April 09, 2013
Estes Adds Hub To Enhance Midwest Next-Day Service
ROCKFORD, IL—As part of its continual improvement process, Estes has converted its Rockford, IL, terminal to a hub to enhance its Midwest next-day service.
The Rockford hub will consolidate freight coming in from 19 terminals to build full loads for specific geographical regions, while increasing the number of next-day opportunities to Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. The new hub offers an additional 2,844,593 next-day point-to-point combinations bringing the total to 7,205,026.
"Estes is continually seeking ways to improve our operations to better serve the needs of our customers," said Estes Executive Vice President and COO Billy Hupp. "The addition of the Rockford hub greatly improves our efficiency and ability to offer next-day service to even more locations."
With the addition of the Rockford hub, Estes now operates 20 hubs throughout its extensive North American transportation network. Estes' Rockford location employs 73 people and opened in 1999.
About Estes Express Lines
Richmond, VA-based Estes is a full-service freight transportation provider offering an entire 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.