Wendy Parker

This is why we can’t have celestial events

"It will be a blessing to be unable to view giant spaceships, as they descend upon us. It's been nice knowing all of you. Give my rock collection to the children aliens, they'll enjoy it."

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The FMCSA is stealing my tricks

"That's right. I'll admit it. I've neglected to give full disclosure to George on a couple of things in the 25 years we've been together. Problem is, I always get caught, just like the FMCSA did, even though neither of us will admit what we did was slimy."

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A first-year success in the Badger State Truck Show

The first ever Badger State Truck Show is in the books, and scheduled to become an annual event. Organizers and those in attendance agreed: a good time was had by all. Like several of the smaller shows that have begun popping up, Badger State grew from a Facebook group, Badger State Large Cars, and a desire to showcase the true working trucks of Wisconsin. Shane Voss, one of the page's admins, wanted to take it a ...

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The difference between passionate speech and the truth

Passion is great, but the truth is often found far from it: The sleep apnea rulemaking being shelved does not mean a truck driver is now "more likely" to be nodding off behind the wheel, as noted a former Federal Railroad Administration official on CBS news.

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Rainy days and Mondays

"I've seen more wrecks and awfulness associated with the industry than I care to in my news feeds. What the heck happened, y'all? Have mercy, we need a better week."

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Rediscovering discoveries just discovered — talking heads, leasing practices, puddles

Breaking news! “We join the scene live, with Monica McDoodlesnap, as she uncovers shocking, never seen before, completely 100 percent brand-new discoveries in the trucking industry. Monica, can you describe the general atmosphere among the natives?”...

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Ambient sonic booms for sleep

"Compromise. It's important" trying to get some sleep at home: "I became wholly dependent upon ambient sleep noise apps on the road. My name is Wendy, and I'm addicted to 'rain on the back porch.'"

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Unrequited love from the owner of Asian King

Anyone who lives on the road or has a loved one on the road knows how important telephone relationships are. When George was brand new to over the road, we didn't have Facebook, and SnapChat and Facetime and 99 other ways to see one another instantly, through the magic of the interwebs. We spent our time together on the phone, hours and hours on the phone, talking about everything happening around us, describing the feeling ...

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My left hand’s free

We survived the body part harvest of 2017. I'm having T-shirts made that say: “I'm not drunk, I'm just recovering from hand surgery.” Here's a note about scheduling, and remembering that two adults who are extremely active and independent probably don't need to have simultaneous surgeries, especially if they're counting on one another to help recover. The note says, “What the hell were you thinking?” What I was thinking is we both needed maintenance that was going ...

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Videographer Texomatic is ready to rock Dallas

Being a 20-plus-year veteran of trucking, Tex has a unique approach to his filmmaking that captures the industry in a way I've not seen anyone else do. Texomatic productions, whether video or stills, have a distinct feel, and clearly the industry likes it.

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