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Bobby Bowden named Keynote Speaker – SITE 2020

 

 

The Second Annual SITE Welcomes Coach Bobby Bowden as Keynote Speaker

The Success In Trucking Expo is thrilled to welcome legendary football coach Bobby Bowden as the keynote speaker on the first day of the SITE 2020. Known as much for his affable charm as he is for his championship teams, Coach Bowden made an impact on both the young men he coached and the sport of football during a career that spanned seven decades. Coach Bowden, who retired in 2009, stands today as the second-winningest coach in major college football history.

Coach Bowden led Florida State University, and he built the football program into a perennial powerhouse, winning two national championships and earning 22 postseason bowl victories at the helm of FSU. Coach Bowden’s FSU teams dominated the Atlantic Coast Conference, winning 12 consecutive conference titles. In addition, Florida State finished within the top five ranked teams in the nation for 14 straight seasons. In his 44 seasons overall as a head football coach, Bowden compiled 40 winning seasons, including 33 straight at FSU.

Off the field, Coach Bowden is the author and co-author of several books, and he has served as a leading voice for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In fact, the FCA has named an annual award in honor of Coach Bowden. The Bobby Bowden Student-Athlete of the Year Award recognizes one college football player for achievements on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

A 2006 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Coach Bowden and his wife, Ann, have been married for 61 years. They live in Tallahassee, Florida.

“We are very proud to welcome Coach Bowden as our keynote speaker for this year’s SITE. His record for achieving success on and off the field as well as his dedication to be of service to others during his lifetime are truly inspirational,” said Jason Williams, President of ES. “We are looking forward to hearing what Coach Bowden will be sharing with us at the SITE. We know his message will hit home with everyone in attendance.”

Last year’s SITE was such a success, we’re doing it again in 2020!

The SITE is a truly unique trucking event that’s unlike any other gathering in transportation — and next year’s Success In Trucking Expo 2020 will continue and expand upon opportunities to help drivers become owners, owners become fleet owners, and fleet owners expand their fleets. Proving once again that with the opportunities offered by ES: If you can drive a truck, you can own the truck!

es-stoops sponsorBuilding upon the success of last year’s SITE, Stoops Freightliner will once again be our Title Sponsor. The ES community will feature a gathering of top motor carriers including: Panther Premium Logistics, Forward Air and FedEx Custom Critical. In addition, our roster of vendors, guest speakers and ES team members will be on hand to answer questions and get to know you on a personal level, so you Never Stand Alone.

“In 2019, we worked diligently to develop the Success In Trucking Expo into an event that would 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. We’re looking forward to continuing this success at the 2020 SITE,” said ES President Jason Williams.

MORE ABOUT THE SITE

• The  SITE (Success in Trucking Expo) 2020 takes place June 5 – 6 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.

We’re excited about the SITE 2020 and hope to see you there!

If you have questions or  if you’d like to register now,
please contact our team at 877-349-9303.    

Stay tuned! We will be posting more details about the SITE 2020 as more information becomes available.

Listen Up! NTI COO & SiriusXM Radio Host Leah Shaver Discusses ES Opportunities and the SITE 2020

In this edition of the podcast, Leah Shaver will be joining us to talk about a range of topics that we know will be of interest for all professional drivers, fleet owners and anyone involved in the business of trucking. Leah is the Chief Operating Officer of the National Transportation Institute, and she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Women In Trucking Association. Regular listeners to SiriusXM radio and the Road Dog Trucking Radio have likely heard Leah as a host on Channel 146 or through the SiriusXM app. Leah is one of the trucking industry’s leading experts on compensation for professional drivers and owner-operators. Through her work at NTI, Leah studies market trends in the trucking industry and she is a strong advocate for promoting opportunities for women in all roles across the trucking industry.

. To listen, click on the SoundCloud icon below.

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

ES is working for You!

Call us at 877.349.9303 and Never Stand Alone.

Please visit us on Facebook.

The Success In Trucking Expo Returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in June for SITE 2020

Hosted by Expediter Services (ES), the program format of the SITE, with its speakers, roundtable discussions and chosen topics, is being structured to share industry knowledge and practical experience to benefit the attendees as they look to build, upgrade and expand their businesses. One of the most unique features about the SITE is that ES is offering free hotel accommodations and free meals for prequalified expo registrants. A limited number of those slots are available for the event, and attendees receiving them will be chosen from the registration submissions ES receives.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – January 29, 2020 – Expediter Services (ES), a leader in capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, is pleased to announce that the company will once again host the Success In Trucking Expo (SITE). For the second consecutive year, ES has chosen the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Complex as the location for the SITE, which will take place June 5-6.

Through the structure and atmosphere that the event established during its inaugural run in 2019, the SITE stands out when compared to the traditional truck shows currently on the calendar in the overall experience it delivers for those in attendance. Led by the efforts of ES, the participating carriers, sponsors and vendors, the SITE offers a much more personal and hands-on event, providing expert perspective on the state of the industry while offering opportunities to become an entrepreneur and grow a business within trucking. The focus of the SITE 2020 will once again be placed on connecting with professional drivers who are looking to take the next step in their careers and become truck owners. The SITE also offers a platform to help address the needs of contract drivers, owner-operators and fleet owners.

es-stoops sponsorThe program format of the SITE, with its speakers, roundtable discussions and chosen topics, is once again being structured to share industry knowledge and practical experience to benefit the attendees as they look to build, upgrade and expand their businesses. ES has established a dedicated website that covers all aspects of the SITE 2020, including registration for the event. The website can be accessed through this link.

