Press Release

July 27, 2008

Successful expansion in Upper Midwest prompts Estes to open new terminal in Wausau, WI

Richmond, VA—Estes Express Lines, a premier freight transportation provider, announced today that it has opened a new terminal in Wausau, WI, as part of the company’s expanding service coverage in the Upper Midwest. The Wausau location provides comprehensive direct service to all of north-central Wisconsin, and is located on 5003 West Sherman Street, Wausau, WI, 54401. New Terminal Manager Manuel Reyes can be contacted at (715) 849-1400, via fax at (715) 849-1401 or by e-mail at

The need for a new site was the result of Estes’ very successful expansion into the Upper Midwest in March. “We were very gratified at our customers’ enthusiastic response to our presence in the region,” said COO and Executive Vice President Billy Hupp. “As a result, we needed to add capacity to keep up with the growing demand.” Wausau’s diverse economic base and central location at the intersection of two major transportation routes turned out to be the perfect location for Estes to add that capacity.

In addition to building its upper-midwestern network, however, Estes recognized that the new terminal would also make the system more efficient with respect to the cost of fuel. “This move has helped us better contain our fuel spend by reducing pedal-run miles. The closer we are to the customer, the better,” said Hupp. “So it’s a win-win situation all around.”

Estes’ convenient Transit Time calculator and Points Lookup tools offer additional information regarding the company’s North American coverage.

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.