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True Truck Owners Drive Toward Success

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It takes a strong commitment, a belief in yourself and the right opportunity to become a Success in Trucking. As you’ll see in this issue of Spotlight News, Diana Jorgensen and her husband Ed recently took ES’s PTO (Path to Ownership) to get their MBA (Much Better Alternative) to truck finance in order to drive their business away from a problematic lease purchase agreement.

We also get Diana’s thoughts on being a woman in trucking and the support they get from ES as they take their business to the next level as true owners.

How did you get into transportation?
Ed has been driving for twenty-one years and I started driving with him eleven years ago. He actually trained me when I was first starting out. At the time we were driving for another company and we’ve been out here together ever since.

Tell us about your decision to choose Panther Premium Logistics – ArcBest as your carrier?
We had been driving for a company in a lease purchase and the truck was having a lot of problems. It literally died on us, so we walked away and became company drivers for another company we had worked for in the past. We worked for that company for about a year when it got bought out. We knew then that we needed to find a company that was more stable where we could generate a good income, so we contacted Panther. It was a good move. We love it here and can’t see driving for anyone else. They are a great company to work with. They have good freight and the people are friendly and helpful.

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What was your experience like dealing with a lease purchase?
Dealing with a lease purchase is a pain! We got absolutely no support at all and communicating with them was next to impossible. We were on our own. When our truck was having problems, they wouldn’t lift a finger to help us. It seemed that no matter what we did, there were strings attached. The lease purchase company we were with also got bought out and because of that, the “walk away” lease wasn’t truly a walk away proposition. They even kept our maintenance escrow. Add to that there’s no beneficial way to pay off a lease purchase and you’ve got a real mess that makes it difficult to drive your business to success.

What was your next step after leaving your lease purchase agreement?
We contacted our recruiter at Panther and told him about our desire to own our own truck. He told us about several options available to us and we decided to contact ES about their Path to Ownership (PTO) and their Much Better Alternative (MBA) to truck finance. It sounded like a good opportunity to finally become true truck owners, so we made the call.

The first person we spoke with was Danny Vernon, Expediter Truck Sales Manager. He helped us find a 2019 Volvo 860 with a Thermoking APU, which helps us save on fuel. It also has a nice sleeper. We were thrilled with it! The next step was to get with Steve Kochensparger at Expediter Equipment Finance. We submitted our paperwork and soon we were approved. We made the trip from our home in Montana to the ES offices in Southaven, Mississippi and picked up the truck. The ES staff was very accommodating as our schedule was really hectic during the transition into getting our new truck. The entire purchasing process was easy and a great experience all around.

I’d also like to give a special mention to how ES was able to take our work history, attitude, aptitude and earning ability into account when getting approved. This was nothing like what we had experienced when getting into a lease purchase agreement. This time ownership is real and the truck is truly ours.

What is it like being a true owner?
never stand alongBeing a true owner is great. We’re out on the road working hard as usual (now just working smarter as well) and we’ve just made our first payment. The truck is getting great fuel mileage and we’ve already seen a bump in our bottom-line because of the better fuel economy and the discount we get from the ES fuel card. We’re looking forward to even greater income potential too as we move forward with our business. And unlike our lease purchase agreement, we actually get support from ES and their team. We Never Stand Alone because they are always behind us when we need help.

A Woman in Expediting’s Point of View

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What is it like being a woman business owner in transportation?
Before getting into transportation, I was in the medical field. It’s really feels great being a part of this industry. It truly is the business of moving America and it’s exciting. Every day is different with different challenges and it’s truly rewarding. Also, I get to build a business with my husband, which I enjoy!

How do you and Ed structure your daily tasks?
There are definitely things that each of us do better than the other. I do all of the paperwork he takes care of the truck. It’s a give and take. But in the end, we support each other and that’s how we’ve been successful in our business.

What advice do you have for women looking into getting in to the transportation field?
Well, it helps to have support. I think it’s great that Panther and ES are supporters of the 150 Women-Owned Business Challenge. (Read more about the WIT/ES 150 women-owned business initiative here.) More and more women are getting into the business and it’s important that they are encouraged and made to feel like they belong. For women who are looking at a career in transportation, I would tell them to be confident, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do this business — just go for it. There are some good opportunities out there, so call ES and Panther, they can help you.


