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Uber Freight’s road map to autonomy

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. 

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Timothy Dooner

Dooner is an award-winning podcaster, content producer and host who is currently the director of audio at FreightWaves and the creative director of Back The Truck Up. In under a year he helped build FreightCasts, the world’s largest logistics and supply chain podcast network in media. He produces and co-hosts the hit podcast and FreightWavesTV show, WHAT THE TRUCK?!? WTT is ranked in Apple Podcasts top-20 Business News podcasts. He also writes a newsletter of the same title with over 10k subscribers in the supply chain and trucking niche. Dooner has been in freight since 2005 and has held directors positions in operations, sales, consulting, and marketing. He has worked with FedEx, Reebok, Adidas, L.L. Bean, Hasbro, Louis Vuitton, and many more high level clients across the full spectrum of the supply chain. He was a featured speaker at TEDx Chattanooga.