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November 26, 2018

Estes Wins Six ATA National Safety Awards

RICHMOND, VA—The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has recognized Estes with six national safety awards at the organization’s Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Long Beach, CA:

Estes Express Lines
First Place National Truck Safety Contest – General Commodities LTL/Local (>100 million miles)
Second Place National Truck Safety Contest – General Commodities LTL/LH (>100 million miles)
Second Place National Industrial Safety Contest – Industrial – General Commodities LTL (>5000 ees)

Estes West (Estes’ Western region)
First Place National Truck Safety Contest – General Commodities LTL/LH (10-100 million miles)
First Place National Truck Safety Contest – General Commodities LTL/Local (10-100 million miles)
Second Place National Industrial Safety Contest – Industrial – General Commodities LTL (1001-5000 ees)

According to Jacob Pierce, the deputy executive director of ATA’s Safety Management Council, the National Truck Safety Contest recognizes the lowest accident DOT ratios compared over the 2017 calendar year among motor carriers of like service and mileage. Similarly, the National Industrial Safety contest recognizes the lowest OSHA Case 300 (reported workplace injuries and illnesses) ratios over the same time period among like motor carriers. The awards were determined solely on the data, and the ratios provided from the data.

“These awards confirm once again that our ongoing focus on safety is making a difference — both on the roadway and in the workplace,” says Curtis Carr, Estes’s vice president of safety and risk management. “Protecting the public and our employees is a top priority at Estes, and we emphasize the importance of both by thinking safety and acting safely.”

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.

About American Trucking Associations
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward.