Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

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Will "Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's quite likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 72% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 79% probability of automation

Projected Growth

6%

by 2024

Median Annual Wage

$41,340

or $19.87 hourly

People Employed

1,704,520

as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 438 out of 706

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Job description

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.

SOC Code: 53-3032

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bob (Could go either way) says
self driving tractors are too dangerous
May 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Charles G. Wolfe (No chance) says
I dont think a robot will be able to handle a tractor/trailer hauling steel coils, being the main reason. Coils need to checked very once in a while to make sure their still secure as most every other steel loads do.
Robots will never take the place of humans behind the wheel of eighteen-wheelers hauling steel.
May 12, 2019 at 10:41 PM

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