On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking about Uber Freight’s goals for autonomous trucking. Hot on the heels of its partnerships with Waymo and Aurora, Uber Freight is unveiling a road map for the safe, fast deployment of autonomous trucks, as well as research exploring their impact on trucker jobs, operating costs and the overall movement of goods. Joining the guys is Mazen Danaf, senior economist at Uber Freight, to chart the course for them.
In a year that started with a massive truck protest in Canada, was followed by record inflation and fuel prices as well as the collapse of the trucking spot market, what has been the freight story of the year so far (did I mention AB5?) Also, are diesel prices going back up? Rachel Premack, FreightWaves’ editorial director, has the skinny.
What does procurement tell us about what’s happening in the economy? Emerge President George Abernathy breaks it down for us. Also, maybe he knows why the Sox are so awful.
Back The Truck Up’s Rooster and SuperTrucker are talking about Elon’s announcement that the Tesla Semi is due later this year; Teslas still hitting kids; Ford spends your EV rebate for you; is there a protest at the Port of Baltimore; and truck stop brawls.