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Jacobus Nel: Living The American Dream Through Trucking & Programs Available From ES

For Jacobus Nel, the journey to live the American Dream has been a long road. Jaco has used the wheels of the trucking industry to carry him a distance that spans from his native South Africa to business ownership in the U.S. The most recent miles of this incredible ride have been powered in large part by the program offerings at ES. In fact, Jaco’s experience with the team at ES and the company’s Path To Ownership (PTO) program opened doors to the type of opportunities and success that he could only imagine during his youth.

At an early age, Jaco became fascinated with trucking. The more Jaco learned about the industry, the greater his desire became to find his route to America to become a professional driver. Jaco’s first experience behind the wheel of a big rig in South Africa only served to fuel his desire to obtain a visa and pursue his dream in the United States.

Shortly after his arrival in the U.S., Jaco began working as a farmhand in Indiana. It was through his work on the farm that he met the woman who would become his wife in 2016. It was also during his time on the Indiana farm that Jaco got his first opportunity to drive a big rig in America. The owner of the farm had acquired trucks for his business, and Jaco earned his CDL, allowing him to begin his driving career in the U.S.

In 2019, Jaco was looking for new opportunities in the trucking industry when he spotted advertising from Success In Trucking Powered By ES promoting the company’s inaugural Success In Trucking Expo (SITE), which was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in early June of last year.

“I saw the advertising on Facebook, and I told my wife that I wanted to go the SITE and check it out. At the time, I had just been in a lease-purchase program and I had gotten my fingers burned with it. But the SITE looked like a good opportunity, and my wife and I both went to check it out.” recalled Jaco. “While we were at the SITE, I was impressed with what I saw and with the team at ES and their partner motor carriers which inlcuded FedEx Custom Critical, Forward Air and Panther Premium Logistics A Service of ArcBest. I could see this was different and that the ES Community cared about my success.”

Within weeks of attending the SITE, Jaco had entered into the Path To Ownership (PTO) Program from ES, which allows independent contract drivers to drive a truck that ES owns while operating under the authority of one of the ES partner carriers. The PTO program provides the opportunity to get a feel for the responsibilities involved as an independent contractor and a potential business owner. It also gives the program participant and ES an opportunity to get to know each other. Jaco picked Forward Air as the partner motor carrier he wanted to operate at on his PTO (Path To Ownership).

Slightly less than a year after entering the PTO program, Jaco was in a position to purchase a truck from ES and establish his own small trucking business operating at Forward Air. In 2020, Jaco became an owner-operator within the ES Community, buying his first truck from ES and continuing to drive as part of the Forward Air fleet. Jaco’s small business is J Nel Trucking, LLC.

To get a sense of the confidence and support that ES and the ES Community provides for program participants, Jaco purchased his truck and launched his business just a few weeks after the COVID-19 National Emergency had been declared.

“It was kind of scary in the early stages of COVID. The key that I found was to just stay calm and to push forward – keep going and look at the positive side of what you can achieve,” said Jaco, whose work ethic helped him power through the first days of the COVID crisis to see his business now benefit from a freight market that is heating up. “I have been very busy, and it’s been great. Communication is one of the keys to success. I have a great team behind me with ES and Forward Air. Forward Air has had record-setting freight levels and is keeping my truck and my business moving forward.”

“I have the support that I need to be successful. In trucking, you have to understand that all weeks are not the same. One week may be good one and another week may not be good,” he continued. “It’s never a perfect climb. There are ups and downs. You have to be ready to roll with the punches. They key is to keep your head up and to keep moving – making sure that you are available to take advantage of the opportunities that are out there.”

“I’ve been working with the ES team now for about the last year and a half, and one of the greatest things about is ES is that they are true to their word” ~ Jacobus Nel

In late September, Jaco joined other business owners in the ES Community to be a part of a panel discussion for the third webinar in the IN-SITE 2020 Online Series. If you would like to watch the webinar featuring Jaco or access any of the webinars in the IN-SITE 2020 Series, please click here.

