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Waymo, J.B. Hunt to Test Self-Driving Trucks in Texas

U.S. truck fleet operator J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and autonomous vehicle technology company Waymo will test human-supervised, self-driving trucks to deliver cargo between Houston and Fort Worth, Texas, expanding an existing relationship. The test comes as trucking companies are …

TuSimple Launches Self-Driving Truck Network with Berkshire’s McLane, UPS

U.S. technology company TuSimple on Wednesday launched a self-driving freight network with UPS and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. supply chain unit McLane that it said should operate nationwide by 2024 and start running some driverless trucks routes by 2021. United Parcel …

New Louisiana Rules for Self-Driving Trucks Effective Aug. 1

As companies work to design fleets of commercial trucks that won’t need a human in the driver’s seat, Louisiana lawmakers have written rules of the road that self-driving vehicles will need to follow to truck commerce across the state. Though …

U.S. Post Office Testing Driverless Trucks Between 2 Cities

The United States Postal Service is going to put mail on self-driving trucks. Starting on Tuesday morning, letters and packages moving between Phoenix and Dallas will travel on customized Peterbilt trucks run by TuSimple, an autonomous startup based in San …

Volvo Offers Self-Driving Truck with No Cab as Way to Address Shortage of Drivers

Sweden’s Volvo, the world’s second-biggest truck maker, presented a new self-driving electric truck on Wednesday, which it said should help respond to the boom in e-commerce and a shortage of freight drivers. Volvo said the truck, which does not have …

U.S. Senate Panel Gives Green Light to Bill to Speed Use of Self-Driving Cars

A U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday unanimously gave the green light to a bill aimed at speeding the use of self-driving cars without human controls, a measure that also bars states from imposing regulatory road blocks. The bill still must …

At Labor’s Urging, House Bill to Speed Self-Driving Vehicles Exempts Trucks

Labor unions are urging a slowdown as lawmakers fast track legislation to allow self-driving vehicles on the road, a potential boon to some union jobs and an existential threat to others. The House Energy & Commerce committee last Thursday advanced …

Uber’s Plans for Trucking Industry Hit Detours

Uber Technologies Inc.’s drive to become a major player in the trucking business is off to a bumpy start, with analysts and industry executives questioning what exactly the company can bring to the sprawling $700-billion industry. The San Francisco ride-services …

How Uber Plans to Transform the Long-Haul Trucking Business

With its recent acquisition of self-driving truck startup Otto, Uber Technologies Inc. is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry. Otto plans to expand …

Uber Moves Into Self-Driving Truck Lane with Otto Acquisition

Ride service Uber Technologies Inc. said on Thursday it has acquired the self-driving trucks startup Otto, and it also announced that Volvo Car Group has agreed to a $300 million alliance to develop self-driving cars. Anthony Levandowski, one of Otto’s …