The U.S. Department of Transportation is putting its promotional power behind the idea of developing self-driving vehicle technology. The decision could accelerate the implementation of autonomous systems for cars as well as big rigs in places like Minneapolis, Minnesota.
As they issued guidelines for the testing and deployment of what are being called “highly automated vehicles,” DOT supporters said they believe the technology could reduce crashes and boost mobility for folks who cannot drive due to disabilities or old age.
Some freight haulers can imagine a day when professional truck drivers are more like pilots. Their skills will really be needed when a truckload is ‘taking off’ from a terminal or ‘landing’ at a certain destination. Otherwise an autopilot could be allowed to handle the job of driving on open stretches of highway.
Bay & Bay Transportation plans to keep an eye on the idea of ‘test fleets’ and the approval of vehicles and automated technology. For the foreseeable future, however, the path forward will demand skilled truck drivers to chart a course of success on America’s roadways.
While some believe in the future promise of greater safety through self-driving automation, Bay & Bay’s aim is to achieve that goal today by hiring and retaining the safest operators on our nation’s highways.
There is opportunity for company drivers, independent contractors, and those who prefer to drive late model trucks under a lease purchase arrangement with Bay & Bay. Either way, there is plenty of non-automated need for operators on local routes in the Minneapolis area and other cities, as well as longer jobs across the U.S. and into Canada.
Bay & Bay Transportation’s emphasis on safe, reliable, and skilled drivers is why they are known as a quality driven tradition on the road in Minneapolis, MN, and plenty of other places in North America. Learn how you can help Bay & Bay offer their clients an unparalleled hands-on solution to their hauling needs. Call (888) 801-3026, or visit our web site to learn more.