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According to Axios, autonomous trucks could one day replace more than 90% of all highway trucking, which could have a profound impact on as many as 500,000 long-haul truckers, a new study found.


  1. According to the study by researchers at the University of Michigan and Carnegie Mellon University, if automation is restricted to Sun Belt states due to rough weather, how will operator hours will be affected?
  2. If automated trucks were deployed across the U.S., in all types of weather, how will operator hours be affected?
  3. What are the logistics on how automated trucking will work?


Muller, J. (2022). Automation could send long-haul truckers driving into the sunset. Axios, April 3 (Retrievable online at