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Estes Honored with Echo Global Logistics’ 2016 National LTL Carrier of the Year Award

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RICHMOND, VA—Chicago-based Echo Global Logistics has named Estes its National LTL Carrier of the Year for 2016.

This is an organizational award that goes to the less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier that best measures up to the company’s quality standards, according to Mark Redini, Vice President of Pricing at Echo.

“This award reflects how much the Echo team nationwide enjoys doing business with Estes,” Redini said. “Their service and communication make them a trusted carrier partner, and we are proud to recognize Estes as National LTL Carrier of the Year.”

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Estes Establishes Direct Service to and from Canada

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RICHMOND, VA—Estes Express Lines is converting its Canada service to a direct model, allowing the company to pick up and deliver Canada shipments on its own freight bill.

The new Estes Canada model allows Estes to streamline technology and create a much more efficient and cost-effective experience for customers on both sides of the border. To enable direct service, Estes Express Lines is teaming up with two well-established Canada agents—Speedy Transport and Pacific Coast Express (PCX). The new alliance will go into effect on May 22 with no service interruptions.

Estes Canada customers will work with only one carrier—Estes Express Lines—from pickup to delivery, and all freight will be delivered on an Estes delivery receipt. Canada freight will be managed as seamlessly as Estes’ domestic freight.

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Estes Receives Two Carrier of the Year Awards from The Home Depot

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RICHMOND, VA—Estes Express Lines has been recognized by The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, as its LTL Carrier of the Year. In addition, Estes’ Level2 Logistics division was named the company’s Carrier of the Year in the Store Delivery category.

The Home Depot selected its winning partners by evaluating Carrier Score-carding Reports plus the candidates’ ease of doing business, such as the strength of the alliance and speed to engage. Surge capacity—along with support during emergencies and disasters—were other key considerations for the Atlanta, GA-based Fortune 500 company.

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Estes Launches Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign

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RICHMOND, VA (February 14, 2017) Estes Express Lines has teamed up with the organization Truckers Against Trafficking to fight human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery found across our nation.

Human trafficking often involves minors and others at-risk, who are forced into a lifestyle of soliciting and engaging in commercial sex. Human trafficking occurs every day at truck stops, restaurants, rest areas, hotels and motels, clubs—and even in private homes. According to Truckers Against Trafficking, the crime has been reported in all 50 states, with the number of victims estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands.

“Estes, along with the rest of the transportation industry, is in a unique position to help end human trafficking as drivers truly are the eyes and ears of America’s highways,” said Curtis Carr, Vice President of Safety/Risk Management, Estes Express Lines.

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Estes Named Unishippers 2016 LTL Platinum Partner of the Year

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RICHMOND, VA (February 8, 2017)—Estes received the Unishippers Global Logistics 2016 LTL Platinum Partner of the Year Award at Unishippers’ annual company convention in January. Unishippers is a leading provider of third party logistics services to over 50,000 small and medium-sized businesses through a network of nearly 300 franchise locations and affiliate outlets.

“We are honored to win this award and strive daily to deliver outstanding levels of service and performance to our customers,” said Estes’ Vice President of Sales Pat Martin. “This recognition from Unishippers is yet another indicator that our company’s ongoing investments in equipment, technology and personnel are rendering positive results.”

Selected by the Unishippers franchise system, Estes won the award based on service quality and performance, loss and damage events, customer service, claims resolution and overall commitment to partnership.

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Estes Salutes America’s Professional Truck Drivers If You Got It…A Truck Brought It!

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October 24, 2016 – That decades-old industry saying is still true today—trucking is literally the engine that keeps America moving. And what can’t be overlooked are the 3.4 million professionals who drive those trucks along our nation’s roadways. The role they play in our economy is absolutely vital. In 2015 alone, they delivered nearly 10 billion tons of freight.

