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Self-driving trucks are here — here's how they will transform the trucking industry

The trucking industry needs more drivers to meet rising demand, especially from retailers who are under pressure to deliver to customers as fast as Amazon. A trucker's lifestyle — which requires long hours on the road, heavy lifting and weeks away from home on long hauls — hasn't appealed to younger workers. Self-driving and semi-autonomous trucks, like those in development at Embark, TuSimple and Tesla, could help fill the gap.