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Sam's Club to get 24/7 deliveries from fleet of self-driving trucks in Texas
Goal is to meet consumer expectation, make supply chain more ‘efficient’: Gatik CEO
Gatik CEO and co-founder Gautam Narang shares company’s success as he announces partnership with Georgia-Pacific, unveils details about company business model and its groundbreaking vehicles.
A network of nearly three dozen Sam's Clubs in the Dallas area will start getting deliveries from self-driving trucks 24 hours a day, seven days a week, autonomous technology startup Gatik announced Tuesday.
"By replacing traditional tractor trailers with autonomous box trucks, our solution will establish a more responsive and flexible logistics network, increasing the cadence of delivery runs and the flow of goods, while reducing logistics costs and enabling near real-time inventory fulfillment," Gatik wrote in a blog post.
The fleet of autonomous trucks will deliver Georgia-Pacific goods such as paper towels, napkins, and tableware along "known, repeatable routes," using technology that is "purpose built for urban, semi-urban, and highway environments," the company said.