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May 7, 2018

Rob Estes Wins Richmond Region Leadership Award; Company Takes Top Sector Honors

Top Workplaces Award

RICHMOND, VA—President and CEO Rob Estes won the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Leadership Award in the Top Workplaces mega companies category. He was among four Richmond, VA-area executives recognized for their strong leadership by inspiring confidence and vision in their companies.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch partnered with employee research and consulting firm Energage to determine the award winners based on comprehensive employee feedback. According to the newspaper, the Leadership Award was given to four Richmond-area executives based on company size.

Meanwhile, Estes Express Lines was also named as one of the top five best places to work in the Richmond, VA, region, and the company also topped the survey’s Transportation sector.

“These awards reflect something we’ve known and believed here for a long time: Taking good care of our teammates, embracing open communications, and valuing every employee results in a better organization that takes care of its customers,” said Estes. “It’s a blessing to lead such an amazing and talented group of people. I like to think that Estes Express Lines is as much employee driven as we are family driven.”

The third generation of the Estes family to lead the company, he joined Estes Express Lines permanently in 1975 and worked in both sales and terminal operations before becoming General Manager in 1987. Estes became company President in 1990 and Chairman and CEO in 2001.

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 carrier in the nation. The company is now one of the most respected total-solutions providers in the industry with direct service throughout all of the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico through more than 230 terminals, as well as door-to-door service to and from Mexico and a global freight-forwarding service footprint.