Estes Express Lines Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Estes Express Lines (Estes) regarding its recent data breach. The Estes data breach potentially involved sensitive personal information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Estes is a privately held, full-service freight transportation company based in Virginia. Founded in 1931, Estes offers a full range of shipping solutions including LTL, time critical, volume and truckload, global, and custom solutions. Additionally, Estes has a fleet of over 10,000 tractors, 44,000 trailers, and a network of over 280 terminals, serving all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean.2 Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Estes employs more than 22,000 individuals and over 10,000 drivers.


On October 1, 2023, Estes discovered that it had experienced a ransomware attack that impacted its systems. Through its investigation, Estes determined that an unauthorized threat actor may have accessed and acquired sensitive personal information during the incident on October 1, 2023. Recently, Estes began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed by the ransomware attack has not been made publicly available.

If you have received a breach notification letter from Estes Express Lines:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by Estes data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Estes Express Lines:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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