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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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Two regional shows to keep an eye open for in VA, NY

Upcoming in early and mid-August, the annual semi-truck pull at the Broome County Fair in Whitney Point, N.Y., and VA Large Cars' "Freedom Fighters Truck Show" in Madison, Va.

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Ray Rodriguez brings his ‘wicked’ Petes to SuperRigs

Small fleet owner and California grain hauler Ray Rodriguez brought to San Antonio this week to show at Shell Rotella's SuperRigs both his oldest rig — the cornerstone of his one-time single-truck business — and his newest, one of the most striking trucks gracing the show truck circuit presently.

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Bad ideas and agendas

“We're from the gubmint, and we're here to help.” --FMCSA (apocryphal) ... Wendy: "No thanks. Your kind of 'help' is what will destroy us all."

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Latest ‘uber for trucking’ brokerage launches app

The Transfix brokerage's app offers a variety of free services in exchange for the opportunity to push load offers to drivers well-situated to cover them.

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Owner-operator John Raffone — for President?

Does he have a chance? Probably not. This question, however, is more in line with his professed goals: Could he at least help bring trucking into the national picture in some way other than just as a punching bag?

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