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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Uber Freight officially unveiled
Uber Freight has officially released its app to help truckers and carriers find freight. The company says loads can be booked in one click and fast payments will keep the money flowing for operations. (Trucks.com)