Women In Trucking
Opening the doors of opportunity for women and other underserved groups is one of the areas where ES has dedicated time, effort and resources toward making a difference. Over the years, ES has partnered with industry-leading groups, including the Women In Trucking Association, on initiatives that are focused on promoting the creation of opportunities for women within the trucking industry.
When you look inside the ES Community and the participants in our programs, we are thrilled to know that nearly 40 percent of the members of the ES Community are women – entrepreneurs who have embraced the opportunities that exist within the trucking industry.
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How ES Provides Opportunities for Women In Trucking
As part of the program, ES offers the Women-Owned Business Initiative participants competitive market-rate financing through the relationship lending model the company has established through ES Equipment Finance. The program is designed to have the participants run under the authority of the motor carriers participating in the program through the ES Community utilizing the company’s Path To Ownership program model.
Truck ownership is typically achieved over a four-year period with an affordable payment plan and with program participants receiving consistent miles from the participating carriers as well as business support via ES Management Services including:
• Assigned service coordinator
• Fuel discount card
• Discounts on shop and tires
• Insurance coverage
• Operational assistance
• Back-office support
• Business planning assistance
• Safety training
Forward Air, FedEx Custom Critical and Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest, were the first carriers within the ES Community to utilize the non-asset capacity being generated by the Women-Owned Business Initiative.