Volvo Autonomous Solutions, DHL to Partner on Hub-to-Hub Transport

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Volvo Autonomous Solutions, a Volvo Group company, announced it will offer a new hub-to-hub autonomous transport solution in North America, designed to serve shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight brokers.

VAS also announced it will partner with global logistics provider DHL Supply Chain as its first customer to pilot the hub-to-hub solution. The future deployment of Class 8 Volvo VNL autonomous trucks will be DHL’s first Transport-as-a-Service operation globally.

Timetables were not released.

“This is more than an autonomous truck. It is the Autonomous Transport Solution, which we believe will create value for the entire transportation ecosystem, all with optimized operations that reduce emissions and increase safety,” Nils Jaeger, president of VAS, said in a release.

VAS, in collaboration with Aurora Innovation Inc., has been working on a technical solution to offer autonomous trucks in the U.S., while also developing a complete TaaS solution.

VAS will be the single point of contact for Autonomous Transport Solution customers.

“Together we want to lead the way in the ongoing transformation that is taking place within the industry, and we will look beyond just exploring new technologies on the truck itself to ensure we develop new solutions and ways of working for the entire transportation ecosystem,” Sasko Cuklev, head of on-road solutions for VAS, said in a release. — Transport Topics

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