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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.
First in Texas. Now first to Oklahoma! We’re thrilled to partner with @cevalogistics to expand our freight network and work with a global logistics leader to demonstrate the capabilities and benefits unlocked by the Kodiak Driver.https://t.co/V1EtorDRGJ pic.twitter.com/FSsnHvaZU9— Kodiak Robotics (@KodiakRobotics) March 9, 2022
“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.
Kodiak Robotics Inc. was founded in 2018 and is based in Mountain View, Calif.— Transport Topics
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