Is this the next Technology Saia will implement?

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  1. chiz2003

    chiz2003 New Member

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  2. Local_Driver

    Local_Driver Pyle People deliver

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    Until they figure out a way to get that freight
    Off the truck and those inside deliveries made your job is safe
     
  3. Dracula

    Dracula Well-Known Member

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  4. chiz2003

    chiz2003 New Member

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    I see most drivers have their head in the sand and just blowing this off. That will not stop it, it is coming. I am not trying to scare anyone, but just looking to be prepared. There will be driving jobs. They will just be fewer and pay less IMO.
     
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  5. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Will we have robots to pickup and deliver the freight as well. Either way I don't really care. I will be retired.
     
  6. renegaderider

    renegaderider Active Member

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    I don't think the public want hazmat loads going down the road autonomous with terrorist in our country. I was going down highway 2wks ago and truck dash said electrical problems and it started slowly shutting down so i pulled to the shoulder and cut it off. I waited a few minutes then it cranked back up. I called the shop and they said probably just a glitz. Yeah autonomus will just work perfect.
     
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  7. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    Autonomus trucks will require a driver with higher skills than truck driving. After all. Will that self driving truck position itself to the far right when it dies? And WHO is going to push the buttons once it dies?
     
  8. Guesswho2018

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    I will start worring when they can program a truck to back itself into a dock and between trailers. If that was possible that should be the first concern. There are tons of newer drivers now that have a nearly impossible time learning that....
     
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  9. renegaderider

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    And another thing if these autonomus trucks break down who sets out the triangles. A autonomus truck break down in a curve and no triangles out and here comes a car and there's a accident, it will be 75 lawyers wanting that case.
     
  10. Dracula

    Dracula Well-Known Member

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    Chiz, you can't have a trucking company without having insurance. Who is going to sell an insurance policy, to a company, that tries to operate driverless trucks?
     
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    Maybe for OTR and highway only but for p&d I kinda doubt it.
     
  12. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    I could see a driverless trick pulling up to a place like Starbucks, Catos, or Sallys.
     
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    Here we go with this s**t again. Why don't you guys go and get a degree in bum****ology, and just completely get out of trucking?
     
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    It would be fun to watch them avoid the hostlers in Atlanta lol
     
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    I can't wait to see how this works in SLC or GRJ, when it snows and chains are required or in the rain when the lousy road markings get even more unclear.
     
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    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    It's a long way off before they can find a practical application. Most of us will be retired rest assured.
     
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  17. chiz2003

    chiz2003 New Member

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    The Insurance companies are excited about this technology the whole point is safety at least for the insurance companies. It addresses many problems in the trucking industry like driver shortage, hours of service, safety, and most importantly the bottom line. I hope Train is correct that most of us will be retired before this comes along, but a new company is started everyday in the race to be the first to deploy it. It is coming, the only thing holding it back right now is regulation.
     
  18. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    25 years from now, when the whole nation has driverless cars- there won't be insurance for trucks that have DRIVERS.

    I hate that....
     
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    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    According to the insurance companies, the DRIVERS are cause for all accidents. Then, according to their logic, driverless trucks wouldn't need insurance. So why wouldn't every trucking company want a fleet of driverless trucks? Think about it. They pay an extra 1/4 million dollars to save a buck three eighty per month. Now that's a good return. Yeah. Right.
     
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    Driverless cars and trucks on the Houston East Freeway at 6:00am. Mother of all demolition derbys.
     

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