Wendy Parker

I’ll say ‘no’ to corn dogs for $2.6 million, Alex

"The National Institutes of Health have spent a $2.6 million gubmint grant to help truckers lose weight." Such programs aren't "rocket science, and should cost as much" ...

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Broken thermostats and filthy lies

"I had someone come up to me at the Rantoul show and say, 'I love your filthy lies. They crack me up.' A normal person would probably be incensed by this..." Wendy, normal? Um... Sometimes, staying comfortable on the road is hard.

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Rantoul is cool

The Precious, Troy Huddleston and more at 8th annual TopGun Largecar Shootout and Working Class Truck Show in Rantoul, Ill., last weekend.

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Ignorance is bliss, and possibly extinction

"There are 3-million-plus CDL holders in the United States, and talking loudly about how exactly they want their government to represent and restrict (or not restrict) them could be deafening if it were focused..."

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It’s OK to tell

"Most manufacturers really do want to hear why you don't like their product. It's a hassle consumers shouldn't have to go through, but how else do you expect them to make the product better?"

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Dances with a $52 chili dog

“Pay that much for a hot dog, it better have been touched by Kevin Costner himself.”

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The screaming bears of Montana

"So, I might not have seen a tapier in Oregon, or an owl in Washington, but I sure as hell have seen the screaming bears of Montana, and I lived to tell about it. #truckingisthebestjobever"

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Boldly breaking laws others aren’t allowed to break

Wendy back on the licensing soapbox -- "It is fundamentally against the law to practice any profession that requires a state-tested license without completing that license process."...

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Reefer gonna get ya’

The gargantuan mosquitoes of Alzada, Mont.: "I lost 25 lbs. and a large portion of my cognitive skills, but I gained a new respect for the reefers. All joking aside, thanks for what you do. It ain't easy being wheezy."

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Unidentifiable meat and the rubber breakfast biscuit

Healthier retail road-food choices: "I noticed a new combo recently – a meat and cheese cup. Layers of lovely greenish pepperoni, carefully adorned with slices of cheese so orange, if you choose not to eat it, you can always use it as a safety cone."

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