“I must say that I have dealt with a couple of other companies within the trucking industry, and there’s a different atmosphere around ES. They always make you feel welcome,” said Jaco. “Plus, the programs they have in place for fuel, maintenance, insurance and business support, for example, really make a difference for those of us who are running a business while we are out on the road.

“I’ve been working with the ES team now for about the last year and a half, and one of the greatest things about is ES is that they are true to their word,” he added. “I am very grateful for the help and the advice they have provided for me. Anytime that I’ve a question they have helped me in finding the answer.”

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Programs & Support From ES Highlighted During Women In Trucking Radio Show Interview

On September 26th, Expediter Services and the ES Community were featured as part of the Women In Trucking Radio Show, which is broadcast nationally through SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146. ES President Jason Williams and ES Chief Operating Officer Jeff Tacker were the guests during the second hour of this edition of the Women In Trucking (WIT) Radio Show, which highlighted the importance of financial planning and being prepared for the future.

Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute and a member of the WIT Board of Directors, served as the guest host for this edition of the WIT Radio Show. Leah, who is also part of the team of hosts featured on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146, was handling the on-air duties for Ellen Voie, the President and CEO of the Women In Trucking Association.

During their time on the program, Jason and Jeff talked to Leah about the programs and opportunities available for entrepreneurs and small trucking businesses through ES. They discussed the important role that financial planning can play for entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow businesses within the trucking industry.

One of the programs noted during Leah’s interview with Jeff and Jason was the 150 Business Challenge, the collaborative initiative from ES and WIT that is focused on assisting in the launch and development of 150 women-owned businesses in transportation. Since its inception during fourth quarter of 2017, the 150 Business Challenge has served as the vehicle that has helped to launch nearly 100 new trucking businesses. In addition to discussing the approach that ES takes to financing and the programs available through ES, the interview with Leah provided the opportunity for Jason and Jeff to note the wide spectrum of support that is available through the ES Community.

Following the broadcast, Expediter Services sent a request to SiriusXM and to WIT asking for permission to share Leah’s interview with Jason and Jeff as a special edition of the IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series. ES would like to thank SiriusXM and WIT for allowing ES to share this replay of the Women In Trucking Radio Show from September, 26, 2020.

The Women In Trucking Radio Show can be heard every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on SiriusXm’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146. In addition to the live broadcast on Saturday, the Women In Trucking Radio Show is rebroadcast each Sunday from Sirius-XM’s Road Dog Trucking Road Channel from to 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time. The Women In Trucking Radio Show, as well as a wide array of other programming on SirusXM, is available on demand through the SiriusXM app and through SiriusXM.com.

IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series Sponsored By Stoops Freightliner

EPISODE 7: Women In Trucking Radio Interview with Jason Williams & Jeff Tacker

Stoops Freightliner is serving as the title sponsor for the IN-SITE 2020 Online Series. ES will continue to post more podcast segments as we work to grow this series. ES will also be releasing details for the September webinar in the IN-SITE 2020 Series. To access the full listings for the podcasts in the series and to learn the latest about IN-SITE 2020, please click here.  

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ES Programs & Webinar Series Highlighted During Radio Nemo Interview with ES President Jason Williams

In mid-September, ES President Jason Williams was a guest on the Dave Nemo Radio Show, which is broadcast nationally on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146. Jason was part of Radio Nemo’s celebration of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. The interview with radio legend Dave Nemo provided Jason with the opportunity to share some perspectives as well as the latest news on the comprehensive programs and opportunities ES makes available to professional drivers.

ES sent a request to Radio Nemo to be able to share Jason’s interview with Dave as a special edition of the IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series. The team at Radio Nemo granted permission to feature the interview replay within the IN-SITE 2020 Podcast format, and ES is thrilled to now share the segment through our Spotlight News Series.

