Cyberattack at LTL Specialist Estes Express

October 4, 2023


Estes Express confirmed that its IT systems were the target of an ongoing cyberattack, but said terminals and drivers were still picking up and delivering freight while the IT infrastructure was out of action.
“We’re working as quickly as possible to resolve this issue and to return to business as usual,” the Richmond, Va.-based company wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, noting that it was “unable to share specific details at this time.”

The disruption caused by the cyberattack at Estes will tighten LTL capacity further, even though it is likely a short-term event.

Incident Date

October 1, 2023

Estimated Cost

Customers left and shifted freight. (weeks later much moved back to Estes)

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified