Six Things Newsletter | June 1, 2021

Don't look now, but here come autonomous trucks. Plus, the finish line keeps moving; 4 questions that scare salespeople; building healthy workplaces; and more.

Don't look now, but here come autonomous trucks. Plus, the finish line keeps moving; 4 questions that scare salespeople; building healthy workplaces; and more.

Don’t Look Now, but Here Come Autonomous Trucks

Paul Carroll, Editor-in-Chief of ITL

While the focus for years has been on autonomous cars and on what they’ll do for safety, for auto insurance, for our lifestyles and more, a disruption is taking shape in the nearer term: autonomous trucks.

The fear factor has obscured that vision. While it is odd enough to drive down a street in Phoenix and see a Waymo minivan next to you without a driver, it’s hard to imagine anyone setting loose on a highway an 18-wheeler carrying 50,000 pounds without anyone at the wheel.

But we’re close... continue reading >


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4 Questions That Scare Salespeople
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I can appreciate the job's difficulty. But I swear, at times, it seems like salespeople are intentionally making their job harder.

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AI done right will deliver significant cost savings in claims operations, satisfy customers and make the difficult job of fraud detection and claims processing easier. 

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Building Healthy Workplaces
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The Alarming Surge in Ransomware Attacks

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