Managing the Transition to Driverless Road Freight Transport

May 2017

By: International Transport Forum
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Autonomous Vehicles

This report explores how a transition to driverless trucks could happen. It finds that reduced reliance on humans to move road freight offers many benefits, but also threatens to disrupt the careers and lives of millions of professional truck drivers. Based on different scenarios for the large-scale introduction of automated road freight transport, this study makes recommendations to help governments manage potential disruption and ensure a just transition for affected drivers.