“The Success In Trucking Expo is designed to offer solutions to some of the leading challenges in the trucking market today. Whether it’s access to reliable capacity or connecting people with attainable opportunities for truck ownership and steady business growth for entrepreneurs, the 2020 edition of the SITE will be dedicated to providing helpful insights and innovative answers for people looking to achieve greater levels of success in trucking,” said Paul Williams, the Chief Executive Officer of ES. “We are thrilled to bring the SITE back to the home of the Indy 500, and our ES team is focused on creating a meaningful experience for everyone who joins us. We will have a fast-paced and interesting program at the SITE, which provides opportunities for everyone to learn about our ES Community of support. Everyone who joins us at the SITE 2020 will be able to see how ES stands with the participants in our program and offers support in both the best of times and the most challenging times for this industry.”

One of the most unique features about the SITE is that ES is offering free hotel accommodations and free meals for prequalified expo registrants. A limited number of those slots are available for the event, and attendees receiving them will be chosen from the registration submissions ES receives. The registration form for the event can be accessed through this link. 

Legendary football coach Bobby Bowden will serve as the keynote speaker on the first day of the SITE 2020. With 377 victories in his career, Bowden is one of the winningest coaches in college football history. From 1976-2009, Bowden led Florida State University, and he built the football program into a perennial powerhouse, winning two national championships and earning 22 postseason bowl victories at the helm of FSU. In his 44 seasons overall as a head football coach, Bowden compiled 40 winning seasons, including 33 straight at FSU.

Off the field, Bowden is the author and co-author of several books, and he has served as a leading voice for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In fact, the FCA has named an annual award in honor of Bowden. The Bobby Bowden Student-Athlete of the Year Award recognizes one college football player for achievements on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

“We are very proud to welcome Coach Bowden as our keynote speaker for this year’s SITE. His record for achieving success on and off the field as well as his dedication to be of service to others during his lifetime are truly inspirational,” said Jason Williams, President of ES. “We are looking forward to hearing what Coach Bowden will be sharing with us at the SITE. We know his message will hit home with everyone in attendance.”

ES is building a comprehensive program for the SITE 2020. The motor carriers 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.

Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer, a division of Truck Country, will serve as the title sponsor of the SITE for the second straight year. 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, all of which were part of the SITE 2019, will once again be the exclusive motor carriers at the SITE. 

Daimler Truck Financial, Detroit Diesel, Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions, Freightliner, Love’s Travel Stops, Paccar Financial, Peterbilt Truck Centers, TA-Petro, TVC Pro Driver, Inc., Vanguard Truck Centers, Volvo Financial Services, Western Star, Crosspoint Power and Refrigeration and the Women In Trucking Association served as vendors at the 2019 SITE. ES officials are expecting the return of last year’s vendors as well as other additions for the SITE 2020.

In addition to the keynote speech by Coach Bowden, the SITE 2020 will feature industry leaders and subject-matter experts sharing their insights through both presentations and discussions. Women In Trucking Association President and CEO Ellen Voie is a part of the speakers list for the SITE 2020 program currently in development by ES.

In November of 2017, ES partnered with the Women In Trucking Association to launch the 150 Business Challenge, a collaborative initiative between the two organizations to create 150 women-owned businesses in transportation. Over the past two-plus years, the 150 Business Challenge is fast approaching 100 new trucking start-ups as a result of participation in the program, which offers an attainable path to financing as well as operational and business support for women who have an interest in a career path within the trucking industry.

Leah Shaver, the Chief Operating Officer of the National Transportation Institute, is one of the industry experts who will be a part of the SITE 2020. Shaver also serves as a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel, and she is a member of the Women In Trucking Association’s Board of Directors. She recently participated in the ES Success In Trucking Podcast, discussing changes in the market since the record year of 2018 along with the realities owner-operators often face when launching or attempting to grow a trucking business. During the podcast, Shaver, who serves as a consultant for ES, noted the comprehensive structure of the ES program and the support systems the company has put into place to promote success.

“Truck drivers like freedom and flexibility and that’s why they choose this career. ES is working to help create small businesses with a program that allows the participants to choose the opportunity that is the best fit from a group of partner carriers,” said Shaver. “ES doesn’t stop at financing the truck. The ES Community provides support and leverage. They provide carrier advocacy, allowing a business owner the ability to focus on generating revenue and not on day-to-day issues.

“ES leverages their experience and contacts within the industry to negotiate and make available a variety of other resources and services to their business community,” she added. “The motto at ES is that you never stand alone, and, when you see how ES works with the participants in their programs, it’s clear they live up to that motto every day.”

Since it entered the trucking industry in 2006, ES has utilized a working model that focuses on removing the barriers that hinder professional drivers from becoming truck owners and operating their own small businesses. Through ES, qualified participants in the company’s programs have access to competitive, market-rate financing with a credit-evaluation process that puts an emphasis on attitude, aptitude, work ethic and work history. The ES model has proven to be an effective platform for contract drivers, owner-operators and fleet owners. Today, ES is a leading provider of non-asset capacity within the expedited market, and the company’s platform continues to gain traction within a general trucking market searching for safe, stable, and scalable tractor capacity solutions.

“We are working very hard to do everything that we can to make the SITE 2020 the kind of event that will have a positive impact for everyone who makes the trip to Indianapolis. We are looking forward to working with anyone who is interested in attending. Our goal with the SITE 2020 is to make it a fun, meaningful and memorable experience for everyone involved. Just as we did last year, ES will be providing free hotel accommodations and free meals to prequalified SITE registrants. Don’t wait, there are a limited number of these spots available. Please go to our website, register and start the pre-qualification process. June 5th will be here before you know it,” said Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer at ES. “If you are interested in true truck ownership with the full support of the ES Community, I would encourage you to visit SuccessInTruckingExpo.com to learn more and to register.”

The ES Success In Trucking Podcast interview with Leah Shaver can be accessed through the following this link

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.

If you have questions or  if you’d like to register now,
please contact our team at 877-349-9303.    

Stay tuned! We will be posting more details about the SITE 2020 as more information becomes available.

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

ES is working for You!

Call us at 877.349.9303 and Never Stand Alone.

Please visit us on Facebook.

