April 18, 2012
Award-Winning Alliance Between Estes and TST Overland
Delivers Satisfied Cross-Border Customers
RICHMOND, Va.—Recently at their annual carrier conference, Lowe’s, the second largest home improvement retailer in the world, recognized TST Overland Express and Estes Express Lines with Gold and Silver Carrier awards.
The two carriers—TST in Canada and Estes in the U.S.—have been working in a close and somewhat unique alliance since 1996, when they broke new ground in the freight transportation industry. The two companies not only integrated operations, but also marketing and technology to leverage their respective strengths and deliver cross-border freight faster and more efficiently.
In the last 17 years, the two carriers have continued to refine the alliance to ensure that their joint operations constantly work at peak performance. As a result, customers enjoy the simplicity of one PRO number, one invoice, a single
tracking system and the peace of mind from working with well-established companies that offer regional and
The unprecedented alliance has proven to be a smart business decision that has created a complete North American footprint—with integrated long- and short-haul freight delivery services—in all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces, the Caribbean and Mexico.
“Estes and TST Overland Express were able to create a new approach to doing business that fundamentally changed the industry and our two companies,” said Rob Estes, CEO. “The real winner is the customer who enjoys faster, cost-efficient freight delivery.”
“The Estes and TST Overland Express alliance is successful because at the heart of the relationship is our shared belief that the number one priority is to deliver the best customer service possible. If we take care of our customers, we succeed,” said TST Overland President Rob O’Reilly.
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.
About TST Overland Express
TST Overland Express is a less-than-truckload provider with service across North America including Hawaii, Alaska and the Caribbean. Based in Mississauga, Ontario the company has grown since its inception in 1928 to an industry leader with more than 1,000 employees and over 1,500 power and trailer units. TST Overland Express is a division of TransForce Inc., (TSX-TFI) Canada’s leading transportation and logistics organization. More information about TST Overland Express can be found at www.tstoverland.com.