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Autonomous Trucks Will Benefit Industry Without Threatening Jobs

By Pulltarps Mfg | April 25, 2022

Story by Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As autonomous trucks gradually move closer to commercialization, Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum sees this technology delivering a range of benefits for fleet customers and for society at large.

During an April 12 briefing with journalists and analysts, Daum said autonomous trucks will improve highway safety, counter the trucking industry’s driver shortage, boost equipment utilization and help meet rising freight demand.

These highly automated vehicles will be able to operate more safely and more precisely than any human driver, he said, in large part because the autonomous driving system never becomes sleepy or distracted and always follows the rules of the road.