Throughout the interview, listeners to this replay will hear the high level of care and appreciation that Jason and the entire ES Team have for professional drivers and entrepreneurs working to build small businesses in trucking. Listeners of this interview replay will also hear a brief look back at the history of ES as well as perspective on the growth of the ES Community and the development of the IN-SITE 2020 Online Series.

Expediter Services would like to thank Radio Nemo for allowing ES to share this interview through the IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series. The Dave Nemo Radio Show can be heard weekday mornings from 7:00 to 11:00 Eastern on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146.

IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series Sponsored By Stoops Freightliner

EPISODE 6: Radio Nemo Interview with ES President Jason Williams

IN-SITE 2020 September Webinar Now Available:

On September 29, ES presented the third webinar in the IN-SITE 2020 Online Series, and we have made a replay of the live event available to you.

The webinar, entitled Trucking in the COVID-19 Era: Insights From Real Truck Owners, highlighted perspectives from small business owners who have utilized the program offerings from ES to find their success in trucking. In providing the first-hand experience of fleet owners and owner-operators who are part of the ES community, this webinar gives attendees the opportunity to gain insights from people who have combined the programs and support from ES with their own drive and determination to become successful business owners within the trucking industry. This webinar also features perspective from the ES Leadership Team and how ES works to find the best fit for participants in their programs.

As part of the presentation, attendees get to hear how these business owners have adjusted to the challenges presented so far in the COVID-19 era and how ES has stood with them through all kinds of freight environments. Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute, serves as the moderator for the panel discussion. Leah, who also serves as a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146, leads the panel discussion in the style of a fireside chat, sharing the stories of the business owners on the panel and discussing how they have utilized the resources of the ES Community in working to overcome the obstacles they have encountered in running their businesses.

WEBINAR 3: Expert Panel

Jason Williams
President
Expediter Services

Jeff Tacker
Chief Operating Officer
Expediter Services

Leah Shaver
President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute

Joe & Carol Shelton
Fleet Owners
in the ES Community

Amy Williams
Woman Owned Business
in the ES Community

Jacobus Nel
Owner-Operator
in the ES Community

The ES Community members who participated in this webinar were fleet owners Joe and Carol Shelton, fleet owner Amy Williams and owner-operator Jacobus Nel. Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer of ES, joined Jason Williams and Leah Shaver as part of the expert panel. The webinar platform utilized by ES offers anyone watching the replay the opportunity to submit questions about what you are viewing and get email answers back directly from ES.

The Sheltons entered the trucking industry in 2010 and began working with ES as part of the couple’s effort to build a trucking business. In 2011, the Sheltons became fleet owners, operating their own LLC while utilizing the programs and services ES offers to small business owners in trucking. Amy Williams began building her small business through the 150 Business Challenge, the collaboration between ES and the Women In Trucking Association to establish 150 women-owned businesses in transportation. Jacobus Nel became an owner-operator earlier this year, starting his trucking business through the ES Path To Ownership program.

To watch the replay of Trucking in the COVID-19 Era: Insights From Real Truck Owners, click here.

Stoops Freightliner is serving as the title sponsor for the IN-SITE 2020 Online Series. To access the full listings of the webinars and the podcasts in this series and to learn the latest about IN-SITE 2020, please click here.

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

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

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

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

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

Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute, will serve as the moderator for the panel discussion. Leah, who also serves as a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146, will be leading the discussion in the style of a fireside chat, sharing the stories of the business owners on the panel and discussing how they have utilized the resources of the ES Community in working to overcome the obstacles they have encountered in running their businesses.

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

WEBINAR 3: Expert Panel 

Jason Williams
President
Expediter Services

Jeff Tacker
Chief Operating Officer
Expediter Services

Leah Shaver
President & CEO,
National Transportation Institute

Joe & Carol Shelton
Fleet Owners
in the ES Community

Amy Williams
Woman Owned Business
in the ES Community

Jacobus Nel
Owner-Operator
in the ES Community

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

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

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

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

During our IN-SITE 2020 Podcast interview, we asked Nate to look back at the first six months of 2020 and to discuss what he has seen in the new-truck equipment market. We also talked with Nate on some of the changes that Stoops and Truck Country put into place in response to COVID-19 across all areas of the dealership’s operations.

