Wendy Parker

Time to re-regulate the filthy lies

Salem News freelance columnist gets it wrong in argument for "re-regulation" of trucking. Wendy: "it makes my brain hurt to swim in such a swirling abyss of nonsense."

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Rolling with the Liberty and Justice tribute truck

Sometimes, #truckingisthebestjobever -- a charity run in Dayton Beach, Fla., with the custom patriotic truck on Thomas and Billie Leigel delivers the goods.

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Notes on sacrifice and accountability after N.J. tanker driver’s death

Defining 'sacrifice': What a now-deceased tanker driver did after a rooftop mattress and box springs that had come unsecured on the highway in front of him. The driver responsible for the bedding not charged.

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‘Over-grooming’ strikes on the home front

Cat to Wendy: "Please do not stress me out while I eat my $11/lb. food on your sewing table" -- and more on feline accommodation.

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Truckers Against Trafficking: The learning process continues

With the state of Ohio putting anti-human trafficking training into their CDL training standards, Wendy explores driver reactions both positive and negative.

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Good advice from momma

"Sometimes, being pleasant is hard" -- lessons from life, the road, and the fuel island . . .

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Run for your life from pumpkin spice

"That's right, I said it. I hate pumpkin-flavored anything. You can't make a stringy gourd sugary enough for me to like it, and I won't be fooled by the copious amounts of cinnamon and nutmeg, either."

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Video: The Dishers dish out some unexpected fun and terror

Big rig burnouts orchestrated with Jim and Charnie Disher at Guilty by Association get Wendy in the passenger seat with George at the wheel for a little fun -- video and more here.

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Take me to church

Wendy at GBATS 2015: "This show is like a revival for me. It's very humbling to see several thousand people who have common interests come together to forge a bond..... This is my church."

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The whips and nae naes

A modest proposal to improve highway safety: "No one should drive more than 11 hours, no one should be allowed to go faster than 64, and anyone caught 'whipping' or 'nae nae-ing' in the lane will be shot on sight...."

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