The Mirror and the Windshield: Looking Back at 2019 and Forward to 2020

2019 is now in our rear view mirror and we can all agree it was a tough year for the industry. But even through adversity in the marketplace, ES made significant progress in expanding services and opportunity that benefit our community. As a matter of course, business and freight cycles are a fact of life in the trucking environment — you can count on it. You can also count on the fact that ES has created a Community of Support to mitigate the ups and downs that take place in the market so you Never Stand Alone.

Join us as we take a look back through the rear view mirror at 2019, and as we look ahead through the windshield into 2020.

The Mirror: Looking back at 2019

OCTOBER 2019
ES was in the Big D with WIT! 
ES was once again excited to have attended the Accelerate! Conference & Expo 2019, sponsored by the Women in Trucking Association. This year’s conference took place in Dallas, Texas. The attendees were comprised of a large and diverse crowd of women and men, ready to learn how gender diversity can have a positive impact on careers and a company’s success. Click to Learn More


SEPTEMBER 2019
ES Gears Up for Growth
ES announces the company recently completed the current phase of its operational headquarters expansion with the addition of new office space specifically designed for the ES Recruiting Department. The development of a larger space for the recruiting department within the ES operational headquarters is part of an overall strategic plan focused on supporting the ES Community. Click to Learn More

ES community member selected as WIT honoree
For Donna Sleasman, the road she took in being recognized by the Women In Trucking Association as one of the industry’s top women business owners has been both rewarding and challenging. Earning acknowledgement as a trailblazing entrepreneur never entered Donna’s thoughts as she considered her career options in 1980 while working at a gas station in West Sacramento, California. Click to Learn More


JULY 2019
It was a Great Expedite Expo and EGG at the Expo
ES is proud once again to have been the Title Sponsor of the 19th Annual Expedite Expo in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Our team was pleased to meet everyone who visited our booth and to share information about our unique programs and discounts on fuel, insurance and more. Click to Learn More


JUNE 2019
ES Introduces the Inaugural SITE
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! Click to Learn More

LEARN MORE and REGISTER for the SITE 2020


MAY 2019
Expediter Services Announces ES Market Branding Initiative & Website
ES announces 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. Click to Learn More


 

The Windshield: Looking forward to 2020

ES is Optimistic, Now and Into the Future
Even though 2019 was a tough year for the industry, ES is bullish towards the future because our community and operating environment is made up of wonderful vendors, strong motor carriers, and a solid ES support team. We’re here to support you today, throughout 2020 and beyond.

ES has created groundbreaking programs to help expand opportunity, including the 150 women-owned business challenge that has helped women come to represent 38% of the ES fleet; one of the highest in the industry and growing. In addition, ES has created the industry leading PTO (Path To Ownership) that takes your attitude, aptitude, work ethic and work history into account when it comes to financing a truck. ES believes that If You Can Drive a Truck, You Can Own the Truck! ES brings You and our Community together to help you become a Success In Trucking.

 


 

Opportunities for 2020

Our Second Annual SITE (Success in Trucking Expo)
The SITE is a truly unique trucking event that’s unlike any other gathering in transportation — and this year’s Success In Trucking Expo 2020 will continue and expand upon opportunities to help drivers become owners, owners become fleet owners, and fleet owners expand their fleets. Proving once again that with the opportunities offered by ES: If you can drive a truck, you can own the truck!

es-stoops sponsorBuilding upon the success of last year’s SITE, Stoops Freightliner will once again be our Title Sponsor. The ES community will feature a gathering of top motor carriers including: Panther Premium Logistics, Forward Air and FedEx Custom Critical. In addition, our roster of vendors, guest speakers and ES team members will be on hand to answer questions and get to know you on a personal level, so you Never Stand Alone.

 

LEARN MORE and REGISTER for the SITE 2020


Opportunities for Women
In 2020 more and more women will enter into transportation, their roles may vary depending upon their skill set and business goals. For instance, not all women are drivers or owners. Many gravitate toward other opportunities that support and grow the company business, including recruiting, bookkeeping and freight management, to name a few. It is becoming even more clear that as women move into transportation, their talents are needed and welcomed in the industry.

There is No Better Time for Women to Be in Transportation than Right Now

You are empowered to leverage your skills and build a successful career in a field once dominated by men. The opportunity is real, and you and your skills are needed immediately. It’s also important to know that ES offers opportunity for anyone looking to enter transportation without regard to gender, race or creed. We provide opportunity and support programs to help you succeed at your level of choice. It’s what we do every day!

To learn more, contact our team at 877-349-9303


Technology and Expansion 
Throughout 2020 and into the future, we invest heavily in our fleet to maintain the best equipment available to help you achieve Success in Trucking. But we also continue to invest heavily behind the scenes to keep our company cutting-edge and a leader in our industry. The benefits are stronger security, better management tools, and more efficiency. See below to learn more.

Fuel Card
Built from the ground up for the owner, our fuel card system gives levels of management, security, visibility, and efficiency not seen before. Check back often as we continue to make advances.

Carrier Interface
ES has developed software within expedite and general trucking to analyze delivered freight information to understand freight lanes in this ever-changing industry. This allows our community of contract drivers and owners to maximize their time on the road. 

Simplified Settlements
Automation between ES and the carrier allows us to analyze settlements for any issues, and correct if needed, so you get reliable and clean settlements.


Infrastructure and People 
ES’s growth over the years is a direct result of the support we’ve gotten from you: the drivers, owner-operators, fleet owners and motor carriers. Our commitment to the community manifests itself in the ongoing investment in the infrastructure, people and resources necessary to provide opportunities for you and your business to become a Success in Trucking. As a result ES enjoys one of the highest owner-operator retention rates in the industry, as well as a fleet comprised of 38% women. We’re anticipating even more growth and success as we move into the New Year and into the future!


Equipment Upgrades
New ARI custom dry box and reefer units will soon be hitting the road with the ES fleet. We’re excited about these new units and are looking forward to the comfort and convenience they will bring to drivers. ES is always upgrading our fleet of both straight trucks and tractors — and with the latest safety equipment, now and into the future.

