Caterpillar CAT 777 100-ton-class autonomous truck. [Photo: Caterpillar]
Last week, Irving-based Caterpillar announced a collaboration with Luck Stone—the nation’s largest family-owned and operated producer of crushed stone, sand, and gravel—to roll out Caterpillar’s autonomous trucking solution at Luck Stone’s plant in Chantilly, Virginia. This will be Caterpillar’s first self-driving truck deployment in the aggregates industry, accelerating its solutions beyond mining, the company said. It expands Caterpillar's autonomous truck fleet to include the exceptionally burly Cat 777 seen above.