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Crash Impact Starts Fire, Injures Truck Driver
A big rig with DATS Trucking, Inc. was pulled over on the roadside when it got a flat tire. An Estes Express Lines tractor-trailer then slammed into the back of the DATS truck, starting a fire and critically injuring the driver, according to Utah officials (http://fox13now.com/2014/07/16/semi-trucks-collide-catch-fire-i-80-closed-in-summit-county-avoid-area/).
Fatal Accident, Truck Fire Kills Driver
A tractor-trailer owned by Estes Express Lines was heading north on Interstate 85 near Lexington when it hit the back of a 1998 Ford SUV that was also northbound. The semi veered off the road, hit some trees, tipped over and ignited into fire (http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20111019/NEWS/310199986).
The information below reflects the content of the FMCSA management information systems as of 02/03/2015.
Legal Name: ESTES EXPRESS LINES
Crashes reported to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for 24 months prior to 2-03-2015.
Fatal – 12
Injury – 150
Tow – 251
Total – 413
The crashes listed in the table above represent Estes Express involvement, without any determination as to the company’s responsibility.
Estes Express Company Information
Physical Address: 3901 W BROAD ST, RICHMOND, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 353-1900
Mailing Address: PO BOX 25612, RICHMOND, VA 23260
UDOT Number: 121018
MC or MX Number: MC-97275
DUNS Number: 27-806-33
Power Units: 6,216
MCS-150 Form Date: 04/20/2011
MCS-150 Mileage (Year): 364,380,000 (2010)
Operation Classification: Auth. For Hire
Carrier Operation: Interstate
Cargo Carried: General Freight, Metal: sheets, coils, rolls, Building Materials, Machinery, Large Objects, Liquids/Gases, Intermodal Cont., Grain, Feed, Hay, Chemicals, Beverages, Paper Products, Agricultural/Farm Supplies.