Daily Archives: February 14, 2017

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.

Read more at estes-express.com

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Pilot Freight Services Announces Record-Setting 2016 Revenue

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LIMA, Pa.—February 14, 2017— Pilot Freight Services (Pilot), a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, announced today that it closed 2016 with record revenue of $591.3 million, a 4.5 percent increase from its 2015 revenue of $565 million.

“Pilot’s record-breaking milestones in 2016 were driven by a booming e-commerce/home delivery business and founded upon a diverse breadth of clients. That, along with our people, technology and expertise in optimizing ground, air and ocean capacity, allowed us to achieve historic success,” says Richard Phillips, chief executive officer of Pilot Freight Services.

The company handled a record 1.6 million shipments in 2016, an increase of 16.1 percent over the prior year. This accomplishment is a testament to Pilot’s investment in IT amidst a technology-driven industry, and its meticulous upkeep of driver and staff training.

Read more at pilotdelivers.com

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