Briefly: Estes Express Lines opens former Yellow terminal in Florida

New Estes terminal in Florida
Estes Express Lines

Estes Express Lines earlier this week announced the opening of a terminal in Florida. The terminal in Boynton Beach, was acquired from Yellow Corp. after the LTL giant ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy last August. 

The terminal located near Interstate 95 and Route 1 has:

  • 36 doors
  • 12,120 square feet of dock space
  • 2,880 square feet of office space
  • a nearly six-acre site:

In a post on LinkedIn Estes said the new location will handle freight that previously had gone through company facilities in Miami and West Palm Beach.

FMCSA approves flashing brake light for Gemini

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently granted an exemption to Gemini Motor Transport that will allow the Oklahoma-based carrier to operate a flashing brake light system.

Gemini is a for-hire tanker carrier with more than 1,000 trucks. It's the primary carrier for Love's Trave;l Stops & Country Stores.

FMCSA published a notice of the exemption last week. The exemption, which allows the company to operate commercial motor vehicles equipped with a system manufactured by Intellistop, will run through May 12, 2029.

The Intellistop module is designed to pulse the required rear clearance, identification and brake lamps from a lower-level lighting intensity to a higher-level lighting intensity four times in two seconds when the brakes are applied and then return the lights to a steady-burning state while the brakes remain engaged.


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