Spotlight News

Latest Update On Non-Traditional Lease-To-Own Program From ES & Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest

1It’s been nearly a year since the launch of a revolutionary non-traditional lease-to-own program that ES developed in collaboration with Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest. As we prepare to mark the program’s first anniversary, Spotlight News would like to provide you with an update on the impact the program is making within the industry.

Through the collaborative efforts of ES and Panther Premium Logistics, this program has been designed to offer professional drivers the opportunity to achieve true truck ownership with access to competitive market-rate financing while receiving the full support of two of the most respected organizations in the trucking industry.

The non-traditional lease-to-own program from ES and Panther stands as another example of the commitment that ES has made to ensure that professional drivers Never Stand Alone.

Through its carefully planned development, this program provides an additional platform within the ES Community that will allow professional drivers to find success in trucking by becoming business owners. This program also brings to life another point the ES Team brings up during their discussions with professional drivers: “If You Can DRIVE The Truck, You Can OWN The Truck.”

To deliver you an update on how the program continues to build momentum and make a difference for aspiring trucking business owners, the Success In Trucking Podcast spent some time talking with Frank Tufano, the Director of Owner-Operator Recruiting for Panther Premium Logistics.

The Success In Trucking Podcast caught up with Frank during the second day of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. As you’ll hear through the podcast, we conducted his interview with Frank while he was inside the cab of the Panther truck that was part of the company’s display at MATS 2022.

Success In Trucking Podcast: Panther’s Frank Tufano

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

Make Your Plans: Expedite Expo & IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo Are Coming In July

Are you interested in experiencing an in-person learning and networking opportunity within the expedited sector trucking? Are you interested in finding out more about the many advantages the ES Community offers to owner-operators, independent contract drivers, fleet owners and aspiring trucking entrepreneurs within the expedited sector?

1If the answer to either of those questions is yes or even a maybe at this point in time, you need to mark your calendars for the annual Expedite Expo, which will be held on July 15-16 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. Expediter Services will once again this year be serving as the presenting sponsor of the Expedite Expo, and ES will also be holding the company’s annual IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo on the evening of July 15.

Both the Expedite Expo and the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo are free to anyone who registers. As you will see, Spotlight News has included a link to the Expedite Expo registration and a registration form for the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo on this web page.

In 2021, the Expedite Expo, which was developed and hosted by On Time Media, became the first major event involving professional drivers that made a return to the industry calendar in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the Expedite Expo marked a milestone by celebrating the event’s 20th anniversary.

Over its long history, the Expedite Expo has become a marketplace for the entire expedite industry – owner operators, drivers, carriers, and exhibitors – to come together, network, and grow.

On Time Media, which owns and operates ExpeditersOnline.com, has continually noted that the Expedite Expo is not just for current drivers. The Expo is also the place for new drivers and people exploring the trucking industry to have the opportunity to network and get a closer look at the opportunities within the expedited sector of the industry.

This year’s Expedite Expo will once again feature a series of educational workshops and panel discussions covering a number of timely topics geared to speak to the needs of owner-operators, independent contract drivers, fleet owners and aspiring trucking entrepreneurs within the expedited sector.

During the April 26 edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series, our panelists featured three members of the On Time Media Team. One of the topics of discussion that came up during the webinar was the 2022 Expedite Expo, including some of the latest details on the upcoming workshops and the events that are being planned for this July in Fort Wayne. You can access the video replay of the April 26 IN-SITE 2022 webinar by clicking here.

Details On IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo

1Serving as the presenting sponsor of the 2022 Expedite Expo, ES will have the most notable booth presence on the floor of the show, and the company’s IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo will be one of the largest events that will take place during the run of the show.

Last year, the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo welcomed 188 people, including members of the ES Community as well as a large number of people interested to learn more about the programs, services and support offered through ES. Most importantly, the IN-SITE at the Expo provided attendees with an informal setting where they were able to get to know members of the ES team while hearing informative updates on the latest trends in trucking. The dinner, as well as the time spent at the ES booths, served as a great platform that could introduce Expo attendees to the truck ownership opportunities and the comprehensive programs designed to support small trucking businesses available through ES.

The ES Leadership Team is anticipating another large turnout for the 2022 edition of the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo. Company officials are making plans to welcome 200-plus people to this year’s event, and the ES Team is encouraging anyone interested in attending the Expedite Expo to register for the Expo, and ES wants you to register for the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo as well. Spotlight News is connecting you with the free registration for the Expedite Expo by clicking here.

