Press Releases

December 6, 2017

Estes Express Lines Announces Increased California Compliance Surcharge

RICHMOND, VA—For more than 85 years, Estes has been committed to providing customers with reliable, superior service at a fair price. Our ongoing practice of fiscal responsibility has helped us achieve this goal and has ensured that we can continue to serve for many years to come.

With this in mind, the higher cost of fuel in the state of California–along with the state’s new 9.75% sales tax–has driven the decision to increase our California Compliance Surcharge. Effective January 1, 2018, shipments originating from and/or destined to California will be subject to a charge of $8.00 per shipment, in addition to all other applicable charges.

This surcharge does not apply to SureMove shipments (household goods moving services) or freight traveling through California with other origins and destinations such as Hawaii. We will post the new supplement to the EXLA 105 Rules Tariff to our website’s Resources section on December 29, 2017.

Please carefully review the information about the California Compliance Surcharge and direct any questions to your Estes account representative. For individual rate quotes, click here, contact your local Estes terminal or call one of our rating specialists at 866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and press 12.

As always, we appreciate your understanding and thank you for choosing Estes as your transportation services provider.

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 carrier in the nation. The company is now one of the most respected total-solutions providers in the industry with direct service throughout all of the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico through more than 230 terminals, as well as door-to-door service to and from Mexico and a global freight-forwarding service footprint.