Wendy Parker

The Petri dish of our lives

| January 30, 2015

"We're heading back out into the cold and flu season Monday....I'll wash my hands and the alien will slough away illness with his gamma rays. I have a feeling we'll be traveling through Roswell...."

The champions of the mom-and-pop truck stop

| January 28, 2015

Driver Jeff Barker, with Debra Miller and Todd Ramey, is currently operating a Facebook group dedicated to sharing information on independent mom-and-pop truck stops.

Be part of the problem, or part of the solution – your choice

| January 28, 2015

There's another video going around – this time of a guy peeing in the parking lot, in broad daylight, at a facility that clearly has public restrooms close. I'm sent at least one of these ...

Sharing a birthday with Romans, Stan Brown, maintenance worry …

| January 25, 2015

"Transportation of freight is the Kevin Bacon of the world – you can loosely tie it to almost anything." A happy birthday wish to all who share the 25th, from one among you...

Worry warts need not apply

| January 23, 2015

On the long road, "I'm only horrified about half of the time. The rest of the time is an adventure I look forward to and appreciate, unless it involves signs with pictures of scorpions on ...

Fleecing the importance of real clothes

| January 21, 2015

"What you do inside your truck is your business. There's a reason 'I ain't got no panties on' is still whispered lasciviously on the CB. It's probably true." Once you get out of it, it's ...

Nathan’s ‘Heart Project’ a huge success

| January 21, 2015

A heartwarming story about young Nathan Glasgow's mission to resupply a burned-down school in Texas from his home in Penn., and the truckers that helped make it possible.

Compromise for the body pillow of death

| January 19, 2015

The peculiarities of compromise packing for the long road: "Do you have to bring the body pillow?"

Wendy Parker

Wendy Parker rides with her husband, George Parker, an owner-operator who pulls dry van. She chronicles their adventures and her observations from the shotgun position in her blog and at their website, http://www.thegeorgeandwendyshow.com/index.html

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