What are yours and Ed’s future plans?
Since we’ve become true owners, we’ve been thinking that in the future we may want to build a fleet. We have family members who’ve shown interest in the business and we’d like to encourage them to pursue their dreams. We’d like to help them and ES’s Path to Ownership and Much Better Alternative to truck finance is a good way to get there!

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Un contrato de compra de alquiler (Lease Purchase) no es un plan de negocios

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Pregunte a cualquiera que haya tenido éxito en la industria de transportación y le dirán que puede ser un camino difícil para encontrar la mejor oportunidad y apoyo a su negocio.  ¡Pero eso fue antes – este es ahora!  Expediter Services (ES) ha sido en el mero frente de crear un cambio en el paradigma en el mercado para profesionales de transportación buscando un alternativo mucho mejor (MBA) y un camino a ser dueño (PTO) que es real – con apoyo real.

El equipo Expediter de esposos y asociados en el negocio, William y Sol Correa (firmaron con XPO como su transportista), recientemente siguieron el camino a ser dueño (PTO por sus siglas en inglés) de ES y consiguieron el alternativo mucho mejor (MBA por sus siglas en inglés) al salir de un contrato de compra de alquiler muy desagradable.  Lea más abajo para ver como llegaron ser dueños verdaderos con apoyo de ES.

¿Cómo llegó a trabajar en transportación?
Estaba investigando otros negocios y transportación me pareció como una industria en edad de crecimiento con muchas oportunidades.  Nunca había manejado un camión antes, pero me gustaba la idea de ser mi propio jefe.  El campo de transportación también me dio la oportunidad de trabajar y viajar con mi esposa, Sol.  Lo bueno de nuestro viaje es que, después de cuatro años de trabajar en este negocio, ¡tantos de nuestros sueños que hemos tenido de tener nuestro propio negocio se están realizando!  Llegar a ser un dueño verdadero, y dejar esa compra de alquiler son una gran parte de eso, gracias a ES.

¿Cómo escogieron a XPO como su transportista preferido?
Un amigo mío estaba manejando con XPO y me explicó su modelo de negocio y que trataron muy bien a sus choferes.  Investigué la compañía y hablé con ellos y me gustó lo que tenían para ofrecer.  Hicimos el cambio a XPO hace más que un año.  Todo lo que me contó mi amigo acerca de la compañía fue la verdad.  A XPO le importamos mucho nosotros y nuestro negocio (no como otras compañías por quienes hemos trabajado a través de los años) Verdaderamente es una buena compañía y nos da la oportunidad de ser muy productivos también.  Es una opción excelente según hacemos el negocio.

Mencionaron previamente que dejaron un contrato de compra de alquiler, cuéntenos acerca de eso:
¡Nuestra experiencia con la compra de alquiler (Lease Purchase) fue horrible!  El camión que tuvimos fue viejo y constantemente necesitaba mantenimiento y reparaciones no programadas.  Si eso no fuera bastante mal, cuando llamamos a la compañía de alquilamientos pidiendo ayuda, ellos nos dijeron que estuvimos solos y muchas veces tuvimos que usar partes que escogieron ellos para arreglarlo.  Perdimos mucho dinero haciendo arreglos en ese camión.  Había otras desventajas también. Los pagos fueron muy altos y cuando se hace todas las calculaciones, realmente no hay ninguna manera de completar los pagos beneficialmente.  Al mirarlo de casi cualquier punto de vista, la opción de comprar de alquiler no es buena y no debería de ser parte de su plan de negocios.

Cuéntenos acerca de su experiencia con el PTO y de conseguir su MBA:
¡Eso es fácil, así como financiar el camión!  Tenemos un amigo que está manejando en equipo con XPO que nos contó acerca del programa de ES – el camino a ser dueño (PTO) y su programa del alternativo mucho mejor (MBA).  Sonó como una gran oportunidad.  Empezamos contactando al gerente de Expediter Truck Sales, Danny Vernon.  Le dijimos de nuestro deseo de salir de nuestro contrato de compra de alquiler y de ser dueños verdaderos de nuestro propio camión.  El empezó el proceso inmediatamente y encontró un Kenworth 680 del año (2019).  ¡El camión es fantástico! Tiene una cabina de dormir muy fina, un ThermoKing Tri-Pack APU y muchas otras comodidades que nos encantan.  Luego que ya habíamos escogido el camión, pronto estábamos en contacto con Steve Kochensparger en Expediter Equipment Finance.  Sol ha hecho un trabajo maravilloso de mantener todo nuestro papeleo actualizado – podíamos entregarlo todo de inmediato que les ayudó a aprobar nuestra solicitud rápidamente.

