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U.S. Postal Service Now Testing Self-Driving Trucks to Deliver the Mail

The U.S. Postal Service is looking for ways to cut costs while also covering for a shortage of drivers. You can probably guess where this is headed.
May 23, 2019, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The U.S. Postal Service this week launched a two-week test of self-driving trucks for moving mail between Phoenix and Dallas, according to an article by Reuters, published by NBC News.

USPS is using self-driving trucks build by San Diego-based company TuSimple. The trucks will employ a safety driver to intervene if needed.

The initial test of the self-driving truck operation will involve five round trips, each totaling more than 2,100 miles.

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Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in NBC News
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