a strong response in the weeks following our announcement of the SITE, and I would encourage everyone who is interested in truck ownership to consider joining us at the SITE in June. We’ve seen a great deal of interest from professional drivers, owner-operators and fleet owners who want to know more about our programs and the kind of support ES can bring to the table,” said Williams. “The entire team at ES is gearing up for the SITE and welcoming all those who will be joining us in Indianapolis. When you look at what we are doing with the SITE, our new website rollout and our brand initiative, it’s an exciting time for our company. We are very grateful for the growth and success that has placed ES in a position where our company can work to make a difference in our industry by providing opportunities and support to those who are looking to build and grow small businesses in trucking. We are looking forward to the future and being of service to everyone utilizing our programs.”  

About ES: A full-service, one-stop support company with expertise in financial services, relationship lending and general business support, ES has developed highly effective programs focused on creating opportunities for independent contract drivers and owner-operators in the trucking industry. ES features support in the areas of contract driver services, equipment finance, truck sales, management services and insurance services. 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. For more information on opportunities and services offered through ES, visit ESsuccessintrucking.com. To learn more about the Success In Trucking Expo, visit SuccessInTruckingExpo.com.

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Opportunity Revisited

Last fall, Spotlight News spoke with husband and wife expediting team Jackie Rocha and Michael Barclay. (Read their story here). As you may recall, they had recently taken the Path To Ownership, after driving as contract drivers for owners Patrick Lee and Eric Hyfield (Business partners who themselves started with ES as contractors several years ago, and grew a successful fleet). In this issue, we take a look at what they’ve achieved since our first interview, and the opportunities they see through their windshield for the future.

Even though Rocha and Barclay are young entrepreneurs (they’re both in their twenties), and relatively new to the transportation business, they knew from the beginning they wanted to become owners. According to Rocha, they looked at a number of different opportunities before taking ES’s PTO. “We had a desire to be owner-operators from the very start. I remember thinking about it even back when we were in training as drivers. We talked to our trainer about it and even discussed lease-purchase programs and other opportunities for truck ownership. In the end, there really aren’t that many viable choices to become a true owner. I’m just glad we discovered ES and their Path to Ownership. In this business, you have to do your research to find the best opportunity to be successful, and we found it.”

path to ownershipAnother aspect of the business that’s important to this young team is the concept of community. “We believe in reaching out to young people and telling them about the industry,” said Barclay. “There’s just so much opportunity that we want to be advocates; to get people excited about transportation. Also, we appreciate the community that ES has built. It’s something that we rely on constantly, so we Never Stand Alone. We feel that within the trucking industry, there’s no stronger community and it’s real. That’s why we’ll be visiting the Success In

never stand alongTrucking Expo (SITE), on June 7-8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We want to support the community and learn even more about the industry and the opportunities offered.” Click here to learn more and to register for the SITE.

 

To hear more of their story in their own words, please click on the podcast link below.

 

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A New Career Path to Success In Trucking


Sometimes you just know when it’s the right time to make a life-change. When Adam and Misty Johnson decided to change the direction of their lives and careers, they looked at a variety of paths. But ultimately, they chose transportation because of their love of travel, as well as the opportunity it offered. After pursuing various options, they found the right motor carrier with Forward Air and the right Path To Ownership with ES. Read more to see how their path led to Success In Trucking.

Misty, how did you and Adam get started in transportation?
Adam and I both worked for years in a metal fabrication factory. It was just about the only thing to do in the small town where we lived. We both decided that we wanted more out of life and began looking around for a new career that offered more opportunity. Adam started watching YouTube videos and studied online to learn about becoming a truck driver and that’s how he got his CDL, that was in August of 2015. After he had been on the road only a short time, I saw that he was really enjoying it. In November, I decided to get into the business, but I went to a driving school to get my training and CDL. That’s how we both wound up in transportation and we love and enjoy our new career!

