Autonomous Trucks Could Radically Transform US Logistics Within a Decade

McKinsey & Company, a global logistics think tank based in the United States and Europe, predicts that in about eight years autonomous trucks with no humans on board could be routinely operating in North America.

That finding is the first of a five-part report on near-term technological disruption in global logistics. The report’s look at autonomous truck trends notes that trucking moves about two-thirds of all goods shipped in the US and that truck driving is currently the most common occupation in more than half of all US states. Moreover, the report cautions that trucking remains a “deeply traditional” industry that has experienced “few major or structural changes in the preceding decades.”

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