Ryder storms deeper into trucking autonomy in tie-up with Waymo Via

Ryder System Inc. will provide maintenance for Waymo Via as the Google-backed autonomous driving software developer begins revenue-generating freight runs in Texas from a new transfer hub that Ryder helped design.

Miami-based Ryder (NYSE: R) also is working with Waymo Via rival TuSimple to share some of its 500 maintenance facilities to help TuSimple expand its autonomous freight network nationwide…

Ryder and Waymo will partner on servicing and maintenance practices for autonomously driven trucks across Waymo Via sites in Texas, Arizona, California, Michigan and Ohio, as well as roadside service between hubs.