JEFFERSON CITY — Truck drivers gathered at the Capitol building in Jefferson City Tuesday morning to push for a new bill that would prohibit driverless or autonomous trucks in Missouri.
This comes after several states have adopted the self-driving vehicles.
Event organizer Billy Bogar said as a truck driver himself, these trucks would directly affect his career.
"This is my job," Bogar said. "I mean, once these things come in, I'm done; I'm out. Most of these people coming in today are literally a week out of being out of business."
Although these vehicles haven't been rolled out in Missouri yet, Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, said he has been working on putting together a bill that could stop them from driving in Missouri at all.
Moons said the issue would put strain on jobs and safety on the roads. He said he hopes to see movement with the possible bill by October.