Press Releases

October 16, 2018

ALAN Salutes Estes with Humanitarian Logistics Award

RICHMOND, VA—Estes Express Lines is honored to receive the American Logistics Aid Network’s (ALAN) Employee Engagement Award for its work with The Home Depot delivering cleaning supplies, food, and hydration to the Florida Keys following Hurricane Irma — one of the costliest tropical cyclones on record. Presented annually, ALAN’s Humanitarian Logistics Awards recognize companies and individuals that exemplify the supply chain’s best by assuring the rapid delivery of aid and comfort to communities in crisis.

“I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am for Estes to receive this award,” said Estes’ President and CEO Rob Estes. “We are happy whenever we can support the communities in which our employees live and work. I think our people have the biggest, most generous hearts in the industry, and I salute the efforts of all the men and women who contributed to us receiving this award.”

According to ALAN Executive Director Kathy Fulton, who presented the recognition at this year’s CSCMP EDGE conference, her organization launched the awards to honor the many individuals and companies who consistently go above and beyond to serve others.

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.

About ALAN
Founded in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, ALAN is a philanthropic, industry-wide organization that provides free logistics assistance to disaster relief organizations before, during and after catastrophic events. It does this by bringing the expertise and resources of the logistics industry together with compassionate organizations so that help can arrive sooner, and each relief dollar can be maximized. Over the years it has coordinated compassionate supply chain services for natural disasters including hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and floods. To learn more visit