Self-driving semi trucks. You know, the autonomous vehicles. They certainly are making the headlines here lately, that's for sure.
But what do self-driving trucks really mean for drivers? Is this the end of trucking jobs as we know it?
Watch this video as I share the truth about self-driving trucks and the reality of the impact they'll have on us truckers.
WATCH: The Truth About Self-Driving Trucks
Self-Driving Trucks Make Our Job Easier
At the end of the day, self-driving trucks don't replace our jobs. They just make our jobs easier. Think of it like an airplane on auto-pilot. The head pilot and co-pilot still need to be on board. Sure, auto-pilot makes things a bit more comfortable...but real living humans are still needed to get the plane to its destination.
Self-driving trucks are the same way. It will be nice to have the extra assistance, but there are and always will be limitations. Especially when weather is involved. No matter how much these self-driving, autonomous trucks evolve - a CDL driver will be required to get the job done.
So, do I think they'll replace truck driving jobs? No. Never.
Do I think they'll make life on the road more comfortable and possibly help attract more drivers? Absolutely.
What do YOU think? Tell me in the comments below.
About The Author
Wayne got his start in trucking by going through the Driver Solutions company paid CDL training program back in 2012. Since then, he has traveled over 300,000 safe miles and counting! After seeing his photos and reading about his adventures, we knew we had to share them on our blog. Join Wayne on his journey for a first hand look at life on the road!