Wendy Parker

Revisiting a long career — and two spectacular trucks

Wendy Parker with the "rest of the story" on Thomas Paul Kraak and his 1960 Autocar -- and his son's efforts to return his 1952 LT Mack to him before the elder Kraak passed away after cancer's return.

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Potholes and Pennsylvania

Have you come across the well-known pothole on 81, near the Susquehanna, that will rip your front end off?

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One in four should go to the corner and eat worms

"I'm not a huge fan of warning labels. I really feel like you should be able to understand it's a bad idea to spray anything in an aerosol can directly into your own eyes without having to read it on the can."

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Pete and Repeat were sitting on a wall…

"The more we travel, the more I get used to being a long way from home yet knowing exactly what's around the bend" -- and George gets used to repeated road sign sing-alongs...

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The perils of Driving Miss Wendy, and more ‘No parking’ signs…

"I was mesmerized and developed an insatiable need to go to J&R in Statesville. I pulled it up on my phone -- it looked like the parking lot was huge, so I assumed they'd let trucks park...."

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Fun at Pedro’s place in S.C.

If you've seen the signs for Pedro's South of the Border and haven't stopped, you should, at least once. If you're with someone cool who doesn't mind taking stupid pictures with fiberglass animals, it's an added bonus.

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Atlanta-geddon, part two

"Well here we go again. There's an ice storm predicted for the greater Atlanta area, and this time, they've decided to prepare by asking big trucks to avoid the area."

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Random thoughts, random signage

Wendy marvels at the wealth of hung shingles in America: On a split billboard, an "ad was spray painted, home-made, cobbled together with plywood and corrugated cardboard. It read: 'We buy junk cars.'"

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Feeling the love with a new carrier, in a warm place

If FMCSA is really concerned about safety, "they'll go after the companies with churn like a Wisconsin butter factory, and leave experienced drivers and small companies with longtime employees alone."

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Sometimes you gotta lose to win

Following driver Art Huntley on his course of natural bodybuilding to lose weight and get in shape.

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