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Will automated trucks be a job killer? – A pro & con debate

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2025AD Team

2025AD Team



The automation of trucks will offer huge benefits for the industry as well as consumers. But what happens to the millions of drivers when trucks become more and more autonomous? Will most of them lose their job? We have asked two experts that hold polar opposite views. Read the controversial pro & con debate.




PRO & CON                                                                                          
Scott Santens

Will automated trucks be a job killer? – Yes, they will.

“Driverless trucks are inevitable. Millions of jobs could be affected. It’s not just about the truck drivers. It’s about everyone,” argues blogger and basic income advocate Scott Santens.

PRO & CON                                                                                            
Chris Spear

Will automated trucks be a job killer? – No, they will not.

“Automated trucking will assist drivers – not replace them." The driver's role might even expand, argues Chris Spear, President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations.

Who has the better arguments? What do you think? Will truck automation be a job killer? Share your thoughts with the community!


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