Self Driving Trucks Changing The Trucking Industry
Waymo announced that its self-driving trucks that they have been developing will be hitting the roads in Georgia this week as it will deliver internally for its parent company Google. Waymo is one of many companies launching self-driving vehicles and is close to really changing the landscape of an industry. The trucking industry has been a large source of non-labor jobs in this nation for years as many non-labor jobs in different industries have become automated. However, the Washington Post does point out that there has been a shortage of truck drivers over the last couple years so while this is providing a more efficient and cost-effective service it also is addressing an industry need. It will be interesting too see how this technology effects the trucking industry and other driving service industries in years to come. What do you think about this new technology? Do you think smaller companies will develop/purchase this technology anytime soon?