Please check out photos of these units as they’re being built below.

 

 


 

Visit us at the following trade shows in 2020

The SITE 2020
Success In Trucking Expo
Dates: Fri, June 5, Sat, June 6, 2020
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN
LEARN MORE and REGISTER for the SITE 2020

Expedite Expo 2020
ES is once again the title sponsor for the Expedite Expo
Dates: Fri, Jul 17, Sat, Jul 18, 2020
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN

Accelerate! Conference & Expo – Women in Trucking
ES is looking forward to providing opportunity for women in transportation
Dates: Wed, Sep 23, Thur, Sep 24, Fri, Sep 25, 2020
Location: Sheraton Hotel Dallas, Texas

 

To attend or learn more about the opportunities offered by these shows, contact our team at 877-349-9303


During good times or bad, you can trust ES to provide a path to success in trucking!

ES is working for You!

Call us at 877.349.9303 and Never Stand Alone.

Please visit us on Facebook.

Save the Date – SITE 2020 is June 5 & 6

 

 

The inaugural SITE was such a success, we’re doing it again in 2020!

The SITE is a truly unique trucking event that’s unlike any other gathering in transportation — and next year’s Success In Trucking Expo 2020 will continue and expand upon opportunities to help drivers become owners, owners become fleet owners, and fleet owners expand their fleets. Proving once again that with the opportunities offered by ES: If you can drive a truck, you can own the truck!

es-stoops sponsorBuilding upon the success of last year’s SITE, Stoops Freightliner will once again be our Title Sponsor. The ES community will feature a gathering of top motor carriers including: Panther Premium Logistics, Forward Air and FedEx Custom Critical. In addition, our roster of vendors, guest speakers and ES team members will be on hand to answer questions and get to know you on a personal level, so you Never Stand Alone.

“In 2019, we worked diligently to develop the Success In Trucking Expo into an event that would 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. We’re looking forward to continuing this success at the 2020 SITE,” said ES President Jason Williams.

MORE ABOUT THE SITE

• The  SITE (Success in Trucking Expo) 2020 takes place June 5 – 6 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.

We’re excited about the SITE 2020 and hope to see you there!

If you have questions or  if you’d like to register now,
please contact our team at 877-349-9303.    

Stay tuned! We will be posting more details about the SITE 2020 as more information becomes available.

Listen Up! NTI COO & SiriusXM Radio Host Leah Shaver Discusses ES Opportunities and the SITE 2020

In this edition of the podcast, Leah Shaver will be joining us to talk about a range of topics that we know will be of interest for all professional drivers, fleet owners and anyone involved in the business of trucking. Leah is the Chief Operating Officer of the National Transportation Institute, and she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Women In Trucking Association. Regular listeners to SiriusXM radio and the Road Dog Trucking Radio have likely heard Leah as a host on Channel 146 or through the SiriusXM app. Leah is one of the trucking industry’s leading experts on compensation for professional drivers and owner-operators. Through her work at NTI, Leah studies market trends in the trucking industry and she is a strong advocate for promoting opportunities for women in all roles across the trucking industry.

. To listen, click on the SoundCloud icon below.

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

ES is working for You!

Call us at 877.349.9303 and Never Stand Alone.

Please visit us on Facebook.

Save the Date – SITE 2020 is June 5 & 6

 

 

The inaugural SITE was such a success, we’re doing it again in 2020!

The SITE is a truly unique trucking event that’s unlike any other gathering in transportation — and next year’s Success In Trucking Expo 2020 will continue and expand upon opportunities to help drivers become owners, owners become fleet owners, and fleet owners expand their fleets. Proving once again that with the opportunities offered by ES: If you can drive a truck, you can own the truck!

es-stoops sponsorBuilding upon the success of last year’s SITE, Stoops Freightliner will once again be our Title Sponsor. The ES community will feature a gathering of top motor carriers including: Panther Premium Logistics, Forward Air and FedEx Custom Critical. In addition, our roster of vendors, guest speakers and ES team members will be on hand to answer questions and get to know you on a personal level, so you Never Stand Alone.

“In 2019, we worked diligently to develop the Success In Trucking Expo into an event that would 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. We’re looking forward to continuing this success at the 2020 SITE,” said ES President Jason Williams.

MORE ABOUT THE SITE

• The  SITE (Success in Trucking Expo) 2020 takes place June 5 – 6 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.

We’re excited about the SITE 2020 and hope to see you there!

If you have questions or  if you’d like to register now,
please contact our team at 877-349-9303.    

Stay tuned! We will be posting more details about the SITE 2020 as more information becomes available.

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

ES is working for You!

Call us at 877.349.9303 and Never Stand Alone.

Please visit us on Facebook.

Spotlight Special Edition – Opportunity Knocks

The Success In Trucking Expo Returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in June for SITE 2020

Following a strong opening in 2019 as one of the most impactful events within the trucking industry, the Success In Trucking Expo (SITE) presented by ES will be returning in June to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Complex. The SITE 2020 takes place June 5-6.

Through the efforts of ES, the participating carriers, sponsors and vendors, the SITE features an atmosphere and structure that stands out as unique when compared to the traditional truck shows currently on the calendar. The SITE, as evidenced by the inaugural event in 2019, is a much more personal, hands-on event. The focus of the SITE 2020 will once again be placed upon connecting with professional drivers who are looking to take the next step in their careers and become truck owners. The SITE is also designed to help address the needs of contract drivers, owner-operators and fleet owners.

“The response from everyone who attended the first edition of the SITE in 2019 and the response that ES and our participating carriers have seen in the months since the event made a compelling case to hold the SITE 2020,” said ES Chief Operating Officer Jeff Tacker. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Complex. We are looking forward to being back at the speedway working with our community of participating carriers, vendors and sponsors. We are already working on plans for this year’s event, and it promises to have a greater impact than what we did in our first year.”

Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer, a division of Truck Country, will be returning as the title sponsor for the Success In Trucking Expo. ES will make an official announcement with a press release in January that will highlight the participating carriers, sponsors and vendors that will be a part of the SITE 2020.

Those attending the SITE 2020 will have the opportunity to become acquainted with and enjoy the fellowship of the ES Community. Attendees will get a sense of the deep commitment and the comprehensive support provided to ES ownership program participants. The fleets and vendors participating in the SITE program have been hand-picked by ES because of their desire to help the attendees in reaching their goals within the trucking industry.

CLICK TO READ MORE ABOUT SITE 2020

Who Should Consider Attending The SITE?

  • Professional drivers who have an interest or desire to become truck owners.
  • Current owner-operators looking to upgrade or who are considering expanding their operation to become fleet owners.
  • Fleet owners looking to grow their current fleets in either the Expedited or General Trucking markets.

The program format of SITE 2020, with its speakers, roundtable discussions and chosen topics, will be designed to share the industry knowledge and the practical experience to benefit the attendees as they look to build, upgrade and expand their businesses. 

The 150 Business Challenge, the collaborative initiative by ES and the Women In Trucking Association to create 150 women-owned businesses in transportation, will be among the featured programs discussed during the SITE 2020. To date, the 150 Business Challenge is more than halfway toward reaching its initial goal.

Whether or not the next step is taken toward truck ownership, attendees will leave the SITE 2020 with a deeper understanding of what is taking place in the trucking industry and the opportunities available on the road ahead.

Free Hotel Stay For Pre-Qualified Registrants

Once again this year, one of the most unique features about the SITE 2020 is that ES is offering free hotel accommodations for a select group of pre-qualified Expo registrants. There are a limited number free hotel slots available for the event, and ES recommends that anyone interested in attending the SITE complete the online registration form. Attendees receiving a free hotel stay for the SITE will be chosen from the registration submissions received by ES. You can go directly to the SITE registration form by clicking here.

To learn more about the SITE 2020, please visit SuccessInTruckingExpo.com.

Women Helping Women Achieve Success In Trucking

Considering the growth in the number of women participating in the truck ownership and support programs offered through ES during the past several years, it’s quite fitting that Kelly Faller and April Holland can be found in the work spaces that are closest to the front door at the ES Headquarters building just outside of Memphis.

Kelly, who is part of the ES Sales Team, is most often the person visitors to the headquarters first see as she also works in the front-desk reception area for the company. Meanwhile, April, who is the Owner-Operator Program Coordinator at ES, works in the office located a few feet from the spot where Kelly greets everyone walking through the front door. One of the highlights of April’s position with ES is the opportunity to extend an official welcome and complete the paperwork for the newest members of the continually expanding ES Community.

Over the past few years, the number of women starting trucking businesses and utilizing the comprehensive services offered through ES has been steadily rising. In addition to launching and advancing their trucking careers through ES as independent contract drivers, owner-operators and fleet owners, a growing number of women are leveraging the strong network of essential services including industry-leading fuel discounts, maintenance, insurance coverage, business advisory and back office support.

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In the latter part of 2017, ES and the Women In Trucking Association announced the 150 Business Challenge, a collaborative initiative between the organizations to create 150 women-owned businesses in transportation. Over the past two years, the 150 Business Challenge has made an impact within the industry. Today, the program stands more than halfway toward achieving its initial goal.

Kelly Faller is the first person people most often see when they visit the ES home office.

The popularity of what ES has to offer aspiring women entrepreneurs within the trucking industry is best reflected in the fact that 38 percent of the owner-operators, independent contract drivers and fleet owners in the ES Community are women. By comparison, the national average for women in the driver’s seat of a truck has been running at seven to eight percent over the past few years. To place a finer point on the reputation that programs from ES are gaining among women either in the industry or thinking about trucking as a career, consider the following: Nearly four out of every 10 members of the ES Community is a woman.

“I joined ES after the company’s first year, and I’ve had the opportunity to see the growth and be a part of it. I really enjoy being able to tell people this is what my company does, and it makes me quite proud to know that ES has become one of the leaders in the trucking industry in providing opportunities for women,” said April. “After all the paperwork is done and someone is out in their new truck for the first time, I’ll try to call them after they have delivered their first load. I’ll ask them how does it feel to become a truck owner, to be running your own business? To hear their reaction and to know I have been a part of that process is one of the most satisfying parts of my job.”

April and Kelly are just part of an accomplished ES office staff that features a group of talented women who are focused on supporting all the members of the ES Community. Unlike April who had previously worked with a moving company, Kelly had no experience in transportation when she joined ES five years ago.

“I came from retail and I knew nothing about the trucking industry when I was hired at ES,” she explained. “It was a total career switch for me, and I love seeing the progression that can happen with people in the ES program. I have seen so many people come to ES as an independent contractor and then get the opportunity to realize their dream to become a truck owner. It’s really something to be involved in handling the paperwork and to see the hard work people put into the program to make a dream come true. I’ve seen the truck ownership opportunities available through ES change lives for both women and men, and it’s always neat to be a part of the big day when someone gets their new truck.”

One of Kelly’s favorite experiences during her time at ES took place in the late Spring this year, just weeks prior to the inaugural edition of the Success In Trucking Expo (SITE). Kelly had watched Angela Bowen progress through the ES Path To Ownership Program. Kelly could see the strong desire that Angela had to become a truck owner. Angela had worked diligently as an independent contractor within the program, positioning herself to have an opportunity to buy her own truck from ES.

“Angela really wanted to become a truck owner, and it was a thrill to see her be able to achieve that dream,” said Kelly. “We were getting ready for the SITE when Angela got her truck. And it was a real special moment for me to see Angela come to the SITE in Indianapolis with her mom. They were both overjoyed that Angela had become a truck owner. What ES does for people interested in this industry is amazing. A lot of people don’t see women as truck drivers or truck owners. I know that I didn’t before I got into the industry and joined ES. More and more women are taking advantage of the opportunities and programs that ES provides, and it’s been fun to see the growth happen.”

