April 13, 2018 1:00 PM, EDT

Expediter Services to Highlight Truck Ownership Program at Conference

Financial services firm Expediter Services will feature its truck ownership program for independent contractors and fleet drivers during its ES Group Gathering on April 27-28 in Southaven, Miss.

Scheduled speakers include: Ellen Voie, CEO of Women in Trucking Association; Michael Miller, managing director of Stephens Transportation & Logistics Group; Leah Shaver, chief operating officer for the National Transportation Institute; Nick Burch, recruiting director for Panther Premium Logistics; and Ryan Gilliam, recruiting vice president for Forward Air Corp.

Expediter and WIT launched last November the 150 Business Challenge with the goal of establishing 150 new women-owned small businesses within the transportation sector in 2018. It reports that 29 trucking businesses had been started through the challenge by April 4.

Memphis, Tenn.-based Expediter has helped placed owner-operators with ArcBest Corp.’s Panther Premium division, FedEx Corp.’s Custom Critical Services, Forward Air and XPO Logistics.

Expediter provides market-rate financing, insurance, fuel discounts, maintenance programs, back-office support and business planning programs.