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‘A Trucker’s Tale,’ part 1: Excerpting a memoir-in-progress from Ed Miller

I'm out of office taking a little R&R this week in my onetime hometown of Chicago with some old friends and family. Good news is former trucker Ed Miller of Baltimore, Md., has written a memoir of his trucking days that he's been kind enough to allow us to excerpt here. Miller will be taking over this space today, Thursday and Saturday, so tune back in for further installments in the coming days. Miller's also been ...

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Why the exemptions keep coming

"You know why the FMCSA is granting all these exemptions? Because the 30 minute break rule is stupid."

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Moving new song from 2014 Trucker Talent Search winner Keith Sampson

And more "music to truck by" -- our playlist updated. Also: Here's a happy father's day to all the dads in the audience, from one among you.

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Call it what you will

Of final journeys: "...the last time we come across hauling a box, so it's the end of this trucking chapter in our lives. There's a step deck adventure waiting for us, and I can't wait to get on it. God bless America, and God bless the truckers!"

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Meet ChampTruck’s newest competitor: Off-road racer Corry Weller

Corry Weller brings her skills in off-road truck racing to big rig racing this season in ChampTruck's inaugural truck racing circuit.

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Couple recent releases from ‘Truckin’ Sessions’ singer-songwriter Dale Watson

Known among truckers for his "Truckin' Sessions" series of records -- the first released in 1998 and the second in 2009 -- country singer-songwriter Dale Watson has been active the last year or two with another "Truckin' Sessions" volume (2014) and the new "Call Me Insane" album as well. (Listeners can stream the third trucking-tunes volume below). The Wall Street Journal recently sat down with the artist for a talk about his music, which you ...

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Dreams I’ll definitely see

Welcome George to the skateboard division, Wendy says: "I've spent the last three days lounging around in style, while George took his securement classes for flatbed/ step deck."

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Two owner-operator segments with the best earnings start for 2015

A look at which owner-operator segments are earning the most so far in 2015.

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When will the next economic downturn hit?

"Owner-operators better tighten their belts now. If I'm seeing the cards right, there is rough water ahead." --Owner-operator Richard Fassett

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Popping the perception: Negative stereotypes and the next generation

"I'd like to live in a world where little Bobby isn't surprised that truckers read – or write, or shower on a regular basis."

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