Sol y yo hemos trabajado tan duro durante los años para tener éxito. Fue una maravilla encontrar una compañía como ES que comparte nuestros valores.  Cuando nos financiaron, aún tomaron en cuenta nuestra historia laboral, nuestra actitud, y nuestra aptitud.  No se puede decir eso de los bancos normales cuando viene a pedir financiamiento.  Estamos entusiasmados por la oportunidad de hacer lo más de ser dueños verdaderos.

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La perspectiva de Sol como una mujer en “Expediting”

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¿Qué le hizo querer entrar en el negocio de transportación?

Es muy interesante que Spotlight News está preguntando acerca de mujeres en transportación, siendo que yo soy un miembro de la asociación ´Women in Trucking´ (Mujeres en Transportación).  Estoy familiar con su reto de negocios de haber 150 negocios que son propiedad de mujeres.  Pienso que es bueno que ES está respaldando esta esfuerza.

Para contestar su pregunta, transportación me parecía como una gran oportunidad para emprender un negocio, especialmente como mujer.  Me ha dado la oportunidad de ser independiente y para trabajar con mi esposo y ganar una buena vida.(Read more about the 150 Women-Owned Business Challenge).

¿Nos puede contar acerca de su experiencia como una mujer en “Expediting”?
Puede ser difícil para aprender todo cuando viene a ciertos aspectos del negocio.  El papeleo es un área en particular que puede ser difícil para dominar, ya que algunos estados pueden requerir más papeleo que otros.  He sido particularmente diligente en mis esfuerzos para aprender esta parte del negocio y manejar todo el papeleo, la documentación, y la nómina de nuestra empresa.  ¡También manejo el camión!  Pero más importante es que trabajamos como equipo y nos apoyamos uno al otro según nuestras fortalezas.

Sobre todo, mi experiencia ha sido buena.  Es importante hacer su trabajo y que siempre se comporte como profesional.  Todo lo demás se cuidará de si mismo si cuida usted de los básicos.  Yo quiero que las mujeres sepan que hay oportunidades en transportación y no deberían de ser intimidadas. Usted puede hacer esto como carrera y tener éxito – especialmente con una compañía como ES apoyándole, porque con ellos en su esquina, nunca anda sola.

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Preguntamos a William acerca de sus planes por el futuro:
Desde que empezamos, ha sido nuestra meta a crecer nuestra empresa.  Ahora que hemos pasado por el camino a ser dueño (PTO) y conseguido nuestro alternativo mucho mejor (MBA), hay un camino claro que podemos tomar para crecer una flota.  Nuestro plan es comprar más camiones en el futuro cercano.  Estamos entusiasmados por poder participar en aún más oportunidades y crecer con ES.

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Path to Ownership Leads to Success in Trucking

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Tim Costa and Dwayne Gray

Opportunity has a way of changing our lives (and businesses) in ways we never expect. One great example of this is Tim Costa, a lifelong transportation professional who never in his career longed to become a truck owner, until one day a chance encounter about an ownership opportunity piqued his interest. Today, Costa and his business partner and co-owner Dwayne Gray are enjoying the fruits of truck ownership after taking ES’s PTO (Path to Ownership) and MBA (Much Better Alternative) to truck finance. Read more to see how his path to ownership led straight to becoming a Success in Trucking.   

How did you get started in Transportation?
I’ve been driving for forty years. I was always the kid in the family car trying to get the big rigs on the highway to blow their horns. It just always fascinated me. When I graduated from high school, I started driving a truck and I’ve been doing it every since. After driving for many years, I even took off about a year so I could teach at a truck driving school. It was a great opportunity to work with kids and teach them about the transportation industry.

How did you become interested in becoming a truck owner?
My driving partner and I were delivering a load and we backed in right next to a Panther truck. The driver rolled down his window and we started talking. One thing led to another and he asked me if I had ever considered owning my own truck and doing my own thing. We talked a little more and he actually took the time to come over to our truck and talked more about his experience taking ES’s Path to Ownership (PTO) and getting an MBA (Much Better Alternative) to truck finance. He even showed us a couple of his statements since buying his truck. His numbers looked very good. My partner and I looked at each other and said: “we’re doing the wrong thing here”!

