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End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker – fascinating story

“The only human beings left in the modern supply chain are truck drivers. If you go to a modern warehouse now, say Amazon or Walmart, the trucks are unloaded by machines, the trucks are loaded by machines, they are put into the warehouse by machines. Then there is a guy, probably making $10 an hour, with a load of screens watching these machines. Then what you have is a truckers’ lounge with 20 or 30 guys standing around getting paid. And that drives the supply chain people nuts,� he says.

The goal, he believes, is to get rid of the drivers and “have ultimate efficiency�.

“I think this is imminent. Five years or so. This is a space race – the race to get the first driverless vehicle that is viable,� says Murphy. “My fellow drivers don’t appear to be particularly concerned about this. They think it’s way off into the future. All the people I have talked to on this book tour, nobody thinks this is imminent except for me. Me and Elon Musk, I guess.��

End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker?
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