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As AVs become more common, Marsh McLennan anticipates auto liability will shift. With drivers assuming less responsibility for road safety, manufacturers, component suppliers and tech companies involved in the building of autonomous trucks (including the software that controls them) will carry more risk. (Credit: ZinetroN/Shutterstock.com) As AVs become more common, Marsh McLennan anticipates auto liability will shift. With drivers assuming less responsibility for road safety, manufacturers, component suppliers and tech companies involved in the building of autonomous trucks (including the software that controls them) will carry more risk. (Credit: ZinetroN/Shutterstock.com)

Global shipping giant FedEx Corp. is going to be making a push into autonomous trucks starting this coming June, Frederick W. Smith, the company’s founder, CEO and chairman, said during a CNBC interview.

The company will initially explore using autonomous trucks to move freight over highways, according to Smith, who explained drivers would still be used in cities where they are better suited for pickups and deliveries.

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