Self-driving technology startup TuSimple has established an executive advisory board, the company announced Wednesday.
Its members are:
- Jean-Jacques Ruest, president and chief executive officer of CN Rail;
- Jeff Denham, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives;
- Eric Fuller, president and CEO of U.S. Xpress Enterprises;
- Steve Girsky, managing partner at VectoIQ;
- Jim Kolbe, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives;
- Derek Leathers, vice-chairman, president and CEO of Werner Enterprises; and
- Mark Rourke, president and CEO of Schneider
“The executive advisory board brings together a mix of world class industry and regulatory leaders in transportation,” said Cheng Lu, president and CEO of TuSimple.
“Our advisers will play a critical role in shaping our go-to-market strategy and correlating public policy efforts so we can safely and reliably introduce self-driving trucks at scale.”
Ruest is the only Canadian on the board.
TuSimple is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. with operations in several countries.
The company is developing a commercial-ready Level 4 fully autonomous driving solution for long-haul heavy-duty trucks.
In September, the Traton Group announced a partnership with TuSimple.
As part of the deal, the truck and bus division of Volkswagen AG also took a minority stake in the company.