The Mirrors and the Windshield: Looking Back at 2016 and Forward to 2017

The Mirrors and the Windshield: Looking Back at 2016 and Forward to 2017

2016 started off as a trying year for the Expediting industry. Freight was soft, sending Contractors, Owner Operators and Fleet Owners looking for support and solutions. Having experienced the previous market downturn in 2009, ES was quick to reach out to the industry with tried-and-true programs developed through this difficult period to help build a community of support.

As the year has progressed, market conditions improved and the road ahead to 2017 is trending toward growth, as ES continues to build upon our business model of expanding service and opportunity based upon input from YOU. It is our pledge to never take the knowledge gained from our history for granted, nor our eyes off the road ahead for future opportunities. So you will Never Stand Alone.

We look forward to serving you in 2017 and into the future.

Please scroll down to check the Mirror to see what was accomplished in 2016 and to look through the Windshield to see what we have in store for 2017 with your support!

 

THE MIRROR: 2016

2016
Testing, Testing, 2016

Announcement Date : Jan 12 , 2017
white-cascadia-testingExpediter Services continues its long-standing tradition of testing equipment to help determine what works best for you and your business. 2016 was no exception as we tested a plethora of new trucks and related equipment to get the scoop on what performs to ES’s exacting standards.

Equipment Tested in 2016

• Volvo Straight truck
• The Kenworth T680
• The DT12 Transmission
• Newly designed Carrier and Thermo King APU units

Stay tuned for results as testing is completed!

2016
Spring EGG 2016. It Was Another Good EGG

Announcement Date : Jan 11 , 2017
expediter group gathering logoThe Spring EGG 2016 focused on programs and a community of support for drivers looking to become owners, owners looking to become fleet owners, and fleet owners wanting to grow their fleets.

ES was honored to welcome experts who discussed the state of the industry and shared information about trends that will affect expediting in the short and long term. We were also glad to share with everyone the state of our company as we grow in 2016 and enhance our capabilities to service YOU.

Learn more about the Spring 2016 EGG here.

2016
Women in Trucking/Women in Expediting

Announcement Date : Jan 10 , 2017
ES becomes a proud member of the Women in Trucking organization, headed by Ellen Voie, President & CEO. WIT strongly supports women in the industry and is an advocate to promote more women in trucking.ellen-voie-72dpi

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ES launches the Women in Expediting initiative to inform women that ES is a good place for women to find opportunity, where they can leverage the women-in-epediting-200programs offered by Expediter Services to build successful businesses.

2016
ES is Title Sponsor of the Expedite Expo 2016

Announcement Date : Jan 9 , 2017
ES-Title-Sponsor-ExpoThis year was the 16th Expedite Expo and Expediter Services was proud to be the title sponsor!

The Expedite Expo is the only show Expediter Services participates in throughout the year. And although attendance was somewhat soft (following freight trends and the Expo’s new location in Lexington, Kentucky) from previous years, the quality of attendees definitely lived up to expectations and the ES team was excited to meet and greet everyone who visited our booth, as well as our Expediter Truck Sales exhibit in the Manchester parking lot.

We had the opportunity to share the solutions of tried-and-true programs created to make Independent Contractors, Owner Operators and Fleet Owners more efficient and profitable — regardless of the road ahead.

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We also enjoyed an exclusive private dinner at the annual EGG at the Expo, where we said hello to those we know, and got to know those we don’t.

We’re looking forward to attending next year’s show as well!

2016
Our Office Expansion is Complete to Serve You Better

Announcement Date : Jan 8 , 2017
Due to the success of the community, it became necessary to expand our abilities to support your efforts to a greater extent.

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2016
Goodbye 2013 Cascadias. Hello to 2014’s.

Announcement Date : Jan 7 , 2017
truck-sales-logoExpediter Truck Sales’ reputation for offering the best used low mileage units in the industry continues unabated, as we say goodbye to the last of our 2013 Cascadias and begin offering 2014 units. These trucks offer a tremendous value and are sourced from our very own fleet (many with remaining factory warranties). So you can be assured of a Class 8 truck that’s ready when you are to upgrade, build a fleet or start you own Expediting business.
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Contact Danny Vernon Expediter Truck Sales Manager for details at 1-877-349-9303, ext. 120.

