NPR

U.S. Postal Service Is Testing Self-Driving Trucks

The two-week pilot program will put five autonomous semi-trucks on the road, making the journey between Phoenix and Dallas.

The U.S. Postal Service is experimenting with self-driving trucks to move mail across state lines.

The USPS has partnered with San Diego-based TuSimple on a , focusing solely on

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR1 min read
Oh Dear: Photos Show What Humans Have Done To The Planet
Some scientists say we've entered a new geological epoch — the anthropocene era — defined by the human impact on the global landscape. Three artists traveled to 22 countries to see what we've wrought.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Brazilian Judge Acquits Man Who Stabbed Jair Bolsonaro
The judge says Adélio Bispo de Oliveira was mentally ill when he almost killed the then-presidential candidate during a campaign stop. Bolsonaro, now president, vows to overturn the ruling.
NPR3 min readTech
Why Safer Cars Don't Lead To Cheaper Car Insurance ... Yet
Many new cars have optional features that can help prevent accidents. But those same features also make repairs more expensive. The result? Premiums can go up for cars that are less likely to crash.