Driverless Trucks Could Cost 4.4 Million Jobs By 2030
Are you ready for sharing the road driverless freight trucks? A new report from the International Transport Forum says the technology is coming and it could cost 4.4 million trucking jobs by 2030.
The report says driverless trucks will cut the demand for drivers by 50-70% in the U.S. and Europe.
This report on the impacts of driverless trucks was a combined effort of he International Transport Workers’ Federation, European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), and the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the road transport’s industry’s global body.
Christian Labrot, President of the International Road Transport Union (IRU), said: “Autonomous trucks will bring many benefits to society, from cost savings and lower emissions to safer roads….However we have to remember the dedicated drivers of today will need to be retrained tomorrow, and we must keep attracting professionals into road transport.
We all need to work together for a smooth transition to driverless technology.”