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Estes Recognized With 2021 Top Workplaces USA Award

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Energage has recognized Estes with its 2021 Top Workplaces USA award. This award honors organizations who are committed to creating a people-centered culture, and making their employees feel valued. Competing against more than 1,100 organizations, Estes was recognized with distinction for its company values, management, policies, and innovation. Click here to learn more.

About Estes Express Lines

Estes is the largest, privately-owned freight carrier in North America. As an asset-based transportation and custom-logistics solutions provider, Estes delivers responsive freight solutions across a vast regional, national, international, and global footprint. The Richmond, VA-based, fourth-generation company has 90 years of freight shipping expertise and has worked through the decades to build a robust transportation network, a reputation for financial stability, and an award-winning safety record. Estes offers comprehensive freight shipping solutions, including Less Than Truckload (LTL), Volume and Truckload, Time Critical, Custom Shipping and Logistics, and Final Mile.


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

Estes President Wins Person of the Year 2019

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Philadelphia, PA — Estes Chairman and CEO Rob Estes was named Person of the Year by the Traffic Club of Philadelphia in a ceremony on January 23, 2020 at the city’s Union League.

The Traffic Club of Philadelphia has been honoring influencers in the transportation industry with this award for decades, and recognizes individuals who have made major contributions on a local, national, or global level.

“I am humbled to receive this recognition from the Traffic Club of Philadelphia,” said President and CEO Rob Estes. “Their mission of promoting and educating others about the transportation industry is one I value and support. I’m so honored to be recognized for playing a part in that mission.”

Founded in 1908, The Traffic Club of Philadelphia is one of the nation’s oldest transportation clubs. The professional association promotes transportation, supply chain, and logistics by networking, sharing best practices, and providing educational scholarship grants to the next generation of transportation professionals.

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Estes Million-Mile Driver Teaches Students About Safe Driving

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Feb 20, 2020 – ALBANY, GA—Students at a Georgia high school got some safe driving tips last month from an Estes truck driver who has driven 1.5 million miles accident-free.

Hernando Waters, who has driven for Estes for 20 years, visited Monroe High School in Albany, Georgia on January 28th to talk to students about how to stay safe behind the wheel. Waters has been driving eighteen-wheelers for 24 years, and hoped his visit would help bring safety awareness to kids on the road: “I have kids and I understand how it feels for your kids to get out on the road–you worry about them,” Waters said. “The main thing is that you want them to get home safe.”

Waters spoke to the high school students about dangerous driving he’s witnessed, as well as some unsafe driving situations he’s been forced to handle from behind the wheel: “You see people riding down the road putting on makeup, reading books, on the computer, and it happens, I’ve seen it,” said Waters. In his talk, Waters spoke to the students about the importance of staying focused and aware of their surroundings while on the road. He also gave them a brief introduction to the world of truck driving, and explained how they could get involved.

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Estes Express Lines Announces 2020 General Rate Increase

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Feb 19, 2020, RICHMOND, VA — Our most important goal at Estes is to provide our customers with reliable freight transportation solutions so they can focus on what matters most. As technology’s role in the transportation industry has grown, so has our commitment to enhancing our own capabilities and equipment. It is this decision to prioritize technology that ensures our customers can count on efficient, reliable service whenever they ship with Estes.

In order to continue providing the quality service our customers have come to expect from us over the last nine decades, Estes will be implementing a General Rate Increase (GRI) on Monday, March 2, 2020. Primarily, this GRI will help offset the rising costs of technology, but it will also help us account for the ever-growing costs of maintaining a stable operational structure, driver recruitment and retention, and our employee base.

Read more at estes-express.com

Estes Wins Amazon’s Customer Obsession Award

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Feb 06, 2020, SEATTLE, WA — Estes was named the recipient of Amazon’s 2019 Customer Obsession Award in a ceremony on February 6, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.

The award recognizes carriers who not only meet, but exceed Amazon’s criteria for earning and keeping customer trust:

• Having a Can Do Attitude
• Forging Great Partnerships
• Providing Solutions to Satisfy the Ultimate Customer
• Going Above and Beyond to Achieve Greatness

Estes received the highest ratings in these categories over 12 other national shippers.

“We are so honored that Amazon has recognized us with this award,” says Estes President and CEO Rob Estes. “From day one we have been committed to not only building trust, but also forging lasting relationships with our customers. It means so much to us to be working with a company whose values are in such alignment with our own.”

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Estes Express Lines Wins National LTL Carrier of the Year 2019

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Feb 05, 2020, RICHMOND, VA — Industry-leading third party logistics (3PL) solutions provider, GlobalTranz Enterprises, named Estes the 2019 National LTL Carrier of the Year during its annual Freight Agent Conference this month in Scottsdale, AZ.

This award recognizes Estes’ commitment to excellence in customer service, price competitiveness and flexibility, strategic partnerships and market leadership, technology, innovation, and new service offerings.

