Ruan has ordered 10 Hyliion Hypertruck ERX Class 8 hybrid-electric trucks, backed by deposits to secure the production slots.
With nearly 4,000 trucks and 300 operating locations nationwide, Ruan is one of the top 10 privately-owned transportation and logistics companies in the country. A proponent of alternative fuels, the Hypertruck Innovation Council member was an early adopter of CNG fueled trucks, logging millions of miles per year on natural gas power and reducing millions of pounds of carbon emissions. The fleet was named one of HDT's Top Green Fleets in 2019 and 2020.
The order came after Ruan’s visit to Hyliion’s headquarters and a successful Hypertruck ERX Ride and Drive experience, Hyliion officials said in a press release.
“Driving toward a cleaner future isn’t just an aspirational goal; it’s an integral part of our business and the way we serve our customers and support our communities," said Brad Gehring, Ruan's vice president of fleet services. "We see the potential the Hypertruck ERX has in further facilitating our carbon reduction goals and in supporting our efforts to lead the way as environmental stewards in the commercial trucking industry."