CNN: Self-Driving Cars Unlikely to Dent Driver Demand

Daniel Wood Blog, Business Insights, Trucking

“For the short term, however, those fears are overblown. Through at least the next decade, human truck drivers, bus drivers and taxi drivers will remain in strong demand. And during that time, self-driving technology will put little, if any, dent in that demand.

What accounts for drivers being such a hot commodity?

Labor shortages have afflicted a broad swath of blue-collar industries, including the transportation sector. Simple economics explains the gap: Demand exceeds supply. And in this case, by huge margins.”

 

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