Wendy Parker

I’ve been everywhere, man

The things you miss -- and, better yet, the things you don't -- driving around the country hauling freight.

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In the pioneering spirit out West

Yes, even Pioneer women were catty.

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Unwanted visitors at a Texas Walmart

Seen at the Walmart in Lancaster, Texas: NO TRUCK PARKING -- VIOLATORS WILL BE TOWED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE. And it gets hairier...

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Freedom isn’t free

Take some time on Memorial Day to thank a vet -- chances are you'll be thanking a truck driver, too.

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Protecting your vital organs

Use a little common sense, and try to pass some of it on to your progeny. And remember, insect spray is poisonous to humans, fire is hot, and ingesting gasoline is a bad idea. I know, and you’re welcome.

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(Not) Making friends on the road

Sometimes it's hard, particularly when dogskin boots are involved. "I'm not good at making friends, but I had to comment to the guy wearing them."

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Hurry up and wait or pay $500

A receiver's message comes in over the Qualcomm while Wendy and George have been waiting an hour in a line of trucks to get unloaded: "Late drivers will be fined $500." Oh the humanity!

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Thrill-seeking, Vegas style

"Try wearing flip-flops while walking around the Fremont Street Experience. You're trapped in a giant hangar with 11 million people who are looking straight up into the air as they mill about."

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The last topic safe from the PC cops

"Being politically correct has become more important than being sane and rational in this country."

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Organic or not?

The benefits and drawbacks of organic food -- and strategies toward deciding when and where to buy and eating organic on the road.

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