About Estes Express

Estes Express has established itself as a pillar of the freight transportation industry with a rich heritage spanning nearly nine decades. This family-inspired and family-run company has grown into the nation’s fourth-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) shipper, with a dedicated team of over 22,000 employees. Estes Express prides itself on a culture of safety, innovation, and empowerment, and is deeply committed to environmental stewardship. With a fleet that includes electric tractors and an extensive network of terminals, Estes has embraced sustainability through various green initiatives, such as partnering with carbon capture programs and investing in solar energy. This focus on eco-friendly practices and technologies, alongside their significant expansion over the years, demonstrates Estes Express’s adaptability and forward-thinking approach in the dynamic freight shipping landscape.

As Estes Express looks to the future, they continue to harness the power of cutting-edge technology and lean into the promise of sustainable transportation solutions. This commitment to innovation and environmental responsibility not only sets them apart in the freight industry but also ensures they are well-equipped to meet the evolving needs of a global economy. With a clear vision for progress and a steadfast dedication to service, Estes Express stands ready to navigate the ever-changing currents of logistics and supply chain management, driving growth and success for both the company and its customers.

Estes Express Cantilever Storage Case Study

The Situation

Handling a diverse array of materials and products for The Home Depot in Puerto Rico posed a complex logistical challenge for Estes Express. They sought to streamline their storage and distribution operations to enhance efficiency and meet the increasing demand. Identifying the need for a robust system to manage their inventory, Estes Express approached Atlantic Rack with a clear goal: to procure an innovative Cantilever Racking system capable of accommodating the unique dimensions and weight of construction materials. This solution would not only aid in the organization of products but also facilitate smoother and swifter distribution across Puerto Rico, thus optimizing Estes Express’s logistical framework and reinforcing their commitment to delivering excellence to Home Depot.

Logistical Harmony: Orchestrating The Home Depot's Distribution with Estes Express

In an intricate dance of logistics where precision meets scale, Estes Express has mastered the art of moving products seamlessly for The Home Depot across the challenging expanse of Puerto Rico. Tasked with the hefty responsibility of delivering diverse products from small fixtures to large building materials, Estes Express employs a meticulous approach to logistics and inventory management, ensuring that every item arrives in peak condition. Balancing the intricacies of varied product types with the robust demands of construction materials, Estes Express orchestrates a symphony of movement, underpinned by their steadfast commitment to innovation, safety, and environmental stewardship. This strategic alignment of goals and logistics excellence ensures the timely deployment of The Home Depot’s extensive product range, solidifying Estes Express’s role as a pivotal link in the supply chain.

The Solution

Estes Express selected the Roll-Formed Cantilever Rack system to enhance the logistics of The Home Depot’s diverse product range in Puerto Rico. This choice was driven by the system’s flexibility and bolt-less assembly, offering a lighter and adaptable solution suitable for the indoor environment of warehouses. This contrasts with the more robust Structural Cantilever, which is built with hot-rolled steel and nuts and bolts assembly for heavy-duty, outdoor use.

Roll-Formed Cantilever Racks, made from thinner steel, are designed for environments with frequent layout changes and lighter loads, prioritizing ease of reconfiguration. Structural Cantilevers, on the other hand, cater to more demanding applications, equipped to handle heavier weights and withstand the rigors of equipment use and weather elements. Estes Express’s strategic selection of Roll-Formed Racks tailored their warehouse operations to meet The Home Depot’s needs efficiently, while maintaining the flexibility required for dynamic retail logistics.

Rolled Form Cantilever Racks
Estes Express Cantilever

Rolled Form Cantilever are manufactured using roll-formed steel and are often preferred storage rack for light and medium duty.

Estes Express Cantilever

Rolled Form Cantilevers are easier to install than structural cantilevers due to its bolt-less connection design.

Estes Express Cantilever

Cantilever Racks are the perfect solution for storing long, bulky, odd-shaped materials.

Estes Express Cantilever

Galvanized coating works in the toughest environments. Perfect for coolers, freezers and outdoors.

Estes Express Cantilever

Cantilever racks are the ideal storage solution for construction materials such as pipes, lumber, drywall, steel sheets and more!

Estes Express Cantilever

Cantilever racks can be customized according to your needs. They are available in different heights and capacities. Arms can adjust and increment also!