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May 6, 2022 11:41 AM, EDT

Torc Names Penske for Maintenance on Autonomous Test Fleet

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Self-driving-vehicle technology developer Torc Robotics announced Penske Truck Leasing will serve as the truck maintenance service provider for Torc’s autonomous test fleet.

The agreement is part of Torc’s ongoing commercialization of autonomous trucks for longhaul applications, the Blacksburg, Va.-based company said. Torc is a unit of Daimler Truck North America.

“Our objective is to integrate our trucks into the existing freight industry, and we are confident that a current industry leader, like Penske, will provide crucial support in doing just that,” Torc founder and CEO Michael Fleming said in a release.

Penske Logistics ranks No, 14 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America and No. 21 on the TT Top 100 list of the largest logistics companies.

Torc recently created an advisory council in support of its goal to be the first scalable, profitable, commercialized Level 4 truck solution. Penske is on the council. Transport Topics

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