In looking at the remainder of the year and going forward into 2021, Nate walks us through some of the key questions that professional drivers and fleet owners need to ask themselves when considering the purchase of a new truck.

IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series Sponsored By Stoops Freightliner

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

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

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

Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute, served as the moderator for the expert panel discussion, which featured participation from FedEx Custom Critical, Forward Air and Panther Premium, a Service of ArcBest. All three motor carriers have established long relationships with ES and the ES Community. The webinar platform utilized by ES offers anyone watching the replay the opportunity to submit questions about what you are viewing and get answers back directly from ES. 

Stoops Freightliner is serving as the title sponsor for the IN-SITE 2020 Online Series. ES will continue to post more podcast segments as we work to grow this series. ES will also be releasing details for the September webinar in the IN-SITE 2020 Series. To access the full listings for the podcasts in the series and to learn the latest about IN-SITE 2020, please click here.  

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

Live Session: Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 2:00 p.m. EDT

ES is pleased to present the second edition in our IN-SITE 2020 Webinar Series. Just as we did in the IN-SITE 2020 debut webinar, we will once again be exploring the many aspects of trucking in the COVID-19 era. Our second session in the IN-SITE 2020 Webinar Series will focus on partnering with the right motor carrier.

The live broadcast of the webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 25th at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The online replay for the second webinar in the IN-SITE 2020 Webinar Series will be available approximately two hours following the conclusion of the live event. Both the live event and replay are free to all registrants.

Our August 25th webinar will focus on how the partner carriers in the ES Community have adjusted to the challenges the industry has encountered so far in the COVID-19 era. The live session is scheduled to run for one hour.

Just as we did for our series debut in July, ES has once again assembled an expert panel that will be participating in our August edition of the webinar. ES will be taking a slightly different approach in working with our panel during the August live event. Rather than ask our experts to share their insights through a traditional presentation format, our Partnering With The Right Motor Carrier webinar will be a Q&A session.

Leah Shaver, the President and CEO of the National Transportation Institute, will serve as our moderator for the discussion with our carrier partners. Leah, who also serves as a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146, will be leading the discussion in the style of a fireside chat, highlighting how the partner carriers in the ES Community are moving forward with their operations and meeting the needs of the professional drivers in their respective fleets.

The August 25th webinar hosted by ES will include participation from FedEx Custom Critical, Forward Air and Panther Premium, a Service of ArcBest. All three motor carriers have established long relationships with ES and the ES Community. The motor carrier panelists will be Nick Burch, the Director of Recruiting for Panther Premium, and Ryan Gilliam, the Vice President of Talent for Forward Air, and Zak Mattocks, Managing Director of Operations for FedEx Custom Critical. ES President Jason Williams and Jeff Tacker, the Chief Operating Officer of ES, will also be joining the panel discussion for the August webinar.

For this session in the webinar series, we will be focusing a portion of this discussion on how these partner carriers are currently working with owner-operators and independent contract drivers. In addition, this session will cover the importance of having non-asset capacity options in today’s trucking market. Our expert panel will be examining the challenges and opportunities now found within the COVID-19 era for those professional drivers who are considering becoming owner-operators.

ES is proud to have Stoops Freightliner serve as the Title Sponsor for the IN-SITE 2020 Series. To register for our August 25th live webinar event, Trucking In The COVID-19 Era: Partnering with the Right Motor Carrier, please click here.

Our Expert Panel 

Jason Williams
President
Expediter Services

Jeff Tacker
COO
Expediter Services

Leah Shaver
President & CEO
National Transportation Institute

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

Zak Mattocks
Managing Director Operations
Fed Ex Custom Critical

Ryan Gilliam
Vice President of Talent
Forward Air

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

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

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

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

IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series Sponsored By Stoops Freightliner

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

IN-SITE 2020 Debut Webinar Replay Now Available: On July 21, ES presented our debut webinar in the IN-SITE 2020 Series, and we have made a replay of the live event available to you.

