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Driverless trucks would save time, money, and lives

As technology brings us ever closer to driverless cars, most of the focus has been on the anticipated impact and benefit for commuters, ride-sharing services, and recreational vehicles. However, the implications for commercial traffic are perhaps even more profound.

Last week, the House of Representatives held a hearing to discuss a legal framework for allowing driverless trucking, something that, until now, has been barely considered.

As one would expect, Big Labor is steadfastly opposed to the automation of trucking, emphasizing the potential job losses for truckers. And while it’s true that it will force some change in the job market, this is hardly a reason to resist a technological development that will drastically improve the lives of the majority of Americans.

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