We haven't seen any of these tractor trailers in either building so the testing going on is outside of our operation. We just hired two Tucson Feeder drivers last month and more are coming as they are getting an Amazon building and at least one sleeper team.
That isn't a particularly good test as the drive is very simple and boring except for the areas under construction. It will be 3 lanes each way soon.
I have seen one TuSimple rig in a Shell travel stop and apparently it found the tractor parking TuChallenging as it was on the four wheeler side annoying the snowbirds.
I’m not impressed by test runs using a driver behind a wheel and on a straight highway. We already know cars can do that. Implementing self driving package cars that can run a route and deliver is a completely different ball park.
Very well could be but, that would only eliminate contractors as they're the ones that run the long-distance runs. Plus, USPS isn't really big on spending money on equipment. They are just now replacing all of the box trucks and tractors and the last time they bought those was 2005-6. Trailers haven't really been bought since the late 90's.