Driverless Trucks Set to Rule Texas Highways


In a bid to recover from the crippling effect of the pandemic, driverless trucks appear to be best solution. The auto transport industry has constantly been on the move to solve the numerous challenges that accompanied the pandemic. Challenges range from truck driver shortages to port congestion. The supply chain disruptions has also affected the production of vehicles.

No doubt, the advent of driverless trucks in USA is a commendable move. However, it is important to know the implication of this innovation. So, how does it affect you as a consumer? How does it affect the auto transport industry as a whole?

Driverless Trucks: A Breath of Fresh Air?

As the name implies, driverless trucks are vehicles that are AI controlled. You  can operate them using laser scanners, GPS antennas, cameras and radars which send feed to a piloting software. By implication, they do not use human drivers.

Texas is the top choice as the hub of operation by many self-driving truck manufacturers. It is renowned for its large population of truck drivers and competent engineers. Additionally, Texas has a sunny climate which is suitable for the sensors of driverless trucks.

In 2018, Texas passed a law which has made the state a favorite of these auto manufacturers. This law places conventional vehicles on the same pedestal with driverless trucks. Consequently, the driverless trucks Texas are expected to pay insurance and follow the rules of the road. Beyond these, there is no other law imposed on them.

Effects of Driverless Trucks

Quite a number of companies are of the opinion that the invention of driverless trucks is a cost reduction mechanism. One of the reasons is because autonomous vehicles don’t get tired. Hence, eliminating mandatory rest breaks. As such, it is expected that driverless trucks on the road will arrive at their destination before their conventional counterparts.

As laudable as driverless vehicles are, they have their negative consequences as well. For the sake of communication with other autonomous vehicles on the road, several trucks will most likely be in a network. This network sends signals that should ensure that the trucks run smoothly without crashing into each other. However, the offside to this is that an attack on such network could bring all the driverless trucks to a halt.

Hence, bringing a delay that may take a while to fix. Asides this, computer software could easily fall prey to hackers. This takes control of the driverless trucks from the controllers and puts it in the hands of the hackers. Furthermore, these situations are dilemmas we cannot afford.

Metti International Auto Transport Services

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Over the years, Metti International stands out for its excellent car shipping services. This has earned us thrice, the BBB Torch Award for Ethics. The Better Business Bureau has accredited Metti International with an A+ rating and we have excellent customer reviews.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most major credit cards, postal money orders and cashiers checks are acceptable forms of payment.

As with most transport services, a deposit is generally required when placing an order. Deposits range from 10-25 % of the total shipping cost. The remaining balance will be due upon delivery.

Most auto transport companies accept cash, certified checks, and postal money orders.

Coast to coast trips usually takes between 10-14 days. Shorter trips ranges from 3-7 days, depending on the actual distance. Some factors may delay a trip, including traffic, weather, and truck breakdowns.

Yes, we request you, or a designated person, be present upon pick up of your vehicle. For your safety and your vehicle’s safety, an inspection is performed and a bill of lading must be signed that serves as proof of delivery.

The easiest way to ship an inoperable vehicle is to let us know when requesting a vehicle transport quote. There will be an additional charge, plus loading and unloading charges to your quote, if we are not informed of the vehicle’s condition prior to quoting.

Auto carriers are not licensed to carry house goods or personal items, these goods and items are not covered by the carriers insurance. Any damage to your vehicle due to household goods shifting or breaking is also not covered. Personal belongings left in the vehicle, are shipped strictly at the owners risk. Carriers will not inventory any belongings left in the vehicle and will assume no responsibility.

Your car is insured for the Blue Book value the entire time it is on the truck. Clearly listed on your Shipping Order, Agreement and Bill of Lading are occurrences not covered. At the time of pick up, a condition report is filled out and signed by both the person turning the car over and the truck driver and you are given a copy.

Upon delivery of your vehicle, this same report is presented. You should compare the condition of the vehicle to the report thoroughly at that time. If you feel damage has occurred to your vehicle during delivery, you must note it on the report before you sign it and the driver leaves. Damage done in transit does not relieve the shipper of paying for transport service performed. Claims will be handled by the vehicle carrier and insurance companies.

Metti International offers door-to-door auto transport service where possible. However, there are instances that we cannot collect/deliver directly to the door due to the size of our auto carrier’s trucks. The size of your street may prohibit direct delivery to your door. Also, some towns and cities do not allow trucks on their residential streets. If the carrier cannot get to your door, he will deliver your vehicle to the next most convenient accessible location, such as the nearest major crossing street, a shopping mall or supermarket.

Please have a no more than 1/4 tank of fuel, remove all personal items from your vehicle and have it washed and cleaned so that the ensuing inspection is easily performed. If it is a convertible, T-top, sunroof, etc. make sure all openings are closed and prepared for changing weather. You can find additional tips on how to prepare your car for transport here.