Now's the time to think about the workforce impacts of automated trucking, GAO says

FedScoop: What impact might a future filled with self-driving vehicles have on the country’s 1.9 million “heavy and tractor-trailer” truck drivers?

GAO identified two main possibilities in a new report published Thursday: Either trucks are going to be fully automated and won’t need drivers at all anymore, leading to a decrease in the amount of work available for drivers, or they’ll be partially automated and still need operators, but operators with different skills.

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