Wendy Parker

Dear cities and states, ‘Finish the mess you’ve made’ already!

Navigating high construction season on the road: "After sustaining what I'm certain is irreversible kidney damage, a deviated septum, and three chipped teeth, I finally gave up on making across alive..."

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Have a swagger and a thank-you

Wendy on driver appreciation where it counts: "The industry does a great job talking about their appreciation..., but there's still a huge disconnect between those within the industry and the general public."

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Truck It Smart giving away six-month subscriptions for appreciation week

Hoping to show its appreciation for owner-operators, TruckItSmart.com is giving away $90,000 worth of six-month carrier accounts to the first 500 enrollees,

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Reid Ribble, come on down… You’re the next contestant on ‘Will I Live to See the Other Side of that Bridge?’

Congressional move to increase truck weight on the national highway system to 91,000 lbs. with a sixth axle -- truckers as guinea pigs in safety experiment? ...

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Never forget

"As patriots and Americans, we will never forget the 9/11 attack.... If you really want to thank the troops, be the kind of American worth fighting for."

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Paying it forward on the road

"There are a whole lot of good people on the road, whether or not they're being portrayed that way."

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Getting the routine right

"Diet" is a four-letter word. The key to any successful fitness program is all about routine -- finding one you're comfortable with and making it part of your life.

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Lives matter, regardless of who’s a fan

Wendy on Ontario court's speed limiter ruling: "If the people who bring you literally every single thing you eat, drink, wear, sit on, lay on and pee in don't represent a broad societal interest,' then I'm afraid no one does. ... Trucker lives matter."

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The clipboard theory

Wendy's people-watching yields sound advice: "if you see a female talking to someone, making that mesmerizing, side to side cobra-neck movement, do not walk towards her for any reason whatsoever."

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Time to get back to truckin’

We made it home from our fourth Great American Trucking Show like we usually do – tired, beat-up and slightly hungover, but with yet another set of excellent stories and experiences, had with some of the finest people in the industry. It really is a treat, and we appreciate Randall-Reilly for doing a great job throwing the party. We flew into this show, because it's (supposed to be) easier, and George is on a committed schedule that ...

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