The Future of Trucking

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With talks of self-driving trucks and the advancement of technology, the trucking industry has a bright future. Still, drivers worry about what automated trucks could mean for them. There is concern that millions of jobs could disappear in an industry that is vital for America. It’s important though to understand the role self-driving trucks will have in the future.

Trucking will continue to make changes to provide sustainability for the future. It’s necessary for keeping America moving. That’s why it’s essential that the use of technology is efficiently used. Automated trucks will affect different parts of the industry in many beneficial ways.

Drivers

Freight technology is nowhere close to being independent of drivers. Automated trucks are still in the manufacturing process, and most still need testing for being on the road. These automated trucks also need a driver to take control when not driving on the interstate.

Self-driving trucks would open the opportunity for more local driving opportunities. Alen Woodrow of Uber doesn’t believe that self-driving trucks will be doing dock to dock runs for a long time. Self-driving trucks will allow drivers to have shorter runs and be home on a regular basis.

Brokers

Autonomous trucks offer many benefits to brokers. Brokers’ jobs are to provide reliable and lower cost shipments for carriers. The addition of autonomous trucks reduces cuts in costs and accidents. Fewer stops for fuel and accidents will allow for brokers to provide more reliable shipments.

Carriers

With more autonomous trucks on the road, carriers now have more security for their loads. It will be easier for brokers to cover a carrier’s shipment and know that it will arrive on time. More secure loads will also reduce shipping rates.

There are many benefits that come with autonomous trucks. Change is always difficult when first announced. Once the future technology is implemented, it will enhance the freight industry significantly. Lawrence Freight is ready for what changes may come with the future of the industry.

At Lawrence Freight we know it is an exciting time to be working in the freight industry. If you are looking for an exciting career with a sustainable future, apply today for any of our driving or freight positions.

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