Trucker Unions Beware – Do not Worth Yourselves Out Of A Good Soft Job

There have been quite a few articles in commerce publications, within the transportation sector, about autonomous over-the-road vehicles. Sooner or later these 18-wheelers will drive in big convoys by the midnight on most main interstates with out drivers or supervision saving the logistics system 10s of billions of {dollars} per 12 months. Nice information for the price of all the pieces we purchase, promote or commerce, though not so good for truck drivers and truck driver unions.

Actually, in Europe a number of giant truck producers have already examined lengthy convoys on their main highways 100s of miles at a time with no incidents. Simply as Google is proving the price of self-driving vehicles the Europeans are doing it with self-driving vehicles. You possibly can count on this know-how to get higher and for quickly we are going to discover giant trucking firms optimally using this know-how for interstate and intra-state cargo. Certainly, as a result of hostility of truck driver unions we will count on this know-how to develop sooner with extra analysis and improvement funds behind it as firms search for options to union extortion and outrageous calls for.

Ken Elkins wrote an attention-grabbing piece within the Charlotte Enterprise Journal just lately on April 15, 2016 titled; “Charlotte FedEx Freight drivers' unionization effort attracts out,” and my first response to this was easy and abruptly hardcore; Superb Give them the increase, however then make investments 10-fold that quantity in driverless autonomous truck applied sciences and inform them upfront that’s what you propose to do.

You see, the article said: “About 220 drivers for FedEx Freight in Charlotte are having a troublesome time getting the corporate to barter with their new union greater than 16 months after it was licensed.”

We see parallels to unionization and employee calls for within the Quick Meals Trade the place staff demand $ 15.00 per hour and the eating places understand they can’t keep in enterprise at that value as the top product could be priced so excessive customers wouldn't be prepared to pay, thus fewer jobs and restaurant franchisee closures, or the Quick Meals Eating places will absolutely automate to robotics, which is usually their first alternative of refuge from the onslaught of inconceivable employee calls for. Basically, philosophically talking it’s the very same argument.

It's not solely in these two industries however all industries and the employees want to grasp that and put together for the Future Of Work, which can not embody them in the event that they get too grasping with their calls for. I ask that you just please contemplate all this and assume on it.