Press Release

October 2, 2008

Estes and Estes West earn top industry awards

RICHMOND, VA — Estes and its subsidiary Estes West have been voted as top carriers in Logistics Management Magazine's 25th annual Quest for Quality Awards competition. Estes has been named one of the top five carriers in the Multiregional Less Than Truckload (LTL) category, and Estes West has been identified as one of the top three Western Regional LTL Carriers.

Referred to as “the ultimate vote of confidence,” by Logistics Management, the awards are the result of a survey to over 6,100 qualified buyers of logistics and transportation services. Criteria include excellence in On-time Performance, Information Technology, Customer Service and Equipment & Operations, and only those shippers that finish well above the average make it onto the list.

“Since our corporate goal is to deliver solutions that exceed our customers' expectations, this distinction validates the path that we're on,” said President and CEO Rob Estes. “Thousands of Estes team members have taken this predominant goal to heart and are giving it 150 percent every day. It's very gratifying for all of us to know that the efforts we're making to enhance the customer experience are being noticed.”

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 13,000 people and boasts an inventory of more than 30,000 pieces of power equipment and trailers. With a network of 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.