"The FBI should send out a commendation to every non-serial-killer professional driver on the road that says, 'Congratulations and thank you for not being a serial killer!'"
"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.
Be careful throwing chucks in your storage box, particularly if spray lubricants are in there... "Sometimes, you do something stupid. It just happens..."
"Sometimes, being healthy on the road is more dangerous than you'd think."
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.
A general understanding of what to look for and how to prevent it is your best defense in fighting the disease.
"I should destroy all of my notes, because if anyone got hold of them, they'd surely think I was nuts, and possibly dangerous."
"Being on the road is hard for everyone in the family, even those who don't really know why you're on the road."
Wendy Parker rides with her husband, George Parker, an owner-operator who pulls dry van. She chronicles their adventures and her observations from the shotgun position in her blog and at their website, http://www.thegeorgeandwendyshow.com/index.html
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