Estes Express Lines

Full-service freight transportation provider offering shipping solutions including LTL, time critical, volume & truckload, global & custom solutions.

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We continue to invest in innovative, new technology to help streamline your shipping experience, and are so excited for the new enhancements we’ll be launching this year! Visit our website for updates, or to learn more about our comprehensive suite of online tools and applications.

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Happy New Year from Estes! Thank you to all our customers for choosing us this year—we look forward to partnering with you again in 2023. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, successful year ahead.

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Our VP of Fleet Services Mike Palmer contributed to an early design of Ridge Corp.’s new Trailer Helmet, and we’re so excited to see that this concept has become a reality! Estes is a proud customer of this innovative new product, which is designed to prevent trailer front-end top rail and corner damage! Learn more:

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We’re so proud to be featured in DC Velocity about what Estes is doing to meet the evolving needs of our Final Mile customers. Learn more:

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We’re so grateful for you and wish you a season filled with peace and joy. From our family to yours—happy holidays!

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The spirit of giving is strong among our employees in their local communities! Many of our terminals are celebrating the holidays by donating toys to families in need, as part of the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program!

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At Estes, caring for the people we serve is both a privilege and a responsibility we take seriously. Read Rob Estes’ latest President’s Letter to learn about the investments we’re making to deliver an improved freight shipping experience for our customers. Learn More:

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We’re so proud to be teaming up with Wreaths Across America for the 12th straight year, delivering fresh evergreen wreaths to the gravesites of fallen veterans. Please take a moment today to remember the men and women of our armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our nation’s freedoms.

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We’re so excited to once again be teaming up with Wreaths Across America to support them in their mission to remember our fallen U.S veterans, honor those who serve, and teach our children the value of freedom. Learn more:

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December 7th, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy. Today we honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who lost their lives 81 years ago in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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We’re excited to announce that we’re expanding our transportation network with the opening of a new terminal in Gary, IN! Our new facility opened on November 21st and grows our vast network by an additional 103 doors.

Estes Improves Across Top 10 Performance Categories in 2022 National Survey | Estes Express Lines 12/02/2022

Estes Improves Across Top 10 Performance Categories in 2022 National Survey | Estes Express Lines

We’re so proud to announce that Estes is the only national LTL carrier to improve across the top 10 performance categories in Mastio’s 2022 LTL Carrier Customer Value and Loyalty Study. This nationally recognized study rates carriers on a variety of metrics based solely on customer feedback! Learn more:

Estes Improves Across Top 10 Performance Categories in 2022 National Survey | Estes Express Lines Estes Improves Across Top 10 Performance Categories in 2022 National Survey Nov 17, 2022 Estes is the only national LTL carrier to improve across each of the top 10 performance categories in the 2022 LTL Carrier Customer Value and Loyalty Study, conducted by research company Mastio. Mastio’s annua...

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Estes was built on values, but it runs on trust, and we want to thank you for putting your trust in us. We’re so grateful to have had the privilege to serve you this year and are working hard to enhance your experience in ways that make it even easier to ship with us in 2023. Because going the extra mile isn’t just what we do—it’s who we are.

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We’re excited to announce that we’re expanding our transportation network with the opening of a new terminal in Cheyenne, WY! Our new facility opened on November 7th and grows our vast network by an additional 17 doors.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all the wonderful customers we've had the privilege of serving this year. We are so thankful for you!

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We’re excited to announce that Estes has been named a finalist in Ventana Research’s 15th Annual Digital Leadership Awards. These prestigious awards are designed to spotlight organizations and individuals that use technology to advance business and IT. Learn more:

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The Women in Trucking Association has named Estes one of the 2022 Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation, and we couldn’t be prouder! This recognition honors corporate cultures that foster gender diversity, competitive compensation and benefits, flexible hours and work requirements, and opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

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This Veterans Day, the entire Estes family honors our nation’s service members for their bravery and sacrifice.

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Our Vice President of Fleet Services, Mike Palmer, was featured in Fleet Owner this week, offering valuable insight into the important role data plays in driving operational efficiency.

