TuSimple, Ryder Partner on Terminals for Autonomous Trucks

Self-driving truck developer TuSimple and Ryder System Inc. announced a partnership intended to leverage select Ryder fleet maintenance facilities to serve as terminals on TuSimple’s Autonomous Freight Network.

“With this partnership, we believe Ryder is positioned to become a leader in the servicing of autonomous trucks,” Ryder Chief Marketing Officer Karen Jones said.

The companies said July 29 they will work to identify existing Ryder facilities for that purpose. Terminals are secure facilities that serve as the start and end points along autonomous driving routes, and they are intended to have heavy-duty trucks and trailers come and go daily.