Whether you’re a driver, owner-operator, or fleet owner, you’re looking for new ideas and relationships that can help you stack the odds of success in your favor.
And that’s precisely what you’ll find at Expedite Expo. The Expo is the place where attendees across North America come to learn about the newest trucks, career and business opportunities, and products geared specifically to drivers, owner-operators, and fleet owners in expedited trucking.
Launched in 2001, Expedite Expo is the only trade show in the world geared exclusively to the expediting trucking industry; Expediter Services is once again our presenting sponsor of the event.
At the Expo, you’ll gain access to valuable education and networking opportunities. Here are some of the highlights to consider as you plan your Expo itinerary.
ExpeditersOnline (EO) University EducationalSessions
Friday, July 16 & Saturday, July 17 8:30am to 9:30am
If you have questions about how to succeed in expedited trucking, chances are you’ll find the answers at the Expo. Choose from the 10 workshops at EO University taught by industry veterans and experts to get answers to issues like:
- Q&A with successful expedite drivers
- Getting the most out of your business
- Fuel efficiency & technology adoption
- Practical solutions to improve your business
- Expedite your claims – handling accidents with the end in mind
- Work with your truck not against it
- What you should know about truck financing
The idea behind the EO University workshops is to enable you to increase your odds of success in this business by tapping into the knowledge and experience of those who have gone before you.
Friday, July 16 • 10:00am
Practical Solutions to Improve Your Business
Jerry Hayes, National Truckin’ Magazine
This session will cover how to be a successful owner operator as well as fleet owner. Jerry’s years of experience will also help you with some of the dos and don’ts of trucking.
Saturday, July 17 • 10:00am
State of the Trucking Industry
Speakers: John Elliott, president, Load 1; Ellen Voie, President/CEO, Women in Trucking; Marilyn Surber, transportation leader, Tenstreet
As we enter a post-pandemic world, what are the key trends to watch in expedited trucking? What will be the impact on your business in the coming months? What direction is the expedited freight market heading? Will it grow, hold steady, or hit economic headwinds? Whether you’re an owner-operator, fleet owner, or driver, how can you best prepare to capitalize on the opportunities and navigate around the challenges that lie ahead to take your business to the next level? Moderator Sean Lyden with ExpeditersOnline.com will ask industry experts to peer into the future and share what they see.
Friday, July 16 & Saturday, July 17 • 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lunch and Learn – Networking Roundtables Simply show up to attend one of six tables where you will sit with your peers and discuss topics that will help you to be more successful. Grab a lunch from the concession area in the hall and join a table.
Topics (subject to change)
Table#1. Straight Truck Drivers
Table#2. Van Drivers
Table#3. How to work with fleet owners
Table#4. How to keep from being distracted while driving
Table#5. Best Apps to use
Table#6. Vehicle Maintenance
Table#7. Handle Pets in the truck
Table#8. Positioning yourself for freight
Table#9. Cooking in the truck
Table#10. Cutting Fuel Costs
Friday, July 17, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Grab a seat there are no losers at this event! It won’t cost you a penny! There will be TONS of prizes to be won!
Cash Giveaways with Ballot for Drivers’ Choice Award
Friday and Saturday July 16 & 17, 2:30pm each day in booth #407
The 2021 Expedite Drivers’ Choice Award will recognize the dealer whose truck or cargo van receives the most votes. So, vote for your favorite dealer’s truck. And your ballot is also your chance to win a $500 cash prize, with giveaways scheduled for both Friday and Saturday afternoon.
The contest period will be from 11:00am to 2pm on Friday and Saturday 11:00 am to 2 pm. Drop your ballot in the box at the ExpeditersOnline.com booth #418
The Drivers’ Choice Award will be presented at 2:30pm Saturday, at the close of the Expo. Drawings each day and the Award will be presented in Expediter Services booth #407.
Drivers’ Whole Hog Roast
Saturday, July 17, 3:30pm inside Expo hall
Join us this year for our annual ExpeditersOnline Driver’s BBQ, is still on!
Dinner will begin at 3:30pm following the close of the Expo. Once again a great BBQ will be brought to you, but this year we will be inside the air conditioned Coliseum! Pulled pork BBQ and all the fixings will be offered up (begin the drooling). We will take up a free-will collection with all profits being donated to St. Christopher Fund.
Check out ExpediteExpo.com for complete details on the show, hotel reservations, registration and parking details.
We look forward to seeing you there!