Once we both had our CDL’s, we worked for a trucking company for about two years as company drivers. Our goal at the time was to drive as “locally” as we could, but we found out we didn’t enjoy this aspect of the business as we had originally thought and the money definitely wasn’t there. We switched companies and worked there for about a year. That’s when we decided that working as company drivers wasn’t really what we wanted to do. We wanted to own our own truck and do this business on our own terms.

path to ownershipWhy did you choose Forward Air as your motor carrier?
Adam and I did a lot of research about various transportation companies and carriers. We liked Forward Air’s rate structure. Also, we talked to several people that have worked with Forward Air for many years. and their feedback was very positive. Of all the companies we looked at, they were the best fit for us. We’ve enjoyed being here, they’re an outstanding company and the relationship has been very beneficial for our business.

How did you find out about ES and the Path To Ownership?
When we first came on board with Forward Air, we told them about our desire to become truck owners. From the very start, our recruiter told us about ES and their PTO — that ES takes your work experience, aptitude and attitude into account when it comes to getting qualified to buy a truck. This sounded like a great opportunity and we were interested to learn more.

Soon, we were in touch with a recruiter at ES. He explained all about the program. In a nutshell, we would run as an independent contractor for ES under their umbrella of support, driving one of their trucks. During this time, ES would evaluate our performance, including attitude, aptitude, work ethic and work history to ensure that we’d be able to generate the revenue necessary to run our business profitably. We felt that this opportunity was too good to pass up and began our Path To Ownership. This was in September of 2018. ES’s PTO opportunity sealed the deal for us come to Forward Air, and are we glad we did! never stand along

Tell us about finishing your Path to Ownership?
In about the second week of December, we got a call from our ES Service Coordinator, Lee Burkhalter, telling us that our revenue looked good, our attitude was great and that we showed the aptitude needed as owner-operators, and that our work ethic was wonderful. He asked if we’d like to finish our Path To Ownership. We were thrilled and emphatically said YES!

We were soon in touch with ES Truck Sales Manager, Danny Vernon. He helped us source a brand new 2019 Freightliner Cascadia from Stoops Freightliner. It’s such a nice truck and it’s very well equipped. It has a Comfort Pro Carrier APU to save fuel, and we also had a grill guard installed to protect the front end.

The next step was to submit our paperwork to ES Equipment Finance, fulfilling a list of requirements. In a very short amount of time we were approved. From the time we first began the PTO, until the final purchase of our truck, ES kept us up-to-date throughout the entire process. Everything was smooth and easy and we’re just thrilled about becoming owners.

How has being a truck owner affected your business?
Just as we anticipated, being owners carries greater responsibility, but it also has greater rewards. Our new truck gives our business an edge when it comes to putting more money in our pocket. We are now even more in charge of our success as business owners and we love it. We also love the support we get from ES. The savings we get on fuel and insurance is great, too. When you combine this with their back office support, we truly Never Stand Alone.

What are your future plans?
Our plan is to pay off this truck and run it for about six months to a year after it’s paid off. Then, we’d like to start building a fleet and begin adding more trucks as we go forward. We feel that with ES behind us, we’ll definitely be able to meet this goal.

A Woman in Transportation’s Perspective

What has your career been like as a woman in the transportation field?
It’s funny, I used to be deathly afraid of semi trucks because my family was in an accident as a child with a dirt hauler. But after deciding to get my CDL, I was able to put all of that behind me. I absolutely love what I do and transportation has been a great career path. Also, I think ES’s 150 Women-Owned Business challenge is such a terrific way to help women build a business. I would encourage any women looking into the transportation field to take advantage of this initiative. (Read more about the WIT/ES 150 women-owned business initiative here)

How do you balance your business workload?
Adam and I are a team. We always back each other up and split our responsibilities 50/50. There are some areas that each of us do better than the other. I’m much better at the paperwork, but he does most of taking care of the truck. There’s always a give and take, but when it comes down to it, we both do what is necessary to keep our business on track.

Women have a lot to offer transportation. I would encourage anyone (male or female), to do their research and find the transportation path that fits them best. Forward Air and ES turned out to be a great path for us!

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