Wendy to her 15-year-old son: "Led Zeppelin is a band, not a person. So now I'm going to sit in the garage with the car running because you didn't know that.”
"Truckers are the 'Big Brother' of the road. They know what you're doing, people."
"Does anyone else think a giant rabbit with the ability to get into your house and squeeze your neck is terrifying?"
"On the totem pole, drivers and dispatchers are at the same level” in many trucking companies, says Tim Bell II, the dispatcher Wendy Parker interviews in this story.
"When the grid actually does shut down and we have to fend for ourselves, there are going to be some very surprised and ill-prepared Starbucks-swilling scarf wearers out there."
" The spiders in South Texas are so big they strap saddles to them and put them in rodeos. Small children who make a scene by screaming for Starbucks in the food court are fed ...
Overdrive correspondent Wendy Parker reports from her yearly visit to the doc with some helpful tips for diet, activity levels and overall health.
"I think riding in a big truck for a day should be part of every driver's education class given. These kids need to have the view I do for a day..."
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, thegeorgeandwendyshow.weebly.com
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Sad news out of Sacramento: Overdrive founder and longtime editor Mike Parkhurst has died of a heart attack: http://t.co/d4YhfO3mQ5