Wendy Parker

Ambient sonic booms for sleep

"Compromise. It's important" trying to get some sleep at home: "I became wholly dependent upon ambient sleep noise apps on the road. My name is Wendy, and I'm addicted to 'rain on the back porch.'"

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Unrequited love from the owner of Asian King

Anyone who lives on the road or has a loved one on the road knows how important telephone relationships are. When George was brand new to over the road, we didn't have Facebook, and SnapChat and Facetime and 99 other ways to see one another instantly, through the magic of the interwebs. We spent our time together on the phone, hours and hours on the phone, talking about everything happening around us, describing the feeling ...

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My left hand’s free

We survived the body part harvest of 2017. I'm having T-shirts made that say: “I'm not drunk, I'm just recovering from hand surgery.” Here's a note about scheduling, and remembering that two adults who are extremely active and independent probably don't need to have simultaneous surgeries, especially if they're counting on one another to help recover. The note says, “What the hell were you thinking?” What I was thinking is we both needed maintenance that was going ...

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Videographer Texomatic is ready to rock Dallas

Being a 20-plus-year veteran of trucking, Tex has a unique approach to his filmmaking that captures the industry in a way I've not seen anyone else do. Texomatic productions, whether video or stills, have a distinct feel, and clearly the industry likes it.

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10 dead in smuggling operation: A reminder that Thune’s trafficking bill is too narrow

This smuggling operation that turned tragic hits the trucking industry in the gut. Yet provided early statements to police hold up, this was not just the effort of one truck driver.

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Representative Babin gets it

"Since we have the golden unicorn of a Representative in Texas who has really been inside a truck, used one to make a living, and knows what the HOS is, we should definitely make an effort to let him know how very much we appreciate him." Support his bill by calling your own rep, Wendy urges.

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Why language is important

Wendy on Congressional move to institute lifetime CDL ban for human traffickers: "Language matters, especially when crafting laws. You see, laws are a lot like lies, the more specific and convoluted you make them the easier it is for them to be picked apart."

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From film-noir to long haul trucking: The roots and branches of Paul Marhoefer

With a grandfather who was a pioneer in filmmaking and a bevy of masterful folk tunes to his credit, long-haul Paul Marhoefer is a unique creature of American trucking.

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There be monsters on the shoulders

More center-lane angst, debate: "Finish this thought: I (do/do not) ride the middle lane because ____.”

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A back-handed compliment is still back-handed

Senators deliver industry compliments for trucking efforts to combat human trafficking before proposing truckers convicted of aiding human trafficking have their CDLs revoked for life. "Wait. What?"

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