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

Stoops Freightliner is serving as the title sponsor for the IN-SITE 2020 Online Series. ES will be posting more podcast segments for the IN-SITE 2020 Series. To access the full listings for the podcasts in the series and to learn the latest about IN-SITE 2020, please click here.

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

The IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series from Expediter Services added a new episode featuring two members of the ES Leadership Team. In the third episode of the podcast, we will be connecting with ES President Jason Williams and Jeff Tacker, who is the Chief Operating Officer at ES.

Jason and Jeff will be discussing how ES is making the necessary adjustments to meet the challenges and pursue the opportunities that have emerged as the trucking industry operates within the COVID-19 era. This interview also provides Jason and Jeff the opportunity to go into depth on the core principles of the programs and opportunities offered through ES.

During this podcast segment, Jason and Jeff discuss how ES works with professional drivers, owner-operators, contract drivers and fleet owners to assist in building and growing trucking businesses. In addition to all the topics that they cover, Jason and Jeff share insights on how ES can help entrepreneurs with the drive and determination to succeed to realize their dreams.

IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series Sponsored By Stoops Freightliner

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

IN-SITE 2020 Debut Webinar Replay Now Available: On July 21, ES presented our debut webinar in the IN-SITE 2020 Series, and we have made a replay of the live event available to you.

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

Stoops Freightliner is serving as the title sponsor for the IN-SITE 2020 Online Series. Over the next couple of weeks, ES will be posting more podcast segments with members of the expert panel from our debut webinar. ES will also be releasing details for the August webinar in the IN-SITE 2020 Series. To access the full listings for the podcasts in the series and to learn the latest about IN-SITE 2020, please click here.  

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ES Set To Deliver Answers With “Trucking In The COVID-19 Era” Free Webinar

Would you like some expert perspective on what’s happening in the trucking market today, and would you like to get information free of charge that you can use to improve your bottom line? Expediter Services and the ES Community have the perfect opportunity coming your way on July 21. ES will be hosting a FREE live webinar entitled, Trucking In The COVID-19 Era: Starting & Building Your Own Trucking Business. This webinar is part of the IN-SITE 2020 Online Series, which is being presented by ES.

The ripple effects from impact of the COVID-19 national emergency continue to be felt across all industry verticals within the U.S. and around the world. While COVID era has further amplified trucking’s standing as an essential service, the industry has not been immune to experiencing some significant changes in the wake of a global pandemic. Through this webinar, attendees will hear from a panel of experts who will be discussing a range of topics focused on addressing the challenges and opportunities in the COVID era.

Our Expert Panel for the Webinar

Jason Williams
President
Expediter Services

Jeff Tacker
COO
Expediter Services

Leah Shaver
President & CEO
National Transportation Institute

Ellen Voie
President & CEO
Women in Trucking Association

Colton Lawrence
President & CEO
Equinox Business Solutions

Nate Meyer
Equipment Sales
Stoops Freightliner

Trucking In The COVID-19 Era: Starting & Building Your Own Trucking Business, like all the webinars in this series, will be focused on the needs of contract drivers, owner-operators and fleet owners. The IN-SITE 2020 Series from ES will also seek to reach out to professional drivers who are looking to become truck owners. IN-SITE 2020 will be offered at no cost to participants.

In addition to the free webinar series, IN-SITE has also launched a podcast series featuring the panelists and other experts providing in-depth discussions on the key issues of the day facing owner-operators, independent contract drivers and fleet owners.  Click here to listen to our Podcast Series.

Stoops Freightliner is serving as the title sponsor for the IN-SITE 2020 Online Series.

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

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

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

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

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

IN-SITE 2020 Podcast Series Sponsored By Stoops Freightliner

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

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