Estes Among Top 50 Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation
RICHMOND, VA—The Women In Trucking Association, Inc. (WIT) has named Estes as one of the Top 50 Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation. Brian Everett, publisher of WIT magazine Redefining the Road, said that their list recognizes corporate cultures that foster gender diversity, competitive compensation and benefits, flexible hours and work requirements, professional development opportunities, and career advancement opportunities. Estes was among nearly 150 nominees considered by WIT, and more than 7,000 votes from transportation professionals identified the 50 finalist companies.
“Receiving this recognition is quite an honor,” said Estes’ President and CEO Rob Estes. “Women have long played key roles at our company — even back when we covered just a single state: Virginia. Today, we recruit skilled candidates from across the nation for a variety of important leadership, front line, and behind-the-scenes positions.”
About Estes Express Lines
Estes is the largest, privately-owned freight carrier in North America. As an asset-based transportation and custom-logistics solutions provider, Estes delivers responsive freight solutions across a vast regional, national, international, and global footprint. The Richmond, VA-based, fourth-generation company has nearly 90 years of freight shipping expertise and has worked through the decades to build a robust transportation network, a reputation for financial stability, and an award-winning safety record. Estes offers comprehensive freight shipping solutions, including Less Than Truckload (LTL), Volume LTL, Truckload, Time Critical, and Final Mile.
About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., and Walmart. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For more information, visit http://www.womenintrucking.org.