Delivery Driver Jobs To Disappear by 2030

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by S.F. Rush, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. S.F. Rush

    S.F. Rush Active Member

  2. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    Ok so how does a driverless vehicle going to eliminate our delivery jobs ?? Someone is still going to have to unload that truck because the lazy ass in receiving sure as hell is not going to do it
     
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  3. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    The one area that I do agree with him is with the electric companies. In California the wealthiest upper class- upper middle class are going with solar energy in rapid fashion. I can see where the top paying customers of power companies all switch to solar in the next decade or so and leave them with only a paying middle class and the poor who are currently subsidized by the wealthy and upper middle class.

    To me, 3D printing might take a bite off some of our volume. People might be able to design and print out their own shoes, toys....

    Deliver personnel will always be in demand but how they go about it will be the interesting part.
     
  4. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    lol just a month ago I read an article that delivery driver jobs and policemen will always be in demand.
     
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  5. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    I think people are estimating life haha. Everyday life is not much different than it was years ago and I don't see that much of a drastic change in 15 years
     
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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Everyday life is drastically different.
     
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  7. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    Really? I notice no difference. The biggest change where I live is wal mart only has 6 cashiers and the rest are self check out haha. Self phones haven't changed much since 2008 and the Internet is faster but as far as other things I'm really not seeing it
     
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  8. The Driver

    The Driver Active Member

    My concern is that self-driving vehicle technology will put downward pressure on our wages. It'll be a longer time before robots will be able to deliver the packages.
     
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  9. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    If everyone loved new technology and wanted it used all the time we would not have many different businesses. Like s bank for example why do we have bankers if I can just go use an atm machine?
     
  10. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    Where is robotics taking us? If envisioned to the fullest, truck delivery will be far from the only sector affected. Google still makes me laugh, CEO goes on record that there is a war between man and robots coming (not fantasy based) jobs based, he says "I hope humans win", what does he do? He keeps buying robotics companies to push that envelope forward. Perhaps it is all inevitable, but we seem to adapt and find a way, I guess our complacency inserts fears into us rightly or wrongly. As Dr. Manhattan says "It's too late, it always has been too late".
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Where are the robot sex dolls that yell profanities ? I mean is that too much to ask for ?
     
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  12. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Have you ever tried dumping 500 dollars worth of change into a cash machine to get it converted to the green stuff?
     
  13. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    Maybe not $500 dollars but I have used:

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  14. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Don't those machines charge a certain %? I'm to cheap to give up anymore just to cash in.
     
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  15. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    A Robot is going to be able to collect a COD how?
    It will be able to dig through a bricked out truck to find a box how?
    It will be able to take an Excersize Machine up 3 flights of stairs how?
    Will it have superhuman strength where it can move boxes heavier than what a Human can carry now?
    How will Management discipline the Robot for going over the planned day on hours and miles?
    The Robot and Orion will become best of friends?
     
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  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have used these as well. I hate losing 9 cents on the dollar but it is much more convenient than rolling them myself.
     
  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Once a year I take my bucket full of change to the bank-set it on the counter and watch the little teller girl mumble to herself "oh :censored2:- that looks heavy". Sometimes it takes two of them to dump it in the coin counter and it usually totals up to 350 to 450 bucks. I do it every year right before I go on my 11 day racing trip. My wife hates change so I get all hers too.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our local banks do not accept large quantities of loose change.
     
  19. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    1. Perhaps COD's wont be possible. UPS decides we can pay no drivers if we get rid of COD or keep paying drivers who has customers still using a 70's service. The service should be abandoned, robots or not.

    2. I'd imagine the cargo space and box placement would be different as well.

    3. Customers will adopt different behaviors to what the industry offers.

    Just putting down some possible scenarios. Yeah lots of obstacles, but perhaps it will be a different future.
     
  20. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Over enthusiastic article, if you ask me.