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Expediter of the Year 2018: The Top 3 Finalists

The lineup is set. Three finalists have been selected. So, who will be chosen as “Expediter of the Year” for 2018?

The winner will be announced at Expedite Expo, the only trade show in the world geared exclusively to the expediting trucking industry, which runs July 20 and 21 at the Lexington Center in Lexington, KY. We are happy to once again have Expediter Services as our Title Sponsor at the show this year 

The purpose of the Expediter of the Year award is to recognize those hard-working, professional and safety-conscious expediters on the road today who strive to make the expedite industry better and are deeply involved in serving and making a positive impact on their community. 

And the winner will receive $500 cash for travel, hotel accommodations provided by ExpeditersOnline.com, and the Expediter of the Year plaque. The three finalists and their carriers will be honored at our closing announcements on the show floor at the Expo on July 21. 

So....without further ado, meet this year's finalists for "Expediter of the Year."

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Your Expedite Expo 2018 Planning Guide

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.

Launched in 2001, Expedite Expo is the only trade show in the world geared exclusively to the expediting trucking industry.  And today, the Expo—which runs July 20 and 21 at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Ky.—has grown to attract thousands of attendees across North America, where they come to learn about the newest trucks, career and business opportunities, and products and services. We are happy to once again have Expediter Services as our Title Sponsor at the show this year.

At the Expo, you’ll gain access to valuable education and networking opportunities—all for free, including truck parking. So, here are some of the highlights to consider as you plan your Expo itinerary.

ExpeditersOnline (EO) University Educational Sessions, sponsored by Panther Premium Logistics

Friday, July 21, 8:00 am to 10:00 am; Saturday, July 21, 8:00 am to 9:00 am 

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Expediter of the Year 2018: Introducing our Third Finalists – Tim Paxton

One of Tim's nominators is Jamie Palmer, a driver with Barrett DirectLine, saying "Tim is the reason I found this career. I was not in a good place in life, and I found his videos on YouTube and changed my life for the better. He has a Facebook group he started that helps so many people, and he deserves every award possible."

Tim began his business as an expedite owner-operator in 2015, with the encouragement of his brother Allen, who had already been in the business for about five years.

And when Tim launched into expediting, he went all in, says Dawna Paxton, his wife and co-owner of Paxton Xpediting LLC. “As a rookie, Tim decided that he eventually wanted to help others who either wanted to enter the industry or had just begun and needed a helping hand. He also wanted to form an alliance of sorts with the people he had met along the way because Tim feels that there is always something to learn on the road, and you can never have too many friends to help you along and vice versa.”

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Expediter of the Year 2018: Introducing our Second Finalists – Nancy Hudson

The purpose of this award is to recognize those hard-working, professional and safety-conscious expediters on the road today who strive to make the expedite industry better and are deeply involved in serving and making a positive impact on their community.

So, who will win this year’s award? Find out on Saturday, July 21, at 2:30 pm in the Expo hall.

Registration for the entire conference is free--and so is truck parking. Secure your spot today at https://www.expediteexpo.com/.

In the meantime, let’s get to know each of the finalists. Today’s spotlight is on Nancy Hudson.

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Expediter of the Year 2018: Introducing our First Finalists – Eric Escobar

The lineup is set. Three finalists have been selected. So, who will be chosen as “Expediter of the Year” for 2018?

The winner will be announced at Expedite Expo, the only trade show in the world geared exclusively to the expediting trucking industry, which runs July 20 and 21 at the Lexington Center in Lexington, KY. We are happy to once again have Expediter Services as our Title Sponsor at the show this year.

The purpose of the Expediter of the Year award is to recognize those hard-working, professional and safety-conscious expediters on the road today who strive to make the expedite industry better and are deeply involved in serving and making a positive impact on their community.

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Mapping Your Road to Success: What to Expect at Expedite Expo 2018

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Expediter of the Year 2017 Finalists: Edward Estes

Ed Estes was nominated by Chad Brown, director of driver relations for Bolt Express. “Ed is the most professional driver that I have ever met during my 20-year career in the transportation industry,” says Brown. 

A Vietnam War army veteran, Ed, and his wife Dianne are owner-operators who drive a 2012 Mercedes Benz Sprinter van. Ed started his career in expediting in 2003 after retiring from his long-time role as a project manager in the telecommunications industry.

EO recently spoke with Ed to learn more about his passion for expediting, how he defines “success” in this business, and what has been the foundation for his success in the industry. Here is his story.

