Press Release

February 7, 2008

Estes Express Lines Announces a General Rate Increase

Dear Valued Customer:

At Estes, we are committed to providing you with the superior service that you have come to expect from us. To continue operating at this level and to remain competitive, it is essential that we invest in equipment and technology, retain experienced employees and acquire the insurance protection we need to maintain our financial viability.

Due to rising costs in these and other areas, it is necessary for us to implement a price increase averaging 5.5% effective February 18, 2008. If you currently have a copy of our rating software, the revised rates will be mailed to you. Also, on February 11, the new rates will be available on our website. If you need individual rate quotes, simply call your local Estes terminal or contact one of our corporate office rating specialists at 804-353-1900, Ext. 2269. As always, feel free to call your Estes sales representative with any questions. Thank you for allowing Estes to be your transportation service provider.


Paul J. Dugent
Estes Express Lines
Vice President, Pricing & Traffic

About Estes Express Lines
Richmond, VA-based Estes Express Lines is a full-service transportation provider offering coast-to-coast regional North American coverage. Founded in 1931 by W.W. Estes, the company is still owned and operated by the Estes family. During the past 77 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 12,300 people and boasts an inventory of more than 30,000 pieces of power equipment and trailers. With a network of 200 terminals, the company serves all 50 states, the Caribbean and major commercial markets in Mexico, as well as all 10 Canadian provinces.