As technology changes every aspect of our lives, from how we monitor our thermostats to how we order groceries, it’s also changing numerous jobs and industries. The trucking industry is currently undergoing many different changes as a result of technology, including the new threat of self-driving trucks. How can you survive a change in the trucking industry and adapt to the rapidly-changing environment?
Don’t Be Afraid
Self-driving trucks are a huge concern for many truckers throughout the globe. Most truckers worry that if these trucks are safe and able to truly deliver, they will totally lose their jobs to them. However, self-driving trucks that are dependable and without the constant need for monitoring are at least a generation or two away from coming to fruition. There are still numerous mechanical issues and safety issues standing between your place in the trucking industry and a self-driving truck’s place in the trucking industry.
While there are constant changes in the trucking industry, those changes also mean constant opportunities in the trucking industry. There are plenty of open jobs at many different trucking companies and tons of freight is hauled throughout the country every day. If you are currently unhappy with your place in the trucking industry, seek out another job and explore other trucking companies.
Expect More Change
Last but not least, expect more change over time. Countless industries (all, in fact) are forced to adapt over time or become irrelevant, and the trucking industry is no different. Do your best to stay on top of the changes and make changes to your own place in the trucking industry as you need to. Keep in mind that there will always be a need for skilled truckers, even when self-driving trucks potentially take the road.
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