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Volvo and DHL Are Partnering on Hub-to-Hub Autonomous Trucking

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You’ve probably heard the term “the Great Resignation” in the last year or so, as millions of people reportedly quit their jobs during the pandemic. Hospitality was one of the hardest-hit industries, and multiple sectors of the economy felt (and are still feeling) the pain. Trucking wasn’t spared, and it’s been a blow to a crucial piece of the supply chain that was already experiencing labor shortages before the pandemic. Starting salaries for long-haul truckers are as high as $100,000, and even so, companies are having trouble filling cabs.

One solution? Trucks that drive themselves.

Volvo’s Autonomous Solutions (VAS) division announced earlier this month that it will soon launch a hub-to-hub autonomous transport solution in North America. The service has been designed to serve shippers, carriers, logistics service providers, and freight brokers. Logistics provider DHL already signed up to pilot the program in partnership with VAS. The company says it’s working on additional partnerships with customers from other business segments, and will use feedback from pilot program participants to adapt the autonomous service to each segment’s needs.

“Today, the increasing demand for freight is outgrowing capacity and solutions must be bolder, safer, smarter and more sustainable to move the world forward,” said Nils Jaeger, president of Volvo Autonomous Solutions.

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