Werner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics provider working in the U.S., will soon add an International RH Series fuel cell hydrogen truck to its fleet. The Class-8 vehicle will rely on a 226″ wheelbase powered by technology from Accelera by Cummins, the zero-emissions business segment of Cummins Inc. Indeed, the truck uses both an Accelera hydrogen fuel cell engine and electric powertrain for emissions-free operation.

This collaborative effort involves industry leaders such as Accelera, Navistar, SoCal Gas, the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the U.S. Department of Energy. The zero-emission vehicle was on display at the latest ACT Expo in Las Vegas (here’s our dedicated website section).

Why adding a fuel cell truck to the fleet: words from Werner and Accelera

“We are excited to welcome this International RH Series hydrogen fuel cell truck into our fleet as we continue testing and validating technologies with significant implications across the industry,” said Werner’s SVP of the One-Way Network and Innovation Council Leader, Chad Dittberner. “This initiative aligns perfectly with our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint by 55% by 2035. By investing in cutting-edge technology like the Accelera fuel cell engine, we’re not only enhancing our operational efficiency but also championing a greener future for the transportation industry.”

“As this exciting journey with Werner begins, it’s important to note we’re not just deploying fuel cell technology – we’re shaping the future of transportation, one collaboration at a time,” added Dawn Wehr, General Manager of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies at Accelera. “By working closely with industry leaders like Werner, we’re leveraging collective expertise to refine and improve zero-emissions innovations. Together, we’re validating technology in real-world environments, increasing industry credibility and confidence”.


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