During more than a decade of service at ES, April Holland has displayed the ability to wear many hats.

April began her career at ES as a Service Coordinator working directly with the people behind the wheel in the ES Community, serving as a liaison between the carrier utilizing the capacity and the professionals aboard the truck. She was the second Service Coordinator hired by ES, and she eventually oversaw 75 trucks.

When ES expanded its ownership offerings and launched the Path To Ownership Program, the company saw the need to create the Owner-Operator Program Coordinator position. Having joined the company following its first year, April believed there was a strong value for the Owner-Operator Program Coordinator to understand the history of ES and how the company works to support people accessing the programs and services available from ES. April discussed how this type of experience could help the person in the new position with ES Chief Operating Officer Jeff Tacker. The next question Jeff asked of April changed her career path within the company.

“Jeff asked me if I would like to be involved in the program and do that job. I immediately said yes, and it’s been very rewarding for me,” said April. “I like helping people, and ES gave me the opportunity. They trusted me to work with every owner-operator who comes into the program. There is a great family atmosphere at ES. They will take their time in finding the right people for the job. I’ve seen through the years that it doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman. They look for the best person who can do the job. It’s the same way with ownership opportunities. Can you do what it takes to run a successful trucking business? Over the past few years, we have seen a lot of women show that they can step up and operate stable and profitable trucking businesses.”

When April is away from the office and traveling for vacation, she passes part of the time on the trip looking for members of the ES Community working on the road to help to move the American economy one mile at a time. In those moments when she identifies a truck from the ES Community, April immediately begins to think about who is behind the wheel. And with the growth of participation by women in the programs offered through ES, April knows the odds of who she might see driving the truck.

“There’s a pretty good chance that I’ll see a woman in the driver’s seat,” said April. “And when I see any of the women or men we have helped over the years, it gives me a sense of pride and accomplishment. I have a lot of respect for all the professional drivers out on the road. I have really enjoyed working with the people in our programs. There’s nothing like the feeling of watching someone find a better life and having the opportunity to help them make the most of their opportunity.”

ONE QUESTION, ONE ANSWER: OBSERVATIONS OF THE WOMEN TEAM MEMBERS ON THE ES STAFF

Part of the accomplished and talented group of women staff members on the ES Office Team take a break in The Hub at the company’s headquarters.

In addition to speaking with April and Kelly for this story, we talked with a few of the women who are part of the staff supporting the members of the ES Community. To feature their observations about the industry and ES, we now present the following Q&A…

 

 

 

 


What do you like most about your role at ES?

Natasha Thomas, Settlement Coordinator: “I just love the environment and the vibe you get from everyone here. Everyone’s really nice, really looking out for each other. With our owners and our contractors, we’re really trying to make sure that everybody’s successful. I really like how ES looks out for everyone in the ES Community. Seeing all the women in the program is awesome. They are getting the opportunity to start their companies. It’s a great thing to see.”

 

 


What do like most about the trucking industry?

Sandra Bechel, Owner-Operator Settlements: “I like working with the people who are out on the road. I like talking to them. I like just making sure everything runs smoothly on their settlement so that they do not have to worry about their settlement checks. I try to take care of everything so that they don’t have to. It’s always impressed me with just how much the leadership of ES cares about their employees. That same type of care and concern is also very present in the way that they work with everyone in the ES Community.”

 

 


What impresses you about the programs that ES offers for truck ownership?

Debbie Acker, Accounts Payable: “I had my CDL and I drove over the road earlier in my career. If ES had been around when I was driving, I would probably still be out there and owning my own truck. I have always been impressed with how they really work with you to get you into the ownership program. And what ES has done to promote opportunities for women to become truck owners is wonderful. You have the opportunity to make a lot of money as a truck owner, and the support that ES provides definitely positions you for success. ES stands with you and, while it requires a commitment from the people in the program, ES makes becoming a successful truck owner about as simple as possible.”

 


What makes ES stand out from other companies working in transportation?

Kim Chambers, Recruiting Administration: “I have worked in transportation now for 28 years, and I could tell from the minute I walked in the door that ES was different than any other company where I had worked. I’ve always felt like I was in a family here. I learned very quickly that most of the people who join ES have been here a long time, which says a whole lot about a company working in transportation. I think what ES is doing with the Women In Trucking Association and the 150 Business Challenge is terrific. ES has made the commitment to expand ownership opportunities for women, and ES is making a difference in the industry.”

 

 


What has been one of your more rewarding experiences during your time at ES?

Alicia Leslie, Service Coordinator: “I’ve been with the company for 12 years, and I would have to say it’s been great to see the people behind the wheel in the ES Community progress from entering the program as an independent contract driver to eventually owning their own truck, with some even owning a fleet of trucks. It really makes you feel good to know that you’re a part of that because there are some fleet owners who started out in my fleet. Now, they’re back with me again. And, you just help them grow, and grow, and grow. What ES has done to promote opportunities for women is just amazing. Over my 12 years here, I have not been surprised to see the growth of the company and the growth of the programs offered by ES. It’s a wonderful company with wonderful people.”

Listen Up! NTI COO & SiriusXM Radio Host Leah Shaver Discusses Trucking Market

In this edition of the podcast, Leah Shaver will be joining us to talk about a range of topics that we know will be of interest for all professional drivers, fleet owners and anyone involved in the business of trucking. Leah is the Chief Operating Officer of the National Transportation Institute, and she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Women In Trucking Association. Regular listeners to SiriusXM radio and the Road Dog Trucking Radio have likely heard Leah as a host on Channel 146 or through the SiriusXM app. Leah is one of the trucking industry’s leading experts on compensation for professional drivers and owner-operators. Through her work at NTI, Leah studies market trends in the trucking industry and she is a strong advocate for promoting opportunities for women in all roles across the trucking industry.

