Starsky Robotics, an autonomous trucking start-up, has launched a program that offers opportunities for drivers to join the company's 36 truck fleet of human-driven units.
Commercial Carrier Journal reports that the company uses its traditional trucking unit as a captive source of safe, experienced and well-trained drivers to staff its safety and remote driver team. The fleet has reportedly hauled more than 2,000 loads since its start.
The program aims to hire traditional over-the-road drivers and move them along to a different role, ensuring the safe operation of autonomous driving. CCJ reports that the job could also lead to a position as a remote driver.
Starsky retains driver expertise for first and last mile deliveries, so the autonomous technology can focus on highway driving. This approach allows drivers to have a better work-life balance, fair wages and promotional opportunities.