Wendy Parker

Here’s the story of a couple named Parker

Wendy hopes for a Happy New Year from within the 20th year of marriage to George Parker. So far, "it's been a blast, even with a truck." Meanwhile, George's annual video wrap-up is here.

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What missed the cut for 2016

Sometimes, making resolutions is hard: On shedding the right ones for a successful, productive year -- and more.

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2048 is our year

"Unfortunately, we'll be 87 and 88 years old by then, and probably won't be able to enjoy the island Dennis Mintling says we'll own. That's OK, I'm not sure I could handle the pressure of owning anything bigger than a truck."

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Merry Christmas from the Parker Family (for real this time)

A heartfelt Merry Christmas from Wendy and the Parkers: "Truckers are the silent Santa every day of the year, and the general public may not realize it, but we do, and we thank you."

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Is ‘The Princess and the Peterbilt’ the wrong perception?

"I don't think people gawk at female drivers any more than they gawk at male drivers who insist on wearing shiny track suits three sizes too small -- it all depends on how you present yourself, male or female."

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Do you even clutch, man?

George convinces Wendy he can float the transmission into reverse "if I get the RPMs high enough." -- "Sometimes nothing matters but getting ice cream on your face and laughing with the people you love."

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Merry Christmas to the rat king

"Dear FMCSA, Happy holidays, from a small business trucking family!" ...

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In search of a decent hair barrette

"Sometimes, finding regular things when you're on the road is hard." Wendy's search for a barrette not "encrusted with enough cut glass geegaws to start a fire in the direct sunlight" continues...

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Don’t freak out, man

If ELDs are to be mandated, more work needs to be done: "Maybe we shouldn't freak out, but we should definitely make our concerns loud and public during this two year transition period."

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Doing the ELD dance

"There are rumors of a last-minute amendment in the rule that says if you can prove you have six toes on your right foot, you don't have to run a log book at all." .. More on the ELD mandate and its exceptions.

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