Robotic drivers could help haulers to keep on trucking

Driverless trucks are a reality, with Caterpillar reportedly already using robot trucks at some remote mining sites, and the technology could soon be coming to regular highways. The technology would be expensive to install, but could save freight companies up to $100,000 per truck annually, thanks to reduced staffing costs. "There's a clear message for executives at trucking companies, truck manufacturers, and equipment suppliers: Pay attention to this emerging technology and how it will affect your business, and start to plan your response," writes Laura W. Geller.

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