And if you need financing for your new truck, Expediter Equipment Finance can help.

2016
Introducing The Hub, Hosted by ES!

Announcement Date : Jan 6 , 2017
The-Hub-Logo-3The Hub has been in the works since early this year, and is a part of ES’s recent office expansion. The Hub is  a place where people can get together to share thoughts and ideas. It’s a part of ES’s continuing effort to support this community. We want The Hub to be your lounge, where you Never Stand (or Sit) Alone.

The Hub brings together a number of amenities to help make contractors feel at home. The common area is clean, spacious and well-lit, with a large flat-screen TV, comfortable lounge chairs where you can put your feet up, and a kitchen area featuring free coffee. In addition, The Hub also provides a free shower and a washer & dryer. And if the mood strikes, you can sit outside on our patio. Access to The Hub is monitored and controlled, so you don’t have to worry about unwanted “guests” hassling you the moment you step out of your cab.

Simply Enjoy.

The Hub is your place to meet, share resources, support one another and enjoy a clean, quiet respite from the road. If you have questions, please contact our team at 877-349-9303. to learn more.

The Hub is currently open M-F 8am — 5pm.

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2016
Success in Trucking Website Launches

Announcement Date : Jan 5 , 2017
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In the fall of 2016, ES launched SuccessInTrucking.com — a platform focused on expanding the possibilities for truck ownership with a program that offers access to financing at favorable rates and equipment from the leading truck manufacturers in the industry. As we launch SuccessInTrucking.com, the ES Network will be broadening our operation with a proven system that can assist professional drivers in their quest for independence and truck ownership while also introducing new generations to the tremendous earnings potential that exists in the trucking industry.

Over the past decade, Expediter Services and the ES Network has set the standard for offering opportunities for developing reliable, quality owner-operator teams for the expedited market. We will now be bringing the same driver-focused approach and strong infrastructure to the general trucking market, offering ownership opportunities with solid growth.

We feel quite confident that the programs we have in place can appeal to a broad spectrum of people, including ex-military personnel seeking a career that utilizes many of the disciplines and organizational skills that can be found in the service. It can also be a great fit for entrepreneurs – men and women of all ages — who have a desire to travel while running their own business.

SucessInTrucking.com and the ES Network are also looking forward to working with carriers throughout the trucking industry in the effort to bring new drivers into the market as owner-operators – increasing the availability of non-asset capacity that can be utilized in a variety of team transit

2016
ES Opens Up Services to General Truck Market

Announcement Date : Jan 4 , 2017
new expediter services logoExpediter Services rebrands as ES in order to introduce and offer its services and programs to the general trucking market. This step opens a new phase of operations designed to support Drivers and Carries with our tried-and-true services and programs. The effort has already shown success by bringing two carriers on board. Our entry into this new and exciting market segment is supported by our Success in Trucking website. We’re expecting the same success in general trucking as we’ve experienced in the Expediting market.

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2016
Jason Williams Named to WIT Board

Announcement Date : Jan 3 , 2017

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Jason Williams, President, Expediter Services, named to Women in Trucking Board of Directors.

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2016
ITG/ES Offering Exclusive & Real Health Insurance

Announcement Date : Jan 2 , 2017
ITG/ES delivered on bringing Healthcare Insurance and a rewards card (exclusive to ES in Expediting) which will help offset health insurance costs for ES affiliated Independent Contractors.

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The new healthcare offering provides minimum essential coverage, as currently required by the Affordable Care Act. The ACA states that an individual must be compliant in order to AVOID paying the PENALTY, based upon their current tax year. This new plan meets these requirements, so affiliated Contractors pay no penalty for healthcare coverage. A real plus!

Click to download the ITG/ES Health Insurance Brochure for detailed information.

Visit the ITG/ES Rewards website for more information to see the discounts you can earn (up to $250 a month/$3,000 a year).

