Press Release

March 03, 2008

Estes completes nationwide footprint by opening 13 terminals in 6 Upper midwestern states

Richmond, VA—Estes Express Lines, a premier freight transportation provider, announced today that they are opening 13 new terminal locations on March 3, 2008, in the Upper Midwest. The new terminals in Iowa, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin allow the company to complete its nationwide footprint and provide its customers with 100% direct coverage to all 50 states in the U.S.

Terminal locations are as follows:

  • Des Moines, IA
  • Waterloo, IA
  • Duluth, MN
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Kearney, NE
  • Omaha, NE
  • Scottsbluff, NE
  • Bismarck, ND
  • Fargo, ND
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • La Crosse, WI
  • Rice Lake, WI

President and CEO Rob Estes commented, “Our growth in the Upper Midwest allows us to do an even better job of delivering solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations. With this new territory, we are able to provide direct coverage nationwide in all 50 states. This is a very exciting time in our company’s history.”

About Estes

Richmond, VA-based Estes 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 77 years, Estes 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 nearly 13,000 people and boasts an inventory of more than 30,000 pieces of power equipment and trailers. With a network of almost 200 terminals, the company offers direct service to all 50 states and the Caribbean and also serves all 10 Canadian provinces and major commercial markets in Mexico.