Estes Company Review

Estes Company Overview

Estes company logo

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

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

Estes Hiring Area

Estes hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Hiring Age For Estes

Estes Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
  • MTS 23  
  • Estes 21  
  • Swift 21  
  • Knight 21  
  • CRST 21  
  • Hogan 21  

Minimum Experience Required For Estes

Estes Minimum Experience:
12 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
  • Estes  12  
  • Waggoners  12  
  • Ward  12  
  • Dillon  6  
  • Jack Cooper  6  
  •  Swift
    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

Estes Operating Area

Estes operates all 48 contiguous states

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

Estes Terminal Locations

Estes terminal locations

Estes Yearly Miles

Estes: 425,559,881

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
  • CRST  536M
  • Estes  425.56M
  • Averitt  377.56M
  • PAM  178.6M
  • 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
  • Stevens  2,150
  • A. Duie Pyle  878
  • Wilson  790
  • CalArk  600
  • 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
  • Cowan  2,600
  • May  2,100
  • SRT  1,700
  • Cassens  1,160
  • Wil-Trans  300

Estes Governed Speed

Estes Speed:

  • Millis  70 mph
  • A&R  67 mph
  • PAM  64 mph
  • Transport America  64 mph
  • Wil-Trans  62 mph
  • Schneider  60 mph
  • Estes  0 mph

Estes Tractor Brands

  • Estes

  • SRT

  • CalArk

  • Trimac

  • Western Express

  • Super Service

  • USA Truck

  • TMC

  • CT

  • K & B

  • Averitt

  • Dillon

Estes Transmission Types

Estes has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Lone Star
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Crete
    • Prime
    • K & B
    • May
  • Automatics
    • Koch
    • Maverick
    • Millis
    • AAA Cooper
    • Dillon
    • Watkins Shepard
  • Mix Of Both
    • Dart
    • Wil-Trans
    • Schneider
    • TMC
    • Navajo
    • Jim Palmer

Estes APU Policy

Estes has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Maverick
    • Carter
    • Lone Star
    • Melton
    • Celadon
    • Marten
  • Without APU's
    • Schaffer
    • Hunt
    • KLLM
    • AAA Cooper
    • CRST
    • CR England
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

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