The ES Team wants to remind everyone planning to come to the Expedite Expo that the 2002 IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo is also a free event and, as we noted, space is limited. ES is currently taking reservations for the IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo through the form below on this page. If you would like to join us at this year’s IN-SITE Dinner at the Expo, please complete the form on this page.

RSVP for The IN-SITE Dinner
Friday July 15

FREE – Limited Seating – Register Today!
Doors Open at 4:30pm, Dinner at 5pm

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Conference Center • Banquet Room B
4000 Parnell Avenue • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Here’s A Look at Last Year’s IN-SITE Dinner

Check Out What Happened at the Expo ’21

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

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

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

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

Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI), serves once again as the moderator for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series. Founded in 1995, NTI has earned the reputation as a leader in the trucking industry for tracking company driver and owner-operator compensation history, changes and benchmarks. Leah, who also serves as a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146, is one of the foremost experts in the trucking industry on topics related to compensation, driver recruiting and driver retention.

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

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

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

Expert Panel

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

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Isaac Speicher
Head of Accounts,
On Time Media

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Kristy Lohre
Event Manager,
On Time Media

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Joe Kalafat
Member of the Ownership Group,
On Time Media

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Jeff Tacker
Chief Operating Officer,
Expediter Services

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

IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Spotlighting On Time Media & Expedited Trucking Sector Set For April 26

Live Webinar – April 26, 2022 at 2pm EDT

1ES is pleased to announce that the third webinar in our 2022 IN-SITE Online Series will be placing a focus on the Expedited Sector of the trucking industry. On April 26th, ES will be hosting a free webinar event that will showcase the opportunities and what’s happening in the expedited trucking market while also spotlighting the On Time Media Group and ExpeditersOnline.com.

The upcoming webinar is entitled 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting On Time Media & Opportunities In Expedited Trucking.

Founded in 1999, On Time Media is a multimedia marketing services and publishing company, specializing in driver recruiting, truck and product advertising and commercial vehicle inventory management. On Time Media’s flagship website, ExpeditersOnline.com, is the authority on the expedited trucking industry. Meanwhile, On Time Media is also involved in trucking opportunities outside of expediting through JustCDLJobs.com, which serves the broader over-the-road trucking market.

On Time Media serves as the organizer and host for the annual Expedite Expo, the premiere in-person event within expedited trucking, bringing together people from all over North America. The Expedite Expo offers the opportunity to learn about the newest expedite trucking industry news, equipment, career opportunities and products geared specifically to expedite owner operators and drivers. ES is proud to serve as the Presenting Sponsor for the Expedite Expo.

The panel discussion for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series will be moderated by Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI). The panel will feature Joe Kalafat, a member of the ownership group at On Time Media as well as Kristy Lohre, Event Manager for On Time Media, and Isaac Speicher, Head of Accounts for On Time Media. The panel will also feature Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Expediter Services.

The free webinar event will take place on Tuesday, April 26th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT. Replays of the webinar will be available for all who register for the event. Click to register for webinar.

Expert Panel

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

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Isaac Speicher
Head of Accounts,
On Time Media

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Kristy Lohre
Event Manager,
On Time Media

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Joe Kalafat
Member of the Ownership Group,
On Time Media

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Jeff Tacker
Chief Operating Officer,
Expediter Services

Webinar Preview: Interview With On Time Media’s Joe Kalafat

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

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

Webinar Replay – 2022, It’s All About You: Highlighting FedEx Custom Critical & Exploring Truck Ownership Opportunities

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

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

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

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

The panel discussion for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series is being moderated by Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI). Founded in 1995, NTI has earned the reputation as a leader in the trucking industry for tracking company driver and owner-operator compensation history, changes and benchmarks. Leah, who also serves as a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146, is one of the foremost experts in the trucking industry on topics related to compensation, driver recruiting and driver retention.

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

The second webinar event of the year from ES is part of the overall IN-SITE 2022 Online Series. ES has planned free webinar events and podcast releases throughout the year as part of the overall. The upcoming webinars and podcasts in the series will continue to have topics of interest for owner-operators, independent contract drivers, fleet owners and any aspiring entrepreneurs within trucking. To stay up to date on the latest with IN-SITE 2022, please visit https://essuccessintrucking.com/insite2022/.

