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Autonomous vehicles could seriously disrupt American trucking industry

Posted by Genie Wood on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 @ 08:35 AM

BBC's Rachel Nuwer recently released a report stating that it is estimated that as many as 8.7 million Americans may potentially lose their jobs as self-driving technology is perfected and eventually implemented in the trucking industry. Nuwer also pointed out that a number of small communities across the country that rely on business from passing truckers could also suffer from the decline in economic activity.  

According to data from the census bureau, truck driving has been the number one job in 29 states and has resisted technological advancements for the past 30 years; however, with major technology and transportation companies such as Tesla, Google, and Uber striving to refine the current self-driving technology, trucking and delivery employees are facing the prospect of being squeezed out. 

Advocates of fully automated vehicles suggest that this change could bring a number of benefits for the consumer, such as safer roadways populated by computers that don't make human errors as well as faster delivery times and reduced costs.  

While technology currently threatens a number of human-occupied jobs and careers, there is still no substitute for the human traits that ensure quality consumer experiences--traits such as emotional intelligence and personal care. At TBS Factoring Service, we still prioritize superior human interactions that ensure the very best customer service and experience. We have helped trucking companies maintain and grow their business through bookkeeping, insurance, and freight factoring services for decades. Call us today at (800) 207-7661 to learn more about our services.  

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