Truck drivers will be some of the first people to lose jobs as automation technology spreads.
A push by companies like Uber to automate heavy trucks through a combination of artificial intelligence and robotics raises questions for millions of drivers brought into the profession by the promise of a steady job. Will they be employed behind the wheel five years from now? Or will robots be doing it instead?
And if you think this is a niche problem, think again. The impact of self-driving trucks would be felt in communities around the country — especially Trump country.
Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics