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Self-Driving Trucks Will Carry Mail in U.S. for the First Time

The pilot program will complete five round trips between Phoenix and Dallas using autonomous semis operated by TuSimple.

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USPS Tries Self-Driving Trucks

The United States Postal Service is going to put mail on self-driving trucks. 

Starting on Tuesday morning, letters and packages moving between Phoenix and Dallas will travel on customized Peterbilt trucks run by TuSimple, an autonomous startup based in San Diego. There will be five round trips between the two cites, with the first haul leaving from Phoenix this morning. It’s the first time that the Postal Service has contracted with an autonomous provider for long-haul service.