Keep your head in the sand

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brownslave688, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

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  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I wouldn’t be shocked at all if the OTR human driver trucking industry ceases to exist in 20 years.
     
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  4. Boywondr

    Boywondr Newbie Doo

    That's a lot of equipment to modify, purchase, or upgrade in 20 yrs.
     
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  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Do you research and stop falling for click-bate articles. While I do agree that it will happen in the future its no where near where it needs to be to actually effect anyone working right now. There are so many variables involved when you read into it more.
     
  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    20 years is a long time.

    Companies aren’t afraid to spend money when given the chance to eliminate employees.

    And maybe in 20 years there are still a few drivers but they certainly won’t be hiring new ones. They’ll be replaced as they retire with tech
     
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    And we can't even get pens in my center.
     
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  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    20 years is a long time. 20 years ago it took me 12 hours to download 2-3 songs on a computer. Now I can download an entire album on my phone in 5 minutes.

    My guess is in 10 years you’ll start to see a large decline in new hires. They’ll mostly be replaced with tech. In 20 years a large portion of OTR runs will be made by driverless trucks.

    As a 20 year old looking into truck driving as a career you’ve gotta think is this gonna be here in 30+ years or am I gonna be 45 looking to start a new career
     
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    If you didn’t waste so much time we could afford pens lol
     
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    The technology is close and I agree would be ready before 20 years . The problem is people. For this fully automated system to work it has to be fully automated . You cannot mixed humans with technology and expect things to run smoothly it will never happen and lots of people would die. The largest obstacles would be trying to convince people to go out and replace their current cars with automated cars that can communicate with each other . We all know that process alone could take 20 years .
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Safety takes time .
     
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  12. Wrong

    Wrong :))

  13. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    For maximum safety and smoothness I agree but it’ll depend on who really wants it to happen.


    If the right people want it to happen though it’ll be pushed through when considered “safe enough”
     
  14. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

  15. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    So who hooks up the trailer?
     
  16. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    When I see a UPS drone fly over my head and a semi going down the road with no one in it then I’ll believe it...STAY STRONG UNION BROTHERS
     
  17. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Probably the same robot that loaded the trailer.
     
  18. SandSpida

    SandSpida New Member

    Can’t wait for the robots to turn on management, which will happen, and go Terminator on all there :censored2:.
     
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  19. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    Right now they're limited to a few roads around Tampa and their eventual planned max operating speed is 55mph...that should make highway travel safer!

    There is no information regarding the length of delivery for the original post but I would be shocked if it was more than 10 miles.
     
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

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