Werner® Enhances Green Initiatives by Introducing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck to Fleet

Eve Harrison

Werner Enterprises, Inc., a leading transportation and logistics provider, has integrated an International RH™ Series hydrogen fuel cell truck into its fleet. This showcases the company’s commitment to sustainable and innovative transport. Powered by Accelera by Cummins technology, the model year 2021 Class 8 vehicle represents a significant step forward in clean energy transportation, using a hydrogen fuel cell engine and electric powertrain for emissions-free operation.

What’s Happening & Why This Matters

“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 Chad Dittberner, Werner’s SVP of the One-Way Network and Innovation Council Leader. “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.”

With collaborative efforts involving leaders such as Accelera, Navistar, SoCal Gas, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the U.S. Department of Energy, the truck will be showcased at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo. Werner is also dedicated to testing and validating various innovative fleet technologies and practices to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce pollution from freight operations, such as biodiesel fuel blends and battery electric vehicle (BEV) tractors.

Werner Enterprises, Inc. delivers superior truckload transportation and logistics services across the United States, Mexico, and Canada. With revenues of $3.3 billion, a modern truck and trailer fleet, and nearly 14,000 associates, Werner is an essential solutions provider for customers who require safe and exceptional on-time service. They provide Dedicated and One-Way Truckload services as well as logistics services that include truckload brokerage, freight management, intermodal, and final mile.

TF Summary: What’s Next

Werner Enterprises’ integration of an International RH™ Series hydrogen fuel cell truck into its fleet represents a step forward in sustainable and innovative transport. Through collaboration and commitment to reducing carbon footprint, the company is championing a greener future for the transportation industry while delivering superior truckload transportation and logistics services.

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By Eve Harrison “TF Gadget Guru”
Eve Harrison is a staff writer for TechFyle's TF Sources. With a background in consumer technology and digital marketing, Eve brings a unique perspective that balances technical expertise with user experience. She holds a degree in Information Technology and has spent several years working in digital marketing roles, focusing on tech products and services. Her experience gives her insights into consumer trends and the practical usability of tech gadgets.
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