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November 16, 2016

Estes Earns Top Safety Awards from ATA’s Safety Management Council

RICHMOND, VA (November 16, 2016)—Estes earned six awards in the 2016 American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) National Truck Safety Contest held by the organization’s Safety Management Council:

Estes Express Lines
First Place: Industrial Safety Contest (5,000+ employees)
Second Place: Fleet Safety LTL/Local Division (more than 100 million miles traveled)
Third Place: Fleet Safety LTL/Line-haul Division (more than 100 million miles traveled)

Estes West (company’s Western Region)
First Place: Fleet Safety LTL/Local Division (10–100 million miles traveled)
Second Place: Industrial Safety Contest (1,000–5,000 employees)
Third Place: Fleet Safety LTL/Line-haul Division (10–100 million miles traveled)

The awards were presented at the 2016 ATA Safety, Security & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition on October 26.

“Safety is our top priority at Estes, and we are quite proud of the recognition of these efforts through the ATA Safety Awards,” said Curtis Carr, vice president of safety and risk management, Estes Express Lines. “A special thanks goes to all of our employees across that nation whose commitment to safety and watchful diligence are what earned these awards.”

The ATA’s safety contest evaluates carriers throughout the United States and Canada on their safety accomplishments and records relative to others within their operation type and size.

Participants must submit data in accordance with the ATA’s Trucking Industry Guidelines for Recording Fleet Vehicle Accidents and Determining Preventability. The Safety Management Council audits the data and ranks the companies according to their safety records.

About Estes
Headquartered in Virginia, Estes is a leading, full-service freight transportation provider offering a complete range of shipping solutions including LTL, time critical, volume & truckload, global and custom solutions. Founded in 1931 by W.W. Estes and still family-owned, Estes is the largest privately held LTL carrier in the nation. Estes is now one of the most respected total-solutions providers in the industry, with more than 200 U.S. terminals and a global service footprint.