Man vs the machine: How automation can nudge the employment balance of USA’s teetering trucking industry

Man vs the machine: How automation can nudge the employment balance of USA's teetering trucking industry

For the operator hours affected, the duo propose a ‘transfer hub model’ which may lead to alternative job sources for the displaced truckers. ( One debate that has endured throughout the ravages of the 20 th century spilling on into the new millennium is that of the social consequences of automation. From the factory worker who first protested new technology in the 1940s, to modern-day cab drivers waxing eloquent over their new driverless counterparts, the social impacts of automation are felt in nearly every domain.

In this regard, Parth Vaishnav, an assistant professor in the Centre for Sustainability at the […]

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