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  • After Congress approved a bill to accelerate the deployment and deployment of self-driving cars, the Senate is working on a bill of their own—one that includes trucks as well as passenger cars. But not surprisingly, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has voiced their opposition to the rapid implementation of autonomous trucks the Senate bill may encourage."I'm concerned about highway safety. I am concerned about jobs," Teamsters head James P. Hoffa said in an interview at Teamsters headquarters, according to Automotive News. "I am concerned we are moving too fast in a very, very strategic area that we have to make sure we are doing it right because lives are involved."Though the loss of truck-driving jobs is certainly a cause for concern for a union representing truck drivers, the safety concerns reflect those that others have voiced about the relaxed regulations for self-driving cars. It's one thing for a two-ton car without manual controls to lose control and caus..

    Teamsters Speak Out Against Self-Driving Trucks

    After Congress approved a bill to accelerate the deployment and deployment of self-driving cars, the Senate is working on a bill of their own—one that includes trucks as well as passenger cars. But not surprisingly, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has voiced their opposition to the rapid implementation of autonomous trucks the Senate bill may encourage."I'm concerned about highway safety. I am concerned about jobs," Teamsters head James P. Hoffa said in an interview at Teamsters headquarters, according to Automotive News. "I am concerned we are moving too fast in a very, very strategic area that we have to make sure we are doing it right because lives are involved."Though the loss of truck-driving jobs is certainly a cause for concern for a union representing truck drivers, the safety concerns reflect those that others have voiced about the relaxed regulations for self-driving cars. It's one thing for a two-ton car without manual controls to lose control and caus..
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  • WASHINGTON -- The head of the 1.4 million member International Brotherhood of Teamsters union is mounting an aggressive effort to pursuade Congress to reject new rules to speed the deployment of self-driving trucks, warning they could lead to the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs and reduce road safety. James P. Hoffa, who has headed the union since 1999, said on Tuesday that Congress could help major trucking companies ultimately get rid of drivers by automating vehicles, which would also pose serious risks to American drivers. "I'm concerned about highway safety. I am concerned about jobs," Hoffa said in an interview at Teamsters headquarters. "I am concerned we are moving too fast in a very, very strategic area that we have to make sure we are doing it right because lives are involved." Hoffa's worries come as technology industry executives and policy makers grapple with the possible impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on jobs and the economy, potentially..

    Teamsters chief fears self-driving trucks may be unsafe, hit jobs

    WASHINGTON -- The head of the 1.4 million member International Brotherhood of Teamsters union is mounting an aggressive effort to pursuade Congress to reject new rules to speed the deployment of self-driving trucks, warning they could lead to the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs and reduce road safety. James P. Hoffa, who has headed the union since 1999, said on Tuesday that Congress could help major trucking companies ultimately get rid of drivers by automating vehicles, which would also pose serious risks to American drivers. "I'm concerned about highway safety. I am concerned about jobs," Hoffa said in an interview at Teamsters headquarters. "I am concerned we are moving too fast in a very, very strategic area that we have to make sure we are doing it right because lives are involved." Hoffa's worries come as technology industry executives and policy makers grapple with the possible impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on jobs and the economy, potentially..
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