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Estes Express

Estes Express

Estes Express is the largest privately held freight transportation company in North America.

We offer a comprehensive suite of freight shipping services to get your shipments where they need to go, when they need to get there. And because we’re committed to making freight shipping easier, our online tools and applications put all the important information you need, right at your fingertips.

Estes was built on values, but it runs on trust. That’s why after more than 90 years in the freight transportation business, we’re still so dedicated to building strong relationships with the people we serve, and delivering exceptional experiences that keep them coming back:

  • We’re Ethical
    We do right by our customers every time
  • We’re Honest
    We’re straightforward, trustworthy, and transparent
  • We’re Committed
    We go above and beyond to help when challenges arise

At Estes, going the extra mile isn’t just what we do—it’s who we are.


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Our carrier network and terminal locations cover the entirety of North America and beyond. By partnering with over 50 of the largest carriers like Estes Express, TalkFreight provides you with the most extensive coverage and best rates available.

Below are our vital statistics—including information about Estes’ people, fleet, facilities, and accolades.


  • Employees – 22,800+ (2023 year-end – up 2.0% over 2022)
  • Drivers – 10,300+ (2023 year-end – up 3.1% over 2022)

Fleet Information

  • Tractors – 10,400+
    • 180 compressed natural gas-powered (CNG) tractors
  • Trailers – 40,000+

Shipment and Facilities Information

  • Terminals – 280+ (U.S. and Canada)
    • Seven solar-powered; three additional locations planned for 2024
  • Terminal doors – 11,261 (2023 year-end – up 4.9% over 2022)
    • 330 electric forklifts in use
  • Shipment tonnage – 15,506,049,702 lbs. (2023 – down 0.2% over 2022)
  • Shipment volume – 12,540,615 (2023 – up 0.8% over 2022)
  • U.S. states with direct service – 50
    • Estes also offers service to Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean

Mastio National LTL Survey Ratings (2023)

  • Rated as providing highest value of all national LTL carriers
  • Only national LTL carrier to improve, year-over-year, across all top-10 performance categories

Industry Rankings

  • #4 LTL carrier in the U.S.
  • Largest privately held freight transportation company in North America