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Trucking CEO: Self-driving tech will actually 'make truck-driving fun again'

Posted by Brian Fielkow on Sep 5, 2018 3:43:58 PM
Brian Fielkow
America is facing a dire shortage of truck drivers. The causes include lack of competitive wages, a perception problem, demographic challenges, and technology that might soon make truckers obsolete. And now a new research study from the University of Pennsylvania concludes that self-driving technology will replace as many as 294,000 truckers in the next 25 years. Of course, there have been fears about the dearth of truckers for years, but autonomous vehicles is a relatively new concern that might accelerate an industry crisis.

Topics: Safety