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Supply Chain News Makers Video Series:

Differing Views of Impact of Autonomous Trucks on Driving Jobs

 


 

 

April 10, 2017

 

Investments in self-driving or autonomous trucks is surging, driven in part by the $600 million deal start-up OTTO received from Uber after being in business for just six months.

 

An article in the UK's Financial Times notes all that investment, and how companies like Starsky plan to remove drivers from the freight transportaiton equation. That article included interviews with several drivers worried about losing their jobs to robot trucks.

 

But not so fast, says a new report from the Brookings Institute, a leading think tank. There is too much focus on the technology, and not enough understanding of how the work of moving freight really gets done, Brookings says, predicting there will be no mass loss of driver jobs any time soon.

 

Supply Chain Television Channel anchor Jim Stephens and SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore discuss all this and more, in a clip excerpted from our Supply Chain Video News broadcast released each week in partnership with CSCMP.

 

Please view this fast-paced and very interesting video discussion below.

 

 

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