We're sitting at the top, waiting for someone to drop a pygmy goat from the sky so we can disengage the brake and fly down the hill into 2014, and frankly, I can't wait to get there.
The ruckus that was the "Ride for the Constitution" and ongoing confusion over CARB's emissions rules, irritation with CSA and a slight hope for hours flexibility rounded out 2013. Happy early New Year, drivers. Hang on tight...
What's the origin of the tradition of "dropping things" to celebrate New Year's Eve? Wendy's got the answer, and it involves a guy named Fig.
In the second third of the year, the hours of service took front and center, along with a bevy of spectacular rigs seen on the show circuit and elsewhere. Take a tour back through the year via this review.
Look out! "For the New Year I have Santa and the elephant to keep the evil monkey lamp on my desk company."
What will the Chinese "Jade Rabbit" moon landing mean for trucking? An explosion of Chinese aftermarket technologies for big rigs, perhaps?
Big themes for the year reared their heads in the first quarter on the blog, from upcoming CARB deadlines to increasing angst over CSA. Take a tour back through the year via this review.
The Christmas story: "I sincerely hope everyone gets home for Christmas, although I know that's not possible. Merry Christmas, God bless, and be safe out there."
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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