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March 9, 2022 2:48 PM, EST

Ceva, Kodiak Launch Autonomous Deliveries to Oklahoma

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Ceva Logistics announced it teamed up with autonomous commercial vehicle technology company Kodiak Robotics Inc. to deliver freight autonomously between Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma City, expanding on an existing relationship.

The latest route on the Interstate 35 corridor runs 200 miles between a Ceva facility in Dallas and the delivery point in Oklahoma City. The companies said the shipments along the new route mark the first freight deliveries by autonomous truck in the state.

Ceva delivered its first load with Kodiak in November 2021 and is moving goods weekly on the 200-mile freight lane between Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin, Texas.

“At Ceva, we define innovation as the implementation of new ideas with business impact, and our partnership with Kodiak will deliver more business value to our customers, especially in light of the current supply chain crisis and the ongoing driver shortage,” Shawn Stewart, president of Ceva Logistics-North America, said in a release.

With almost 2,500 drivers in its North American fleet, Ceva added it is committed to the benefits of autonomous technology to alleviate the strain on its existing workforce.

Ceva Logistics (North America) ranks No. 26 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies in North America.

Kodiak Robotics Inc. was founded in 2018 and is based in Mountain View, Calif.— Transport Topics

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