Embark Trucks has announced that HP Inc. is joining its Partner Development Program (PDP) to test and deploy autonomous freight within its carrier network. HP will play a critical role in testing self-driving truck technology in a real-world commercial setting, as well as providing data and feedback to Embark as it expands the PDP. HP will record its first autonomous freight deliveries with Embark, moving printers from Los Angeles, California to Phoenix, Arizona.

The structure of HP’s network, with relatively long hauls departing from a select set of distribution and manufacturing facilities, makes HP particularly well-suited to capture the value of autonomous freight. These long hauls have the ability to benefit greatly from the increased speed, sustainability, and operational efficiency unlocked by 24/7 on-highway operations.

The Embark PDP is an industry ecosystem that brings leading carriers and shippers together to deploy autonomous freight, improve speed and reliability for customers, and maintain high safety standards. To date, shippers including AB Inbev and national carriers including Werner, Bison Transport, and Mesilla Valley Transportation have joined the PDP to leverage the early benefits provided by autonomous freight.