Estes opens 3 former Yellow terminals; 7 to open by end of June

Updated Apr 19, 2024
Estes terminal ribbon cutting
Estes Freight Lines

Estes Express Lines recently held its 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 that were retrofitted for the company’s operations.

The Reno and Cinnaminson terminals are among the 24 terminals Estes acquired from Yellow, which closed and declared bankruptcy last year. Estes also has added over 130 tractors and 6,000 trailers along with thousands of other pieces of equipment like load bars, air bags, and freight tables to its fleet as part of those acquisitions. It will add a total of 985 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.”

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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 has 54 doors, 18,000 square feet of dock area and 2,340 square feet of office space on a 10-acre lot off I-80.
  • 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 located near I-95, I-295, and US-130.

Additional locations for terminals coming online as part of the Yellow acquisition include 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 of the 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.”