MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Returning for a second year, the Success In Trucking Expo (SITE) will be held June 5-6 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event is hosted by Expediter Services (ES).
The SITE provides a personal, hands-on experience, with expert perspective on the trucking industry and opportunities for drivers to become entrepreneurs and grow a business in trucking. In addition to connecting with professional drivers who want to take the next step in their careers, the SITE offers a platform to address the needs of contract drivers, owner-operators and fleet owners.
“The Success In Trucking Expo is designed to offer solutions to some of the leading challenges in the trucking market today. Whether it’s access to reliable capacity or connecting people with attainable opportunities for truck ownership and steady business growth for entrepreneurs, the 2020 edition of the SITE will be dedicated to providing helpful insights and innovative answers for people looking to achieve greater levels of success in trucking,” said Paul Williams, CEO of ES.
“We are thrilled to bring the SITE back to the home of the Indy 500, and our ES team is focused on creating a meaningful experience for everyone who joins us,” he said. “We will have a fast-paced and interesting program at the SITE, which provides opportunities for everyone to learn about our ES Community of support. Everyone who joins us at the SITE 2020 will be able to see how ES stands with the participants in our program and offers support in both the best of times and the most challenging times for this industry.”
As an added incentive, ES is offering free hotel accommodations and meals for prequalified expo registrants. A limited number of these slots are available, and recipients will be chosen from the registration submissions ES receives.
Legendary football coach Bobby Bowden will be the keynote speaker on June 5. With 377 victories during his 44-season career, Bowden is one of the winningest coaches in college football history. Under his leadership (1976-2009), Florida State University’s football program became a powerhouse, winning two national championships and earning 22 postseason bowl victories.
Off the field, Bowden is the author and co-author of several books, and he has served as a leading voice for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In fact, the FCA named an annual award in honor of Bowden. The Bobby Bowden Student-Athlete of the Year Award recognizes one college football player for achievements on the field, in the classroom and in the community.
“We are very proud to welcome Coach Bowden as our keynote speaker for this year’s SITE,” said Jason Williams, president of ES. “His record for achieving success on and off the field, as well as his dedication to be of service to others during his lifetime, are truly inspirational.”
Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer, a division of Truck Country, will once again be the title sponsor of the SITE. ES Community motor carriers participating in the SITE include FedEx Custom Critical, Forward Air and Panther Premium Logistics, a Service of ArcBest; the three companies, all part of the SITE 2019, will be the event’s exclusive motor carriers.
Vendors at the 2019 SITE that are expected to return this year include Daimler Truck Financial, Detroit Diesel, Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions, Freightliner, Love’s Travel Stops, Paccar Financial, Peterbilt Truck Centers, TA-Petro, TVC Pro Driver Inc., Vanguard Truck Centers, Volvo Financial Services, Western Star, Crosspoint Power and Refrigeration, and the Women In Trucking; and the vendor list continues to grow.
During this year’s event, trucking-industry leaders and subject-matter experts will share insights through presentations and discussions. Women In Trucking Association President and CEO Ellen Voie is a part of the speakers list for the SITE 2020 program.
In addition, Leah Shaver, CEO of the National Transportation Institute, will be part of the SITE 2020. Shaver serves as a host on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel and is a member of the Women In Trucking Association’s board of directors.
“We are working very hard … to make the SITE 2020 the kind of event that will have a positive impact for everyone who makes the trip to Indianapolis,” said Jeff Tacker, chief operating officer of ES. “We are looking forward to working with anyone who is interested in attending. Our goal with the SITE 2020 is to make it a fun, meaningful and memorable experience for everyone involved.”
For more information or to register for the SITE 2020, visit www.successintruckingexpo.com.
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