Estes Express Lines (No. 12 on the CCJ Top 250) recently completed the installation of a solar power system at its West Middlesex, Pa., terminal, the fourth Estes terminal to install a solar power system.
The company says the solar power system, coupled with an upcoming upgrade to energy-efficient LED lighting at the terminal, will make up for 90 percent of the terminal’s annual consumption. The project involved 2,150 roof panelsand was facilitated by a grant from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority.
“Selecting clean solar power for our West Middlesex terminal further demonstrates Estes’ good stewardship of the environment,” said Joe Ziadeh, Estes’ construction and facility maintenance project manager. “Estes was one of the first trucking companies to join the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership, and this solar project is another step in our sustainability efforts.”
The company’s other solar-powered terminals are in Baltimore, Md.; Elkton, Md.; and Greensboro, N.C.