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Please note that when requesting rates for some remote points in Alaska, the application may prompt you to contact Estes. Simply call us toll-free at 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748), and press 44 to speak with a rate specialist who can give you a quote over the phone.
A: Since Alaska shipments are domestic freight, a Bill of Lading is the only required form. We deliver each Alaska shipment on an Estes freight bill.
A: Yes, we offer volume and full truckload or container load services for Alaska. Simply submit your shipment details through the Volume/Truckload Rate Request in My Estes, and we will respond to you very quickly. Or, you can call either your local terminal or our Volume and Truckload team at 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and press 31. If you’re not a My Estes user, sign up today for account-specific convenience in a secure environment.
A: Our regular LTL ground rates apply as far as Seattle. We base our rates from Seattle to the final destination in Alaska on class, weight per hundred weight (CWT) and the ocean fuel charge.
A: It’s easy. You can track an Alaska shipment online the same way you would track any other domestic freight with the PRO, Bill of Lading, Purchase Order or Interline PRO numbers. Or, you can call 1-866-ESTES4U (1-866-378-3728), and press 441.
A: Our sailing chart shows origin and destination cities, the cut time in the Seattle, WA, terminal, the sail day, the port arrival day and the delivery days to the ultimate destination.
A: We have been providing service to and from Alaska since 1979.
A: Two sailings each week go to Anchorage (with continuing road service to Fairbanks and South Central Alaska), and one sailing goes to Juneau each week.
A: Shipments travel by Estes’ LTL ground to our Seattle, WA, terminal. From there, we load the freight bound for Anchorage, Fairbanks and South Central Alaska on our trailers using logistics bars, which help prevent movement and freight damage. Freight bound for Southeast Alaska is loaded in containers that travel by barge. Estes serves virtually every point in Alaska. However, most Alaska-bound freight goes to Anchorage and is trucked to its ultimate destination in markets such as Fairbanks and Kenai.
A: Yes, Estes provides direct service to virtually any point in Alaska.