‘The Future of Supply Chain’ to Host Industry Leaders

Transportation Logistics and Supply Chain industry leaders are gathering in Rogers, Arkansas for the latest event hosted by Freightwaves: The Future of Supply Chain. Held in May 2022 at the Rogers Convention Center in Northwest Arkansas, this event revealed the latest trends in self-driving technology, played host to conversations about the most pressing issues in the logistics industry, and more.

Attendees heard from dozens of industry leaders sharing insight, future trends and highlighting emerging technology. Those who attended were invited to learn firsthand how companies are leveraging digital technology to improve the management of supply chains, explore new applications, and learn the latest trends in education.

Torc to Exhibit in Booth #10 at ‘The Future of Supply Chain’

As a universal sponsor at this year’s event, Torc shared how autonomy is proving to make the roads safer. Torc is focused on establishing relationships with stakeholders throughout the industry to work together in developing a self-driving freight truck solution that is tested and safe.

“We are excited to be a sponsor with Freightwaves at this great event. The Future of Supply Chain provides Torc with the opportunity to highlight the incredible advancement in self-driving trucks technology,” said Daniel Parker, Director of Product Marketing for Torc. “Torc Robotics is a pioneer in commercializing autonomous vehicle technology and we get to hear directly from industry leaders on where they stand with autonomy. We’re fostering relationships with other stakeholders to roll out autonomous trucks in a way that improves the shipment of freight, safety, and more.”

Frank Mabry, Torc’s Senior Freight Analyst, was also invited to be interviewed by Freightwaves on their “Loaded and Rolling” podcast to discuss the pulse of autonomy in the industry, plus the progress Torc has made working with stakeholders and executives of large carriers in the trucking industry.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to sit down with such a great company and host of this event to discuss important topics around autonomous commercial motor vehicle technology,” said Frank Mabry. “I look forward to sharing Torc’s commitment to collaborate with industry leaders, carriers, shippers, and drivers to discuss the immediate, positive impact autonomous trucks can have to solve current supply chain challenges.”

Additionally, Torc’s Product Strategy Manager Walter Grigg spoke at the Freightwaves event on “The Role of Autonomy in the Future Supply Chain”. As this new technology enters the market, automated trucks are going to change the way we think about supply chain issues; talks like these offer insights into how the freight industry can take advantage of innovation to better their business prospects.

Stakeholders Join the Torc Autonomous Advisory Council (TAAC)

Torc has been working with freight industry leaders to create the workflow maps for drivers and the entire U.S. transportation network, mainly by using this “additional choice” in freight.

With the Torc Autonomous Advisory Council (TAAC) at its side, Torc is working to match the technological advances to the social and economic needs in the coming years. Torc is also working to connect the general public with resources on autonomous trucks. Whether it’s compiling answers to the industry’s Top 5 Most Asked Questions about Autonomous Trucks or attending conferences like Freightwaves, Torc seeks to create a world where automated trucks are part of the daily landscape.

Torc Robotics Published in Forbes

After Forbes published an article sharing how Daimler Truck, Torc’s majority stakeholder, and Torc were racing towards the driverless truck finish line, Torc hosted an event for journalists at their autonomous truck testing site in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The event offered several Q&A sessions for journalists, where questions like when autonomous trucks will be on the road, how do self-driving trucks refuel, and more.

This event gave journalists and other attendees a firsthand look at how autonomous technology works and the progress that Torc has made working alongside Daimler Truck.

About Torc

In 2019, Torc joined the Daimler Truck family – a leader in truck manufacturing. The companies are now combining their efforts to create highly automated semi-trucks to serve the needs of a growing freight economy. Their shared vision of safer transportation and accessibility, along with their combined experience, creates a unique partnership that is positioned for success.

“With the ever-rising demand for road transportation, not the least through e-commerce, there is a strong business case for self-driving trucks in the U.S. market and I believe the fastest path to commercialization for self-driving trucks is in partnership with Daimler Trucks. – Michael Fleming, Founder of Torc.