Have you ever owned a truck?
Throughout my career I always swore that I would never own my own truck and I’ve always only wanted to be a driver. But after talking with the gentleman from Panther, truck ownership sounded extremely appealing, especially after looking at his bottom line and learning how ES has programs and discounts to support your business. He was very complimentary about ES’s PTO and their MBA.

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How did you get on board with Panther Premium Logistics – ArcBest?
I was driving with a friend who was in a lease purchase. The truck went down last November and was out of commission for about a month. Since we were unable to work, I started driving with a Panther driver who ran under ES’s umbrella. To make a long story short, my old driving partner finally got his truck fixed and signed on with Panther and began running under the ES umbrella, too. He told me it was the best thing he ever did. That was all the incentive I needed and I called Panther right away and told them I wanted to be with them and Expediter Services. Panther truly is a great carrier to work with, especially when its linked with ES. That’s when I began my Path to Ownership.

Tell us about taking ES’s Path to Ownership?
I called ES and spoke with Bobby Gardner and told him about my desire to be a truck owner. He was friendly and extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He explained about ES’s PTO and MBA and the process of becoming an owner under the ES umbrella.

The next step was getting with Danny Vernon, Sales Manager at Expediter Truck Sales.  He found me a 2019 Western Star with a ThermoKing Tri-Pac APU, an automatic transmission (which saves on fuel) and a whole lot more. It’s awesome! I was then in touch with Steve Kochensparger at Expediter Equipment Finance. Since I had never been an owner, ES looked at my work history, aptitude, attitude and earning ability and I got approved quickly based on all of that information. The entire process was just as painless as everyone said it would be and becoming an owner was an easy transition for me, and my business partner and co-owner.

Have you seen a difference in your business since becoming an owner?
That’s a good question. Being an owner is definitely different than when I was a driver. You have to be more aware of expenses, paperwork and things like that. But from an earnings standpoint, I’m definitely seeing a positive net result. ES’s fuel discounts are extremely helpful when it comes to your bottom line. Their insurance discounts also help. I’ve been in my own truck now for about seven weeks and without a doubt, becoming an owner was the right decision. I only wish I had done it sooner!

ES is working for You!

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Thanks for a Good Expedite Expo 2018 and EGG!

Expediter Services was once again the Title Sponsor of the Expedite Expo 2018 held at its home in Lexington, Kentucky. 2018 marked the seventeenth year for the event, and this year’s exposition didn’t disappoint.

The annual Expedite Expo has grown to become an important event for the Expediting industry. This year, the quality of attendees once again made the Expo an unqualified success as the anticipation of a continued strong freight environment made for a lively crowd looking for opportunities. The ES team was excited to meet and greet everyone who visited our booth. We would also like to thank everyone who dropped by our Expediter Truck Sales exhibit in the Manchester parking lot.
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The Expo gave us the opportunity to share the solutions of tried-and-true programs created to make Independent Contractors, Owner Operators and Fleet Owners more efficient and profitable. It also allowed us the opportunity to highlight our expanded services for our existing partner carriers and introduce our new carrier partners — our stable of carriers includes: All State Express, FedEx Custom Critical, Panther Premium Logistics, Premium Transportation Logistics (PTL), Forward Air, V3 Transportation, XPO Logistics and Bolt Express.

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We were also excited to let people know that through our Much Better Alternative (MBA Program), if you can drive a truck, you can own the truck if — and we’re pleased to have helped a few attendees to become new truck owners at the event. We’re also pleased that some Contract drivers chose to join our program to start their Path to Ownership (PTO), while other contractors continued their PTO and became owners. There were also Fleet Owners who decided to grow their fleets at the Expo!

A number of opportunities were realized as we spoke with many new and experienced quality driving teams at our Driver Recruitment Center, and we’re looking forward to assisting them getting into equipment in the near future.

We also had a great turnout for our annual EGG at the The Expo! Read more about The EGG (Expediter Group Gathering) further down the page.

View our video to learn more about what happened at this year’s Expo.

 

Please Check Out The Expedite Expo Photos Below

 


It was a Great EGG at the Expo!


