Automation and Revolutionizing Trucking: Could Self-Driving semis Displace Hundreds and Thousands of Job?

Semi-autonomous trucks could revolutionize the trucking industry while displacing hundreds of thousands of workers

According to the study, if a similar system was implemented nationwide, it could affect 94 percent (or 500,000) of all human operator hours.

If automation is limited to Sun Belt States, and rough weather challenges automation, then about 10% of operator hours would be affected. If automation was only deployed in the spring and summer, half of the country’s trucking time could be driverless.

Vaishnav: \”I thought the most surprising part was that everyone I spoke to said, ‘yes, this is possible’.\”