The 19th annual Expedite Expo two-day trade show and conference devoted to the expedited trucking segment kicks off this Friday in a new location — Fort Wayne, Ind. — after a run of years in Lexington, Ky. The Expediter Services company serves as the title sponsor of the Expo for the fifth consecutive year.
The conference starts Friday, July 19, and runs through Saturday the 20th, bringing together expediters from across North America and offering a platform for attendees to learn about career opportunities, the latest advancements in equipment, and products geared specifically for owner-operators, contractors and drivers of medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks and cargo vans.
Educational sessions this year include discussions of:
**Fuel-efficiency and maintenance management
**Driver recruiting and retention for fleet owners
**Opportunities for women among expedited companies
**A panel on the state of the expedited market
**Best practices discussion among owner-operators
**Getting motor carrier authority
**Cash flow solutions
“The Expedite Expo is one of the most important events of the year for the entire ES Team,” said Expediter Services President Jason Williams. “If you want to get the latest information first-hand on expediting, the Expedite Expo is definitely worth your time and the trip to Fort Wayne.”
The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne is this year’s venue, with official show hours running 8 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.
On the final day of the program, the Expediter of the Year award will be delivered to one of three finalists:
**Vanessa Schroeder, driver with DKP Express in a 2018 RAM Promaster 3500 “modified” van
**Frank & Stephanie Rebelo, team operators of Hyfield Trucking leased with FedEx Custom Critical with 2019 Freightliner Cascadia
**Lisa Morway, V3 Transportation driver in a 2017 Freightliner M2.
For more information on the event, visit ExpediteExpo.com.