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A Time for Thanks

“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added… No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People,  I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.”President Abraham Lincoln: Proclamation of Thanksgiving

During this season of Thanksgiving, ES would like to give thanks to YOU, the independent contractors, owner-operators, fleet owners, motor carriers and vendors, who are the backbone of everything we do as a community. You are the reason ES continues to invest in support services, programs, technologies, people and office space in order serve you better by providing opportunities for business generation — through good freight and bad.

We have much to be thankful for in 2019, and we’re looking forward to 2020 in order to serve you even better. Please read below to learn more.

 

The SITE 2020

 

The SITE is a truly unique trucking event that’s unlike any other gathering in transportation — and next year’s Success In Trucking Expo 2020 will continue and expand upon opportunities to help drivers become owners, owners become fleet owners, and fleet owners expand their fleets. Proving once again that with the opportunities offered by ES: If you can drive a truck, you can own the truck!

es-stoops sponsorBuilding upon the success of last year’s SITE, Stoops Freightliner will once again be our Title Sponsor. The ES community will feature a gathering of top motor carriers including: Panther Premium Logistics, Forward Air and FedEx Custom Critical. In addition, our roster of vendors, guest speakers and ES team members will be on hand to answer questions and get to know you on a personal level, so you Never Stand Alone.

 

 

More About The SITE

• The  SITE (Success in Trucking Expo) 2020 takes place June 5 – 6 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.

We’re excited about the SITE 2020 and hope to see you there!

See what happened at the SITE 2019

If you have questions or  if you’d like to register now, please contact our team at 877-349-9303.

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

Support

It’s our desire to provide opportunities to help you become a success in trucking, so you Never Stand Alone. Our team is behind you every step of the way through our family of affiliated companies, including: ES Management Services, ES Equipment Finance, ES Insurance Services, and ES Truck Sales.

 

 

Opportunities

ES is an industry leader, going the extra mile to provide ownership opportunities through our groundbreaking Path To Ownership. We are the only transportation company that takes your attitude, aptitude, work ethic and earning power into account when it comes to getting financed. In addition, ES provides opportunities for women through our 150Women-Owned Business Challenge. Since it’s inception, ES had helped generate over 85 women-owned businesses. Read more about the WIT/ES 150 women-owned business initiative by clicking here.

ES Expansion

We recently completed the current phase of its operational headquarters expansion with the addition of new office space specifically designed for the ES Recruiting Department. The decision to move forward with the development of a larger space for the recruiting department within the ES operational headquarters is part of an overall strategic plan focused on supporting the continued growth of the company’s truck ownership opportunities and expanding its business support programs for the members of the ES Community.

As a company, ES provides safe, stable and profitable capacity to our partner carriers by connecting carriers with our community of small business owners consisting of independent contractor drivers, owner-operators and fleet owners. The success of ES is directly tied to the success of the motor carriers and the members of the ES community, and we believe it is essential to continue to invest in the infrastructure and programs that will further open the doors for success in trucking.

New Upstairs Office Space

In anticipation of future growth, the entire upper floor of the ES headquarters has been expanded to include additional office space. We’re looking forward to the road ahead as we gear up to serve you now and into the future!

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The Hub

The addition of the HUB, ES’s contractor’s lounge, in 2017 has proven to be a hit! The Hub brings together a number of amenities to help make contractors feel at home. The common area is clean, spacious and well-lit, with a large flat-screen TV, comfortable lounge chairs where you can put your feet up, and a kitchen area featuring free coffee. In addition, The Hub also provides a free shower and a washer & dryer. And if the mood strikes, you can sit outside on our patio. Access to The Hub is monitored and controlled, so you don’t have to worry about unwanted “guests” hassling you the moment you step out of your cab — so you can simply enjoy your visit. Click to learn more about The Hub

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Save the Date – SITE 2020 is June 5 & 6

 

 

The inaugural SITE was such a success, we’re doing it again in 2020!

The SITE is a truly unique trucking event that’s unlike any other gathering in transportation — and next year’s Success In Trucking Expo 2020 will continue and expand upon opportunities to help drivers become owners, owners become fleet owners, and fleet owners expand their fleets. Proving once again that with the opportunities offered by ES: If you can drive a truck, you can own the truck!

es-stoops sponsorBuilding upon the success of last year’s SITE, Stoops Freightliner will once again be our Title Sponsor. The ES community will feature a gathering of top motor carriers including: Panther Premium Logistics, Forward Air and FedEx Custom Critical. In addition, our roster of vendors, guest speakers and ES team members will be on hand to answer questions and get to know you on a personal level, so you Never Stand Alone.

“In 2019, we worked diligently to develop the Success In Trucking Expo into an event that would 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. We’re looking forward to continuing this success at the 2020 SITE,” said ES President Jason Williams.

MORE ABOUT THE SITE

• The  SITE (Success in Trucking Expo) 2020 takes place June 5 – 6 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.

We’re excited about the SITE 2020 and hope to see you there!

If you have questions or  if you’d like to register now,
please contact our team at 877-349-9303.    

Stay tuned! We will be posting more details about the SITE 2020 as more information becomes available.

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

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ES Truck Sales – Your Key to Success In Trucking

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ES Truck Sales helps you unlock the door to future success with Real Trucks, Real Programs and Real Opportunity. For many new expedited contractors, buying a reliable used truck is the sensible way to enter the transportation business as an owner-operator. ES Truck Sales is here to help you with one of your most important business decisions – the purchase of your truck.

Contact us today to see why more transportation professionals rely on ES Truck Sales for the best value in late model trucks than anyone else in the industry.

Call our team 877-349-9303, ext. 120

 

ES Truck Sales has an Outstanding Selection of Trucks Available 

Several 2015 Cascadia Dry Box ST with 72″ Factory Sleeper, DD13,
Auto, Fridge, Inverter, and APU. 

