August 2019

UPS Has Been Moving Cargo in Self-Driving Trucks for Months

Last week, the logistics company announced  that they have been working with the  autonomous driving startup, TuSimple. TuSimple's self-proclaimed mission is to  "increase safety, decrease transportation  costs and reduce carbon emissions.". UPS is committed to developing and deploying technologies that enable us to operate our global logistics network more efficiently, UPS, via press release. While fully autonomous, driverless vehicles still have development and regulatory work ahead, we are excited by the advances in braking and other technologies that companies like TuSimple are mastering, UPS, via press release. According to TuSimple, UPS' investment  will cut the average cost of  tractor-trailer shipping by 30 percent. In May of this year, the U.S. Postal Service revealed that  it had also partnered with TuSimple for a trial run. According to  'Electronic Design,' the  test was a success.