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Expediter of the Year 2017 Finalists: Robert Burton

Robert Burton was nominated for the Expediter of the Year award by his wife and co-owner Christy Burton. “Robert is so much more than an expedite driver,” says Christy. “Robert is an owner-operator, as well as a great human being. He goes above and beyond to help anyone that needs him.”

Robert, who grew up with his parents running a trucking company, started out in expediting as a driver in 2007. And five years later, in 2012, he and Christy bought their first truck to become owner-operators.

So, what drives his passion for expediting? How does he define success? And what advice does he have for others who are new to the expedite life? EO recently spoke with Robert to learn more about his story.

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Expediter of the Year 2017 Finalists: The Caffees

Long-time expedite owner-operators Linda and Bob Caffee were nominated for the Expediter of the Year award by Jeff Hurley, vice president of LTL, Expedited and International Services for Landstar. “They perform with excellence in all that they do,” says Hurley. “Bob and Linda manage their business with class and professionalism.”

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Expediter of the Year Finalist

The Expedite Expo has always been a driver-friendly event but never more so than this year's event, which will include the presentation of the first annual Expediter of the Year award.

The finalists for this year's award have been announced, and they certainly represent the very best of an industry filled with outstanding drivers.

The winner will be announced at the end of Expedite Expo, which will be held Friday and Saturday, July 14-15, at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Ky. The winner will receive $500 cash for travel, two nights' hotel accommodations provided by ExpeditersOnline.com, and an Expediter of the Year Plaque.

This year's finalists are Robert Burton of V3 Transportation, Bob and Linda Caffee of Landstar and Edward Estes of Bolt Express.

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Expedite Expo offers you a chance to have your most profitable two days of the year, all while sitting still.

Turning a profit in the expedite trucking industry requires hard work, dedication and the willingness to cover a lot of miles. Expedite Expo offers you a chance to have your most profitable two days of the year, all while sitting still.

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Companies on site hiring at Expedite Expo

The expedited trucking industry offers lucrative income opportunities for drivers. But where can you discover the expedite jobs that best fit your lifestyle and financial goals?

Come to Expedite Expo 2017 to meet prospective companies face-to-face to find the trucking carrier that’s right for you. These companies have over 500 job positions available!
These companies are looking for vans, straight trucks and tractors.

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Insight on Expedite Expo from a first-time attendee

Greg Charles refers to himself as a “transistor baby.” That’s because Charles was born in 1949, about the time that transistors were coming into vogue. Charles knows a thing or two about transistors and other electronic devices, too. He had a career as chairman of a college electronic technology program. Now, he’s considering another career — expedite trucking — thanks in large part to his experience at the 2016 Expedite Expo in Lexington, KY.

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Expedite Expo 2017's Focus

America’s largest expedite trucking show, Expedite Expo, returns in 2017 with an exciting new format designed to optimize interactions between exhibitors and attendees, as well as offering ideas and opportunities to grow your business.

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Women in Trucking: Expediter Woman of the Month

Heather Hutchens got into trucking after following her husband Jason into the industry. Jason had been working for a courier service while Heather was an optician for over twenty years. Wanting to be together more, they thought of trucking in some fashion.

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Coming Home To Kentucky

After 15 years, the Expedite Expo is coming home to Kentucky. The only trade show in North America focused exclusively on the expedited trucking industry, Expedite Expo will be held July 15-16 at the Lexington Center in downtown Lexington.

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Ten Great Reasons To Attend Expedite Expo 2016

Whether you're a regular at Expedite Expo, or you've never been, there are plenty of reasons to mark your calendar and haul yourself to the Lexington Center in Lexington, KY. on July 15-16. In fact, here are 10 excellent reasons why you should attend Expedite Expo 2016.

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What's New In 2016

Each year, Expedite Expo offers something new. This year is no exception. The Expo will be held July 15-16 at the Lexington Center in Lexington, KY. Here's a look at some of what's new for this year's Expo:

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Why I Attended Expedite Expo

The Expedite Expo means different things to different people. For Rich Peterson, the Expo is all about connecting with old friends and making new ones.

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Come Early, Stay Late

The Expedite Expo is a great reason to visit downtown Lexington, Ky., this July, but there are plenty of other things to see and do in Lexington as well. Mark your calendar for July 15 and 16, and plan to come early and stay late in Lexington. Lexington has been called the "city in the park," according to the website www.visitlex.com, because of its location at the center of hundreds of beautiful, park-like horse farms. But the website notes that "the nickname also seems an apt description of the cosmopolitan yet casual atmosphere of the downtown area."

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