Drivers aren't the only ones that will lose their jobs.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by TankerP, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. TankerP

    TankerP Road Train Member

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    They now have automated lumpers to go with those automated trucks!

     
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  2. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    don't be too overly confident in your title..

    there will still be a need for dockworkers/lumpers. not every warehouse will have a full complement of robots, as the costs will be prohibitive at first, and maybe for the long run. then too, the places that do have robot lumpers, do you think that'll be for free as well??

    who's gonna help pay for the cost of said robots..???

    don't forget as well, these are electro-mechanical machines, requiring service and repairs when they break down, and do you think the company will not have a back up lumper service..???
     
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  3. JoeyJunk

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    LOL. Wonder how much more those lumpers would cost?
     
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  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    someone IS going to pay...guess whoooooooooo....?????
     
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  5. Farming Trucker

    Farming Trucker Bobtail Member

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    Robots suck. They can’t do any human’s job.
     
  6. Woodchuck88

    Woodchuck88 Medium Load Member

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    Budweiser in Baldwinsville,NY uses robots to load trucks. 30 minutes a skid. No further discussion needed.
     
  7. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    If you look closely, those were empty boxes.

    I’d like to see how those robots handle a 75 pound box of paper.
     
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  8. zinita17601

    zinita17601 Heavy Load Member

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    Get trained to be a robot mechanic/programmer and quit your lumper job.
     
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  9. PE_Trans

    PE_Trans Road Train Member

    This isn’t exactly new. Amazon has been using robots for some time in their warehouses to move boxes around. They look pretty efficient. RIP jobs.
     
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  10. TankerP

    TankerP Road Train Member

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    Resistance is futile.
     
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