Wendy Parker

You might be a trucker if …

... you reach for the Jake brake in your Ford Focus when you see the downgrade you're about to make a run down ...

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You don’t even need a magic lamp

Pilot Flying J app update -- the fairy truckermother is here: "Wouldn't it be nice if you pulled into a busy fuel island and had x-ray vision, so you could see which trucker just started the fueling process and which one was close to done before choosing a lane and committing to it?"

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Don’t poke the bear

"Sometimes, it's OK to take the skinny roads, but for the love of God, don't slam on brakes for no reason."

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It’s not the truck

Though the headlines say, “84 killed by truck,” it wasn't the truck that killed the people, it was a deranged, evil, sadistic, inhumane terrorist who killed the people.

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Tom trucker and the two-dollar shoes

"Professional don't wear sandals" -- or flip flops -- as the saying goes. What do you think? Does it really matter? Wendy weighs in.

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When ‘keep your chin up’ isn’t enough

After losing a friend and fellow driver to suicide, 22-year trucking veteran Michael Suson founded "Truckers for Truckers," a trucking-specific mental health support group.

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It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 …18, 19, 20?

Decisions, decisions, decisions -- more from Wendy on the wonders and woes of filing for your own authority.

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When the bees stopped helping the potatoes

"Don't send a potato to represent the interests of the grapes. Also, if you're going to wine, put it in the right cask. One more thing: don't poop in your own vineyard and expect to have a lot of visitors, especially from worker bees."

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And our flag was still there…

Wendy offers a history in brief of the the U.S. national anthem, and a note of the bedrock love of country that guides so many of us.

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The French press riders

Beware the French press: "I made a little pot of delicious smelling, inky-black coffee ... I was immediately inspired to clean the bathroom, walls, floors, dogs, picture frames and window caulk in every room of our home."

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