Wendy Parker

I love the smell of 70W in the morning…

Three creative solutions to long-haul storage problems in the new truck.

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If the home is a castle, what about the truck?

So-called "castle law" explored.

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Put the brakes on inspection

"We had our first Landstar 90-120-day inspection this week. It just so happened to fall right before the big Safety Push 2014, and although it ended up being expensive, I'm really glad it happened when and where it did."

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A spare tire walks into a bar…

George and Wendy take a trip to the beach for the first in a long time -- look in the mirror says, time to gear up for a weight-loss initiative; you can help their success, and your own!

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The ups and downs (mostly the former) of self-dispatch

"So tomorrow we set out, for parts unknown, on a self-dispatch journey that doesn't include a regular run...."

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The JBC Hotline: Raising money and keeping good company

The group grew from four people making three-way calls to an organized conference call that runs 24/7. Callers use the room to keep company on long nights, give and get weather and road reports, check routes and just touch base with other human beings who do the same job.

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Dinner with history

"So I'm flipping through my virtual Overdrive and notice the contest Delo is having for a prize that involves dinner with Edgar the crab guy...."

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George Parker, Gremlin Slayer

The gremlins in our midst are primarily concerned with making our lives that much more annoying by taking the cruise control away...

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A dollar or a black eye in Von Ormy, Texas

On winning -- and getting even...

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Re-use, re-purpose, ridicule, repeat

George is skeptical of Wendy's recent recyling effort: repurposing a no-good cat collar as a bracelet: "Sometimes, being kind to the planet is hard."

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