The first article discusses the first successful trial run delivering beer with a self driving truck in the United States. It drove almost 200 kilo meters. There was still a driver in the cabin, just in case, but he did not have to intervene. The truck moved 50.000 cans of Budweiser. InBev, the owner of Budweiser, is hoping to deploy this technique very soon all over the world.
Another article connects really well this topic. The RABObank predicted that in 2017 the biggest issue in freight transportation is a shortage of truck drivers. With the self driving trucks, this problem is solved. It has more advantages. For example, truck drivers can only drive for a certain period of time before they have to take a compulsory break. They also have to sleep at night. By using self driving trucks, these time consuming breaks are now the past. The transportation company also will have less employees, so they have to pay less benefits for example. Do you think that self driving trucks are the future in freight transportation?
Article from NOS (Dutch news broadcasting association) and www.logistiek.nl (Website about logistics)