December 17, 2007
Estes earns top safety awards
from American Trucking Associations
RICHMOND, VA — Estes Express Lines’ focus on making our nation’s roads and highways safer was recognized on September 29 by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) at the 2007 Safety and Loss Prevention Management Council conference.
Estes Express Lines received first place in the Industrial Safety Contest for the fewest number of lost workdays due to accidents among all LTL carriers with over 5,000 employees. In the National Truck Safety contest, Estes Express Lines was awarded second place for the lowest accident rate among local drivers for LTL carriers who drive over 100 million miles annually.
In addition, Estes West, the west coast subsidiary of Estes Express Lines, received first place in the Industrial Safety Contest for the fewest number of lost workdays due to accidents among all LTL carriers with between 1,001 and 5,000 employees.
“Estes employees are to be commended for their outstanding performance,” said President and CEO Rob Estes. “These awards show that we are serious about protecting both our employees and the motoring public as well as maintaining the safe and efficient, on-time delivery of our customers’ freight.”
Vice President of Safety Curtis Carr put the importance of the contest results into perspective: “These awards are a reflection of the commitment to safety that all of our employees have. They act professionally, and they are committed to doing their jobs right.”
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.