Wendy Parker

Does this hay fever make me look fat?

"I have never had such an extreme adverse reaction to the very air I breathe as I did the first time we went through Southern California..." and more from the land of the plugged nose.

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The difference between ‘hot’ and ‘beautiful’

"A beautiful woman is often pleasing to look at because she has an inner light and makes everything around her prettier."

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Hold the condiments, please!

"This public service message brought to you by someone who knows, because I suffer from 'no condiment disorder.'... Remain calm and carry on, and we'll all get through this together."

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Haints, spooks and flat-out weirdness

"And there's the time we were riding along in Arizona desert in the dark one night -- I was already nervous about being abducted by aliens...."

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Farmer’s Almanac of winter doom: Pack your chains, drivers

Latest get-rich-quick scheme: Full-service tire chain changing lane. "Just remember, people thought the Wright Brothers were crazy, too."

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Hard choices judging Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

"I learned more in the hour and a half we spent with these ladies than I have in a very long time. These women know their business, and they all know their way around a truck."

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Dinosaurs and pretty girls

Wendy's first day at GATS 2013 saw her taking around a dinosaur for pictures on the show floor and elsewhere for Hunter, a child in Southern Ohio with an illness that prevents him from traveling.

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Killer truckers indeed

"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!'"

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

"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.

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Perils of Break Away

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

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