Expediter Services is excited to have hosted its fifth annual EGG at the Expo, as we once again greeted those we know, and got to know those we don’t.
Expediter Truck SalesAt this year’s EGG (ES’s Group Gathering), everyone enjoyed a great meal and fellowship, as we gave thanks to the community and reflected on the outstanding history of the EGG. We also focused on growth opportunities for Contractors (Contract Drivers, Owner Operators and Fleet Owners). We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who attended.
ES would also like to give a heartfelt shout out to the Carriers who attended the EGG: All State Express, FedEx Custom Critical, Panther Premium Logistics – ArcBest, Premium Transportation Logistics (PTL), Forward Air, V3 Transportation and XPO Logistics and Bolt Express.
We look forward to seeing you at the next EGG! Remember, you don’t have to wait for the EGG to buy a truck. It’s what we do every day!

Don’t wait for the Expo or the EGG to access
the opportunities offered by Expediter Services.
Call us now at 1-877-349-9303.
It’s what we do every day!

 

ES is working for You!

Call us at 877.349.9303 and Never Stand Alone.

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ES is Committed to Expediting, Straight Trucks and You

We had a Good EGG and Expo this past weekend! We’d like to thank everyone who attended and visited our booth. Stay tuned to Spotlight News for an in-depth recap coming soon!

Please read below to see how ES is committed to supporting Expediting, Straight Trucks and YOU!


 

cascadia expediter servicesnew expediter services logoYou may have noticed that Spotlight News has recently featured quite a few successful tractor drivers who took the Path to Ownership (PTO), gotten their MBA (Much Better Alternative) to truck finance and became new truck owners. But that’s only part of the story!

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As many of you know, ES cut its teeth in Expediting and straight trucks. We are committed to continuing the same level of support to the contract drivers, owners operators and fleet owners who run under our umbrella of support so you Never Stand Alone.

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Yes, ES is branching out into other markets, but rest assured, we have not forgotten our roots or the Expediting community we’ve served since 2006. Our growth is directly related to the success of YOU, the Contractors, Owner Operators and Fleet Owners who utilize our programs and services. It is our sincerest desire to grow in order to support your efforts and provide you with the tools and opportunities for Success in Trucking. We also continue to develop innovative initiatives such as the 150 Woman-Owned Business Challenge to bring opportunity to Women in Expediting. (Read more about the 150 Women-Owned Business Challenge).

ES is proud to continue its position as the best opportunity in Expediting for new Contract Drivers, Experienced Contract Drivers and anyone working towards true truck ownership. ES looks forward to serving you and the Expedited industry now and into the future.

Let ES support YOU and your goals! Call our team today at 877-349-9303.

ES is working for You!

Call us at 877.349.9303 and Never Stand Alone.

Please visit us on Facebook.

Egg at the Expo is Tomorrow! Register NOW!

Open to Current & Prospective Qualified Contractors

Visit us at Booth 417

Considering a Career in Transportation?
Considering Growing Your Business?
Transitioning from a Lease Purchase?
Looking for Success in Trucking?

It’s that time of year again: The EGG at the Expo! And ES is once again the title sponsor. 

Come enjoy good food and good fellowship. See old friends and make new friends. Wonderful and timely information is shared.  Come join this community.

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If you are considering entering the transportation industry, growing your business, transitioning from a lease purchase into true truck ownership and looking for Success in Trucking, you’re in the right place. ES understands that your business is making money. And we’re here to help you achieve this goal with business opportunities backed up by support programs that save you money on fuel, financing, insurance and much more, so you Never Stand Alone. Whether you’re a new or experienced Contract Driver, Owner Operator or Fleet Owner, ES offers you the opportunity to maximize your potential at your level of choice. When you join our proven Circle of Success, we help you succeed Your way.

What to Expect at the EGG?

ES-EGG-logoWe feel the best way to tailor programs that support you is to get to know each other on a personal level, and that’s what the EGG (ES’s Group Gathering) is all about. We want to build relationships in order to better serve you with programs and offerings that create Opportunities to help your business grow. We hope to see you July 20, 2018 at the Expedite Expo in Lexington, Kentucky. Dinner is Friday 5pm in the Regency Ballroom, Hyatt Regency.

