Business, Technology

Self-Driving Truck Delivers

Aether Films

In what it called the world’s first shipment by a self-driving truck, technology firm Otto announced Oct. 25 that one of its heavy-duty, semi-autonomous trucks assisted in a 133-mile delivery for Anheuser- Busch InBev.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 31, 2016

Who's Liable in an Autonomous Truck Accident?

Panelists discuss liability in an accident during the "Autonomous Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?" panel at ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas Oct. 4, 2016.

October 18, 2016

Otto's Anthony Levandowski on Autonomous Benefits

Many years from now, "None of the new trucks will have a cab on them -- it just doesn't make sense," Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski says in this excerpt from "Autonomous Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?" panel at #MCEVegas.

October 18, 2016
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Overhaul Develops Web Tool, Focused on Higher-Value Freight

Overhaul, a service seeking to capitalize on new trucking technology, announced the development of its Web platform and mobile app, which targets small carriers and shippers of higher-value cargo.

March 18, 2016
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Package Delivery Companies Could Face New Challenge From Uber

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Europe's postal companies, already under pressure from Amazon.com Inc., soon could face a challenge from Uber, which is moving into deliveries, and other startups.

Atul Prakash | Reuters
February 16, 2016
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Firms Try to Mimic Uber for Freight Shipments; Analysts See Both Opportunities and Pitfalls


Fledgling companies are advancing the adaptation of Uber’s transportation model to arrange freight shipments, a step that experts believe offers a combination of opportunities in several trucking sectors as well as pitfalls.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
November 1, 2015
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Convoy Debuts, Aiming to Be the Uber of Trucks


Trucking isn't the first thing that comes to mind when considering industries ripe for disruption.

Dina Bass | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2015
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Flexport Wants to Be the Uber of Ocean Freight

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Uber Technologies Inc. is changing the way people move around cities; Flexport wants to do the same with cargo in the holds of ocean-going containerships.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2015
Business, Technology, Autonomous

UPS, Google’s Schmidt Invest in Uber-Type Delivery Startup

Google Inc. chairman Eric Schmidt and UPS Inc. have invested in Roadie Inc., a service that links people who want packages shipped with people willing to drive them.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
January 27, 2015