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Estes expands national footprint with new terminals in South Carolina, Nevada, and New Jersey

Estes kicks off national expansion with Yellow-acquired property and equipment

April 16, 2024
Estes has also added over 130 tractors and 6,000 trailers along with thousands of other pieces of equipment like load bars, airbags, and freight tables to its fleet as part of those acquisitions.

Estes, No. 9 on the 2024 FleetOwner 500: for-hire list, held a grand opening event for its terminal in Florence, South Carolina, and announced the opening of two additional terminals in Reno, Nevada, and Cinnaminson, New Jersey. All three properties are recent acquisitions retrofitted for the company’s operations.

The Reno and Cinnaminson terminals are among the 24 terminals Estes acquired from the defunct fleet Yellow. These purchases added more than 130 tractors and 6,000 trailers, along with thousands of other pieces of equipment, such as load bars, airbags, and freight tables, to the Estes fleet. They also added 985 more doors to Estes’ network.

“These recent acquisitions represent the single biggest influx of terminals and equipment in Estes’ history,” said Webb Estes, president and COO. “I applaud our team for their speed and agility, which allowed us to integrate these assets into our operations quickly and seamlessly. It exemplifies the grit, resiliency, and can-do spirit of Team Estes and how we work together to provide exceptional service to our customers.”

See also: Estes: Yellow owes $27M+ for damage to leased terminals

Highlights of some of the newest terminals include:

  • The Florence terminal has 58 doors, 20,500 square feet of dock area, and 7,200 square feet of office space on a 13-acre site that parallels I-95 near I-20.
  • The Reno terminal, located on a 10-acre lot off I-80, has 54 doors, 18,000 square feet of dock area, and 2,340 square feet of office space.
  • The Cinnaminson terminal has 92 doors, 32,000 square feet of dock area, 6,900 square feet of office space, and a seven-bay-door maintenance shop near I-95, I-295, and US-130.
  • Terminals coming online as part of the Yellow acquisition will be located in additional locations, including Tacoma, Washington; San Fernando Valley, California; Boynton Beach, Florida; Detroit, Michigan; and Austin, Texas.
  • Estes plans to open an additional seven terminals across the U.S. by the end of June, with the remaining Yellow-acquired properties following soon after.

“New terminal capacity doesn’t just ease congestion; it unlocks efficiency, reliability, and value for our customers, paving the way for smoother operations and an enhanced experience,” said Carrie Johnstone, vice president of customer experience and innovation. “Acquiring these terminals was just step one—we’re now focused on putting them to work as quickly as possible to better serve our customers, which is exactly what we’re doing with these first ones.”

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