Press Release

February 24, 2009
Estes expands its Mexico service

Richmond, VA—This month, North American LTL carrier Estes Express Lines expanded its Mexico service and launched its new Mexico third-party logistics subsidiary, Estes Logística.

Estes has been offering service to Mexico since 2003 with coverage to all major commercial markets. Through Estes Logística, the company now offers customers complete strategic solutions for freight consolidation and transportation to and from virtually every point in Mexico.

Customers will now have seamless door-to-door service between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico in addition to border-to-border service. Estes also offers logistics coordination for intra-Mexico freight. All these services give customers a one-stop-shop experience, innovative consolidation options designed to save money on border and brokerage fees and the security of complete visibility of their freight from origin to destination.

“NAFTA has created a tremendous amount of commerce between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada,” said CEO Rob Estes. “Estes Logística is in place to reliably meet the transportation needs of manufacturers to get their materials and goods wherever they have to go. We are working closely with those manufacturers to provide them with the service and dependability customers have come to expect from Estes.”

With this service expansion, Estes has established representation in Mexico with key locations in Monterrey and Mexico City. The expert border-crossing team at the main gateway for interior Mexico in Laredo, TX, will work with any broker chosen and follow through on all border details. Estes also does business at all major border-crossing points, including Laredo, McAllen and El Paso, TX; Calexico and San Diego, CA; and Tucson, AZ, on the U.S. side. Border points on the Mexico side include Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Juarez, Nogalez, Mexicali and Tijuana.

Other service benefits include complete freight visibility from origin to destination; a money-saving, flexible pricing structure on Mexico lanes; innovative consolidation options designed to save shippers money on border and brokerage fees; the ability to pay in either pesos or U.S. dollars; and experienced, bilingual professionals on both sides of the border.

For additional information, contact your local terminal, send an e-mail to sales@estes-express.com or call 866-ESTES4U (866-378-3748), Option 41.

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 78 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 employs over 12,500 people and utilizes 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, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, all 10 Canadian provinces and virtually all of Mexico. More information about Estes' core services and coverage network is conveniently available on www.estes-express.com.