The EGG at the Expedite Expo in Lexington, Kentucky • Dinner is Friday 5pm in the Regency Ballroom, Hyatt Regency

Business Opportunities & Success in Trucking

Truck Sales & Financing • Premium Driving Opportunities • Industry Leading Owner Operator Program

Solo & Team Tractors • Team Straight Trucks

–Limited Space Available–
Register Now! It’s FREE to Attend! or call 877-349-9303 for more information

ES is working for You!

Call us at 877.349.9303 and Never Stand Alone.

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ES is Committed to Expediting, Straight Trucks and You

cascadia expediter servicesnew expediter services logoYou may have noticed that Spotlight News has recently featured quite a few successful tractor drivers who took the Path to Ownership (PTO), gotten their MBA (Much Better Alternative) to truck finance and became new truck owners. But that’s only part of the story!

mba to finance a truck

As many of you know, ES cut its teeth in Expediting and straight trucks. We are committed to continuing the same level of support to the contract drivers, owners operators and fleet owners who run under our umbrella of support so you Never Stand Alone.

path to ownership

Yes, ES is branching out into other markets, but rest assured, we have not forgotten our roots or the Expediting community we’ve served since 2006. Our growth is directly related to the success of YOU, the Contractors, Owner Operators and Fleet Owners who utilize our programs and services. It is our sincerest desire to grow in order to support your efforts and provide you with the tools and opportunities for Success in Trucking. We also continue to develop innovative initiatives such as the 150 Woman-Owned Business Challenge to bring opportunity to Women in Expediting. (Read more about the 150 Women-Owned Business Challenge).

ES is proud to continue its position as the best opportunity in Expediting for new Contract Drivers, Experienced Contract Drivers and anyone working towards true truck ownership. ES looks forward to serving you and the Expedited industry now and into the future.

Let ES support YOU and your goals! Call our team today at 877-349-9303.

ES is working for You!

Call us at 877.349.9303 and Never Stand Alone.

Please visit us on Facebook.

Expediter Services To Serve As Title Sponsor For 18th Annual Expedite Expo

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – July 11, 2018 – Expediter Services, a leader in capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, will be serving as the title sponsor of the 18th Annual Expedite Expo, which will be held July 20-21 in Lexington, Ky. Hosted by On Time Media, the Expedite Expo is the largest trade show of its kind, bringing together expediters from across North America and offering a platform for attendees to learn about career opportunities, the latest advancements in equipment as well as products geared specifically for owner-operators, contractors and drivers of medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks.

The Expedite Expo will be held at the Lexington Center, which is also the home of Rupp Arena and the Lexington Hyatt Regency Hotel.

As the title sponsor of the event, Expediter Services (ES) will be highly visible at the Expedite Expo. ES will have the largest booth area on the main floor and the company has also reserved an area in the main parking lot for its truck sales display. Once again, Expediter Services will be hosting the Summer ES Group Gathering, an annual event that has become known as “The EGG at the Expo.”

The EGG at the Expo will take place on Friday, July 20th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Regency Ballroom at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington. Open to all current and prospective qualified contractors, the EGG at the Expo provides attendees with an informal setting where they can get to know members of the Expediter Services team, hear informative updates on the latest trends in trucking and get an introduction to the programs available through ES. Attendees at the EGG in Lexington will hear an overview of the truck ownership opportunities offered with financing at competitive market rates. They will also learn about the wide range of support services available through ES, including some of the largest discounts on fuel and other services as well as information on the business services that ES can provide.

“The Expedite Expo is one of the most important events of the year for the entire ES Team. On Time Media has done a great job over the years of development of an event that has valuable programming for professional contract drivers, owner-operators, fleet owners, expedited carriers and the supporting services offered within our industry. If you want to get the latest information first-hand on expediting, the Expedite Expo is definitely worth your time and the trip to Lexington,” said Expediter Services President Jason Williams. “The Expedite Expo is the perfect size for exhibitors and attendees, and Expediter Services is thrilled to once again be the title sponsor for the event. Over the years, we have really valued the opportunities to get to know people who have visited our booth and everyone who has joined us for the EGG at the Expo dinners. We can look back and see that many of the relationships that Expediter Services has built over the years with the people in our program began at the Expedite Expo.”