Miles 235K to 401K – Low to Mid $70Ks

A Few 2016 Cascadia Dry Box ST with Bolt SST100 Custom Sleeper & Lift Axle, DD13,
Auto, Full Fridge, Microwave, Running Water, Inverter, APU. 

Good Miles starting at $124K

Multiple 2014-15 Cascadia Refer ST with Bolt SST100 Custom Sleeper, Lift Axle,
Lift Gate, DD13, Auto, Full Fridge, Microwave, Running Water, Inverter, APU. 

Miles 400K To 600K Range – Starting at $85K

Bargain Price Trucks Available 

2013 Cascadia Dry Box ST with 72″ Factory Sleeper – 765K Mi
On Consignment – $28,500

2013 Cascadia Dry Box ST with 72″ Factory Sleeper – 734K Mi
Fully Refurbed – $32,500

2014 Cascadia Refer ST with AA 98″ Custom Sleeper – 576K Mi
On Consignment – $97,500

2014 Cascadia Refer ST with SST100 Custom Sleeper – 633K Mi
On Consignment – $83,000

2014 Cascadia Dry Box ST with SST100 Custom Sleeper – 917K Mi
On Consignment – $40,000

Late Model Pre-Owned Tractors Available
Several On Consignment and Available Now!


2018 & 19 Volvo 780 & 860 Nice Specs with Auto, Fridge, Inverter, Workstation, & APU
Miles 66K To 278K – Starting at $121,000 

ETS also has Access To New Tractors! 

Contact Danny Vernon, or David Morquecho in Truck Sales at 877-349-9303

 

 

 

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Another Path to Ownership & Success

When Jeffrey and Valerie Welborn made the decision to change careers and enter the field of transportation, they were hopeful that their new path would lead to opportunity and success. Little did they know that a chance encounter at a truck stop would bring their path to ES’s Path To Ownership (PTO) and to FedEx as their new motor carrier. Learn more about how they are building a fleet by choosing their own path for ownership and success.

Jeffery, how did you and Valerie get started in transportation?

It all started in 2013. Up until that time, I had always worked for myself as a building contractor and the market just wasn’t supporting my business. I had always wanted to drive a truck. I discussed it with Valerie, and since she had recently been laid off from her job, we decided it would be a good career move. 

After looking at several trucking opportunities, we started driving long haul for a large trucking company. After about nine months, we found ourselves broken down at a truck stop waiting on a tow truck. We began talking to an ES team signed on with FedEx as their motor carrier. They told us about ES and their support, as well as what a great company FedEx is to drive for. We asked a lot of questions and It sounded like a much better opportunity than where we were at present. We made up our minds that when our current contract was complete (in about 3 months) that we would make the switch to ES and Fedex as a team.

Soon afterwards, we were in touch with ES Recruiter, Kim Smith. She spent a lot of time on the phone with us explaining how the various ES programs work. We also told her that we wanted to become truck owners and she was very informative about the ES Path To Ownership (PTO). She was up front about everything and explained about how we could drive a truck from the ES fleet while running under FedEx’s authority. During this time, our attitude, aptitude, work ethic and work history would be evaluated, along with our ability to generate revenue. And if we met all of the criteria, we could qualify to buy our own truck. It all sounded great — but we saw another opportunity within the ES umbrella and took another path to ownership, as you’ll see, it worked out very well for our business.

Can you tell us about the different path to ownership that you took?

path to ownershipThe folks at ES encouraged us to attend their annual EGG (ES’s Group Gathering) — this was in 2015. It gave us the opportunity to get to know the people at ES on a personal basis. It also gave us the opportunity to network with other people in the business. The whole EGG experience was terrific! Not only did we get to meet a lot of knowledgeable people, we got to learn more about the transportation business in general. I would recommend to anyone to attend an EGG, it’s that good.

The EGG was the tipping point that reinforced our desire to become owners. Shortly afterwards, we met a fleet owner who gave us the opportunity to drive for him and purchase one of his trucks as a type of lease purchase agreement. We drove for him for about a year and a half as we were buying the truck and decided that we wanted to start our own fleet and buy a second truck. FedEx recommended several options and we chose to speak with ES because they represented the best opportunity to make a purchase while we were still paying for our first truck.

Back in August, we contacted ES about our desire to buy this second truck and spoke with Steve Kochensparger at ES Equipment Finance. I provided him with all of the paperwork and EEF evaluated it. At this point it was recommended that our best course of action was to purchase the current truck that we had been making payments on and own it flat out. This would make the process easier having that truck in our name when purchasing a second truck — which we should be able to do in about ninety days, through ES’s Path To Ownership. 

We’re excited about the opportunity to add a second truck in a short amount of time and start building a fleet. I like the fact that ES is flexible with their Path To Ownership and lets us qualify for a truck using available data from the motor carrier that is provided to ES Equipment Finance. Our longterm plan is to add more trucks to our fleet in the future. The PTO makes the process easy and streamlined and we know what we’re getting. It’s a great opportunity to start our fleet off on the right foot. 

A Woman in Transportation’s Perspective

What was it like starting a new career in transportation?

I love the fact that in transportation you are doing something different everyday. There really isn’t such a thing as “routine”. Yes, you’re performing a task where you haul freight on a routine basis, but it’s always a challenge and it’s almost always in a different place. Before getting into trucking, I had not seen many parts of this country. Transportation gives you the opportunity to travel and experience things you would never get to do in a more sedentary occupation.

I always tell women who want to get into transportation to keep an open mind. It’s not a business for everyone, but there is so much opportunity for women. I’m grateful that ES supports women-owned businesses with the 150 Women-Owned Business Challenge. Women should know that there are real careers to be made in the trucking field. It helps to have the right kind of business partner and I’m lucky to have Jeffrey. We always work well together as a team, and that’s what it takes to be a success in trucking — and it doesn’t hurt to have ES in your corner, so you never stand alone! Read more about the WIT/ES 150 women-owned business initiative by clicking here.

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