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A convoy composed of Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf, front, MV Resolve, center, and USNS Benavidez in formation in the Atlantic Ocean, February 28, 2020.

For the first time since the Cold War, the Navy is practicing to lead a convoy across the Atlantic

Amid "great-power competition," the Navy is relearning some old skills to prepare for a potential showdown at sea.
Trucking is an $800 billion industry.

A Bezos-backed trucking startup now valued at $2.75 billion just raised $400 million from Al Gore’s fund to dominate the digital-freight market

Convoy raised $400 million for its freight brokerage and software solution. The Seattle-based trucking tech unicorn is now valued at $2.75 billion.
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 29: Tractor trailers roll along the highway on November 29, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

A $1 billion trucking startup founded by 2 Amazon veterans just introduced a tool that could solve one of truck drivers’ biggest headaches

More than 20% of the miles truckers drive are "empty" — without any loads. Convoy, a startup backed by the likes of YCombinator, is addressing that.
Increasingly, truckers don't have to rely on calling companies to find their next job.

Why Alphabet just led a $185 million investment round in a trucking startup

Increasingly, truckers don't have to rely on calling companies to find their next job. Silicon Valley has been investing in apps like Convoy that solve a leading issue in the $740 billion trucking industry. Alphabet recently led an investment round in Convoy that totaled $185 million.
An unmanned cargo truck during testing as part of the Army's Autonomous Ground Resupply program.

The Army is working on a plan to take humans off the battlefield, but new challenges are on the horizon

The Army has its eyes on adding autonomous technology to the battlefield, but its plan to add self-driving vehicles to combat environments promises to present new challenges.

18 of the hottest under-the-radar startups to watch in 2017

These startups prove you don't have to be in the Bay Area or New York City to launch a successful company.