Press Release

June 21, 2010

Estes launches three-day service to Edmonton and Calgary, Canada, from Texas and Oklahoma.

RICHMOND, Va.—Premier freight transportation provider Estes has launched a three-day service to Calgary and Edmonton, Canada, from six terminals in Texas and Oklahoma.

The ability to offer a three-day service is a direct result of an initiative the company implemented to increase its network efficiency. Estes accelerated freight processing, reduced freight handling and utilized direct lanes to reduce service to Edmonton and Calgary from five days to three. The service is available from terminals in Houston, Temple, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.

One of the ways the company has achieved higher efficiency is by consolidating freight at inland regional gateways. This avoids congested border terminals and initiates document processing before a customer’s shipment arrives at the border. Estes also provides access to experienced, bilingual PARS and PAPS specialists to help prevent needless delays at the border.

“Industries that ship significant freight in these lanes cannot afford delays waiting for parts and supplies,” said Estes’ Executive Vice President and COO Billy Hupp. “Our reduced number of delivery days combined with our border expertise give customers peace of mind that deliveries will be there when they need them.”

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