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Webinar Replay – 2022, It’s All About You: Highlighting Panther Premium Logistics & Exploring Truck Ownership Opportunities

Were you able to join ES for the fourth edition of our IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series? The webinar was entitled 2022, It’s All About You: Discussing Truck Ownership Opportunities & Spotlighting Partner Carrier Panther Premium Logistics, A Service of ArcBest. ES held the live event on June 21, and the company recorded the webinar to share on demand.

The latest edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series examined the current conditions related to truck ownership and starting a trucking business, including discussing the availability of equipment in today’s market. This webinar also highlighted the strong working relationship that has been built between ES and Panther Premium Logistics. The webinar spoke directly to the interests of trucking professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs who are considering opportunities in the expedited sector of the industry.

Panther Webinar

The panel for this edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series featured two of the key people overseeing the recruiting process at Panther Premium Logistics. Frank Tufano, the company’s Director of Owner-Operator Recruiting, and Cory Robertson, Account Manager-Fleet Recruiting, provided a detailed look inside the opportunities that are available at Panther as well as how the Panther team works to support trucking professionals running under Panther’s authority.

Frank and Cory also discussed Panther’s collaborative initiatives with ES over the years as well as how ES and Panther work together to support independent contract drivers, owner-operators and fleet owners utilizing the programs available from ES. One of the programs discussed during the webinar was the revolutionary non-traditional lease-to-own program that ES developed in collaboration with Panther Premium Logistics.

The ES Team was represented on the webinar panel by David Withers, Senior Director of Operations and Recruiting for ES, and Danny Vernon, the Director of Truck Sales & Finance at ES. David, with his experience in operations and recruiting, spoke to the overall scope of the offerings available from ES while also highlighting the strong working relationship with the team at Panther. Meanwhile, Danny served as a great resource for discussing the current state of equipment and the truck market while also addressing truck financing from ES.

This edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series was 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.

Throughout the webinar, Leah guided the panel through a number of timely topics that spoke to the interests of a very attentive live audience. Leah also incorporated nearly all the questions asked by the live audience, which sent questions through the chat portal on the webinar platform. The questions allowed the panelists to go into greater specifics on the programs available from ES and Panther, and the responses by the panelists promise to be of great interest to viewers of the webinar replay.

As you will see near the conclusion of the replay, the timing of this webinar is especially ideal for anyone who is interested in attending the upcoming Expedite Expo, which will be held July 15-16 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. Both ES and Panther Premium Logistics will be on the ground at the Expedite Expo with company representatives and dedicated booth space.

As we have shared in previous editions of Spotlight News, ES is serving as the presenting sponsor at this year’s Expo, and ES will have the largest booth presence at expedited trucking’s most prestigious annual gathering. ES will also be hosting the IN-SITE Dinner At The Expo at the event on the evening of July 15. We encourage you to register for both the Expedite Expo and the IN-SITE Dinner At The Expo.

Spotlight News would like to invite you to learn more about the programs and opportunities available from ES and Panther Premium Logistics by watching the latest edition of the IN-SITE 2022 Webinar Series.

To access previous webinars and to stay up to date on the latest from the IN-SITE 2022 Online Series, please visit

Expert Panel
Leah Shaver
Leah Shaver
President & CEO
National Transportation Institute
Frank Tufano
Frank Tufano
Director, Owner-Operator Recruiting
Panther Premium Logistics, A Service of ArcBest
Cory Robertson
Cory Robertson
Account Manager-Fleet Recruiting
Panther Premium Logistics,A Service of ArcBest
David Withers
David Withers
Senior Director of Operations
Expediter Services
Danny Vernon
Danny Vernon
Director of Truck Sales & Finance
Expediter Services

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.

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

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