Governments must prepare plans to manage the effect of millions of redundancies created by the rise of driverless trucks, experts have warned. Automated trucks could slash the demand for drivers by up to 70% in the US and Europe by 2030, according to a report from the International Transport Forum (ITF). The report predicts that up to 4.4 million of 6.4 million trucking jobs could become redundant across the US and Europe, which may result in social disruption unless governments […]
Hermes is taking part in a trial to find out how other road users interact with an apparently driverless van, in order to discover if autonomous vehicles might help their business.
Platooning HGVs will be on major UK roads by the end of 2018, after the government committed £8.1m to trials of the autonomous vehicles.
The driver shortage is a bigger cause for concern to the industry in 2018 than it was last year, according to a new survey.