Estes Repeats as Richmond Times-Dispatch Top Workplaces Award Winner

Estes Repeats as Richmond Times-Dispatch Top Workplaces Award Winner

RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Times-Dispatch has once again named Estes Express Lines—North America’s largest, privately held freight carrier—a Top Workplace in Richmond, Virginia. The newspaper collaborated with employee research and consulting firm Energage to determine the award winners based on a comprehensive employee feedback survey covering company performance indicators such as values, management, policies, and technological innovation.

Founded in 1931, Estes previously received this recognition in 2014, 2018, and 2021. The Richmond-based transportation leader is also a recipient of the nationally recognized 2021 Top Workplaces USA award, the 2022 Forbes Best Large Employer award, plus numerous industry performance distinctions.

“Taking care of our employees is what we’ve always been about, and this award reaffirms the innate value of Estes’ family-inspired culture,” says Vice President of Process Improvement Webb Estes. “As a tech-forward company, we embrace flexibility and the development of new ideas for improving the breadth of services we deliver to customers.”

“A combination of great opportunities and benefits, along with dynamic leaders known for their integrity, empathy, and vision, is a key reason why so many talented people are joining Estes—both in Richmond and across the nation,” adds Vice President of Human Resources Greg Richardson.

Senior Director, Employee Engagement and Communications Sara Graf also credits Estes’ nurturing of a recognition culture as a magnet for current and prospective employees.

“Estes has multiple programs for acknowledging employees for a job well done,” she says. “Understanding what’s important to our employees is key to their retention. That’s why we so value their feedback. It’s foundational to our company’s strength, and it’s helped drive our success for more than 90 years.”

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About Estes Express Lines
Estes is the largest, privately-owned freight carrier in North America. As an asset-based transportation provider with a global footprint, Estes always goes the extra mile to deliver reliable freight solutions and exceptional service that keep its customers coming back. Ethical and honest, with over 90-years of freight shipping expertise, Estes has worked through the decades to build a robust fleet and vast network of over 10,000 doors and 265 terminals nationwide. And the company’s comprehensive transportation solutions are backed by its continued investment in technology resources, as well as the support of more than 22,000 fiercely committed employees. Estes offers comprehensive freight shipping solutions, including Less Than Truckload (LTL)Volume and TruckloadTime Critical GuaranteedCustom Shipping and Logistics, and Final Mile.