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March 22, 2017

Estes Receives Two Carrier of the Year Awards from The Home Depot

RICHMOND, VA—Estes Express Lines has been recognized by The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, as its LTL Carrier of the Year. In addition, Estes’ Level2 Logistics division was named the company’s Carrier of the Year in the Store Delivery category.

The Home Depot selected its winning partners by evaluating Carrier Score-carding Reports plus the candidates’ ease of doing business, such as the strength of the alliance and speed to engage. Surge capacity—along with support during emergencies and disasters—were other key considerations for the Atlanta, GA-based Fortune 500 company.

“We are honored to be awarded with these prestigious recognitions,” said Estes’ President and CEO Rob Estes. “The Home Depot was recently named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2017. Contributing to their ongoing success is a privilege, and we greatly appreciate and value our long business relationship.”

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 LTL carrier in the nation. Estes is now one of the most respected total-solutions providers in the industry, with more than 200 U.S. terminals and a global service footprint.

About The Home Depot

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,278 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2016, The Home Depot had sales of $94.6 billion and earnings of $8.0 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.