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Coronavirus: Affecting The Trucking Industry

Wuhan, China - The Coronavirus - which has spread to almost 17,000 people so far, has put more strain on markets outside of the country. With a large percentage of exports from China now on hold due to influenza, many shippers and trucking professionals around the world are feeling the impact of a quarantined city. Exports from Wuhan as well as the surrounding cities that are also under the quarantine…

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AB5 Exemption Likely For California’s Truckers

A judge granted a temporary injunction for California's truckers New Year's Eve, holding off implementation of AB5 until at least January 13. Then, a San Diego court will determine whether to impose a preliminary injunction. The California Trucking Association greeted the news warmly as a harbinger of looming victory. As the plaintiffs, the CTA took state officials to court over the law threatening to revoke their independent status. Assembly Bill…

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Trucking Recession Continues

In a year of job losses for the trucking industry, November saw another blow, losing an additional 1000 jobs. Despite year-end trends towards job gains for the holiday season, the latest numbers signal a continuation for the US trucking recession. The loss consists mostly of owner-operators and smaller trucking companies. In the first half of the year, a total of 640 companies in the industry shut down. Freight volumes continue…

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SOCAL Pays Tribute To 9/11

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today marks the 18th anniversary of the most horrific terrorist attack to hit America. Therefore, residents across Southern California are remembering 9/11 through tributes and volunteer work. For instance, first responders will come together at Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Los Angeles. The memorial training center, which is in Elysian Park hosts a 23-ton section of metal recovered from the World Trade Center, which was…

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Uber’s “Safety Fee” Went Directly into Company’s Pockets

Around 2014, after an outcry about assaults occurring in its cars, Uber unveiled a $1 “Safe Rides Fee.” This program was meant to increase the company’s background checks, safety education, and to enhance additional measures. As it turns out there was a fundamental issue with the new plan. See, the fee didn’t actually go to address any of the issues it was meant to solve. Rather, the money went straight…

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Facial Recognition Fails in California

SACRAMENTO, CA – A California Assemblyman, Phil Ting, has never been under arrest, however, he was recently pegged as a criminal. He’s actually not at all surprised by this outcome. Consequently, Ting (D-San Francisco), developed a bill to ban facial recognition from being utilized on police body cameras. In fact, Ting was one of a total of 26 California legislators who was wrongly connected with a mug shot in a recent…

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Homeless Camp Catches Fire

Los Angeles firefighters put out a blaze that somebody started early in the morning on Sunday. It erupted in a homeless camp situated downtown, according to Los Angeles Fire Department officials. They say the fire had been going for some time. Residents nearby spotted lots of flames springing up from an alley on the 1700 Block of Wall Street which is also close to Trinity Street. The fire happened at…

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North Hollywood fire damages multiple businesses

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, California - Firefighters battled a fire in North Hollywood for over three hours. Additionally, the incident occurred occurred on Monday morning. Furthermore, the fire tore through a strip mall in a popular shopping district. Fortunately, firefighters extinguished the blaze. Initially, officials first responded to a call about the event around 5:30 a.m. Moreover, the fire occurred in a one-story building. Additionally, this building has been standing since the…

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Uber’s sinking profits may be saved by data collection

SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. - Uber is facing some bad news. The popular ride-share app marked a $3 billion annual loss. Additionally, its fourth quarter showed a 2.3% slower growth rate than the previous quarter. Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi is using his leadership skills to calm growing worry about the future of his company. However, the company will be sharing price shares on Thursday. Notably, they are expected to raise…

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Custody exchange ends in fatal shooting

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – Hawthorne police arrested a man for fatally shooting the mother of his child during a custody exchange at the police station on Sunday evening. Authorities report that the shooting occurred at 6 p.m. in the area of 12500 Hawthorne Boulevard. The couple, who share a 17 month-old daughter, planned to meet at the station to do a custody exchange. Authorities report that the incident occurred outside the…

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