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Rocky Mountain High? Not when it comes to diesel prices

Increased production at refineries and reduced demands makes buying fuel in Rocky Mountain region easier on the wallet.

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Close encounters of the weird kind

"If the shoe-talker is reading this, or if you yourself have talked to the shoes of strangers in a bathroom stall, quit it. It's just plain weird."

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Of football and viral road signs

Did you see the hit South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney put on Michigan's running back New Year's day? More on the subsequent road-sign spoof that emerged in the aftermath.

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A lease-purchase success story

Meet Andre Jackson, a U.S. Xpress driver on his third lease-purchase truck -- his experience with the plans has been largely positive, he says.

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Hole hell in California

Wendy visits a middle-of-nowhere, Calif., rest area outhouse/reptile feeding facility.

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Save me from the saints!

Why does girlfriend have time for everyone except her boyfriend?

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Slowing down with sailboat fuel

“'Sailboat fuel' is a dumb saying. Because sailboats have motors and there is no such thing as an airtight trailer that can haul wind.” More notes on the long deadhead here.

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Smokin’ Joe Lee Smith rides into the sunset

Today, a salute, a send-off, for Smokin' Joe Lee Smith, a hardworking free spirit of a driver well-known for his 1989 album of rock 'n' roll truck-driving music, Smokin' Joe in Overdrive. I wrote about Smith after his record found a second life back in 2010. (Find a more detailed story about the record and Smith in this story, part of my column for Truckers News at the time.) Longtime friend from the Texas-based owner-operator (Smith was ...

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Broken resolutions

Reader tries to quit smoking and eat healthy but can't seem to do either.

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New: Minimizer mobile site

Minimizer's new mobile-friendly tool offers users a streamlined experience on mobile phone browsers.

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