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Feds Say Truckers Over-Counted, Autonomous Tech Threat Overstated

Posted February 02, 2018

Under Economic Issues, Logistics & Supply Chain Issues

(Michelle Rafter –

A widely accepted industry estimate of U. S. heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver jobs could be over-stated by as much as 40 percent, according to an upcoming report from the federal government’s largest employment data agency.

The number of long-haul truckers is somewhere between 1.87 million and 2.125 million, according to estimates in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

That count is well below the estimate of 3.5 million truckers from the industry’s largest lobbying group, the American Trucking Associations. Click here to read more.