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I never thought about it before but drone trucks being driven by a remote human would actually be a big improvement over having drivers in the trucks. Instead of being an over the road trucker, you could go to an office and sit at a desk for 8 hours a day. The truck could run 24/7 with drivers swapping out 3 times a day and everybody gets to sleep in their own bed at night. The biggest issue would be latency but assuming something like Starlink could provide sub 30ms ping and stay connected anywhere, it seems like it would probably be safer than the current situation where truckers are driving long hours and not sleeping well. In agriculture the laws requiring minimum hours of sleep are a big problem when you have live animals on the truck and the driver runs out of hours to drive and has to stop for 8 hours with no food or water for the animals. Right now most livestock truckers just break the law and hope for the best or use two drivers but that makes it far more expensive. With drone trucks you could swap drivers and let the first one go home instead of being stuck in the truck for the duration.