‘Picky’ Gatik nearing mass-produced autonomous trucks

The struggles of autonomous truck makers to move beyond the testing stage are well chronicled. Seven-year-old Gatik, which owns the short-haul pickup-and-delivery “middle mile,” is an exception. By all indications, it has the money, the partnerships and the runway to reach mass production in 2027.

After discussing Gatik’s technology progress with Apeksha Kumavat, co-founder and chief engineer, on this week’s Truck Tech podcast, I caught up with CEO Gautam Narang. That followed Monday’s...


Vertical farm to provide fresh herbs to retailers in Texas, Oklahoma

Texas-based vertical indoor farm Eden Green Technology announced Tuesday it has launched an herb program, aiming to supply fresh greenhouse herbs to retailers in Texas and Oklahoma.

Founded in 2017, Eden Green operates two 100,000-square-foot greenhouses in Cleburne, just outside the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The company has been supplying greenhouse-grown romaine and butterhead lettuce to more than 400 stores in the region.

CEO Eddy Badrina said Eden Green Technology decided to launch the...


J.B. Hunt boosted by Walmart deal

Intermodal operator J.B. Hunt’s stock price was boosted by the news that the company had reached a long-term intermodal service agreement with Walmart, with the deal including a sale of the shipper’s intermodal assets to the carrier.

J.B. Hunt subsidiary, J.B. Hunt Transport Inc., will acquire the intermodal containers and chassis owned by Walmart as part of the deal, which will boost the carrier’s dedicated contract services (DCS).

This service agreement has increased both companies’ current...


J.B. Hunt acquiring Walmart’s intermodal fleet part of long-term agreement

J.B. Hunt Transport Services announced Thursday it has entered a long-term intermodal deal with Walmart that includes volume and capacity commitments. As part of the deal, J.B. Hunt will acquire Walmart’s intermodal assets.

The multiyear deal expands an existing relationship between the two Northwest Arkansas companies, with J.B. Hunt (NASDAQ: JBHT) buying Walmart’s (NYSE: WMT) intermodal containers and chassis. Neither the size of the fleets nor the purchase price was disclosed.



Walmart adds 1.8M homes to Dallas-Fort Worth drone delivery service

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This story originally appeared on Flyingmag.com.

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