Automation Won’t Eliminate Truckers

Even though U.S. job openings are close to 11 million— including 580,000 openings in transportation, warehousing, and utilities—truckers are worried that new automated vehicle technology will take away their jobs. This potential workforce displacement was the focus of questions in a recent hearing on automated vehicles before the Highway and Transit Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on automated vehicles. Truckers’ concerns need to be addressed.