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Medical certification deadline update: Extension to 2015 in the works

As the Jan. 30 deadline looms for CDL holders to self-certify their operating and medical credentials with their license-issuing state, drivers may still need to carry paper cards.

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Updated: Views from the center of the ‘polar vortex’

Pictures and more from drivers caught in the extremely cold temps across the nation's midsection.

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Pit bulls in-cab: Resource for local laws?

In which reader Mary Hanlon adopts a pit bull and wonders, Is there a good central location to map routes to avoid locales with anti-pit ordinances? Any of the pit owners in the audience have suggestions?

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Legal pot: Still a no go for truckers

Marijuana is still prohibited for truck drivers, despite some state measures to legalize the drug. Here's a roundup of previous OD coverage on legal pot, including science behind driving while stoned and legal pot's potential affect on trucking.

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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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First-place winners: Diesel Weasel, Snowflake and Mr. Muggsy

And finally we announce the top vote-getters of Overdrive's Most Loved Pet contest: a Rottweiler cross, a white and gray cat and a grand harlequin macaw.

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Second-place winners: Neena, Diesel and Sammy

Recognized are a Pomeranian who visits hospitals to bring joy and love to patients, a cat who makes life on the road more fun and a macaw who loves to ride in the truck and watch the traffic.

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Hours of service, trucker strike, Lisa Kelly and more: Top 15 most read stories of 2013

Join us a countdown to the most-popular stories of the year, measured by total number of pageviews throughout the year.

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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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VIDEO: The George and Wendy Show 2013 in pictures

A video look-back on 2013 put together by owner-operator George Parker for the George and Wendy Show YouTube channel.

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