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by Mish

Reader Randy reports …

Hello Mish
It looks like the testing of self-driving trucks has quietly moved into the next phase.
Driving across Nevada on I-80 last weekend, I passed a big rig.  In the mirror I saw that there was no driver. The truck seemed to be following another big rig (with a driver-babysitter).
Until now, there has been an emergency driver on board the autonomous truck.

I cannot confirm this report, but it’s not surprising. As I have repeatedly sated, millions of long-haul trucking jobs will vanish by 2025.

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Whether or not this story is confirmed, progress is happening even faster than I expected.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock