OTR and local will never be automated. The powers that be would love to fire everybody and keep all the profit for themselves but with the state of our infrastructure and all the complexities involved I don’t ever see a computer doing this job. If you’re worried about automated tracks just think about how many times your computer has crashed or your smart phone froze up and you had to turn it off and reboot it to get it working right again. Imagine the same technology directing an 80,000 pound vehicle down the highway at 70 miles an hour. It’s never going to happen. Even if they were able to perfect the self driving technology it relies heavily on conductivity and anything that is connected can be hacked. I’m not worried in the least. The self driving truck craze is basically a way for tech companies to get a bunch of suckers to invest before they decide that it’s not viable and walk away with the cash.