Estes Express Lines has long recognized the importance of the behind-the-wheel professionals who keep all of that product moving. The company’s 85-year success wouldn’t have been possible without a strong team of drivers—along with thousands of dockworkers, mechanics and other personnel who provide critical support across a nationwide network of more than 215 terminals.

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Estes Express Lines Announces 2016 General Rate Increase, California Compliance Surcharge

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RICHMOND, VA (October 4, 2016)—Throughout our 85-year history, Estes has remained committed to providing customers with superior, reliable and fairly-priced service. We consistently achieve this goal by building strong teams, capitalizing on technology and maintaining fiscal stability to ensure we’ll be here to serve customers for the next 85 years.

To continue our steady financial discipline and reliable service, we are implementing an increase on our current EXLA 500 and 550 tariffs with an overall impact of 4.9%. We are also adjusting certain accessorial charges in our EXLA 105 Rules Tariff. The effective date for all changes is Monday, October 17, 2016.

The amended 105 Rules Tariff also includes Item 366, a provision for a California Compliance Surcharge of $5.90 per shipment to offset the added cost of doing business in the state. This applies to all shipments originating from or destined to California but does not apply to SureMove shipments (household moving services) or freight traveling through California with other origins and destinations such as Hawaii.

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Jeb Burton Teams Up with Estes Express Lines and Biagi DenBeste Racing

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MOORESVILLE, NC (July 11, 2016)—Biagi DenBeste announced a partnership with Jeb Burton and Estes Express Lines, a full-service freight transportation provider, for two NASCAR XFINITY Series races in the 2016 season. Burton will pilot the No. 98 Estes Ford at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 23 and Richmond International Raceway September 9.

This partnership will mark the second time Burton has driven the No. 98 Ford. He piloted the No. 98 Ford to a 15th-place finish at Charlotte in 2014. Most recently, Burton competed in 11 NASCAR XFINITY Series races with Richard Petty Motorsports where he scored one Top-10 and four Top-15 finishes. Burton will make his track debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and compete for the fourth time at Richmond International Raceway.

“I’m really excited to get back on the track in the XFINITY Series with Biagi DenBeste. They’ve shown they have fast cars and just scored a big win at Daytona,” said Burton. “I’m thrilled to again partner with Estes. They are a great company and have been big supporters of my career.”

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Estes Express Lines Expands Solar-Power Footprint with Installation of New Panel Grid at Greensboro Terminal

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GREENSBORO, NC (February 2, 2016)—Estes Express Lines is excited to announce the completed installation of a new photovoltaic solar power system at the company’s Greensboro, NC, terminal location.

Consisting of 2,760 solar panels located on the roof of the terminal, the power system will generate 1,000 megawatt-hours of electricity, a figure equal to the removal of 145 passenger vehicles from the roads or 720 tons of carbon dioxide, annually.

“The Greensboro solar project is the company’s largest photovoltaic installation to date,” says Joe Ziadeh, Estes’ Construction and Facility Maintenance Project Manager. “The system was designed to produce enough electricity to power all the buildings on site. With the combination of state and federal tax incentives and Duke Powers’ Solar Renewable Energy program, it was a great opportunity for Estes to go green in Greensboro.”

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Estes Opens 65-Door Terminal in Kent, Washington

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May 18, 2015 , KENT, Wash.—Estes Express Lines, a premier freight transportation provider, has opened a new terminal in Kent, Washington, to accommodate increased demand for the company‘s services in the Northwest.

“The Northwest region has experienced significant business growth over the past several years,” said John Buffington, Estes Regional Vice President. “The Kent terminal will help Estes manage this increased demand in freight services while continuing to serve our customers with outstanding customer service and reliability.”

Conveniently located at 8130 South 216th Street, the Kent terminal features 65 doors, 24,000 square feet of docking area and 5,000 square feet of office space. The terminal began operating as an Estes facility on May 11 under the supervision of Terminal Manager Alex Hernandez. With the opening of the Kent terminal, Estes now operates five terminals in Washington.

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