Press Releases

January 22, 2019

Estes Awarded Unishippers’ 2018 Multi-Regional LTL Award

RICHMOND, VA—Estes was awarded the 2018 Multi-Regional LTL Award at the Unishippers 2019 Annual Convention & Sales Meeting in San Diego in January. Estes is also a previous recipient of Unishippers’ Global Logistics LTL Platinum Partner of the Year Award.

Rachel Calleja, Unishippers’ operations manager, said that Estes was chosen based on franchise system survey results that rated responsiveness, claims resolution, minimal loss and damage events, meeting pickup/delivery expectations, and the carrier’s importance to Unishippers’ carrier and service offerings.

“Estes rated especially high on ‘importance to Unishippers carrier/service offerings,’ with 74 percent of respondents rating Estes as ‘Exceptional’ or ‘Good’ (the two highest ratings),” she said.

“Receiving this recognition from Unishippers is a true honor,” said Estes’ President and CEO Rob Estes. “We greatly appreciate the opportunity to help further their success, and we look forward to continuing the delivery of outstanding levels of performance and reliability.”

About Estes Express Lines

The nation’s largest privately owned freight transportation carrier, Estes is a go-to provider of end-to-end transportation and custom logistics services. Through a vast regional, national, international, and global footprint, Estes’ comprehensive solutions include Less Than Truckload, Volume LTL, Truckload, Time-Critical Guaranteed, and Final Mile. Backed by nearly 90 years of industry expertise and financial stability, Estes delivers a better customer experience through flexibility and improved technology to best meet rapidly changing freight transportation needs. The Richmond, VA-based fourth-generation company operates one of the newest fleets in the industry, and understands that its nationwide team of over 18,000 employees is one of its strongest assets.

About Unishippers Global Logistics

Unishippers Global Logistics (“Unishippers” or the “Company”) 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. The Company offers small package and heavy freight services, including LTL, FTL and air freight through UPS®, Saia®, Estes®, YRC Freight and UPS Freight® and other major carriers to manage the pickup, transport and delivery of customers’ shipments. The franchisees leverage the scale of the combined network to offer customers attractive shipping rates and are committed to providing best in class service. Unishippers’ strategy has resulted in significant growth year after year, and Transport Topics has recognized the Company as a top freight broker. The Company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. For information on Unishippers, including price quotes, visit