Volume LTL and Truckload

Volume LTL and Truckload

When you need to make a larger freight shipment or manage extra volume during peak periods, Estes offers the capacity you need at competitive rates. You can count on us for reliable volume LTL and truckload freight services—thanks to our robust fleet, vast network, and dedicated workforce of drivers and dockworkers.

We continue to invest in a nationwide capacity expansion—opening more terminal doors, adding equipment, and growing our workforce to deliver an even better customer experience. Our modern fleet of more than 10,000 tractors and 45,000 trailers helps us to ensure your freight is moved efficiently through our vast nationwide network.

Both our volume LTL and truckload freight services are cost-effective shipping options. With volume LTL, you only pay for the trailer space you use, and our truckload shipments cost less per pound than LTL.

If your volume LTL or truckload freight needs extra attention, our range of Time Critical Guaranteed shipping options will give you peace of mind.

Get started with an automated online rate quote today and discover the many ways Estes goes the extra mile to deliver a better volume LTL and truckload shipping experience.

Take advantage of our cost-efficient volume LTL options for your larger freight shipments, and pay only for the trailer space you use. To qualify as a volume load, freight shipments must be 5,000 pounds or more, or take up at least eight linear feet of the trailer.

Advantages of Volume LTL Shipping

  • Extensive fleet available year-round
  • Lower costs relative to standard LTL
  • Reliable, asset-based options

Get a Quote

To get a volume LTL freight quote, use our online Rate Quote application or contact the Volume LTL and Truckload team at volumetruckload@estes-express.com. Note that rates for Time Critical Guaranteed shipping options can be obtained through our online Rate Quote application when logged into My Estes.

Our quotes are good for 30 days (longer than the industry standard of 7-10 days) as long as your freight parameters remain the same.

Our asset-based truckload freight services allow you to ship full loads with one of the industry’s most trusted and reliable carriers. Plus, our backhaul service takes advantage of Estes trucks that are traveling home without a full load; if we have space, and are already going where your freight is headed, you can ship for less.

Advantages of Truckload Shipping

  • Lower costs per pound than LTL
  • Minimized freight handling
  • Over-the-road and intermodal service
  • Shortened delivery times

To qualify as truckload freight, shipments must be 45,000 pounds or more, or take up at least 48 linear feet of the trailer.

Get a Quote

To get a truckload freight quote, use our online Rate Quote application or contact the Volume LTL and Truckload team at volumetruckload@estes-express.com.

Dedicated Truckload

With Dedicated Truckload shipping, your freight receives 100% dedicated equipment and personnel to meet your ongoing supply chain needs. With strategically-located terminals, extensive coverage areas, direct lanes, and a large, dependable fleet, we can deliver your freight quickly and with minimal handling. We can also handle multiple daily shipments.

Contact Us

Call 1-866-ESTES4U (1-866-378-3748), and press 33 to speak to an expert about how our Dedicated Truckload shipping services can benefit your business.

Not only can Estes handle your LTL shipping needs, but we can connect you with the largest pool of vetted, reliable, high-quality truckload freight carriers in North America. We make it easy to get brokered rate quotes and book shipments directly through our website. And our Brokered Truckload solution is supplemented by our asset-based Truckload service, which means if, for any reason, our partner can’t move your freight—we will.

No matter who carries your freight, you’ll receive your invoice from Estes. And we’ll be your single point of contact from start to finish—coordinating, monitoring, and tracking your truckload shipment every step of the way.

Get a Quote

To get a truckload freight quote, use our online Rate Quote application or contact the Volume LTL and Truckload team at estestruckload@estes-express.com.