NewsDio Desk : For truck drivers who have to cover long distances by being away from the comforts of their home and sweet family, it is indeed quite taxing to run the big sized trucks for days together.
This is where; ‘passion’ for one’s profession comes to play as it matters a lot.
Yes, a truck driver has to love his job, for able to justify its presence in the wheels, otherwise long hours of running truck will easily take its toll and create an uneasy state of mind.
United Kingdom has seen a base of over 300,000 people who are engaged to the profession of truck drivers where they are plying heavy goods vehicles. Every day is different, for truck drivers as they have to take the challenges in their stride.
Considering the associated problems which are unanimously synonymous with the community of truck drivers, there has been an increasing demand of autonomous trucking. It basically works towards feeding series of different data to a computer that become a controlling mechanism for the vehicle.
The work is underway to ascertain the progress and to comprehend the extent of utility which automation process will bring. Tests have already started. For example, TuSimple has begun with the process of conducting tests in New Mexico and Arizona where specific areas have been earmarked as a way to ascertain the exact nature, where depot to depot test runs are underway through a complete automated process, which is of course conducted under a supervision of a human.
It is expected that the trucks will do brisk business by reaching $88bn by 2027 as this figure can be achieved while looking at the current annual growth of 10.1% between 2020 and 2027.
The technology is expected to reach different corners of the world, thanks to the massive utility it is set to achieve and reach and it is going to revolutionize the industry. It is expected that the automation process will ease the financial cost, in terms of registering savings while at the same time making things more efficient and durable.
These trucks can run round the clock by maintaining a specific rate of mileage which will simply add to its safety while making them fuel efficient in the process as well. So, people will be getting their desired products at a faster rate. This will bring a marvelous opportunity of savings, ease and convenience. For example, if earlier the truck takes 5 days to cover a certain distance, and then AT will just take 48 hours to do the same.
However, not everything seems to create a rosy picture, as the automatic system will also bring a danger to the truck drivers of losing their jobs, as the number may well be very significant which may run up to millions when considered about all.
Talking in the context of US, trucking is quite a commonly accepted profession besides secretarial positions, farming as well as teachings. The company is undergoing series of different testing phases in various corners for the same.