“Working with GlobalTranz has been a pleasure, and it is quite an honor to receive this award,” said Estes’ President and CEO Rob Estes. “Delivering exceptional service to our customers is the driving force behind everything we do, and we appreciate being recognized for these efforts.”

An Estes affiliate company, Clear Lane, was also presented with an award for the 2019 Asset Lite LTL Carrier of the Year.

Via: www.estes-express.com

Estes Earns Two Home Depot Carrier of the Year Awards

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RICHMOND, VA—The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, recently gave two Estes entities 2012 Carrier of the Year awards in their respective categories.

Estes’ specialized division was recognized as the 2012 Direct to Customer Carrier of the Year and Estes Forwarding Worldwide (EFW), a wholly owned subsidiary of Estes Express Lines, the 2012 LTL Carrier of the Year.

Specialized has worked with The Home Depot on innovative ways to improve customer service. Together, the two companies piloted several programs last year that enhanced performance and provided a wider range of customer delivery options. Specialized began its relationship with Home Depot in 2004 serving 59 stores in two states. Today, the division of Estes serves nearly 300 locations and will make an estimated 195,000 deliveries to consumers on behalf of Home Depot by the end of 2012.

EFW earned the award for its outstanding commitment to customer service and dedication to the alliance between the two companies. For example, in response to Hurricane Irene last year, the EFW team transported 10,000 shipments of emergency supplies in two weeks to Home Depot stores from Florida to Maine. The LTL Carrier of the Year award was presented to EFW on September 19, 2012, nine years to the day from the first shipment Home Depot tendered to the company. Today, EFW is the preferred expedited carrier for Home Depot and handles an average of 20,000 shipments annually.

“To be recognized by a customer for outstanding work is the highest honor we can receive,” said Rob Estes, president and CEO of Estes Express Lines. “We deeply value our relationship with The Home Depot and remain steadfast in our commitment to delivering the highest levels of customer service that have been the cornerstone of our company since 1931.”
About Estes Express Lines
Richmond, VA-based Estes is a full-service freight transportation provider offering an entire range of shipping solutions including LTL, Time Critical, Volume & Truckload, Global and Custom Solutions. Founded in 1931 by W.W. Estes and still owned by the Estes family, the company has grown from a small, local carrier into one of the most respected total-solutions providers in the industry. More information about Estes and its shipping options is conveniently available on www.estes-express.com.

About Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,250 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2011, The Home Depot had sales of $70.4 billion and earnings of $3.9 billion. The Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

Estes Express Lines Announces Leadership Changes in Operations and Sales

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RICHMOND, Va.—Estes Express Lines has announced the promotion of two Estes leaders in operations and sales. Al Bucher has been named corporate vice president of operations, and Pat Martin is now corporate vice president of sales.

Prior to this promotion, Al Bucher served as Estes’ regional vice president of the Great Plains, a position he held since joining the company in 2010. His history with Estes started in 2002 when he joined Lakeville Motor Express (LME) as director of operations. Both companies were part of ExpressLINK, a regional carrier network formed to cover the United States and Canada. Bucher went on to become president and executive vice president of LME. He started his freight transportation career in 1981, holding various operations and sales positions with Hyman Freightways, American Freight Lines and Dayton Freight Lines. Over the coming months, Bucher will transition into his new role and will be located in Richmond, VA, at the Estes corporate office.

He is taking over for J.T. “Junior” Johnson who has been in operations with Estes for 47 years. Johnson will spend the next several months working with his successor to affect a seamless transition. Once the transition is complete, Estes will continue to benefit from Johnson’s leadership as a field resource for employee development and new operational process implementation until his final retirement.

In his new position as corporate vice president of sales, Pat Martin is responsible for revenue growth management for the LTL division specifically, as well as the coordination of sales strategies enterprise-wide. Martin joined Estes in 2001 in Richmond terminal sales and has served Estes in numerous posts, including regional vice president of Estes West and vice president of field sales and strategic planning. He will be located at the Estes corporate office.

Martin replaces Chuck Parker, who is retiring in the coming months after 44 years in the freight transportation industry. Parker joined Estes in 1995 as vice president of national accounts and was promoted to vice president of sales in 2002.

“Fundamental to Estes’ success is the breadth of our leadership experience and expertise that enables us to provide the highest quality freight transportation services and outstanding customer service,” said Billy Hupp, Estes’ COO and executive vice president. “We extend our deepest gratitude to Junior and Chuck for their contributions throughout their careers, and congratulate Al and Pat in their well-deserved promotions.”

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About Estes
Richmond, VA-based Estes is a full-service freight transportation provider offering a full range of shipping solutions including LTL, Time Critical, Volume & Truckload, Global and Custom Solutions. Founded in 1931 by W.W. Estes and still owned by the Estes family, the company has grown from a small, local carrier into one of the most respected total-solutions providers in the industry.