Self-Driving Trucks Will Carry Mail in U.S. for the First Time

May 21, 2019, 9:17 PM

The United States Postal Service is going to put mail on self-driving trucks.

Starting the morning of May 21, letters and packages moving between Phoenix and Dallas will travel on customized Peterbilt trucks run by TuSimple, an autonomous startup based in San Diego. There will be five round trips between the two cites, with the first haul leaving from Phoenix this morning. It’s the first time that the Postal Service has contracted with an autonomous provider for long-haul service.

“This pilot is just one of many ways the Postal Service is innovating and investing in its future,” the USPS said...

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