Trucking industry, Navistar back U.S. self-driving legislation

A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market.

The House last week unanimously approved a bill to hasten the use of self-driving cars and bar states from blocking such vehicles that applies only to vehicles under 10,000 pounds (4,536 kg). The Senate is considering a similar draft measure that could include large commercial trucks.