Monthly Archives: January 2021

Estes Express Lines Announces 2021 General Rate Increase

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RICHMOND, VA—At Estes, we’re proud to be a carrier our customers can count on, and we’re committed to enhancing the shipping experience for those who put their trust in us every day. That’s why we’re proud to invest in technology, resources, and equipment that make it even easier to ship with us—particularly during these extraordinary times.

In order to continue delivering the reliable freight solutions and exceptional shipping experiences our customers have come to expect of us these past 90 years, Estes will be implementing a General Rate Increase (GRI) on February 1, 2021. This GRI will help offset the rising costs of technology, but it will also help us account for the growing costs of maintaining a stable operational structure, driver recruitment and retention, our employee base, and company-wide safety protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more at www.estes-express.com


ABF Freight President Tim Thorne To Retire Later This Year

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FORT SMITH, Arkansas, January 11, 2021 — ArcBest® (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leader in supply chain logistics, today announced that Tim Thorne, president of ArcBest less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight®, will retire effective June 30, 2021, after a 31-year career with the company.

Seth Runser, ABF vice president – linehaul operations, will be promoted to the new role of ABF chief operating officer, effective Feb. 1, 2021, and will become ABF president on July 1, 2021.

Thorne has been president since October 2014. He joined ABF in 1990 as a supervisor assistant after serving as a captain in the U.S. Army. Prior to becoming president, Thorne held increasing roles of responsibility — as a service center manager in Alabama, Tennessee and Pennsylvania, as a regional vice president – operations in Utah and as vice president – linehaul operations.

Read more at arcb.com