Wendy Parker

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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The jump rope blues

"Sometimes, being healthy on the road is more dangerous than you'd think."

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The brotherhood exists

The bond between truckers of all stripes is real. It was reinforced for Wendy recently when a nephew went missing and she put the word out to drivers through social media.

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Skin cancer: What you need to know

A general understanding of what to look for and how to prevent it is your best defense in fighting the disease.

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Preparing for the storm: My Anne Ferro notes

"I should destroy all of my notes, because if anyone got hold of them, they'd surely think I was nuts, and possibly dangerous."

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Understanding Granny on the road

"Being on the road is hard for everyone in the family, even those who don't really know why you're on the road."

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Cautionary tale: Keep drawstrings tucked at all times

"I was hanging by my shorts on the second step of a Freightliner. The fact that my face was almost pressed up against the side of the truck kept me from having to witness the hundreds pointing and laughing at me."

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