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Managing five unintended consequences of autonomous trucks

Technology is only one factor in getting self-driving vehicles on the road, say supply chain experts.

In this article published March 6, 2023, in Supply Chain Management Review:

Truck drivers are in short supply and their wages represent the largest single expense for trucking companies, according to the American Transportation Research Institute. These factors incentivize trucking firms to reduce reliance on human drivers. By some estimates, the move to driverless trucks could eliminate as many as 500,000 jobs.

Arnold Maltz, associate professor in supply chain management, Kevin Dooley, professor in supply chain management

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