Estes Becomes First LTL Carrier To Pilot New Carbon Capture Technology
Estes is proud to be the first LTL carrier to participate in the inaugural year pilot for Remora, a new carbon capture technology that vastly reduces the amount of CO2 a semi-truck releases into the earth’s atmosphere.
Developed out of research funded by the EPA, Remora has created a groundbreaking new carbon capture device which, when retrofitted to the tailpipe of a semi-truck, can capture up to 80% of the vehicle’s total carbon emissions. Remora then permanently sequesters the captured carbon by selling it to end-users like concrete producers, who use CO2 in the concrete curing process.
Estes is one of only six companies to participate in the inaugural year of Remora pilots and will be retrofitting ten vehicles with this groundbreaking new carbon capture technology.
“We’ve been committed to bringing eco-friendly solutions to the LTL industry ever since we became one of the first trucking companies to join the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership back in 2004,” said Estes President and CEO Rob Estes. “Through our partnership with Remora, we’re so proud to once again be pioneering an industry-leading green initiative that makes freight transportation more sustainable."
About Estes Express Lines
Estes is the largest, privately-owned freight carrier in North America. As an asset-based transportation provider with a global footprint, Estes always goes the extra mile to deliver reliable freight solutions and exceptional service that keep its customers coming back. Ethical and honest, with over 90-years of freight shipping expertise, Estes has worked through the decades to build a robust fleet and vast network of over 10,000 doors and 265 terminals nationwide. And the company’s comprehensive transportation solutions are backed by its continued investment in technology resources, as well as the support of more than 22,000 fiercely committed employees. Estes offers comprehensive freight shipping solutions, including Less Than Truckload (LTL), Volume and Truckload, Time Critical Guaranteed, Custom Shipping and Logistics, and Final Mile.