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The winners of 2016

Aunt Nanci and Uncle Fred: "These are the people articles should be written about, their determination to win and deep, abiding faith are things we could all take a lesson from. The mantra for 2017? No wallowing allowed. ..."

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A little learnin’ and its opposite: Channel 19 year in review, part 2

Part 2 in this year in review picks up with Wes Memphis' transition to e-logs and plenty "unlearning" to be done ...

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I’m the map

"That's right folks, I've gone around the corner where satellite imagery is no longer magic to me at all, but the fact that people could fairly well draw a coastline without ever seeing it from above is straight-up wizardry."

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When the time bombs started going off: Channel 19 year in review, part 1

Indulge us as we run back through the rules, the regs, the rigs and the past, present and future of driver pay -- all the rage with the "driver shortage" notion analyzed and discussed and thrown under the falling-fuel-surcharge bus. ... And so much more Counting down the hours to 2017: 14, 13 ...

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Thing-a-ma-bobs is dangerous

"This just in!! The super-popular 'Thing-a-ma-bob,' hottest toy on the market for Christmas 2016 and manufactured in Wehateamericastan, has been reported to cause hair loss and possible self-immolation!" ...

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How Elves Trucking LLC got back in service — just in the nick of time

A guest Channel 19 post from the desk of Richard Wilson and TCRG Consulting: "The DOT elves were on the prowl only to find a jolly old sleigh driver elf with a time card instead of a logbook on hand. ..."

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I heard the Jakes on Christmas day…

A Christmas poem and merry wish from Wendy and the Parker family: "I heard the Jakes on Christmas day / Their old familiar bellows play / Low and deep the blasts repeat / Of food on tables, good will to men." ...

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Still time to lower your taxable earnings

Considering accelerating any upcoming business purchases into 2016 to reap the tax advantage for this tax year instead of 2017.

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Trucking vocabulary ‘word of the year’

"Surreal?" Nah, says Wendy, try "'Night-marey with a dash of soul crushing....' Since there's not a single word for that, and I try to stick with laughter, even if it's bitter, I'll go with 'absurd.'"

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Turning the worm on parking

Advocates stress the need for greater driver communication with state/local Metropolitan Planning Organizations on the need for better truck parking -- and AsktheTrucker.com offers an MPO directory online to help facilitate communication.

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