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Listen: The Dark Side of Hydrogen as a Transportation Fuel

Hydrogen is widely thought of as an ideal energy source for long-haul trucking. It will take trucks places batteries can only dream of today. Renewable sources of hydrogen promise carbon-free, zero-emissions energy for trucking. We seem to be on the cusp of a new era; truly clean, green trucking. Or are we?

Dr. David Cebon has very strong opinions on the use of hydrogen as a heavy-truck energy source. He doesn’t think it will work, and he backs his position with science and economics. David is a professor of mechanical engineering at Cambridge University in England and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Watch this Episode of HDT Talks Trucking to Learn:

  • Why is hydrogen an inefficient way to convert electricity into motion?
  • The real cost of using hydrogen as a truck fuel.
  • Why fuel cell trucks are so much more expensive than diesel or batteries
  • Hydrogen’s carbon footprint
  • Why making Blue hydrogen from Grey hydrogen isn't a viable solution 

More About the Hydrogen as a Zero-Emission Energy Source for Trucking.

Estimating the Carbon Footprint of Hydrogen Production, by Robert Rapier

How Clean is Hydrogen, Actually? With Prof. David Cebon

Hydrogen or Electron Economy?


2024 Season

Adding Truck Driver Training to High School Career Programs [Podcast]

Truck driver training in high school? Find out what the Next Generation in Trucking Association is doing to bring more drivers and technicians into trucking as a first career choice.

Using AI to Engage Truck Drivers [Podcast]

Is artificial intelligence the next big leap in truck driver recruiting and retention? Listen to this episode of the HDT Leadership Insights podcast to learn more.

How to Tame Truck Battery Headaches [Podcast]

Heavy-duty truck batteries are often overlooked — until a driver goes to crank up the truck and it won’t start. In an age where nearly every system on a truck is “smart,” can technology help?

Dismantling the Barriers Women Face in Trucking Careers [Podcast]

The National Transportation Institute's Leah Shaver challenges some conventional thinking about women in trucking, from behind the wheel to the board room, in this episode of HDT Talks Trucking.

Can Your Radio Take Control of Your Truck?

Hackers can now weaponize connected vehicles in ways that sooner or later will compromise safety. Software defined vehicles and unsecure APIs and mobile services are opening new attack vectors for the bad guys to exploit.

What Do Scope 3 Emissions Mean to Your Trucking Fleet?

With more attention being paid to Scope 3 emissions, may need to take a more proactive approach and a deeper dive into your company’s operations to attract and keep customers.

Listen: Solving Trucking's Rollover Dilemma

We are seeing a distressing increase in the number of truck rollover crashes. What's behind the increase isn't completely clear, but many believe it's a lack of driver training and understanding of vehicle dynamics.

How Trucking Fleets Can Get Control of False Driver Logs

Log falsification violations can lead to out-of-service orders, fines, bad federal safety scores, failed DOT audits, civil penalties, and even nuclear verdicts. What can motor carriers do?

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