Wendy Parker

Don’t let the dirty dictate the digs

"We can either sit around and feed into the stereotype by allowing the unguided children to run the show, or we can train them to be truckers, and find out which ones can handle it and integrate with pride and a positive image."

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Don’t ban me, bro

"The communities that choose the knee-jerk reaction of banning trucks aren't looking to solve problems, they're looking for a band-aid to slap on the gaping wound of parking and big truck issues."

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Cabovers, chrome and cool people

Introducing recently-retired owner-operator Sherman Kerns and his 1980 Peterbilt cabover, Jamaican trucker Owen Aird and more from the Overdrive's Pride & Polish event in Wildwood, Fla., at 75 Chrome Shop.

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Paid parking pas de deux

"Even Dr. Phil knows there's two sides to a pancake, and looking at both of them is necessary to describe the pancake fully. You can't have a conversation without two sides."

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Entering the red zone

"I learned a long time ago that shaming disgusting people has no effect whatsoever – they're disgusting people, and no amount of shaming will make them anything other than disgusting people."

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Swan dives with snakes

A little downtime in Florida for Wendy: "Up until yesterday, it was a paradise for me, but then the snake had to go ruin everything. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate snakes?" Indeed indeed...

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Sanctuary from Subway

"I'm officially asking for sanctuary from Subway. If I have to limp around with a fake hunchback and ring a bell to get some attention, so be it."

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Parking: To pay or not to pay, that is the question

"We, as a rule, don't like paying for parking. That said, when we go to areas of parking hell, the stress level is reduced by about a million percent by knowing we have the option, even if we don't like it."

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Things that don’t travel well for a thousand, Alex

George on Wendy's trucking conversion: "“If you had told me five years ago my nurse wife would be rating chrome polish for a truck we're going to show, I would have thought you were crazy.”

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Notes on keeping your fur shiny

"Sometimes, being proactive is hard – but it's worth the investment. Take care of yourselves on the road!" More from Wendy on the benefits of telemedicine and health care generally, despite marked problems.

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