Wendy Parker

Things I know because of trucking

"Sometimes, road lessons are hard." What Wendy now knows about yogurt, Doritos, Burger King, anything edible called a 'tornado' and more ...

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Don’t call me Shirley, Otto

Self-driving trucks? "My personal feeling is you 'Otto' run far and fast if you ever see one of these trucks on the road."

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Scoot McGutbagger and the 62 mph truck

A talk with that famous driver also referred to as “that guy in a governed truck who won't stay out of the passing lanes,” though he prefers the title “Super-Duper Trucker” to anything else.

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If it looks like a polished turd, it’s probably a polished turd

"Everyone has to start somewhere, even if it's with the polished turds. It's learning the difference and sticking with it that helps create professional drivers. Invest in your future by helping them get there."

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Inspirations in integrity

Blindside back through a gate and around some cars to position the trailer against the side of a building? No problem for this owner-operator, illustrating the value of integrity over all the money in the world ...

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Notes on being the boss

"For those of you who have unpleasant boss stories, or are living an unpleasant boss story, know that you're not alone, and there are people who understand your desire to watch your boss be rolled in honey and planted in an ant hill."

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Unwelcome sleep studies and the decline of civilization in general

"If you let people have a measure of control over their own bodies, the bodies will tell them what to do without interference from invasive, unwanted, unnecessary studies. For heaven's sake, let people take a nap without repercussion. ..."

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You might be a trucker if …

... you reach for the Jake brake in your Ford Focus when you see the downgrade you're about to make a run down ...

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You don’t even need a magic lamp

Pilot Flying J app update -- the fairy truckermother is here: "Wouldn't it be nice if you pulled into a busy fuel island and had x-ray vision, so you could see which trucker just started the fueling process and which one was close to done before choosing a lane and committing to it?"

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Don’t poke the bear

"Sometimes, it's OK to take the skinny roads, but for the love of God, don't slam on brakes for no reason."

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