“Our goal is to make trucking industry news accessible to a wide audience of thought leaders,” said Jeremy Anwyl, CEO of Trucks.com. “I can think of no wider audience of leaders than the 80 million readers that rely on Forbes for intellectually stimulating content.”
The inaugural Trucks.com article to be published on Forbes.com is about U.S. Army plans to test autonomous trucks on public roads in Michigan this June. The autonomous convoy test provides a glimpse into a possible future with driverless vehicles in the commercial trucking industry. The technology could pose an answer to a number of issues the industry is facing, like a driver shortage and more stringent safety regulations.
“There’s a good argument to be made that autonomous vehicles will achieve widespread adoption in the trucking industry before the technology is accepted by the public at large,” Anwyl said. “Trucking is a small share of this nation’s traffic, so it’s like a micro-laboratory where we can learn how to achieve optimal safety before self-driving cars are fully introduced into consumer market.”
The article is available here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/trucksdotcom/2016/03/13/u-s-army-truck-test-could-accelerate-autonomous-driving/#2c2d5eaa2c16. Trucks.com will publish weekly to Forbes.com, and future articles will include thought pieces on government mandates, advanced technology and the future of the industry.
The announcement follows Trucks.com’s public preview announcement March 1. The startup’s editorial team is led by veteran journalist Jerry Hirsch as editor and vice president of content and boasts accomplished writers, including John O’Dell, formerly of Edmunds.com and the LA Times, and Jaclyn Trop, who has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Marie Claire and other major publications.
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