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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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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