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Driverless technology might actually add as many jobs as it destroys, but the new roles will be 'the worst trucking ... - Markets Insider


Markets Insider

Driverless technology might actually add as many jobs as it destroys, but the new roles will be 'the worst trucking ...
Markets Insider
A new report by University of Pennsylvania sociologist Steve Viscelli suggests that not all 1.8 million jobs will be lost by driverless trucks. In fact, many will be replaced by the expansion of "autonomous truck ports," where local drivers will bring ...
Long-Haul Driverless Trucking Would Displace Good-Paying JobsTrucks.com

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Self-Driving Technology Threatens Nearly 300000 Trucking Jobs, Report Says - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Self-Driving Technology Threatens Nearly 300000 Trucking Jobs, Report Says
Wall Street Journal
Using autonomous vehicles for long-haul cargo runs, the most likely near-term scenario, would also spur increased demand for delivery and local trucking jobs, which tend to be lower-paid and often have poor working conditions, the report said.


Self-driving tech risks over 300000 trucking jobs, says report - CNBC

CNBC

Self-driving tech risks over 300000 trucking jobs, says report
CNBC
Self-driving tech risks over 300,000 trucking jobs, says report. 6:41 AM ET Tue, 4 Sept 2018. The "Squawk Box" news team discusses some of the morning's most provocative headlines. Watch CNBC Live TV ...


Report says self-driving tech could impact best-paying driver jobs - Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier Journal

Report says self-driving tech could impact best-paying driver jobs
Commercial Carrier Journal
A new study from the U.C. Berkley Center for Labor Research and Education says autonomous trucking technology could eliminate nearly 300,000 driving jobs, with the greatest impact landing across segments that historically have offered drivers the best ...


Why Alphabet just led a $185 million investment round in a trucking startup - Business Insider

Bloomberg

Why Alphabet just led a $185 million investment round in a trucking startup
Business Insider
Trucking companies small and large are increasingly turning to apps to see what's available to carry, and bidding directly on their phone or computer to take those jobs. One of those apps is Convoy, a Seattle-based startup that's now valued at $1 billion.
Seattle trucking-tech company Convoy gets $185 million deliveryVirginian-Pilot
Google Parent Alphabet Backs Trucking Technology Startup ConvoyBloomberg
Trucking startup Convoy reaches $1B valuation after huge $185M investment led by Google VC armGeekWire
American Trucking Associations -FreightWaves -Business Wire
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Report Suggests Autonomous Tech Is a Threat to Wages, Certain Industries - Government Technology

Government Technology

Report Suggests Autonomous Tech Is a Threat to Wages, Certain Industries
Government Technology
(TNS) — A new report predicts autonomous technology could lead to the loss of about 300,000 trucking jobs, but its author said the bigger concern is that many of the new positions created could offer lower pay and poor working conditions. The trucking ...


Trucking Payrolls Soared by 5700 Jobs in August - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Trucking Payrolls Soared by 5700 Jobs in August
Wall Street Journal
Trucking company payrolls soared in August, growing at the fastest 12-month pace since 2015 as logistics operators boosted hiring to keep pace with booming freight demand. Fleets added 5,700 jobs last month, according to preliminary figures the Labor ...

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Trucking firm growing, creating jobs at Springfield site - Springfield News Sun

Springfield News Sun

Trucking firm growing, creating jobs at Springfield site
Springfield News Sun
A trucking firm with a growing presence in Springfield is planning to add close to 70 new jobs after securing a contract with GM as the sole firm to haul new medium-duty trucks being produced at Navistar's Springfield facility. Wheeler Trucking, based ...


Wheeler Trucking to Add 70 Jobs After Securing GM Contract - Transport Topics Online

Transport Topics Online

Wheeler Trucking to Add 70 Jobs After Securing GM Contract
Transport Topics Online
Wheeler Trucking, based in Flushing, Mich., opened a new location in Springfield last year after securing a deal with GM, which manufactures a cutaway van as part of a joint agreement with Navistar. Wheeler Trucking loads and ships the vans to ...


Will autonomous trucking put an end to trucking jobs? - TechHQ

TechHQ

Will autonomous trucking put an end to trucking jobs?
TechHQ
Driverless, autonomous trucks, powered by the same technology as self-driving cars, are making many headlines these days. However, the industry is still trying to make sense of what it all means for them — whether the technology will actually reduce ...


