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2014: Prosperity, regulatory chokehold and driver demand

2014 promises to be a good year for owner-operators. Good, at least, if you don’t mind an increasingly restrictive regulatory environment.

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Most Loved Pets winners: More pics, vid

I was happy to see both familiar and new (to me, anyway) faces among the Most Loved Pets first-place winners announced New Year's Day.

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Roller-coaster into 2014: 2013, don’t let the door hit your tail on the way out!

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.

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Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 3

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...

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We’re gonna drop it like it’s … New Year’s Eve?

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.

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Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 2

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.

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Evil elves and lemon chessboard pie

Look out! "For the New Year I have Santa and the elephant to keep the evil monkey lamp on my desk company."

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China, the moon and you

What will the Chinese "Jade Rabbit" moon landing mean for trucking? An explosion of Chinese aftermarket technologies for big rigs, perhaps?

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 1

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.

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Didn’t we just do this?

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."

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