Press Release

January 4, 2010
Estes Express Lines Announces a General Rate Increase

Dear Valued Customer,

Since 1931, Estes has developed a reputation for providing the highest-quality service in the transportation industry. To continue offering this superior service and to remain competitive, we find it necessary to implement a price increase averaging 5.5% effective January 11, 2010.

The updated rates will be available for download on our website,, beginning on January 4th, 2010. Customers who have expressed an interest in receiving a copy of our rating software will receive a CD in the mail. For individual rate quotes, call your local Estes terminal or contact one of our corporate office rating specialists at (804) 353-1900, Ext. 2269. As always, feel free to call your Estes sales representative with any questions.

Thank you for allowing Estes to be your transportation service provider.

Paul J. Dugent
Estes Express Lines
Vice President, Pricing & Traffic

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