Today’s Pickup: Kenworth fuel cell truck to enter testing

The expansion of fuel cell trucks is continuing, with an announcement from Ballard Power Systems that its 85-kilowatt fuel cell engine will power a Class 8 Kenworth drayage truck at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. It is part of a two-year demonstration program, reports the Santa Monica Observer.

The truck will join the likes of Nikola Motors and Toyota who are building manufacturing Class 8 fuel cell power systems. You can read more about these and other alternative power programs on FreightWaves’ Green Trucking page.

Did you know?

The average time it takes a commercial truck to cross the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge in Pharr, TX, into Mexico is 63 minutes, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


“The hypothesis is if drivers had more flexibility in terms of hours of service rules and available parking places, would they be able to make the decision not to drive in the most congested locations during the most congested times of the day?”

Rebecca Brewster, president and COO of ATRI, in an interview with Fleet Owner

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Brian Straight

Brian Straight covers general transportation news and leads the editorial team as Managing Editor. A journalism graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he has covered everything from a presidential election, to professional sports and Little League baseball, and for more than 10 years has covered trucking and logistics. Before joining FreightWaves, he was previously responsible for the editorial quality and production of Fleet Owner magazine and Brian lives in Connecticut with his wife and two kids and spends his time coaching his son’s baseball team, golfing with his daughter, and pursuing his never-ending quest to become a professional bowler.