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 Self-driving trucking company Kodiak Robotics Inc. has partnered with the carrier fleet U.S. Xpress to pilot the first commercial autonomous freight service from Dallas to Atlanta. 

During the pilot, a Kodiak truck pulling a U.S. Xpress trailer loaded with freight completed four roundtrips, running 24 hours per day for almost five and half days. The route is slightly longer than what a driver is permitted to operate per day, but it is too short to economically run as a team of drivers. The autonomous technology represented a 100% increase in utilization compared to a traditional truck and driver with an 11-hour service limit.