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We are proud to announce that we will be collaborating with MyCarrier to provide a seamless TMS transition for our customers, following Trimble’s decision to shut down its current LTL solution within KuebixTMS. We are so excited for this partnership, and to be bringing MyCarrier’s innovative technology to even more of our LTL shippers!

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We are so proud to be named Ryder’s 2022 National Carrier of the Year! It’s an honor to receive this recognition, and we’re so grateful for the way our partnership with Ryder continues to help us deliver an even better experience for our customers.

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Whether you're delivering to a residential consignee or a retail business, you can count on Estes to take care of your customers every step of the way. Our Final Mile home delivery experience offers real-time shipment tracking, automatic text updates, and user-friendly website tools for your residential consignees. And our commercial delivery solution is perfect for businesses without traditional loading docks.

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We’re so proud to announce that Inbound Logistics has recognized Estes as one of its Top 100 Trucking Companies for 2022! This list recognizes freight service providers that demonstrate a continued commitment to meeting their customers’ unique, evolving freight transportation needs.

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When you need to make an urgent shipment, Estes has you covered. Our industry-leading Time Critical Guarantee includes more standard benefits than you’ll find with any other carrier, including guaranteed on-time pickups, on-time delivery, damage-free shipments, and on-time appointments. And we have a dedicated team of Time Critical representatives available to help you 24/7/365. Learn more:

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Our Vice President of Process Improvement, Webb Estes, will be speaking at the upcoming VMA22 International Trade Symposium to offer valuable insight into improving performance through data automation. Learn more:

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Estes is so proud to be named in Forbes’ 2022 list of America’s Best Employers For Women! At Estes, we’re committed to supporting gender diversity in the trucking industry and are honored to be recognized for creating supportive environments and engaging opportunities for women, both in our offices and out in the field.

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This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and Estes is proud to salute all the exceptional drivers who help us keep America’s freight moving. We couldn’t do it without you!

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Today, Estes remembers all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and honors the many brave Americans who dedicated themselves to helping others and serving our nation in the aftermath of the attacks.

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We’re excited to announce that Estes will soon begin using another piece of ’s HaulSuite LTL optimization solutions hub, Driver Plan. This technology will help us create optimized runs that provide our drivers with more consistent schedules and make it possible for them to spend more time at home with their families!

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In honor of all the many contributions America’s workforce has made to the strength, vitality, and endurance of our great nation, Estes wishes you a happy Labor Day!

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Did you know we offer helpful transportation tips and tools in the How it Works section of our website’s home page? Get insight into trends, services, and industry best practices that can help you streamline your freight operation and simplify your shipping experience—all in one easy-to-find place.

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At Estes, we’re committed to keeping your freight moving. That’s why we’re investing in nationwide capacity expansion to increase terminal doors, add more equipment, and grow our workforce. Visit our website to see the latest updates!

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It’s Estes Safety Awareness Month, and throughout July, we’re supporting our employees with daily tips, videos, and guidance on the latest industry safety best practices. At Estes, we’re committed to protecting our employees and doing our part to keep America’s roadways safe!

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Estes Logistics wants to help you take your supply chain to the next level. That’s why we offer a full range of custom shipping and logistics solutions to meet your unique needs, including dedicated fleet services, and logistics centers services. Visit our website to learn more!

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Our President and CEO Rob Estes was featured in Supply Chain Quarterly, following his appearance last month at the SMC3 Connections Conference. Read more for insights from Rob and other industry leaders about how to succeed in today’s LTL environment.

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We are so proud to once again be recognized as one of Inbound Logistics’ Top 75 Green Supply Chain Partners in 2022! This award honors companies that go the extra mile to help shippers maintain sustainable, eco-friendly supply chains.

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Let freedom ring! Wishing all our customers a happy and safe Independence Day!

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2201 East Ovid Avenue
Des Moines, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 12am - 12am
Tuesday 12am - 12am
Wednesday 12am - 12am
Thursday 12am - 12am
Friday 12am - 12am

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