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 title sponsor of the event. We are excited to move the show to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN. The Expo will be held July 19 & 20.
At the Expo, you’ll gain access to valuable education and networking opportunities — all with free registration. So, here are some of the highlights to consider as you plan your Expo itinerary.
ExpeditersOnline (EO) University Educational Sessions
sponsored by FedEx Custom Critical
Friday, July 19, 8:00 am to 11:00 am; Saturday, July 20, 8:00 am to 11:00 am
If you have questions about how to succeed in expedited trucking, chances are you’ll find the answers at the Expo. Choose from 13 workshops at EO University taught by industry veterans and experts to get answers to questions like:
- 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.
Two great sessions for all:
Stay Metrics case study on partnering with Load One
Friday, July 19, 10:00 am
Industry Outlook: The State of Expedited Trucking—and What the Future Holds
Saturday, July 20, 10:00 am
What are the key trends to watch in expedited trucking that could impact your business over the next few years? What direction is the expedite market, as a whole, heading? Will it grow, hold steady, or hit economic headwinds? How can you best prepare to capitalize on the opportunities and navigate around the challenges that lie ahead? Moderator Sean Lyden with ExpeditersOnline.com will ask industry experts to peer into their crystal ball and share what they see.
This will be an engaging roundtable discussion for all stakeholders in the expedited trucking industry—including fleet owners, owner-operators, carriers, and drivers—giving you greater insights into the road ahead to help you make smarter business decisions.
Friday, July 20, 1:30pm to 2:15pm; Saturday, July 21, 1:30pm to 2:15pm on the show floor
Besides informal networking at the various events at the Expo, you can also attend on-site for more structured networking “roundtables,” where you sit with your peers and discuss topics that will help you to be more successful in your business.
You’ll have an opportunity to make lasting connections with people who speak your language and share your day-to-day challenges. Compare notes, exchange ideas and build relationships that could become valuable to you for years to come.
Casino Night: Sponsored by Team Run Smart
Friday, July 20, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
This event is guaranteed to give you a real casino experience with Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, and Texas Hold’em. There’s no cost to play, but you have the chance to win from among the thousands of dollars of prizes that will be given out that evening.
“Expediter of the Year” Announcement
Saturday, July 21, at 2:30 pm
The purpose of the Expediter of the Year award is to draw attention to those current expedite drivers on the road today who are hardworking professionals who give back to their community. Nominations will be taken until May 15.
Complete details can be found at ExpediteExpo.com.
Cash Giveaways with Ballot for Drivers’ Choice Award
Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, 2:30 pm each day
The 2019 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, July 20, and 11:00 am to 2 pm Saturday, July 21. The Drivers’ Choice Award will be presented at 2:30pm Saturday, July 21, at the close of the Expo.
Drivers’ Whole Hog Roast
Saturday, July 21, 3:30 pm
Another great FREE BBQ will be held this year in the parking lot. All proceeds from the BBQ will go to the St Christopher Fund. Sponsors are ExpeditersOnline.com and TA/Petro.
Check out ExpediteExpo.com for complete details on the show, hotel reservations, registration and parking details.