Press Release

October 18, 2010

Estes Implements Price Increase Effective November 1.

RICHMOND, Va.—Estes Express Lines will implement a general rate increase with an average impact of 5.9% effective November 1, 2010.

Estes chose to implement the price increase to preserve the company’s excellent service levels and remain a strong competitor in the freight transportation industry. The general rate increase will stabilize margins, which provide the financial confidence to hire and retain experienced personnel across the nation and invest in new equipment and technology. These are all essential components for the long-term sustainability of the company.

The increase also helps keep pace with the rising cost of doing business such as increased healthcare and liability insurance premiums.

Updated rates will be available for download on the website,, beginning October 25, 2010, or by contacting your sales representative. For individual rate quotes, please call your local Estes terminal or contact one of Estes’ corporate office rating specialists at 866-ESTES4U (866-378-3748), press 12.

Paul J. Dugent
Estes Express Lines
Vice President, Pricing and Traffic
October 18, 2010

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