Wendy Parker

On-highway swap meet

"Don't ever let anyone tell you truck drivers aren't generous – especially with their family and friends. We've got a bag full of goodies sitting here on the floor of the cab that says otherwise."

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Is it really depression?

The most important thing to remember about depression is that “it's not all in your head.” If you are having feelings of overpowering sadness that persist for long periods of time, get a tune-up and add some vital nutrients or medications to your daily routine. Don't be afraid to talk about it.

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Time travel, trucker style

Even if you had a genuine alien abductor to take you away from that most dreaded stretch of boring highway, it wouldn't matter, according to George: "Tires aren't rated for wormholes, can't run 'em. And I'm pretty sure some of your friends are aliens.”

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Sleep at home is overrated

Missing the lullaby of an idling truck... "If you have insomnia, I highly recommend it, though I doubt an insurance company will pay for a Freightliner as sleep therapy."

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The home time air hose

"As I was cleaning this week, I mentioned that if I ever had a dream home built, it would have air hose thingies in every room. And then the redneck light bulb went off in my head...."

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David Adkins — 1964-2014

David passed away on October 6. His kind and gracious wife, Shena, took the time to let George and Wendy know how much she appreciated their help with selling his Fitzgerald Freightliner glider kit truck.

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Fellowship, drivel and education in polish

"Remember, Murphy's Oil Soap for the seats, alcohol on q-tips for the dash display, and just buy a cover for the gear shifter – or clean it in the privacy of your own cab."

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Diagnosis on the road

George gets an in-grown toenail: After Wendy advises that he smell his sock...: "Sometimes, medical advice goes unheeded on the road."

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The toenail diaries

Sometimes, keeping the magic on the road is hard.

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Ctrl + Alt + Del won’t erase stupidity

A word on safety after another truck-school bus accident: "Maybe all the regulations have muddled the original idea, but the basic concept is pretty dang simple: 'eyes on the road, mind on the load.'"

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