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February 8, 2017

Estes Named Unishippers 2016 LTL Platinum Partner of the Year

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RICHMOND, VA (February 8, 2017)—Estes received the Unishippers Global Logistics 2016 LTL Platinum Partner of the Year Award at Unishippers’ annual company convention in January. Unishippers is a leading provider of third party logistics services to over 50,000 small and medium-sized businesses through a network of nearly 300 franchise locations and affiliate outlets.

“We are honored to win this award and strive daily to deliver outstanding levels of service and performance to our customers,” said Estes’ Vice President of Sales Pat Martin. “This recognition from Unishippers is yet another indicator that our company’s ongoing investments in equipment, technology and personnel are rendering positive results.”

Selected by the Unishippers franchise system, Estes won the award based on service quality and performance, loss and damage events, customer service, claims resolution and overall commitment to partnership.

“The most fundamental aspect of our business is having reliable carrier partners that we can trust day in and day out to promptly deliver our customer’s shipments with excellence,” said Kevin Lathrop, CEO and President of Unishippers. “Their performance ultimately impacts our customer relationships and reputation.”

About Estes Express Lines

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.