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Death of the American Trucker

Will automated trucking be Trump’s greatest betrayal of his blue-collar base?

Automated trucking promises to improve road safety, reduce fossil-fuel emissions and put up to 1.7 million people out of work. Credit: Daniel Downey for Rolling Stone

By Tim Dickinson

When Donald Trump sidles up to a semi truck, he’s usually selling policy only a plutocrat could love. Campaigning to repeal the Affordable Care Act in March, Trump pinned an iTrucks button to his lapel and honked the horn of a Mack truck…

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