Press Release

August 14, 2008

Booming business in Minneapolis area prompts Estes to open new terminal in Mankato, MN.

MANKATO, MN—Estes Express Lines, a premier freight transportation provider, announced that its new terminal in Mankato, MN, is open and has become part of the company’s expanding service coverage in the Upper Midwest. The Mankato location provides comprehensive direct service to all of south-central Minnesota and will help support the growing business levels of the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area. The new terminal will be located on 3495 3rd Ave., Mankato, MN 56001. Terminal Manager Bob Abraham can be contacted at (507) 345-5418, via fax at (507) 345-6873 or by e-mail at

“The Twin Cities area is a major economic center for the region,” said COO and Executive Vice President Billy Hupp. “Business is booming there. The addition of the Mankato terminal will bring our service closer to the neighboring areas and help us provide even more in-depth 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.