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Owner-operator 2016 business outlook trends pessimistic

Results of recent polling show a trend toward a pessimistic outlook following a 2015 that didn't exactly live up to expectations as they stood this time last year.

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Put down your hay forks and listen to how silly this sounds

"The parking issue is not insurmountable, but it will require action instead of lengthy surveys, data collection, and general gubmint messing around. The time has come to quit talking and start doing."

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Another medical certification cautionary tale: Eric Toms’ cancelled CDL privileges

Eric Toms' medical certification lapsed by just one week early in 2015 -- late in the year, when he went to renew his CDL, he found it had been cancelled, without word one from the DMV.

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Here’s the story of a couple named Parker

Wendy hopes for a Happy New Year from within the 20th year of marriage to George Parker. So far, "it's been a blast, even with a truck." Meanwhile, George's annual video wrap-up is here.

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The tightening knot of ELDs, hours, parking: Channel 19 year in review, the finale

As in 2014 with the restart rollback, several issues came to a head in the last month of 2015, bring us back to where we started in this year in review: The problem with the hours of service, readers say, is a central safety issue.

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What missed the cut for 2016

Sometimes, making resolutions is hard: On shedding the right ones for a successful, productive year -- and more.

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Inspections, rates, hours in the spotlight: Channel 19 year in review, part 2

The day the exemptions hit the sleeper, Pride & Polish competition gets hotter and hotter, famous cabovers get closer to their final resting places and more from May-August in this 2015 Channel 19 year in review.

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2048 is our year

"Unfortunately, we'll be 87 and 88 years old by then, and probably won't be able to enjoy the island Dennis Mintling says we'll own. That's OK, I'm not sure I could handle the pressure of owning anything bigger than a truck."

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Counting down the hours to 2016: The Channel 19 year in review, part 1

We've got a full 14-hour clock's worth of on-duty time, and more, left yet, so check back tomorrow and on New Year's Eve for the second and third parts of this the annual year in review on the Channel 19 blog.

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Merry Christmas from the Parker Family (for real this time)

A heartfelt Merry Christmas from Wendy and the Parkers: "Truckers are the silent Santa every day of the year, and the general public may not realize it, but we do, and we thank you."

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