The desire to own your own transportation business can be a compelling proposition. You need a singular focus, determination and the right opportunity to be a Success In Trucking. Kelsey Gagnon and her husband/driving partner Bryan James left their jobs in the hospitality industry to pursue their dream of owning their own business and determining their own future. Their quest led them to ES’s Path to Ownership (PTO), where they got their MBA (Much Better Alternative) to truck finance. Their path was successful and something ES does every day!
“Of all the opportunities available to us in transportation, we chose Expediting and ES for our independent contractor business,” said Randy Kernan. When you think about that’s a powerful statement and says a lot about the focus, direction and thought he and his wife/business partner Susan Wicklund, (and soon to be driving partner) put into their future success.
After attending the EGG (Expediter Group Gathering) in May of this year, Mick and Jennifer Henry took the Expediter Services Much Better Alternative (MBA) to truck finance and the Path to Ownership (PTO) the following month. They were revved up and ready to make the most of their new truck (a 2015 Cascadia) and their business by working for themselves with the support of Expediter Services.
2017 is shaping up to be a good year for freight. According to recent Morgan Stanley Dry Van Truckload Freight Index, freight has been plotting upward since the beginning of March, pointing to the second highest freight volume in the last ten years, with the exception of 2014 — and the trend is showing no signs of slowing down in the near future.
With freight trending upward since the beginning of 2017 (with strong signs it will continue into next year and beyond), there is a renewed interest in Contractors looking into the opportunity of becoming Owners in order to capitalize on this favorable freight environment.