Injured? Dial #WIN or #946 from your cellphone for your free consultation or call 1-800-LAW-NEED.
Call Us 24/7
( 1-800-529-6333 )
Click to Call 24/7

Autonomous Trucks to Hit the Road in Texas

February 04, 2020

TX - Waymo, a self-driving technology company is bringing automated trucks to Texas and New Mexico, according to TEXASMONTHLY.COM. The trucks are already running routes in Georgia, California, and Arizona. Waymo selected Texas for the high volume of freight that runs through the state’s roads.*

According to the company, the first step will involve introducing autonomous minivans to the road to create detailed maps of the major interstates. Once the Chrysler Pacifica vans have mapped out the roads using sensors, Waymo will add large tractor-trailers to their fleets in the state. The trucks will have drivers in the cabins to control the massive vehicles in the event that something goes wrong. 

The semis will use the information gathered in the maps to interpret the appropriate speed based on road conditions and speed limits. 

Waymo has yet to set a timeline for the introduction of these vehicles. 

Proponents of the autonomous technology are claiming that these vehicles present the possibility of eliminating human error on the road and keeping people on the road safer. Some critics are concerned that the vehicles will lead to massive unemployment problems, as around 300,000 long-haul truckers may lose their jobs. 

Texas has around 65,000 trucking companies, most of them small and locally owned.  Many workers who might lose their livelihoods to autonomous trucks live in the state and are concerned. A large union that represents 1.4 million members is arguing that the driverless vehicles use technology that is not proven and that will put the public at risk. 

Put Our Law Firm's Legal Experience To Work For You! We Know What It Takes To Win!™

While we hope you are safe and never need our services, we are here to help you if you are involved in any type of accident or just have a question.  Call Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, for your free consultation today. Our law firm has been representing those who suffer serious injuries for over 35 years and our attorneys have recovered billions of dollars for our clients. We Know What It Takes To Win!™

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us nationwide 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or simply dial #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone. You can also visit us online at and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.


Category: Auto Accidents

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.