Wendy Parker

How old is that story, bro?: Trucking tales, legends, ghosts

| August 20, 2013

"Beware, newbies, you're not the first and you won't be the last to hear about Large Marge....": Wendy Parker on traveling folktales, trucking and roots in European lore.

Perils of Break Away

| August 18, 2013

Be careful throwing chucks in your storage box, particularly if spray lubricants are in there... "Sometimes, you do something stupid. It just happens..."

The jump rope blues

| August 16, 2013

"Sometimes, being healthy on the road is more dangerous than you'd think."

The brotherhood exists

| August 14, 2013

The bond between truckers of all stripes is real. It was reinforced for Wendy recently when a nephew went missing and she put the word out to drivers through social media.

Skin cancer: What you need to know

| August 12, 2013

A general understanding of what to look for and how to prevent it is your best defense in fighting the disease.

Preparing for the storm: My Anne Ferro notes

| August 11, 2013

"I should destroy all of my notes, because if anyone got hold of them, they'd surely think I was nuts, and possibly dangerous."

Understanding Granny on the road

| August 09, 2013

"Being on the road is hard for everyone in the family, even those who don't really know why you're on the road."

Cautionary tale: Keep drawstrings tucked at all times

| August 07, 2013

"I was hanging by my shorts on the second step of a Freightliner. The fact that my face was almost pressed up against the side of the truck kept me from having to witness the ...

Wendy Parker

Wendy Parker rides with her husband, George Parker, an owner-operator who pulls dry van. She chronicles her adventures and observations as a newcomer to the trucking world at her website, thegeorgeandwendyshow.com. She has been published in Funny Times magazine, as well as the online magazines Out of the Gutter, Flash Fiction Offensive and Cracked.

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