Expert Panel

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

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

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

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Jason Williams
President,
Expediter Services

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Jeff Tacker
Chief Operating Officer,
Expediter Services

IN-SITE 2022 Webinar From Expediter Services To Highlight FedEx Custom Critical & Explore Truck Ownership Opportunities

1Expediter Services (ES), a leader in capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, is pleased to announce the company will be presenting the second webinar of its IN-SITE 2022 Online Series. The free webinar is entitled 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting FedEx Custom Critical & Truck Ownership Opportunities.

The second webinar for the IN-SITE 2022 series will discuss the current conditions related to truck ownership and starting a trucking business while also highlighting the opportunities with FedEx Custom Critical, which is one of the carriers within the ES community. Part of the webinar will cover the long relationship between ES and FedEx Custom Critical and how members of the ES Community have grown their businesses and found their success in trucking through the programs and support offerings available to trucking entrepreneurs.

The live webinar event will take place on Tuesday, March 29, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT. Replays of the webinar will be available for all who register for the event. Free registrations for the live event and access to the replay of the webinar are available by clicking here.

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

The panel discussion for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series will be moderated by Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI). Founded in 1995, NTI has earned the reputation as a leader in the trucking industry for tracking company driver and owner-operator compensation history, changes and benchmarks. Leah, who also serves as a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146, is one of the foremost experts in the trucking industry on topics related to compensation, driver recruiting and driver retention.

1The market outlook for 2022 and the opportunities for independent contractors and owner-operators will be among the topics that the panel will be discussing during the webinar. Live attendees and on-demand viewers of the webinar will also hear about the collaborative efforts between FedEx Custom Critical and ES that have paved the way for professional drivers to become truck owners and successfully operate small businesses within the industry.

“We are thrilled to have an opportunity to feature FedEx Custom Critical as part of the IN-SITE 2022. For more than a decade now, our team at ES has had the honor and pleasure to build a strong working relationship with the team at FedEx Custom Critical,” said ES President and Co-Founder Jason Williams. “Our ES Community is filled with the success stories of entrepreneurs who utilized our program offerings at ES to become independent contract drivers, owner-operators, and fleet owners as part of the FedEx Custom Critical fleet. We are looking forward to hearing Jason Campbell and Steve Callitsis share their perspectives through our panel discussion.

“As I have said many times prior to one of our webinars, we would like to invite anyone who is interested in exploring truck ownership or growing your existing trucking business to join us for our live event or through the on-demand replay,” Williams added. “You will see that we have great carriers along with a strong and supportive community that is focused on helping people achieve success in trucking.”

The March webinar event is part of the overall IN-SITE 2022 Online Series. ES has planned free webinar events and podcast releases throughout the year as part of the overall. The upcoming webinars and podcasts in the series will continue to have topics of interest for owner-operators, independent contract drivers, fleet owners and any aspiring entrepreneurs within trucking. To stay up to date on the latest with IN-SITE 2022, please visit https://essuccessintrucking.com/insite2022/.

Expert Panel

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

1

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

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

1

Jason Williams
President,
Expediter Services

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Jeff Tacker
Chief Operating Officer,
Expediter Services

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

Taking Time to Honor The Service of Military Veterans & Their Families

1With this edition of Spotlight News, we are dedicating some time to honor our nation’s military veterans and their families. Through their military service, veterans protect the American way of life and veterans’ families support them in those efforts and in their sacrifices. Korean War Veteran Howard William Osterkamp, upon receiving his Purple Heart, is credited with first saying these often-quoted words regarding the dedication to service by our nation’s veterans: “All gave some; some gave all.”

There’s no question that veterans make important contributions to our country following their time in the service, and the positive impact that veterans have made within the trucking industry is a prime example. Dating back to the earliest part of the Baby Boomer era following World War II, trucking has provided countless veterans with career opportunities. Professional driving, which requires some of the same skills seen in the service, can be a great fit for veterans who are transitioning into post-military careers.

ES is proud to have a number of veterans who are part of the ES Community. As part of noting the utmost respect that ES holds for veterans and the families of veterans, Spotlight News recently conducted a podcast interview with Jeff Tacker from the ES Leadership Team. Jeff is the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Commercial Officer for Expediter Services.

1During the podcast, you’ll hear Jeff share his family’s strong generational connection to the military, and you’ll also hear Jeff’s deep respect and admiration for veterans and their families. The podcast interview with Jeff also provided him with the opportunity to discuss one of the ways that ES is supporting veterans’ assistance efforts within the trucking industry.

As you will hear through the podcast, Jeff spends some time highlighting the veteran support initiatives established by Forward Air, which is a partner carrier in the ES Community. Forward Air has developed a veterans’ support initiative called Operation Forward Freedom.

