Press Release

September 21, 2009
Estes reduces LTL standard transit time by a day to more than 28,000 zip codes and counting

RICHMOND, Va.Premier freight transportation provider Estes Express Lines has reduced standard transit times in its Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) network by a full day from 26 terminals in the Northeast, Midwest and Southwest regions to more than 28,000 zip codes in North America to date.

As part of its continual process improvement, Estes re-engineered its freight routing network and improved operational efficiencies resulting in reduced transit times. Customers can utilize Estes’ online Transit Time Calculator or call their local terminal to determine transit times for specific shipments.

“Estes is constantly seeking ways to improve our operations to deliver exemplary customer service,” said Estes Executive Vice President and COO Billy Hupp. “Getting the freight to its destination one day sooner at the same cost is just one of the many ways we support our customers and enhance the value of the Estes service package.”

Estes provides service to more than 750 million one- and two-day destinations in its normal network from more than 200 terminals.

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 LTL transportation systems in the country. With a network of terminals nationwide, the company offers direct service to all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The company also provides service to all 10 Canadian provinces and virtually all of Mexico. More information about Estes’ core services and coverage network is conveniently available on