TMA announces new freight partner with industry leader Estes Association Solutions

The Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) has partnered with Estes Association Solutions, the largest privately owned freight carrier in North America, to ensure small and midsize manufacturers can ship and receive critical components with efficiency and reliability throughout the country.

“Following Yellow Corporation’s declared bankruptcy last year after years of financial struggles and growing debt, TMA began seeking new a transportation partner with a storied history of success and that had the bandwidth to service our members,” explained TMA President Patrick Osborne. “We’re very pleased to announce this new freight discount program and partnership with Estes Association Solutions.”

TMA members who enroll in this program will have access to a dedicated TMA representative, exclusive association pricing that includes discounted time critical guaranteed pricing to ensure critical components depart and arrive at their next location reliably, and reduced fees levied by freight transportation carriers for services that go beyond standard pick-up and delivery.

“Manufacturing is one of the most vital industries to our state’s and nation’s economy, so partnering with an industry leader like Estes ensures the work our makers and doers do on a daily basis reaches the end users in a timely matter,” continued Osborne. “Manufacturing and transportation go hand in hand, so our small and midsize manufacturing members are excited about working with a group who understands the importance of quality work.”

Estes is the largest privately-owned freight carrier in North America with over 22,000 employees and access to over 10,000 doors and 280 terminals to ensure products manufactured by TMA’s small and midsize members can effectively and reliably be shipped around Illinois, North America, and the globe.

“Estes has LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping with nearly 7,000 next-day lanes, along with robust Time Critical Guaranteed service and Final Mile freight delivery to homes, businesses, institutions, and jobsites without loading docks,” explained Alesia Dragon, Estes Association Solutions’ program manager. “Among other services we offer for our new partnership with TMA is global freight forwarding with worldwide coverage and reliable, specialized LTL services like trade show transportation.”

For information on TMA’s freight program with Estes, visit

About TMA

Founded in 1925, the Technology and Manufacturing Association is an independent trade organization exclusively focused on assisting small and midsize manufacturers by providing a diverse portfolio of benefits and services, including: community, information, training, resources, and advocacy. TMA has nearly 1,000 members representing over 35,000 manufacturing employees and more than 25 million square feet of manufacturing plant.

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