Vibration, maybe. Impact and shock, less so. Carbon is only good for it's lightweight, not much else.
17 miles each way is a good commute, and will require some practice to get used to it. More important than composition of the forks is to get a good, stable riding position that your body can handle. Note... Tour riders ride with their seats FOUR inches higher than their handlebars. You and I cannot ride with that setup without breaking our necks.
Use big tires, lower than max air pressures.