Press Release

December 17, 2007

Estes West earns top industry award for service, on-time performance and operations

RICHMOND, VA — Estes West has been named one of the top five carriers in its class by readers of Logistics Management Magazine. Estes West received the magazine’s 24th Annual Quest for Quality award for carriers in the Western Regional Less Than Truckload (LTL) category for demonstrating excellence in customer service, on-time performance and equipment and operations.

“Estes has a nationwide and international presence,” said President and CEO Rob Estes. “All geographical subsidiaries and divisions of Estes are committed to each other’s successes, sharing a common focus on providing the highest quality service in everything we do for our customers. We are extremely proud of Estes West for making the top five list of the LM Quest for Quality Award, and we all view this distinction as an indicator of the dedication to superior service instilled in our culture company-wide.”


About Estes Express Lines

Richmond, VA-based Estes Express Lines is a full-service transportation provider offering coast-to-coast North American coverage. Founded in 1931 by W.W. Estes, the company is still owned and operated by the Estes family. During the past 76 years, Estes Express has grown from a small, local carrier into one of the most respected multiregional, less-than-truckload and truckload transportation systems in the country. Estes now employs more than 13,000 people and boasts an inventory of more than 29,000 pieces of power equipment and trailers. With a network of 185 terminals, the company serves 46 states, the Caribbean and major commercial markets in Mexico, while covering the rest of the United States and Canada through its membership in ExpressLINK.