Expediter Services, a leader in offering capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, today announced the featured speakers and general program for the company's upcoming ES Group Gathering, which will take place April 27-28. This year, the annual ES Group Gathering will be expanding the program's focus beyond the expedited trucking sector to also present capacity solutions and truck ownership opportunities tailored for the general trucking market.
The 2018 Spring edition of the ES Group Gathering (EGG) will take place at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, just south of Memphis and located off I-55. The Spring EGG features some of the trucking industry's most respected leaders and innovators coming together to share perspectives on key topics of interest for drivers, independent contractors and owner-operators as well as decision makers with fleets of all sizes, looking to increase their owner-operator capacity.
The expansion of topics and the overall program during the 2018 Spring EGG reflects a growing presence within the general trucking sector by the entire ES Network Team. Through the website SuccessInTrucking.com, ES has developed a highly effective platform for offering well-designed entrepreneurial opportunities in general trucking that are proven and market-tested. SuccessInTrucking.com highlights the various options and programs that ES has established, offering accessible market-rate financing and comprehensive business support to prospective owner-operators and fleet owners.
The deep scope of the truck ownership program developed by ES offers independent contractors and fleet drivers highly effective and cost-saving true ownership options with opportunities to achieve greater earning capacity. For fleets, the working model established by ES has opened a new approach to provide the kind of non-asset capacity growth that can assist in the efforts to meet customer demand in a tight freight environment. The carriers utilizing the capacity and other services provided by the ES Network feature some of the most recognizable names in the trucking industry, including Panther Premium Logistics (a service of ArcBest), Forward Air, FedEx Custom Critical and XPO Logistics.
The most recent example of the strength and expertise found within the ES approach to truck ownership can been seen in the success of the 150 Business Challenge. Launched as a collaborative initiative with the Women In Trucking Association, ES has developed an innovative program focused on assisting an effort to establish 150 new women-owned small businesses within the transportation sector during 2018. With this program to date, there have been 29 new trucking businesses launched through the 150 Business Challenge, featuring independent contractors utilizing the resources available through the ES Network. The 150 Business Challenge will be a featured topic during the 2018 Spring ES Group Gathering.
The 2018 ES Group Gathering will be highlighted by the following group of speakers:
Ellen Voie, President & CEO of the Women In Trucking Association.
Founding Women In Trucking in 2007, Voie has championed the effort to create greater opportunities for women within the trucking industry. Behind the wheel and across every job category in the industry, Women In Trucking has helped to promote the growth of women entering and advancing within the trucking industry. The organization has more than 4,000 members worldwide, and Voie began hosting a Women In Trucking Radio Show on SiriusXM's Road Dog Radio Channel in January.
Michael Miller, Managing Director of Stephens, Inc.
Serving as a Managing Director and head of Stephens' Transportation & Logistics Group, Miller is an expert analyst of the trucking industry with nearly 20 years of experience.
Leah Shaver, Chief Operating Officer for The National Transportation Institute.
Overseeing all business operations within NTI and serving on the Executive Committee, Shaver's career has been spent supporting long-term growth and expansion of the transportation industry while reinforcing its best resource - professional truck drivers.
Nick Burch, Director of Recruiting for Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest.
With over 15 years of experience in driver recruiting, operations and sales within the transportation industry, Burch oversees the recruiting efforts and the growth of the owner-operator network for Panther in his current position with ArcBest.
Ryan Gilliam, Vice President of Recruiting for Forward Air.
With more than 12 years of experience in a variety of management roles across all aspects of trucking, Gilliam holds a keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist in the industry.
The ES Group Gathering is one of the most unique events in the trucking industry. ES will be providing free lodging and meals for the attendees during the two days of the ES Group Gathering. There are a limited number of spots available for the 2018 Spring ES Group Gathering. Professional drivers who are interested in pursuing ownership opportunities backed by comprehensive business support are encouraged to contact the ES Team to learn more about attending the 2018 Spring EGG. During the event, ES will also be highlighting programs the company has specifically designed for owner-operators and fleet owners who are seeking capacity growth or equipment upgrades. Details on the event agenda and registration information can be accessed through the following link: http://expediterservices.com/upcoming-egg-2018/. The ES Team is also available by phone for all those who are interested in learning more about the 2018 Spring EGG. The ES Team will be available to take toll-free calls about the event during regular business hours at 877-349-9303.
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