Anheuser-Busch preorders 40 Tesla Semi-Trucks.

Anheuser-Busch preorders 40 Tesla Semi-Trucks.
Anheuser-Busch preorders 40 Tesla Semi-Trucks.

The trucking industry is going to shit a brick.

People don't seem to realize that truck drivers make up a huge swath of our jobs in the United States. Not sure about Canada but America needs those paychecks.

3.5 million Americans are truckers. If you add up the industries related to trucking (food services, motels, truck stop maintenance, etc.) that 7.3 million jobs.

The economic would slump like nobody's business if the economy spit out that many jobs over a five to ten year period.

The Clydesdales Local 114 are threatening a strike...

The logistics giants like AB-Inbev and Wal-Mart are going to be the ones that decide the fate of these electric semis

That will probably be the load that tips the scale on public opinion regarding universal basic income, rural America will be crushed.

I disagree, there are a lot of ways to solve the range issue especially if they are automated on the highway... there can be depots where a charged truck is waiting and the trailer is transferred. Then this truck charges and waits for the next one etc. Even in large industrial settings, trucks are used to move cargo back and forth between factories and warehouses etc.

Decide? They're thrilled. No more trucker unions. That's gold for them. These things can drive indefinitely. Instead of charging they'll just swap battery arrays.

Instead of charging they'll just swap battery arrays.

lol no. Musk said nothing about that. More so these trucks aren't self driving and they are only good for city trucking. They don't have the range for long haul.

Not sure about Canada

Just do a quick road trip from Detroit to Toronto. You will not believe how many trucks you see on the 401 in either direction. It is complete madness.

No more trucker unions. That's gold for them. These things can drive indefinitely.

You do understand that these trucks still require drivers, right?

This user logistics.

"All in favor of protesting the tesla semi say neeeeiiiggghhhh!"

You sound like a really pleasant nurse.

That’s with the premise that those other jobs will come into existence. It’s was a reasonable argument in the past when technological advancement gave way to new types of industry. This is no longer true. We are reaching the tipping point where there just simply isn’t enough jobs anymore for everyone to make a living wage.

The horses in the commercials are threatening a strike because they don't want to be replaced by trucks. It's just a joke.

You're a piece of shit. I normally hope people don't have to settle for a job as shitty as a CNA, but after your comment I hope more people go into the program simply so someone like you gets pushed out. Why would anybody want to work near your attitude? Fuck you.

I've been trying to tell people that the trucking industry employs so many people that they'll be replaced so fast. Like within 5 years every business will overhaul their business plans.

I've been told I'm so wrong because truckers unload their own things. Or they provide security to the cargo in case anything goes wrong.

Of course they don't realize how much of business are little machines loading and unloading bigger machines. And all they have to do is make that work with docks and it's over.

The idea that level 5 autonomy will be a reality and dominating in just 5 years is a bit of a pipe dream. Companies are just scratching at level 3 now, and the gulf between 3 and 5 is orders of magnitude greater than 3 and 0. We're talking about computers that need to drive unmarked roads, navigate in storms and understand instructions given by a human flagger who all seem to have their own idea on gestures.

Adaptive cruise on well marked straightforward roads and parking is easy. Designing for every oddball situation a driver will ever come across is not.

Might also have their hand in the cannabis industry soon too. Anheuser-Busch is going green!

Why do people have this belief automated trucks will destroy jobs? Won't these tesla semis still require humans? And for some reason I highly doubt these tesla semis are backing in to load by themselves. What's the problem here?

there can be depots where a charged truck is waiting and the trailer is transferred. Then this truck charges and waits for the next one etc.

Can't see how that would be financially feasible. Keep extra $150k+ trucks around to avoid refueling like regular diesel trucks? Plus the time/labor to detach/attach trailers?

I'm all for lowering carbon, but the technology isn't here yet.

absolutely will be if we get that far

It was my understanding that you could have one driver leading a line of automated trailers. The driver would eventually just serve to act in the case of autopilot failure, emergency etc.

I dont need no damn newfangled electrodevice driving my damn beers. trump daddy said the environment isnt real and my cousin skip done died 3 times in iraq for my fuckin right to get my beers delivered on ol' murica kentucky fried chicken

What's to like? You sound like a sociopath. You may be charming, but you are not a likeable person.

And if they need water to fill the batteries...