RICHMOND, Va. -- Estes, the largest, privately owned freight carrier in North America, opened its newest terminal, located outside of Savannah at 2165 Old Augusta Road in Rincon on Thursday. This terminal replaces the existing Savannah region terminal that has been in operation for more than 40 years. In total, the company has eight terminals in Georgia and 278 nationwide.
Deemed a flagship terminal by the family-owned freight carrier, the 51,200 square-foot facility features 87 doors and will allow the company to improve customer service while increasing its daily shipments by up to 60%. Already, the facility has created 64 jobs and Estes plans to add another 12 in the coming weeks. The facility will employ a number of new technologies including eDock, which provides shipment location visibility in real time.
“Savannah’s status as a global trade hub cannot be overstated, and our new facility there will help ease ongoing supply chain issues and allow us to better serve our customers throughout the region for years to come,” said Webb Estes, VP of process improvement for Estes. “We’re looking forward to seeing this state-of-the-art facility thrive, thanks to the great team we have in place in Savannah.”
Hiring for the Savannah terminal is ongoing and a hiring event will take place soon at the terminal. Individuals interested in a career at Estes can learn more at Work4Estes.com.
EDITOR'S NOTE: See additional information about the terminal in the June 29 edition of the Herald.
Estes is the largest, privately owned freight carrier in North America. As an asset-based transportation provider with a global footprint, Estes always goes the extra mile to deliver reliable freight solutions and exceptional service that keep its customers coming back. Ethical and honest, with over 90 years of freight shipping expertise, Estes has worked through the decades to build a robust fleet and vast network of over 10,000 doors and 278 terminals nationwide. And the company’s comprehensive transportation solutions are backed by its continued investment in technology resources, as well as the support of over 20,000 fiercely committed employees. Estes offers comprehensive freight shipping solutions, including Less Than Truckload (LTL), Volume and Truckload, Time Critical Guaranteed, Custom Shipping and Logistics, and Final Mile.