LONG HAUL: The trucking industry wants California to be like Texas. Or maybe Nebraska.
Or, for that matter, like any of at least five states that have rejected proposals to require a human on board all self-driving trucks — which the tech industry hopes will be rolling down roads in the not-too-distant future.
California, so far, is saying no way. Legislation that would require humans on board easily passed in the Assembly last month and is now coming up in the Senate. Fierce lobbying is underway.