Freight transportation provider Estes says it has reduced standard transit times in its less-than-truckload (LTL) network by a full day from 15 terminals in the Upper Midwest to 47,491 destinations in the U.S.
Estes has re-engineered its freight routing network, including the conversion of its Des Moines, Iowa, terminal into a hub, to improve operational efficiencies and reduce transit times. This past fall the company reduced transit times from 26 terminals in the Northeast, Midwest and Southwest regions to more than 28,000 destinations.
Customers can utilize Estes’ online Transit Time Calculator under “Shipping Tools” at the Estes website or call their local terminal to determine transit times for specific shipments. Estes provides service to more than 760 million one- and two-day destinations in its normal network from more than 200 terminals.