One of the programs slated to be in the spotlight during the 2018 edition of the Expo will be the 150 Business Challenge, which is a collaboration between the Women In Trucking Association and Expediter Services to encourage the growth of women-owned businesses in transportation. During the Expedite Expo, attendees can discuss the 150 Business Challenge with the Expediter Services Team, and they will also have the opportunity to meet Ellen Voie, President and CEO of the Women In Trucking Association. Voie will be overseeing the Women In Trucking booth and she will also be a part of some panel discussions during the Expedite Expo.

The 150 Business Challenge is working to assist with the start-up and growth of 150 new women-owned trucking businesses. The program is also designed to assist in adding much-needed truck capacity to a busy freight market. Among the more than 30 new women-owned businesses started through the program thus far, many of the participants are working in the expedited sector. Participants in the 150 Business Challenge also have the option of going into general trucking through the ES platform SuccessInTrucking.com. Forward Air and Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest, are the participating carriers in the program, offering consistent freight opportunities to entrepreneurs in the 150 Business Challenge.

Similar to the other truck ownership programs offered through Expediter Services, participants in the 150 Business Challenge have access to competitive market-rate financing, a broad range of new equipment choices and fuel discounts. ES also provides participants with industry-leading support, featuring a maintenance program and operational expertise as well as back-office services and business planning assistance.

“The 150 Business Challenge has continued to gain greater interest across the industry in both the expedited sector and general trucking through SuccessInTrucking.com. We are looking forward talking to people in person about the 150 Business Challenge and all the offerings that ES has available during the Expedite Expo,” said Williams. “Most of all, we are looking forward to meeting new people who are coming to the Expo for the first time and to seeing the familiar faces who will be returning to the Expo. It’s going to be a lot fun.”

How To Attend The Expedite Expo & The EGG At The Expo

Anyone interested in attending the Expedite Expo can learn more by going to the event’s website.

The EGG at the Expo is a free event with a buffet-style dinner, featuring a fun and informative program. The EGG at the Expo is open to all current and prospective qualified contractors. Anyone interested in attending the EGG at the Expo can contact Expediter Services for more information and to make reservations for the dinner event. The toll-free number for Expediter Services is 877-349-9303.

About Expediter Services: A full service, one-stop support company with expertise in financial services, relationship lending and general business support, Expediter Services 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 has also 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 in expedited transportation, visit ExpediterServices.com. For information on opportunities in general trucking, visit SuccessInTrucking.com.


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Egg at the Expo 2018. Register NOW!



Open to Current & Prospective Qualified Contractors

Considering a Career in Transportation?
Considering Growing Your Business?
Transitioning from a Lease Purchase?
Looking for Success in Trucking?

It’s that time of year again: The EGG at the Expo! And ES is once again the title sponsor. 

Come enjoy good food and good fellowship. See old friends and make new friends. Wonderful and timely information is shared.  Come join this community.

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If you are considering entering the transportation industry, growing your business, transitioning from a lease purchase into true truck ownership and looking for Success in Trucking, you’re in the right place. ES understands that your business is making money. And we’re here to help you achieve this goal with business opportunities backed up by support programs that save you money on fuel, financing, insurance and much more, so you Never Stand Alone. Whether you’re a new or experienced Contract Driver, Owner Operator or Fleet Owner, ES offers you the opportunity to maximize your potential at your level of choice. When you join our proven Circle of Success, we help you succeed Your way.

What to Expect at the EGG?

ES-EGG-logoWe feel the best way to tailor programs that support you is to get to know each other on a personal level, and that’s what the EGG (ES’s Group Gathering) is all about. We want to build relationships in order to better serve you with programs and offerings that create Opportunities to help your business grow. We hope to see you July 20, 2018 at the Expedite Expo in Lexington, Kentucky. Dinner is Friday 5pm in the Regency Ballroom, Hyatt Regency.

The EGG at the Expedite Expo in Lexington, Kentucky • Dinner is Friday 5pm in the Regency Ballroom, Hyatt Regency

Business Opportunities & Success in Trucking

Truck Sales & Financing • Premium Driving Opportunities • Industry Leading Owner Operator Program

Solo & Team Tractors • Team Straight Trucks

–Limited Space Available–
Register Now! It’s FREE to Attend! or call 877-349-9303 for more information

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Our Path to Ownership Led Straight to ES

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Not everyone takes the same path in life or in business. That’s why it’s important to stay flexible in order to take advantage of the right opportunity when it arises. A perfect example of this principle is the husband and wife expediting team of Bob and Jessie Hodgson who are signed on with Panther Premium Logistics, a service of ArcBest, as their carrier. Until recently, the Hodgson’s business plan focused on being contract drivers. But hard work and knowledge about ES’s PTO (Path to Ownership) and MBA (Much Better Alternative) to truck finance would soon change their lives and pay dividends as truck owners.

