Press Release

August 17, 2010

Estes introduces three-day service to Toronto from Southern U.S.

RICHMOND, Va.—Premier freight transportation provider Estes has launched three-day service to Toronto, Canada, from eight terminals in Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas.

The ability to offer three-day service is a direct result of an initiative to increase network efficiency. Estes accelerated processing time, reduced freight handling and utilized direct lanes to create the three-day service from terminals in Memphis, TN; Alexandria and Hammond, LA; Jackson, MS; Fort Smith, Texarkana and Little Rock, AR; and Houston, TX.

The company recently reduced delivery times to Vancouver from the Pacific Northwest from two days to one and initiated a three-day service to Calgary and Edmonton, Canada, from six terminals in Texas and Oklahoma.

One of the ways the company has achieved higher efficiency to Canada 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 U.S.-Canada border. Estes also provides access to experienced, bilingual PARS and PAPS specialists to help prevent needless delays at the border.

“With reduced transit times and our border expertise, we are able to provide customers with the peace of mind that their deliveries will arrive on time,” said Estes’ Executive Vice President and COO Billy Hupp.

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