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Plus readies deployment of semi-autonomous retrofit
PlusDrive is designed for integration into various truck brands and models but is optimized for late model tractors.
May 9, 2022
Driver training curriculums changing as widespread autonomous truck usage inches closer to reality
Experts say truck drivers will become more like IT professionals as their jobs shift more toward monitoring systems as a truck drives itself down the highway, and curriculums are changing to meet those requirements.
May 5, 2022
Yards shift closer to autonomy with outdoor wireless systems
Experts say the use of outdoor wireless systems is on the rise. It's something they say can bridge the gap between the antiquated walkie talkie era and autonomous yards while increasing uptimes and improving driver satisfaction.
April 12, 2022
U.S. Xpress, Kodiak Robotics complete 6,350 mile, 131 hour autonomous run
Kodiak Robotics partnered with U.S. Xpress to launch the first-ever level 4 autonomous trucking commercial lane to the East Coast.
April 7, 2022
Aurora, Werner team up on autonomous hauls between Fort Worth and El Paso
The Fort Worth to El Paso stretch is more than 600 miles and takes approximately nine hours to complete, making it unappealing for truck drivers.
April 6, 2022
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How far could the crash-liability chain for autonomous vehicles extend?
The answer may surprise you. This Truckload 2022 panel of autonomous-systems developers weighed liability risks for systems developers, carriers and truck manufacturers in crashes involving possible future rigs piloted in large part by unmanned systems.
March 31, 2022
Aurora launches 2.0 Beta version of its autonomous platform
The updated platform includes new capabilities and improvements to prepare the Aurora Driver for commercial launch.
March 31, 2022
Christenson Transportation set to roll out 500 autonomous trucks, operate nearly around the clock
Locomation’s ARC system is a human-led convoy of two trucks that are electronically tethered. Christenson Transportation, which recently signed on to deploy 500 ARC units, said it is important to deploy a model that doesn't seek to replace the driver.
March 25, 2022
Former YRC, Con-Way exec to lead autonomous truck startup's freight operations
Chet Richardson will be responsible for building Kodiak's network of partners and supporting commercial customers as they deploy the Kodiak Driver.
March 23, 2022
U.S. Xpress partners with autonomous trucking firm Aurora
The Top 250 fleet will work with Aurora on the deployment of its autonomous Aurora Driver system. Also: Diesel prices surge past $4/gallon national average for the first time in eight years.
February 16, 2022
Autonomous backing tech added to Outrider yard tractors
Autonomous yard tractor developer Outrider has added autonomous backing capabilities to its system. Also: Drivewyze adds new weigh station bypass locations in Iowa; Women in Trucking seeks industry feedback.
February 11, 2022
Knight-Swift to become first fleet to own, maintain autonomous truck
The CCJ Top 250 carrier has entered into a new partnership with autonomous truck tech developer Embark. Also: Fuel prices near $4/gallon nationwide; TCA opens Highway Angel of the Year voting to the public.
February 9, 2022
TuSimple inks deal to expand autonomous freight network
TuSimple President and CEO Cheng Lu said his company is "seeing unprecedented demand for autonomous trucking capacity."
January 25, 2022
J.B. Hunt, Waymo expand autonomous partnership
The collaboration will also include operational and market studies to refine the commercial readiness of the driving technology.
January 15, 2022
Test drive: Plus' autonomous trucking system
Despite all the space-age tech that Plus has attached to the truck, the most important safety feature sits in the driver's seat.
January 4, 2022
Peterbilt rolls out autonomous truck at CES
Peterbilt showcasing its first Model 579 equipped with the Aurora Driver, a Level 4 advanced autonomous system. Also: USA Truck buying Nikola Tre battery-electric trucks; TBS Factoring acquires Financial Carrier Services.
January 6, 2022
TuSimple completes 80 minute, 80 mile driverless run
TuSimple said it successfully completed "the world's first fully autonomous semi-truck run on open public roads without a human in the vehicle and without human intervention."
December 30, 2021
DHL commits to buying dozens of autonomous trucks with eye towards electric
Parcel delivery heavyweight DHL is once again enjoying record growth and is looking to TuSimple's autonomous truck technology to help further improve its bottom line.
December 27, 2021
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September truck orders 'sensational,' record-breaking
The strength in orders reflects OEMs having fully opened their order boards for 2023 a bit earlier than normal.
Unlike prior storms Hurricane Ian delivers 'more regional impact' on loads and rates
Werner acquiring truckload carrier Baylor Trucking
Schneider launches first digital marketplace for bulk shippers
Lessons to be learned in disaster recovery, even if it's not 'your' disaster
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