Changing Workforce / Industrial Robotics

U.S. manufacturers say autonomous trucks could cut costs

By Transport Topics

Feb 07, 2018

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Manufacturers could save nearly 30% of their total transportation costs through 2040 if autonomous, longhaul trucking is aggressively adopted, according to an analysis of a new survey of U.S. manufacturers by PwC and the Manufacturing Institute.

Also, 90% of U.S. manufacturers said that fully autonomous trucks, if widely adopted, could save up to 25% of their trucking costs. Nearly two-thirds of the manufacturers believe that self-driving trucks will be "mainstreamed" within 10 years.

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