How did you and Bob get started in Transportation?
Bob had driven a truck throughout the seventies and eighties. I was a school bus driver for just over fifteen years. My father owned a semi-truck when I was younger and I’ve been around the transportation industry my whole life. It just seemed to come naturally. Due to budget cut backs in my school bus job, I decided to get my CDL Class A and B. That’s where I met Bob. We began driving a truck together as contract drivers in 2013 and in 2015 we got married.

How did you wind up at Panther as your carrier?
We weren’t very happy where we were driving at the time and I submitted an application to Panther — that was in 2014. Their recruiter called me and we had a very frank and straightforward discussion about our business. We interviewed them just as intensely as they interviewed us. Their directness appealed to us and we decided Panther was our kind of carrier. We’re happy here and it’s been very good for our business. We got even happier and our business got even better after we decided to become truck owners!

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Tell us about your Path to Ownership?
Since coming on board with Panther as contract drivers, we spoke with a number of truck owners trying to decide which one we wanted to drive for. Panther even provided us with numbers for each owner to help us decide who we wanted to work with. I had never had that happen before and it was good to be able to have that information in order to make a decision. We decided on an owner and dove right in.

Four years later, Bob and I realized that we had a good handle on our business. A friend of ours at Panther had already become a true truck owner through ES and told us about their PTO and MBA. He encouraged us to look into what ES had to offer. That same friend stepped up and called ES and told them about us and our desire to become owners. We soon got a call from Danny Vernon, Expediter Truck Sales Manager. It’s great to have true friends who look out for you!

Danny explained in detail about the process of buying a truck through ES and found us a sweet 2019 Freightliner Cascadia. It’s a very nice truck with a ThermoKing Tri-Pac APU, which saves on fuel. We also like the large sleeper!

After we settled on our truck, Danny put us in touch with Steve Kochensparger at Expediter Equipment Finance. He took us through the approval process. We submitted our paperwork and the approval was completed quickly. It was so refreshing how ES utilized our work history in getting us financed. Bob and I are extremely hard workers. We’re devoted to our business and each other. We don’t take a lot of time off; we love what we do. Our approach to life and business really paid off when purchasing our truck! I don’t know of any other company that takes your attitude, aptitude and ability into account in order to get financed. ES is truly unique in this respect.


How is your new truck affecting your bottom line?
When we decided to become a truck owner, we looked at all of the numbers and realized that we could make a lot more money, still pay for the truck and put money aside for our future — and all of this has come true. Becoming true truck owners was definitely the right path for us.

If you’re thinking about taking the Path to Ownership, you should call ES and discuss your options. Their approach to finance is unlike anything else out there and they really do take your work history into account in helping to get you financed. You can take their Path To Ownership (PTO) and get an MBA (Much Better Alternative) to truck finance, just like we did!

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A Woman in Expediting’s Point of View

How are you treated as a woman in the transportation field?
Since getting into the business in 2013, I’ve been treated with a great deal of respect. My experience has been good whether dealing with loads, customers or any aspect of the industry. I think if you act as a professional, you’ll be treated like one.
Also, I think it’s important to listen to whomever you’re doing business with. There have been many times that I’ve dealt with dispatchers and even terminal managers and been given special treatment because I actually connected with them on a personal level. People really appreciate someone who can understand and empathize with them. I think women are more inclined to take this approach and it truly pays benefits.

Are your tasks different than Bob’s when it comes to running your business?
Absolutely! I drive six to seven hundred miles a night and get more actual miles due to less traffic. Bob drives days. He’s better at backing and I’m better at the mechanicals and paperwork. But we’re a team and you do what you need to do to be successful.

What advice would you give women who want to get into transportation?
Attitude is so important. I believe women (or anyone) who gets into transportation should always try to have a good attitude, keep a smile on your face and take things in stride. It’s just like the old saying: you can catch more flies with sugar than with salt!

I also encourage women to take advantage of ES and Panther’s 150 Woman-Owned Business Challenge. It’s a great opportunity to own your own business. (Read more about the 150 Women-Owned Business Challenge).

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