Trucking, railroad industries wrestle with each other as technology bears down on both

Overall, trucking put more than $9.1 million into lobbying in 2016. Railroads, on the other hand, rang up a bill of more than $26 million

Disruptors are everywhere in the current economy, but the trucking industry

 also continues to contend with one of its timeless enemies: Railroads. The two have long vied for shares of the freight economy and fought pitched policy battles in Washington to create favorable conditions for their interests.

Railroads, too, are staring down the barrel of changing technology. With automated railways proliferating around the world, the future increasingly seems to be one without drivers and conductors.

by Niv Sultan

Source: Trucking, railroad industries wrestle with each other as technology bears down on both

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