Although we truck drivers may not like it, autonomous trucks are being developed and will eventually be on the roads moving freight. This will not happen in large numbers for many years but there are protests going on right now about this. While we don’t yet need to be concerned we should look at why a trucking company might want to use autonomous trucks over using trucks with drivers. There are many things to consider when hiring someone and the autonomous truck solves many of these issues. From backing accidents to fuel usage, the driverless truck will help. TuSimple had an IPO this week and got quite a bit of money. They have big investors as well. If we don’t know the reason companies would use these trucks we can’t get any headway into curbing their use. I go over some of these reasons.
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