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TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.09.22
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending September 22, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.09.15
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending September 15, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.09.08
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending September 8, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.09.01
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending September 1, 2018. We welcome
One of the worst truck stops in the nation, pilot, statesville ave, charlotte, nc
I am a trucker with a disabled window decal. I was parked in handicap parking for trucks and that space had a handicap symbol and reserved lettering on
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.08.25
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending August 25, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.08.18
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending August 18, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.08.11
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending August 11, 2018. We welcome
What Does it Cost to Run Your Trucking Company?
Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.08.04
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending August 4, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.07.28
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending July 28, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.07.21
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending July 21, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.07.14
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending July 14, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.07.07
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending July 7, 2018. We welcome your
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.06.30
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending June 30, 2018. We welcome
Fail Trucking Company School
Will student drivers who fail trucking company schools still have to pay for the CDL course? What about this one friend?
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.06.23
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending June 23, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.06.16
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending June 16, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.06.09
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending June 9, 2018. We welcome your
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.06.02
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending June 2, 2018. We welcome your
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.05.26
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending May 26, 2018. We welcome your
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.05.19
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending May 19, 2018. We welcome your
Truckers Wages and the U.S. Senate
The information on this page concerns trucker wages and the U.S. Senate. Truckers' Voices Are Needed Now! From Allen Smith via Facebook (with
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.05.12
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending May 12, 2018. We welcome your
Elevation
I live in a low elevation but being a truck driver I drive coast to coast obviously going through various elevations will this cause a problem with pressure
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.05.05
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending May 5, 2018. We welcome your
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.04.28
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending April 28, 2018. URGENT:
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.04.21
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending April 21, 2018. We welcome
How Tax Reform Affects Owner-Operators
In December 2017, Congress passed one of the largest tax reform bills since the 1980s. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect owner-operators starting this
No Snow Roof - A Solution for Eliminating Snow and Ice on Trailer Roofs
A no snow roof is a solution eliminating snow and ice on trailer roofs without having to go somewhere or scrape it off manually.
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.04.14
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending April 14, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.04.07
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending April 7, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.03.24
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending March 24, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.03.17
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending March 17, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.03.10
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending March 10, 2018. We welcome
Detention Policies Need to Change in 2018
Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.03.03
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending March 3, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.02.24
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending February 24, 2018. We welcome
Courtesy or Money Saving?
I've seen trucks with what looks like fringe over their trailer wheels. What is that fringe called and what purpose does it serve? Terry ----- Response
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.02.17
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending February 17, 2018. We welcome
Seeking interior, non idle, truck comfort
I have an '09 T660, 550 ISX, with a 72 flattop aero cab. I've been researching options but would enjoy detailed reviews on the long term best, easily transferable,
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.02.10
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending February 10, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.02.03
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending February 3, 2018. We welcome
Trailer Roof Top Snow Clearing Horizontal Life Line Systems
Hello everyone, We are considering purchasing horizontal rooftop life line system for our trailers to allow the drivers to climb on top, safely secured
Found expired
Hello, My father-in-law owned his own logistics company and was found dead in the back of his cab in another state. Can you provide guidance on how to
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.01.27
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending January 27, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.01.13
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending January 13, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.01.06
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending January 6, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.12.30
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending December 30, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.12.23
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending December 23, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.12.16
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending December 16, 2017. We welcome
dispatchers punishing drivers
i am a truck driver, i have heard, for example, if i do something that a dispatcher disagrees with, i may sit while the guy next to me at same reciever,
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.12.09
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending December 9, 2017. We welcome
Electronic Logging Devices Mandate Commentary
Vicki Simons gave this Electronic Logging Devices Mandate commentary at a truck stop near her home on December 4, 2017. Observe 3 key points about ELDs.
TDMST Weekly Round-Up 2017.12.02
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending December 2, 2017.
In what other industry besides trucking has the government ever mandated the purchase of a 'self-certification' product?
In my December 2, 2017, TDMST Weekly Round-Up, I cited a November 30, 2017, article that captured the following: Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hall
lawyer
got a ticket in wyoming for 392.00 and the lawyer jusy postponed the ticket after paying him 400.00. He did nothing that we discussed to lower speed or
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.11.25
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending November 25, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.11.11
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending November 11, 2017. We welcome

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