Estes express lines announces general rate increase

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Although the cost of doing business continues to rise, Estes remains
dedicated to providing you with a top-notch shipping experience year after year. To do so, we must invest in technology, equipment and our people. That’s why we find it necessary to implement a price increase averaging 6.9%, effective July 23, 2012.

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Estes express lines announces general rate increase

  1. 1. Estes Express Lines Announces General Rate IncreaseRICHMOND, Va. Va.—Although the cost of doing business continues to rise, Estes remainsdedicated to providing you with a top-notch shipping experience year after year. To do so, wemust invest in technology, equipment and our people. That’s why we find it necessary toimplement a price increase averaging 6.9%, effective July 23, 2012.This decision was made only after careful analysis. For example, innovative technology is nolonger optional. Today’s logistics require advanced tools for rating, routing, documenting andtracking your freight.Another area of needed investment is equipment. New equipment costs have increased, especiallyfor tractors. However, the role of up-to-date equipment in maintaining both a reliable deliveryschedule and safety standards can never be compromised.Also, you are probably aware of the growing national driver shortage. This necessitates largerbudgets for hiring and retaining qualified drivers who can help maintain our service at a level thatyou can count on.Maintaining fiscal responsibility by balancing costs and income is a principle we’ve learned overthe last 81 years. And our eight decades of experience have shown that focusing on fiscaldiscipline is the best way to assure you of continued excellence.The updated rates can be accessed through your My Estes Account or they can be downloadedfrom our site. For individual rate quotes, please call your local Estes terminal or contact one of ourrating specialists at 1-866-ESTES4U(1-866-378-3748), and press 12 As always, feel free to call your Estes sales representative with 12.any questions.We appreciate your understanding and thank you for allowing Estes to be your transportationservices provider.Sincerely,Paul J. DugentEstes Express LinesVice President, Pricing & TrafficAbout EstesRichmond, VA-based Estes is a full-service freight transportation provider offering a full range ofshipping solutions including LTL, Time Critical, Volume & Truckload, Global and CustomSolutions. Founded in 1931 by W.W. Estes and still owned by the Estes family, the company hasgrown from a small, local carrier into one of the most respected total-solutions providers in theindustry.If you want to get estes tracking service, please go to www.expresstracking.org/estes/

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