Wendy Parker

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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5 things you didn’t know about the ‘7 things you don’t know’ articles

Here are five things to know about the “Things you didn't know” articles that your life will not be complete without.

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Medical certification: A cautionary tale

The screws are tightening on truckers' medical certification. Prepare for re-certs: "Have documentation from attending physicians on any diagnosis that may raise a red flag during a DOT physical."

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Nathan’s heart touches our soul

Wendy checks in on young Nathan Glasgow, the child behind "Nathan's Heart Project" now recovering from brain tumor surgery in Pennsylvania. "He's a helluva kid, and we have no doubt he's got this."

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Impossible dreams of obeying the law

Joys of rules and regs: "The Ohio DOT has re-opened a weigh station -- on the right hand side of the road, mind you -- in a construction zone that has signage for all big trucks to be in the left hand lane."

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No penalty for Christmas music after Thanksgiving

"I'm the idiot who thinks I'm going to hand-make every gift given between December 1 and Christmas." -- Sometimes, the holidays are hard.

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Further evidence to give an abundance of thanks

"For those of you who don't make it home for Thanksgiving, you will be thought of at our table this year, and you have our family's sincere appreciation for doing a really hard job, as we give thanks for an abundance of things to be thankful for."

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