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When you think of the most common job in the US - it’s pretty typical to think about service workers: retailers, cashiers, fast food. But the most common job in 29 states is truck driving. Over 3 million Americans work as truck drivers and hundreds of communities and over 7 million workers provide services to truck drives - including working at truck stops, loading and unloading freight and servicing vehicle.
There’s been a lot of talk about the impact of self-driving technology and the implications for labor markets. One perspective is it’s going to take a lot of money off the table for truckers and we need to be resilient in the way we think through creating a transition pathway for many of those workers. The exciting thing is there’s a number of promising companies in the space that are working on providing more autonomy and tools to truckers to graduate up the stack -
This week I chatted with Tobenna Arodiogbu - Founder and CEO of Cloudtrucks on exactly that topic. He’s raised over $25M and is focused on empowering truck drivers to leverage software to compete and participate in the new world order.