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Truck drivers on average spend 11 billion hours a year on the road
Driving a truck is the most common occupation in 29 states across the U.S., with 3.5 million Truck Drivers nationwide.
Trucks that drive themselves are already rolling out around the world.
- Self-driving trucks successfully made deliveries in Nevada and Colorado in 2017.
- Rio Tinto, the third-largest mining company in the world, has 73 self-driving mining trucks hauling iron ore 24 hours a day in Australia.
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Truck drivers are already ideally situated to benefit from the new economy.
Europe saw its first convoys of self-driving trucks cross the continent in 2016.
Uber recently purchased Otto, a self-driving truck company, for $680 million and now employs 500 engineers to perfect the technology.
Most experts agree that self-driving trucks currently in development by major automakers will be implemented very soon, potentially putting millions of truck drivers out of work. Sign up to get started on your #UpSkill journey so you can get ahead in the new economy.