Wendy Parker

Psst … Brad James is famous, pass it on …

Trucker Brad James -- out with a CD featuring some of his music, "My Lonesome Road -- will be appearing on the Oct. 25 episode of “Pickler and Ben,” airing on CMT in various local markets.

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Bumps and squiggles on the road to Automatic Hell

"Everyone pretty much knows I'm not a fan of the automatic world, I almost lost my life to an auto-flush toilet in Montana, so if anyone can relate to feelings of disdain for having the brakes applied on a commercial vehicle you're piloting, without your consent, it's me."

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Dawdling digits and thumbtastic things

As the #ELDorMe tweetstorm continues, Wendy weighs in: "if you have to yell loud and long to get someone to pay attention to the people who helped put this administration into office, then I say keep yelling. As a matter of fact, yell louder."

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Can I get the 411?

The story behind the Dock411 app, which combines crowdsourced reviews and information about shipper and receiver locations with research-based info -- all verified by a team of bona fide truckers.

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Bait and switch in mammoth proportions

"This here's a stick-up. Put all your money into magic clocks and making those magic clocks safe, or you can't earn money" ... in which an org pushing ELDs for safety purposes plans to offer up a service intended to help keep public safe from hacking threat.

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Broad, sweeping statements are all poppycock

After last week's anti-ELD mandate demonstrations: "'You can't get two truckers to agree the sky is blue.' Honey, hush. I guess that broad, sweeping statement can be put to rest."

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The double-billion burger they refuse to eat

"Pro-ELD propaganda does not address the true safety issue in the industry, and that is the sense that every driver is disposable. There's always another. (Thin mint, sir? No thank you. Bring me a bucket.)"

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Stop draggin’ this theoretical ELD report around

"Theories are great. I have some you'd probably be concerned about, therefore I don't share them. And I certainly don't present them as empirical evidence."

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I’ve been ‘Rick-rolled’

In which Wendy stoops in the Congressional-information/influence gain: "I popped off to Rick Crawford and I was just as ugly as the face of D.C. is, and I said something nasty about him personally, and lo and behold, he responded ... with a wave of the hand."

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The rattiest of rat rods

"The rat rods have my full attention. I finally found a show truck no one cares if I touch. And these things are something else, let me tell you. They might not be shiny, but they're sure as heck interesting."

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