Press Release

March 23, 2010

Estes Realigns Five Core Services to Reflect Full Spectrum Shipping Solutions.

RICHMOND, Va.—Premier freight transportation provider Estes has realigned its five core services to highlight its complete range of shipping solutions.

Historically identified as an LTL carrier, today’s Estes offers more than 90 shipping services domestically and across the globe. To enhance customer awareness of Estes as the complete shipping solutions center, the company has realigned its services into the following five categories:

LTL includes regional LTL, national LTL and international and offshore services to Canada, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico/Caribbean.

Time Critical covers guaranteed shipping, expedited services and time/date definite services.

Volume & Truckload offers services such as volume LTL, truckload, truckload brokerage services and dedicated truckload.

Global covers the planet with air freight, ocean solutions, international consolidation/deconsolidation, customs brokerage and international freight forwarding.

Custom Solutions features services such as domestic freight forwarding, supply chain management, special services and technology solutions.

Estes has revamped its corporate website ( so customers can easily find information and quickly choose the Estes shipping solution that best meets their needs. Additionally, the company has developed an interactive and entertaining Five Core microsite at where customers explore the “world of ways” that Estes can helps get freight where it needs to go. The site provides overview videos, brochures and in-depth information about each of the five service categories.

“Estes has grown from a regional LTL carrier to a dynamic, progressive company that offers the total shipping solutions package,” said Estes Executive Vice President and COO Billy Hupp. “Updating our image through the realignment of our Five Core Services helps educate customers on our complete line of services and helps them find the shipping solutions that fit their exact business needs.”

About Estes

Richmond, VA-based Estes is a full-service freight transportation provider offering a full range of shipping solutions including LTL, Time Critical, Volume & Truckload, Global and Custom Solutions. Founded in 1931 by W.W. Estes and still owned by the Estes family, the company has grown from a small, local carrier into one of the most respected total-solutions providers in the industry. More information about Estes and its shipping options is conveniently available on and