One of the programs promoted and supported through Operation Forward Freedom is the non-profit organization Hope For The Warriors. The mission of Hope For The Warriors is focused on helping those involved with military service to “succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope.” Hope For The Warriors is a national organization that provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources.

As you will hear Jeff discuss during the podcast interview, ES is a proud sponsor of the Drive For Hope, a program through Hope For The Warriors that Forward Air supports. The Drive For Hope is an innovative program that is dedicated to restoring driving independence to wounded service members through adaptive driving and rehabilitation.

Jeff Tacker From ES Salutes Veterans & Their Families

In this special edition of the Success In Trucking Podcast, you will hear Jeff Tacker from the ES Leadership share the company’s admiration for the service and sacrifice made by military veterans and their families.

Webinar Replay – 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting Forward Air & Truck Ownership Opportunities Is Now Available

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

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

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

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

Expert Panel

1

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

1

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

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Meghan Turner
Director of Recruiting for Expediter Services

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

Webinar Preview: An Interview With Moderator Leah Shaver

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

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

Free registration for the live event and access to the replay of the webinar are available by clicking here.

As we get ready for the first IN-SITE webinar of 2022, Spotlight News conducted a podcast interview with Leah, who is one of the foremost experts in the trucking industry on topics related to compensation, driver recruiting and driver retention. Leah’s company, the National Transportation Institute (NTI), has earned the reputation as a leader in the trucking industry for tracking company driver and owner-operator compensation history, changes and benchmarks.

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

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

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

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

Webinar Preview: Interview With Moderator Leah Shaver

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

Expert Panel

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

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Meghan Turner
Director of Recruiting for Expediter Services

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

Announcing Our Next Webinar: 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting Forward Air & Truck Ownership Opportunities

1The IN-SITE Online Series from ES returns for a third consecutive year with a live webinar event. On February 22, ES will launch IN-SITE 2022 by hosting a webinar that discusses the state of truck ownership opportunities in today’s market while also spotlighting Forward Air. The free webinar is entitled 2022, It’s All About You: Spotlighting Forward Air & Truck Ownership Opportunities.

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

Free registrations for the live event and access to the replay of the webinar are available by clicking here.

The panel discussion for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series will be moderated by Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute (NTI). Founded in 1995, NTI has earned the reputation as a leader in the trucking industry for tracking company driver and owner-operator compensation history, changes and benchmarks. Leah, who also serves as a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146, is one of the foremost experts in the trucking industry on topics related to compensation, driver recruiting and driver retention.

The panel for the opening session of the IN-SITE 2022 webinar series will feature Meghan Turner, the Director of Recruiting for Expediter Services, and Rachel Gilbert, the Director of Talent Marketing & OTR Capacity Development for Forward Air. The market outlook for 2022 and the opportunities for independent contractors and owner-operators will be among the topics that the panel will be discussing during the webinar. Live attendees and on-demand viewers of the webinar will also hear about the collaborative efforts between Forward Air and ES that have paved the way for professional drivers to become truck owners and successfully operate small businesses within the industry.

Expert Panel

1

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

1

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

1

Meghan Turner
Director of Recruiting for Expediter Services

“When we started the IN-SITE Online Series in 2020, it was initially the platform that our team at ES developed that allowed us to reach out to professional drivers and entrepreneurs across the trucking industry during a time when in-person events were not practical,” said ES President and Co-Founder Jason Williams. “One of the many things we have learned through hosting the IN-SITE webinar series the past two years is that we have been able to make a difference for our audience through the information and perspectives that are shared by our panelists and our moderator.

“Our team at ES is working hard with our partners in the ES Community to develop another strong series of webinars for IN-SITE 2022,” Williams added. “We are once again looking forward to addressing key topics related to opportunities for starting and growing small businesses in the trucking industry. We have always been focused on making the IN-SITE Series a valuable resource for trucking entrepreneurs. As we’ve done now for the past three years, I would like to invite anyone who is interested in exploring truck ownership or growing your existing trucking business to join us for our live event or through the on-demand replay. You will see that we have a strong and supportive community that is focused on helping people achieve success in trucking.”

ES has planned free webinar events and podcast releases throughout the year as part of the overall IN-SITE 2022 Online Series. The upcoming webinars and podcasts in the series will continue to have topics of interest for owner-operators, independent contract drivers, fleet owners and any aspiring entrepreneurs within trucking. To stay up to date on the latest with IN-SITE 2022, please visit https://essuccessintrucking.com/insite2022/.

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