Driverless Trucks Won't Be Stealing Anyone's Jobs
Autonomous trucks still need humans behind the wheel.By Leah Becerra | April 26, 2016
Automation is often one of the things we immediately link to job loss. So, when a fleet of self-driving trucks platooned across Europe, it's no surprise that some assumed the new tech was another way machines would eventually replace us.
If anything, though, semis with driverless capabilities are more likely to make truck drivers' jobs a lot better.
The men and women who drive trucks log a lot of hours, and they're expected to meet strict delivery deadlines. Weather, traffic and road construction are just a few factors that could knock a trucker off their schedule.