"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..."
"You'd be amazed at how many bad words you can call someone during the drum solo of 'In the Air Tonight' if it's turned up loud enough."
Last night Wendy's home town council voted down the restrictive two-hour truck parking ordinance they'd approved just two weeks prior. Here's why.
Warner Robins, Ga., mayor Chuck Shaheen is hoping truck drivers will attend a city council meeting March 4 at 4 p.m. to voice their concerns over the city's two-hour parking limitation.
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, http://www.thegeorgeandwendyshow.com/index.html
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