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With truckers concerned over job loss with autonomous trucks, FMCSA says jobs may change, not go away

Aug 30, 2018 at 07:24 AM CST

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials during a listening session at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas last week encouraged truck drivers to keep an open mind regarding autonomous trucks and automated driving systems.

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez said the agency’s goal with the autonomous trucking listening sessions is to be proactive about regulations regarding autonomous trucks because these systems are already in development and in some cases are being tested. He said the goal of the Dallas session was specifically to hear from the trucking industry and the people who are on the roads working day-to-day.