Autonomous box trucks to be deployed in Pitney Bowes e-commerce logistics network in Dallas
Gatik and Pitney Bowes have inked a new agreement that will see Gatik integrate its class 6 autonomous box trucks into the Pitney Bowes e-commerce logistics network in the Dallas, Texas market in the first quarter of 2023.
During the initial phase, a safety operator will occupy the autonomous vehicles to monitor performance. Data collected from each delivery will be used to improve network design and identify additional opportunities for cost savings and service improvements as Pitney Bowes looks to integrate autonomous vehicles across its national ecommerce logistics network.
In a statement published today (31 August), Gautam Narang, the CEO and co-founder of Gatik, said: “Our partnership with Pitney Bowes reinforces the intense demand we are seeing for autonomous trucks that can operate within urban and semi-urban environments.
“We’re excited to help Pitney Bowes accelerate the transformation of their supply chain by establishing a safe, secure and hyper-responsive autonomous delivery service in the greater-Dallas area.”
Stephanie Cannon, SVP, Head of Global Platform and Network, Pitney Bowes, added: “Our partnership with Gatik promotes growth and accelerates the modernization and expansion of our network with technology solutions that are redefining ecommerce logistics.
“Gatik’s flexible and responsive logistics network enables us to tailor our Designed Delivery services to provide shippers with unmatched solutions. Pitney Bowes and Gatik’s innovative strategies align to remove cost and complexity from ecommerce logistics to better serve our clients.”