2016
More Service. More Time on the Road.

Announcement Date : Jan 1 , 2017
ta petro logosIn addition to our Repair & Maintenance service through TA/Petro, ES expands its 24/7 after-hours emergency call-in capabilities by utilizing Road Squad.

roadsquad-logo2If you have questions about the new After Hours service, contact Michael Gatewood, Manager Maintenance Department. Or call 877-349-9303 ext. 117.

2016
More Choices. Broader Discounts..

Announcement Date : Dec 24 , 2016
Deepened point-of-sale discounts at the pump for existing, as well as new fuel providers.

Suppliers are shown below as to order of preference for purchasing discounted fuel.

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THE WINDSHIELD: 2017

2017
Women in Expediting

Announcement Date : Jan 1 , 2017
women-in-epediting-200In order to provide even more opportunities for Women, Expediter Services will continue to cultivate and improve the path for women entering Expediting.

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Broadening Our Market

Announcement Date : Dec 31 , 2016
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In 2017, ES will invest in broadening our marketing footprint by utilizing radio, as well as a marketing mix to get our message in front of more people in order to support Contractors, Owner Operators and Fleet Owners.

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Expediter Truck Sales

Announcement Date : Dec 30 , 2016
ets llcIn 2017, Expediter Truck Sales will continue to offer the best used low mileage units on the market, sourced from our own fleet. We will also continue to provide factory and custom units to help Drivers become Owners, Owners become Fleet Owners, and Fleet Owners grow their fleets.

Contact Danny Vernon, Truck Sales Manager, to find a truck to fit your application. Or call Expediter Truck Sales at 877-349-9303, ext. 120.  And be sure to Visit Expediter Truck Sales at expeditertrucksales.com for our latest inventory.

2017
Evolving Health Insurance

Announcement Date : Dec 29 , 2016
ITG/ES is already laying the groundwork for possible upcoming changes in the healthcare landscape. Rest assured, we will have affordable solutions as healthcare options continues to evolve in the marketplace.

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Visit the ITG/ES Health Insurance website for detailed information.

Visit the ITG/ES Rewards website for more information to see the discounts you can earn.

2017
Spring EGG 2017 Looking Sunny Side Up

Announcement Date : Dec 28 , 2016
the egg chickenES will host it’s fourth annual EGG (Expediter Group Gathering) this spring. Stay tuned for more information, updates and how to register to attend this FREE and dynamic Expediter Group Gathering.

2017
Access to The Hub 24/7

Announcement Date : Dec 27 , 2016
The-Hub-Logo-3In 2017 we’ll be working towards the goal of making our Contractor’s lounge, The Hub, open 24-hours a day, seven days a week for your comfort and convenience. Stay tuned for this exciting announcement. Read more about The Hub here.

2017
Expedite Expo 2017

Announcement Date : Dec 26 , 2016
expedite expo logoOnce again, ES will attend the annual Expedite Expo in Lexington, Kentucky, July 14th & 15th. Come visit our booth and meet our knowledgeable ES Truck Sales people, Finance experts and Fleet Managers to help you grow. We look forward to meeting all Contractors, Owner Operators and Fleet Owners!

egg at the expoWe will also host our annual EGG at the Expo, where we said hello to those we know, and get to know those we don’t. Information about registration soon to follow.

2017
ES Expanding R&M Service Centers

Announcement Date : Dec 25 , 2016
got-coolantTo help you stay on the road, ES will be exploring the opportunities to expand even more of our R&M capabilities. We’re here for you so you Never Stand Alone.

2017
Enhancing IT Structure

Announcement Date : Dec 23 , 2016
IT expediter servicesES will be building upon our IT infrastructure by updating and improving our software and systems to provide more efficient services to provide Drivers, Owners, Fleet Owners more detailed analysis and information. This will allow us to keep pace with the phenomenal growth we’ve experienced, thanks to your support.

2017
Moving Forward

Announcement Date : Dec 22 , 2016
EGG2016-IMG_5124As we continue to progress throughout the new year, it’s important to know that you are part of a community that is leading the industry, continuously exploring new opportunities and services in order to find your path to success. ES is here to support your efforts every step of the way, so you Never Stand Alone.

Expediter Services is working for You!
Call us at 877.349.9303 and Never Stand Alone.

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