“60 Minutes” focuses on autonomous trucking (video report)

Driverless trucks were the focus of an extended segment of the CBS News program “60 Minutes” on Sunday.

Linda Allen, a trucker and OOIDA board member from Spring Hill, Fla., was also featured on the segment.

While “60 Minutes” opened the segment by declaring autonomous trucks as the new “kings of the road,” Allen and other drivers say we should be pumping the brakes on the notion that a driverless future is just around the corner.

Allen said she was “disappointed” that the segment seemed to downplay or omit some of the concerns she and her fellow drivers expressed about driverless trucks. Some of those would include safety and security, particularly cybersecurity.