Women in Trucking
Opening Doors: Women & Truck Ownership
The ES and the Success In Trucking team are proud to partner with the Women In Trucking Association to develop ownership opportunities for women interested in expedited transportation and in general trucking. Over the past four decades, women have pioneered significant changes in the trucking industry. Truck ownership through independent contracting is the next glass ceiling to be broken.
Through the platform being offered by ES, the playing field has been leveled for women seeking to enter the trucking industry as owner-operators. For general trucking, Expediter Services and the Women In Trucking Association have collaborated to develop the 150 Business Challenge.
General Trucking: 150 Business Challenge & Building Women-Owned Trucking Operations
Launched as an initiative to assist in the growth of new women-owned small businesses within the transportation sector, the 150 Business Challenge is working to assist with the start-up and growth of 150 new women-owned trucking businesses. 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. 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 ES, 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.
Expedited Opportunities: A Great Point of Entry into the Industry
The expedited transit segment of the trucking industry offers women interested in pursuing a career in trucking a number of advantages that allow for steady income and a solid career track. Those advantages include:
- Entering the expedited sector with a Class B license and the opportunity to “learn on the job” and being in a position to gain your Class A CDL without incurring the debt from a trucking school.
- Advancing your career trajectory by qualifying for credentials, such as HazMat, Passport, and DOD certifications, creating career-long enhanced income opportunities.
- Being involved in freight moves that are 99% no-touch assignments.
- Straight trucks and OTR vehicles in the ES Network feature automatic transmissions, meaning less fatigue.
- Rather than truck stops, rest areas or other places with limited parking and security, women driving straight trucks can park practically anywhere, including malls, restaurants, RV parks, campgrounds and other locations that can enhance your safety and help with life on the road.
- By entering the industry driving sprinter vans and straight trucks, you can enjoy a high level of flexibility in your schedule while getting a taste for the demands of the trucking industry.
Offering The Perfect Career-Launch Platform
ES and the Success In Trucking team have a proven support system in place to assist all the owner-operators involved in our program. We have an established business model in place that is specifically tailored to assist women entering the expedited segment of the trucking industry to become productive and successful almost immediately. In addition, our experienced support team includes a large number of women on staff as well as men. Together, they make up a dedicated group who understand where you are coming from as someone entering the industry. They know how to help evaluate your position and how to provide help when and where you need it.
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