Women In Trucking Association welcomes Expediter Services as Gold Level Partner, adds Jason Williams to Board of Directors
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Plover, WI: The Women In Trucking (WIT) Association is pleased to announce the addition of Expediter Services (ES) as a new Gold Level Partner. Expediter Services has a focus driven purpose to help people succeed. They have partnered with WIT to better serve women in expediting with an ever-growing opportunity. They have built a culture that values work ethic and integrity first and believe these values are the key components to success and are not subject to any particular race or gender.
Jason Williams, President of Expediter Services, will serve on the WIT board of directors and participate in the strategic planning session in January. “The opportunity to become a part of the Women In Trucking board of directors is an honor and commitment to an idea that we at ES hold as a core value,” Williams said. “Through ES and the our network we have created a model that generates opportunity for individuals that have often been over looked within our industry so we focus on the success of the driver and owner-operator, and more specifically women within these groups,” he added.
Expediter Services efforts in developing Women in Expediting created a need to partner with Women In Trucking. “After getting to know Ellen and the focus of WIT, it became obvious that there was a natural fit,“ said Williams. “We are deeply committed to offering our support to Women In Trucking and the organization’s efforts to bring greater opportunities to women.”
Expediter Services is launching “SuccessInTrucking” to bring a proven model of success in expediting into the trucking industry at large. Their goal is to offer an attainable and sustainable path to truck ownership for women (and men) across all segments of the industry. “We believe this is an important part of our mission in offering new ownership opportunities in trucking,” Williams added.
Recently Expediter Services interviewed WIT President, Ellen Voie, for their Women in Expediting series. (http://expediterservices.com/women-in-expediting-a-conversation-with-ellen-voie-president-ceo-women-in-trucking).
“By adding Expediter Services to our list of partners, we are looking for ways to not only bring more women in to the trucking and expediting industry, we are focusing on their success and profitability” said WIT President/CEO Ellen Voie. “Jason Williams and his team have found a means to provide solutions to individuals and organizations that have met obstacles in trying to obtain their personal and business goals. They offer opportunity and support programs that help professional drivers succeed at their level of choice through an innovative Circle of Success business model.”
Expediter Services is a full service one-stop expediting support company offering independent contract driver programs and owner operator programs to the industry through partner carriers supported and presented through their wholly owned subsidiaries: Expediter Contract Driver Services, Expediter Equipment Finance, Expediter Truck Sales, Expediter Management Services, and Expediter Insurance Services
Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., U.S. Xpress, Walmart, and Expediter Services. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org or call 888-464-9482.
I want to take a moment to remind you of the great benefits you can receive with the Love’s Rewards card through Expediter Services. Love’s offers the Expediter Services community the industry’s best fuel discounts and now greater purchase benefits! As a contractor (contract driver, owner-operator, or fleet owner) with Expediter Services you can receive “Platinum Rewards” status immediately.
I know some of you registered when the program was first introduced, about a month ago. If you have not, we hope you will sign up and start accumulating points and enjoying the advantages. As part of the ES community, our combined buying power opens the door to greater discounts and benefits. This is one more way Expediter Services is happy to serve you!
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“What do I get?”
- Redeem points for dining in restaurants or for merchandise purchases (excluding alcohol, tobacco, e-cigarettes, lottery tickets, or fuel)
- Cardholders receive up to 2 free showers daily
- Eligible for a free soda/coffee cup with 2 free refills daily
- Points can be redeemed once 500 points have been accumulated.
- 500 points= $5.00. Basically, a penny value for every point.
- Points only expire if card has not been used for 365 days consecutively
Register your card several ways:
- Love’s Kiosk*
- Download Mobile app*
- Online at http://myloverewards.com/LoyaltyLogin
- Call 1-800-655-6837
- Cashier’s Desk
*Recommended as easiest way to register!
- When registering card, Expediter Services must be listed as the company to receive Platinum Rewards (*3x the points!)
- Cardholders should swipe rewards card at every transaction to maximize point accumulation.
- If the card is lost, the points can be transferred to a new card using PIN number.
- Current point accumulation will be listed on each receipt
- Keep in mind, Love’s associates may not be familiar with Expediter Services’ Love’s Reward Card “Platinum Rewards” participation. Please feel free to inform them about our participation in the program.
Expediter Services is starting a new learning series: “How Do I Do Better?”, to help make everyone aware of the importance of branding and how adhering to corporate standards can truly tip the balance when it comes to having a successful business.
I have been asked many times by contract drivers and owner operators alike how they can increase their current income. I don’t presume to know all the answers to this broad question, nor that my opinion will apply to every situation. What I can to do is identify the key areas that I believe have opened doors and kept them open for our business through the years.
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How to get started:
If you’re reading this then you have probably already decided that you want to be in transportation. Having made that decision it’s important to catalog why you choose this industry and what your goals are from the start. I know this sounds pretty basic, but my personal history and my experience with others tells me that it’s very easy to lose your way. No career or business is built over night. It takes time and lots of effort to get anywhere and because of this you need markers in order to see where you are at the beginning and to keep track of where you are as things progress.
What do I mean by markers?
First, you need to be able to look back and evaluate why you started down this road. There will be days that are going to leave you totally frustrated and drained of all energy. Being able to remember what first motivated you to start on this journey will help keep you motivated when things don’t go quite right. And in business, as in life, things never go totally as planned. Prepare yourself to deal with issues without throwing in the towel.
It’s been said that “to succeed in business you have to be in business”. If you quit you’ll never know just how far you could have gone. Memorialize why you’re making this effort.
Second, you need to be able to look forward and know where you’re trying to get to. There’s nothing that I can say that has not already been said about this. To hit any target, you have to be aiming at something. You need to set an attainable goal that stretches you, but is not out of reach.
I do believe it needs to be aggressive enough to cause you to work with more passion and energy than you thought you had, but it’s going to be very important to your mental and emotional health to set a goal that you can actually achieve.
Once you gain that ground, you can and should immediately set another target. This is how most people achieve extraordinary things. They don’t start out with a goal that is always beyond their reach. They just keep raising their bar of expectation every time they meet it. Over a period of time they can look back and realize that they’ve done more than they ever thought possible or would have ever attempted.
There’s a proverb that reads: “Most people miss out on opportunity because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work”. As you set your goals, remember that the only thing that is rewarded in the long term is diligence.
Finally, this last one may seem out of order, but I think it comes last. I believe that you set your ultimate goal and then, in order to hit that goal, you have to mark success along the way. What I mean by this is that you have to set up several shorter term goals that you are constantly achieving. By doing this you will wind up on the mark that you set for yourself at the start.
Take my wife for example. She stopped her college education to become a teacher when we began having children. She decided that once our youngest started school she also wanted to resume her teaching career. In order to do this she had to set multiple short term goals that needed to be met. Since it had been a long time since she’d been in school, she had to meet with her school counselor to set up the correct classes. We were shocked by the requirements, both financially and time-wise. But, since she was committed to it, she took the next 3 years and gained ground a little every day. Through commitment, self-sacrifice and diligence she was able to start her teaching career the same year my youngest started kindergarten.
I can tell you that without taking this goal one day at a time, and remembering why she started in the first place, she never would have gotten to her goal. It was simply too much to deal with at that time in our family’s life, but she did.
Make as informed a decision as you can, set your ultimate goal, and then get to work meeting those short term successes that will ultimately allow you to achieve your dream. And through it all……Stay the course.
If there’s anything we can do to support you in your endeavor please let us know. We would love to help.