At Hearing On Self-Driving Trucks, Norton Says Congress Must Take Action To Help Workers Transition Skills To New Jobs


At Hearing on Self-Driving Trucks, Norton Says Congress Must Take Action to Help Workers Transition Skills to New Jobs

Dec 8, 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), ranking member of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, yesterday at a subcommittee roundtable, entitled “Emerging Technologies in the Trucking Industry,” urged congressional action to prepare for possible job losses to self-driving trucks.  According to the White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), the jobs of two million truck drivers and half a million bus drivers could be threatened by autonomous commercial vehicles.  Norton asked about the chronic shortage of truck drivers in the United States, and roundtable witnesses testified that innovation in technology could help encourage younger drivers …

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