Volume and Truckload

Estes provides a complete range of volume and truckload services even during peak shipping periods. This means whether you’re shipping a full truckload or LTL—locally, internationally or to offshore destinations—we have the experience, service and fleet to meet your needs.

Our volume and truckload options include:
Volume LTL

Save money by paying only for the space your shipment requires.


Take advantage of competitive rates and get the peace of mind that comes from knowing an Estes driver is focused exclusively on your freight. Save even more when you ship in one of our economical backhaul lanes.

Truckload Brokerage

Get access to a stringently qualified pool of carriers through Estes Forwarding Worldwide.

Time Critical Guaranteed Volume, LTL, Truckload or Flatbed

Transit-time guarantees are available for volume, truckloads and special equipment loads such as flatbeds.

Dedicated Truckload

Experience the ultimate in reliability for recurring deliveries of multiple loads.


Volume LTL
You pay only for the trailer space you use with our reliable, asset-based volume LTL solutions.
  • Shipments must be 5,000 pounds or more, or take up at least 8 linear feet of the trailer to qualify as a volume load.
  • Volume LTL quotes remain valid for 30 days.
  • Volume rates obtained through My Estes include guaranteed options.

To get a volume or truckload quote, use the Volume/Truckload Rate Request in My Estes, call your local terminal or contact the Volume and Truckload team at 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and press 31. Not a My Estes user? Sign up today for account-specific convenience in a secure environment.


Estes’ asset-based truckload services allow you to ship full loads of freight with one of the industry’s most trusted, reliable carriers. Plus, our backhaul service takes advantage of trucks that are traveling home without a full load. Since we have extra space and are already going where your freight is headed, we pass on the extra savings to you.

To get a truckload quote, use the Volume/Truckload Rate Request in My Estes, call your local terminal or contact the Volume and Truckload team at 1-866-ESTES4U (378-3748) and press 31.


Truckload Brokerage

Our wholly owned subsidiary, Estes Forwarding Worldwide (EFW), provides reliable truckload brokerage service with access to qualified carriers that deliver full truckloads to all 50 states, the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico. All participating carriers are rigorously qualified for safety, reliability and financial stability.

EFW will coordinate, monitor and track your shipment. So no matter who carries your freight, you’ll have a single point of contact for customer service.

Call the EFW brokerage team at 1-877-394-3399 to get a quote.


Time Critical Guaranteed Volume, LTL, Truckload or Flatbed

Estes offers a complete range of time-critical solutions for your volume and truckload freight with a variety of rate options displaying right on our Volume/Truckload Rate Quote in My Estes. Options include:

Volume or Truckload Guaranteed Service Level to Fits Your Needs
Option Description
V/TL Guaranteed Standard The fastest non-customized option that delivers on the standard LTL transit day with a by-5 PM guarantee
V/TL Guaranteed Economy Delivery on the standard LTL transit plus one day with a by-5 PM guarantee
Exclusive Use The fastest, most reliable and most secure option

To guarantee a customized pickup or arrival date or time (or time-range window), or to arrange for any special equipment for your volume/truckload shipment—including flatbed loads—simply email timecritical@estes-express.com or call the time-critical team on 1-800-645-3952.


Dedicated Truckload
Estes’ dedicated teams provide strategically located terminals and an extensive service area to efficiently handle multiple loads on a daily basis. With direct lanes and a large, dependable fleet, we can get your freight to its destination quickly with minimal handling.

Call 1-866-ESTES4U (1-866-378-3748), and press 33 to speak to an expert about how our dedicated truckload services can benefit your business.

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