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Estes Company Review

Estes

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Founded during the Depression with a Chevy truck, the company has grown into a multiregional less-than-truckload (LTL) freight hauler. Its fleet of some 6,600 tractors and 24,600 trailers operates via a network of 210 terminals dotting the US. Service in Canada is provided by TST Overland Express, an ExpressLINK partner, and in Mexico through affiliate Almex.

Estes Express works with designated carriers to offer door-to-door delivery in the Caribbean and in Mexico. Subsidiary Estes Forwarding Worldwide services ocean/air freight forwarding. The company is owned and run by the family of founder W.W. Estes.

Estes Corporate Headquarters

Map of Estes corporate headquarters
3901 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 1-866-378-3748
Website: Estes

Getting Hired At Estes

Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Educational Degree (GED), or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background
  • Must possess a valid Class A Commercial Drivers License HazMat, Tanker and Doubles endorsements required (LCV requirement may apply)
  • 21 years of age required per FMCSA regulations (2 years driving experience preferred)
  • Must be able to drive a tractor trailer for a period of time that will conform to FMCSA requirements
  • Stable employment history preferred
  • Ability to operate a forklift (minimum 7,500 lb. vehicle)
  • Must be able to push or pull a loaded pallet jack and/or hand truck with a minimum load of 70 lbs.
  • Physical activities include: standing, lifting, twisting, turning, climbing a ladder, etc.
  • Must be able to provide an acceptable MVR
  • Must be familiar with state motor vehicle laws and FMCSA rules and regulations
  • Must pass a FMCSA required medical exam
  • Must pass a road test
  • Ability to meet the FMCSA’s requirements to speak and read English
  • Must be able to comply with all company policies, rules, procedures and Code of Conduct
  • Must be able to interact well with others
  • Must be able to work independently, or in a team setting
  • Must be capable of working under tight time constraints in a high volume environment with multiple priorities
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, random drug and/or alcohol tests, and will be subject to a criminal history background check
  • Must be capable of lifting a minimum of 70lbs.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be capable of dropping/hooking and coupling trailers which involves cranking landing gear, pulling 5th wheel pin which takes approximately 65 lbs. of pressure; and maneuvering a trailer dolly
  • Responds well to questions; Ability to read, interpret and comply with written information and documents such as safety rules, operations/procedure manuals and maintenance instructions with a high comprehension and concentration level to include the ability to meet deadlines
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    Estes does not allow any DUI's
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Estes Hiring Area

Estes hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Age For Estes

Estes Minimum Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • P&S 23  
    .
  • Watkins Shepard 23  
    .
  • Marten 22  
    .
  • XPO 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • Estes 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Estes

Estes Minimum Experience:
12 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Estes  12  
    .
  •  Maverick
    No Experience Required
  •  CT
    No Experience Required
  •  Super Service
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  SRT
    No Experience Required

Estes Driver Benefits

  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match*
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement Policies (Drivers Only)
  • College Scholarship Program Awards
  • Credit Union
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Direct Deposit
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Job Referral Bonus Program
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Paid Lodging, Holidays,Vacation, Time Off
  • Prescription Plans
  • Safety, Service Awards Programs & Safe Driving Bonus Program (Specific Employees Only)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Programs
  • Workers Compensation

Estes Operations

Driving Opportunities At Estes

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams

Freight Types:

  • LTL

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Line-Haul
  • LTL
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Estes Operating Area

Estes operates all 48 contiguous states

Estes offers coverage to the entire United States, and has over 200 company terminals.

Estes Company Terminal Locations

Estes terminal locations

Estes Yearly Miles

Estes: 425,559,881

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Estes  425.56M
    .
  • TransAm  131M
    .
  • Gardner  125.15M
    .
  • Melton  111.68M
    .
  • Millis  81M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Estes Company Policies

  • Estes Home Time Options

    Estes has the following home time options available:

  • Estes Rider Policy

    Estes does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • Estes Tuition Reimbursement

    Estes does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Estes Pet Policy

    Estes does not allow pets.

Estes Company Equipment

Estes Number Of Trucks

Estes Number Of Trucks:
6,620 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Estes  6,620
    .
  • Marten  2,660
    .
  • TransAm  1,400
    .
  • PGT  972
    .
  • K & B  681
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Estes Number Of Trailers

Estes Number Of Trailers:
24,592 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Estes  24,592
    .
  • Saia  10,000
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  2,500
    .
  • Hirschbach  1,200
    .
  • Jim Palmer  300
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Estes Governed Speed

Estes Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • Maverick  65 mph
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  65 mph
    .
  • Transport America  64 mph
    .
  • Interstate  63 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • Estes  0 mph
    .

Estes Tractor Brands

  • Estes

  • Watkins Shepard

  • Werner

  • Schneider

  • Interstate

  • Schaffer

  • XPO

  • Celadon

  • Melton

  • A&R

  • Crete

  • Hirschbach

Estes Transmission Types

Estes has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Schaffer
    • Hunt
    • SRT
    • MTS
    • May
    • Crete
  • Automatics
    • Dillon
    • Maverick
    • Carter
    • Koch
    • Watkins Shepard
    • AAA Cooper
  • Mix Of Both
    • Wil-Trans
    • Schneider
    • Jim Palmer
    • TMC
    • Trimac
    • Navajo

Estes APU Policy

Estes has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Wil-Trans
    • Ozark
    • Celadon
    • Stevens
    • Melton
    • Jim Palmer
  • Without APU's
    • Ward
    • CRST
    • Saia
    • CR England
    • USA Truck
    • Quality Distribution
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

Estes Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Estes

    The training at Estes will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • Estes Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Estes

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Estes you will run solo after training.

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