Eastern Freightways

Discussion in 'Estes' started by yankatank, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. yankatank

    yankatank Medium Load Member

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    I've been hearing ads on roaddog trucking radio for flatbed/regional and at the end of the commercial it says a part of the estes family. Did Estes buy out Eastern? This is the same company with the 'On the ball' slogan, red trucks, right? I used to see them around the NE part.
     
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  3. gsmith2332

    gsmith2332 Light Load Member

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    Yep Estes bought them. Found an article online about the deal. Also on another note Estes is doing the delivery for Home Depot’s here in Okc. Cardinal use to do it. Estes seems to be expanding its reach.
     
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    yankatank Medium Load Member

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    wow...that's interesting!
     
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    gsmith2332 Light Load Member

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    Surprised me one day to see a Home Depot day cab with operated by Estes Express lines under the HD logo.
     
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  6. yankatank

    yankatank Medium Load Member

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    yeah, I haven't seen it. Might keep an 'eye out' for that and see if I find one!
     
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  7. gsmith2332

    gsmith2332 Light Load Member

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    Where are you at yankatank?
     
  8. yankatank

    yankatank Medium Load Member

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    down here in LA on my way next door to TX. However, I had a very brief stint at Estes. I REALLY miss it and messed up badly there(long story short, I had some bad issues in life). Maybe I'll get back on in a few years? I have a great job where I'm at, so best to stay where I am.
     
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  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Eastern is a hazy memory for me. Once I had preston, CF, Estes, etc etc etc then I remembered Eastern.

    I just don't know enough. I was too young.

    There is a Eastern Airlines that is really good at getting you to work 200 miles until someone with a bit much money bought the thing and lost too much money trying to make it something it aint.
     
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