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Truckers think automation won’t take their jobs for 40 years. Silicon Valley strongly disagrees.

Dec 07, 2016 at 01:18 PM CST
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As far as most truckers can tell, the danger of losing their jobs to robots is still a long, long way off.

“I don’t have a single member who’s ready to buy a bunch of automated trucks even if they could,” says R. J. Cervantes, whose California Trucking Association represents fleet owners in the state. “Everything needs to be sorted out. It’s still in its infancy.” Comments in online trucker forums point out the myriad difficulties of long-distance transport sure to foil computers.