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Driverless Trucks to Deliver Toilet Paper to Dallas Sam’s Clubs

  • Autonomous hauler Gatik teams with Georgia-Pacific on service
  • Project to begin in July amid squeeze in supply of truckers
A Gatik self-driving truck.
A Gatik self-driving truck.Source: Gatik

Self-driving trucks will soon make deliveries to Walmart Inc.’s Sam’s Club stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, marking a significant expansion of autonomous vehicles operating in live traffic. 

Gatik, a pioneer of driverless technology, will partner with Georgia-Pacific to drop off goods such as plates, Dixie cups and toilet paper to 34 of the warehouse stores starting in July, the companies said in a statement Tuesday. The midsize trucks with 26-foot trailers are categorized as Class 6 vehicles, which are smaller than the Class 8 big rigs that currently handle the job.