How much longer until feeder drivers are a thing of the past?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Snack, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. Snack

    Snack New Member

  2. GameCockFan

    GameCockFan Member

    It's only a matter of time. I wouldn't recommend transportation as a future career
     
  3. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Article suggests that mass roll out is at least a decade away and even then the most likely application is long haul which for us means sleeper and mileage runs will probably be the first affected. A lot of what we do is making local pickups, taking airs to airport, bringing loads from local sorts to the hubs and bringing preloads from the hubs to outlying centers. Human drivers will be around for the foreseeable future.
     
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  4. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Now you tell me...
     
  5. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Not with coyote logistics pulling all our loads
     
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  6. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

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  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Just remember where all us high seniority feeder drivers will have to bump to when our jobs are eliminated....
     
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  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Wait until the lawyers get involved.

    "Been hit by driverless truck"? "Better call Saul"!
     
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  9. Box Ox

    Box Ox Heckin' Fancy Doggo

    Or, "Been hit by a truck with a human driver after the company negligently failed to replace him with a much safer autonomous vehicle? Give us a cha-ching ring!"

    Not saying that autonomous vehicles are at that level yet. But there may come a day when insurance companies and the law dole out punishment for not utilizing them.
     
  10. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Will UPS make pension contributions to Sanford and Son retirement junkyard on behalf of the driverless trucks?
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  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I wonder how they drive in snow?
     
  12. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    It never snows.
     
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  13. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

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  14. Self driving trucks replacing Feeder drivers or truck drivers in general? I don't think so. Too much is at risk. Too much liability and law suits towards companies. Being a Feeder driver myself there are a lot of maneuvers that an automation can't do. I don't care what anyone says but an automation machine can only be an automated at a certain borderline degree and that degree won't pass the trucking world. Just no. I wouldn't want my family sharing a road with an automated tractor trailer and I'm sure many more will be against it. One wrong move by that automated machine, it will be going straight to court writing a settlement checks.
     
  15. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    The robots are coming for the package drivers' jobs too.
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  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    That's the R-G'er 10,000 model, no?
     
  17. Over 70

    Over 70 Active Member

    I think self driving anything is much further than the hype articles suggest. Much much further.....so far I'm not even concerned.

    It's one thing to have a few successful tests, it's another thing to have millions on roads shared by humans....it would be a nightmare. Mark my words.
     
  18. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

    You will not see true self driving trucks in our lifetime, the will be semi autonomous still requiring someone behind the wheel
     
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  19. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    You think I give a damn about some driverless truck? Helllllllll no
     
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    UPS will require a Union worker to blame if anything goes wrong ... so ... probly ain't gonna happen.
     
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