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California is moving homeless people into sheds – but is it right?
The Guardian (AU)

The city of Oakland has kicked people off the streets and moved them into cabin communities. But this ‘innovative solution’ is leaving some behind Eric Clark didn’t know if he’d survive the sheds. As the city of Oakland began clearing homeless communities off… more…

There’s a wait list of 8 months to receive new semi-trucks as manufacturers work through a massive backlog of 300,000 orders
Business Insider

As the trucking industry comes down from one of the biggest boom years ever, there's still a massive backlog of semi-truck orders. The backlog totals around 300,000. That is more than three times the normal rate. A semi-truck normally just takes 10 weeks to p… more…

Contract truckers just scored a huge win today when the Supreme Court affirmed that they can't be forced into arbitration
Business Insider

Contract truckers, also called owner-operators, scored a major win in the Supreme Court today. In an 8-0 opinion, the nation's highest court ruled that Springfield, Missouri-based trucking company New Prime Inc. cannot force its employee, owner-operator Domin… more…

A woman was banned from Walmart after spending hours drinking wine from a Pringles can and riding through the store parking lot on an electric shopping cart
Thisisinsider.com

Police in Wichita Falls, Texas, were called to a local Walmart on Friday after reports of a woman spending hours drinking wine from a Pringles can and riding through the store parking lot on an electric shopping cart. Police who arrived on scene at 9 a.m. wer… more…

Flybe to stay in air as Virgin Atlantic-led group injects cash
The Guardian (AU)

Regional airline, which faces cashflow crisis, is being taken over by consortium for £2.2m The consortium led by Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group has been forced to rush through an injection of cash into Flybe, after the struggling regional airline failed to… more…

‘Three Billboards’ Campaign Calls out Gay Conversion Therapy in China
Time

An artist and police officer in China have teamed up on a daring public awareness campaign to protest homosexual "conversion therapy" more…

Our 65 most anticipated movies of 2019
Polygon

From the Lion King remake to Avengers: Endgame to John Wick 3, Toy Story 4, and even a dramatic Adam Sandler performance in Uncut Gems, these are the movies we’re looking forward to in 2019. They’re not all Disney and Marvel movies, surprisingly enough. more…

Why Is All of New Zealand Obsessed With This Drunken, Littering, Rowdy Tourist Family?
Slate.com

As the world plunges into chaos, you could be forgiven for thinking New Zealand, a bolthole for the super-wealthy operating under the stewardship of the nicest lady in politics, is simply trucking along serenely. Sure, Brazil’s fascist president has just rela… more…

The Supreme Court Just Handed a Big, Unanimous Victory to Workers. Wait, What?
Slate.com

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court handed a victory to American workers, ruling unanimously that independent contractors who work in transportation may not be forced into mandatory arbitration. (Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the bench after argument, did not… more…

Peloton helps truckers hook up safely
Digitaltrends.com

Peloton Technology offers technology that can help semi trucks save fuel by running close together on the highway through "platooning". Using short range wireless communications, trucks get a kind of super cruise control that allows the trucks to talk to each… more…

Driving Daimler’s 40-ton eCascadia big rig isn’t just fun, it’s electrifying
Digitaltrends.com

Daimler Trucks brought its all-electric eCascadia semi-truck to the 2019 CES, and invited us to take the wheel. What does it feel like to drive one? Simply electrifying, of course. Here’s what truckers can look forward to in the future. more…

Climate Concerns Are Pushing Oil Majors to Look Beyond Fossil Fuels
Scientificamerican.com

Several companies are diversifying their businesses, from biofuels to electric vehicles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com more…

Watch Long-Lost Factory Tour Footage of American Motors' Doomed Kenosha, Wisconsin Plant
Jalopnik.com

Most people don’t know just how important the town of Kenosha, Wisconsin was to the automobile industry, and how important the automobile industry was to the town of Kenosha. For about 100 years, car manufacturing had a huge presence in the city, and a big pa… more…

Did Chicago police cover up the Laquan McDonald shooting? A judge is about to decide.
Vox.com

On Thursday January 17, a judge will rule on if three officers intentionally filed false police reports backing Jason Van Dyke’s account of the shooting. more…

US Stocks Rise Again to Build on Four-Week Rally
The New York Times

U.S. stocks are rising again Friday morning as the market wraps up another strong week with big gains for technology and industrial companies, while banks rose after more of them posted strong fourth-quarter reports. more…

Detroit’s auto show has reached the end of the road
Qz.com

There wasn’t much to show at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month. Only 30 new cars launched in front of sometimes… more…

Neil Gorsuch pens a devastating take down of his own most important opinion
Thinkprogress.org

The Supreme Court sided with a worker over a corporation in a case involving the Federal Arbitration Act on Tuesday. For those unfamiliar with the Court’s arbitration decisions, that happens about as often as a unicorn wins the Powerball lottery while simulta… more…

Neil Gorsuch dunks on Neil Gorsuch
Thinkprogress.org

The Supreme Court sided with a worker over a corporation in a case involving the Federal Arbitration Act on Tuesday. For those unfamiliar with the Court’s arbitration decisions, that happens about as often as a unicorn wins the Powerball lottery while simulta… more…

Why PACCAR Stock Fell 19.6% in 2018
Fool.com

Stocks in the trucking sector got battered in 2018, even as their near-term outlook improved. more…

3 High-Growth Stocks That Could Soar
Fool.com

Novavax, A.O. Smith, and XPO Logistics could be three stocks that are only just getting started. more…