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Explore the Income Potential in Expedited Trucking at Expedite Expo 2016

By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted May 30th 2016 9:00AM


If you're evaluating new business opportunities, you might be considering a franchise or launching your own venture from scratch. But what if you could start a business, with an affordable investment and high-income potential, that enables you to travel all over the country -- and get paid doing it?

That's what expedited trucking offers. And if that sounds like a business you'd like to learn more about, attend the Expedite Expo on July 15 and 16 at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Ky. The investment? Only your time; the Expo is free -- including parking.

Why Expedite?
Expedited trucking offers flexibility in the type and size vehicles you operate, depending on your business goals and budget. Owner-operators use vehicles ranging from smaller one-ton trucks or cargo vans, to medium-duty (Class 4-7) straight trucks, all the way up to Class 8 tractor-trailers. So, if you're not ready for the big-ticket investment in a tractor, you can start with a one-ton van and build your business from there.

There's also a wide variety of jobs available as an expediter to keep things fresh and interesting. It might be delivering one box that's absolutely critical to a customer, or it could be several truckloads for a major manufacturer. It's all precious cargo, and the financial rewards can be lucrative for the hard-working expediter.

And there's plenty of room for growth. Some expediters start out with one truck and eventually own their own small fleets.

What Will You Learn?
Here is a sampling of the workshops available at the Expo to give you a taste of what you can learn to determine whether expedited trucking is right for you.

Workshop: What You Need to Know Before Getting Into Expedited Trucking
Moderators: John Mueller, Premium Transportation Logistics

If you're considering a career in expedited trucking, this workshop is for you. Find out how you can take charge of your future and capitalize on lucrative opportunities the industry has to offer. Learn from those who'll share their personal experiences as expedite drivers to give you real-world insights into what it takes to thrive in this rapidly growing trucking sector.

Workshop: Straight Talk on Buying a Truck
Moderators: Jeff Jones, Stoops Specialty Trucks; Wes Hearn, Premier Truck Group of Knoxville

How do you spec a truck that best suits your expedite operation – and budget? What are the financing options available to you? What are the key factors to consider before making the purchase? This session will walk you through the selection and financing processes to help you make the best decision for your business.

Workshop: Buying Fuel Intelligently
Speakers: Bob & Linda Caffee, Freightliner Team Run Smart, Brett Hecker, TA Mgr - Renewable Fuels

Learn how a working knowledge of the relationship of fuel costs, fuel tax, IFTA, FSC and carrier fuel discounts can be used to improve your business profits. Also discussed, how truck aerodynamics and speed affect fuel usage.

What Else Can You Expect at the Expo?
Launched in 2001, the Expedite Expo is the nation's largest expedited trucking show, attracting more than 5,000 annual attendees and exhibitors across North America. In addition to learning about the newest trucks, products and business potential from every major industry category, you'll also gain numerous networking opportunities to make lasting connections with people who can help you succeed in the business.

Expedite Expo will feature several family-friendly activities, including a health walk around the convention center, numerous giveaways, and the highly anticipated All-American Working Truck Show, so bring the entire family.

For more information and to register for free, visit expediteexpo.com or call 859-795-5738.

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