Trucking

  • Self-driving truck startup TuSimple raises $95 million, breaks “unicorn” barrier

    Feb 13, 2019 — TuSimple will use the investment to grow its commercial autonomous fleet. The company, which claims to run the only fully autonomous semi-trucks capable of driving from depot-to-depot without human intervention, makes daily deliveries in Arizona, and soon in Texas, for large shippers and fleets.
  • Challenges to US urban supply chains mount

    Feb 6, 2019 — Problems rooted in truck capacity and driver availability are likely to get worse, rather than better, regardless of the economic cycle. “Relentless competition” and widespread urbanization are two of the top trends that will reshape trucking and logistics in the US and elsewhere as e-commerce expectations set by Amazon and its customers challenge traditional delivery strategies.
  • A 'freight first' approach is need to beat road and rail congestion in the UK

    Jan 29, 2019 — “Prioritising improvement on just 2.4% of England’s road network and key routes in Scotland and Wales, together with just seven out of around 1,000 major junctions on the rail network, would transform our freight network and unlock value to the UK economy which would by far outstrip the cost of investment.”
  • 18-Wheelers At App Speed: An $800M Startup Is Trying To Pull An Uber On The Trucking Business

    Jan 3, 2019 — Trucking is a $700 billion market, and the bill for moving full truckloads in the U.S. runs to more than $500 billion a year. Most trucking is done by contractors, small operators who are desperate to keep their rigs full to cover the financing on those trucks. Transfix is on track to collect $100 million in shipping charges for 2018. It will remit the lion’s share of this gross revenue to people who own the vehicles.