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Embark Trucks, Inc., a U.S. developer of autonomous technology for the trucking industry, has announced that DHL Supply Chain will participate in Embark’s ongoing reservation program, which counts over 14,200 reservations to date. DHL plans to deploy autonomous trucks within its operations upon commercial launch of the Embark Driver software in 2024.

DHL Supply Chain, the U.S. contract logistics leader within Deutsche Post DHL, has also become a member of Embark’s Partner Development Program (PDP), which is working on autonomous trucking technology that will improve speed and reliability for customers, as well as safety and work-flexibility for professional truck drivers.

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA since its founding in 2016, Embark partners with some of the largest shippers and carriers in the nation, collectively representing over 35,000 trucks.

Alex Rodrigues, CEO of Embark, says: “We are excited to deepen our partnership with DHL, defining where and how autonomous trucks can best slot in alongside other modes of transportation to deliver incremental value to DHL customers. Through the Partner Development Program, DHL and Embark are methodically identifying the best-suited lanes and customers for early deployment, building the groundwork ahead of 2024 commercial deployment.”

“The logistics industry relies on advanced technology solutions like automation to adapt to growing demand and increased expectations around speed,” adds Jim Monkmeyer, President, Transportation, DHL Supply Chain. “DHL joined Embark’s PDP to prepare for and mold the deployment of autonomous trucks across its network. We’re thrilled to work together so that our end-customers can unlock the efficiencies of autonomous freight.”

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Embark has announced a planned merger with Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE:NGAB) (Northern Genesis 2) and listing on the NASDAQ on the week of November 9 under the new ticker ‘EMBK’. subject to a vote by the stockholders of Northern Genesis 2.

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