Otto’s Lior Ron returns to Uber to head ride-hailing giant’s freight division

Lior Ron, co-founder of Otto, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Lior Ron — who co-founded Otto Trucking LLC with his controversial business partner, Anthony Levandowski — will return to Uber Technologies Inc. to run the startup’s trucking business, called Uber Freight, the company said Tuesday.

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