Tech Savvy Operators and Autonomous Trucking Can Assist in Solving the Critical Trucker Shortage
JoTo PR Client, Advanced Training Systems, was presented in an article in The Motley Fool titled, How Can America Solve Its Truck Driver Shortage.
While automated trucks may someday ferry freight across America, that has not happened yet and it’s likely at least a few — if not more — years away from reality. And, while there are other ways to move materials including trains and airplanes, trucks move 71% of all U.S. freight, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Advanced Training Systems CEO John Kearney believes the industry needs to make major changes to meet current and growing shipping needs.
Kearney shared his thoughts on the future of trucking and how the shortage of drivers contributes to burnout and turnover. “The nature of the job is driving high turnover rates with long-haul truckers spending lengthy periods of time away from their families,” he wrote. “We need to redefine what it means to work in this profession and make sure drivers are being treated well and get compensated fairly.” Even though he doesn’t expect traditional drivers to disappear anytime soon, he expects autonomous trucking to play a larger role in alleviating the shortage. “As the trucking industry attempts to keep up with the rising demand for truck drivers, autonomous trucking can help us meet those demands.”
Advanced Training Systems (ATS) is a high-tech simulator technology and engineering firm that has revolutionized the design and manufacture of advanced training systems to improve training and create safer drivers. ATS, the holder of multiple patents in high-tech training simulation, has as its mission to provide this cutting-edge adaptive training to all involved in the transportation industry at an affordable cost, resulting in safer drivers/operators. For more information, visit www.atstrainingsystems.com.
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