Estes Express Lines Announces 2021 General Rate Increase

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.