Estes Among Top 50 Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation
RICHMOND, VA—The Women In Trucking Association, Inc. (WIT) has named Estes as one of the Top 50 Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation. Brian Everett, publisher of WIT magazine Redefining the Road, said that their list recognizes corporate cultures that foster gender diversity, competitive compensation and benefits, flexible hours and work requirements, professional development opportunities, and career advancement opportunities. Estes was among nearly 150 nominees considered by WIT, and more than 7,000 votes from transportation professionals identified the 50 finalist companies.
“Receiving this recognition is quite an honor,” said Estes’ President and CEO Rob Estes. “Women have long played key roles at our company — even back when we covered just a single state: Virginia. Today, we recruit skilled candidates from across the nation for a variety of important leadership, front line, and behind-the-scenes positions.”
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 Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org.