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Self-Driving Technology Threatens Nearly 300,000 Trucking Jobs, Report Says

Volvo wireless truck

Volvo trucks with wireless communication technology on a North Carolina highway in June under a demonstration of platooning technology by Volvo Trucks North America, FedEx Corp. and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority.

Credit: Justin Kase Conder/Associated Press

Autonomous driving technology could replace some 294,000 long-distance truck drivers over the next 25 years, a lighter impact than some have predicted but one that could still significantly reshape freight-industry employment, according to a new research paper.

From The Wall Street Journal
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