Wendy Parker

Bitten — by more than the trucking bug

" 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 to them."

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Doc’s advice: ‘Eat more color’

Overdrive correspondent Wendy Parker reports from her yearly visit to the doc with some helpful tips for diet, activity levels and overall health.

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Einstein warned us about this

"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..."

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Close encounter with an Allman

"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."

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Warner Robins ordinance repealed!

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.

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Georgia city mayor requesting driver aid

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.

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Close encounters with flying monkeys

“I'll be quiet forever when the evil monkey brutally murders me. Oh look, is that an ultralight? Dang, it's awful cold for an ultralight.”

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Giant potatoes! Hammerheads!

"We've seen some weird things on flatbeds. Hell, we've seen some weird things strapped to four-wheelers, like the giant hammerhead shark we saw on the roof of a Honda Accord...."

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The Mother Ship has landed

"I don't know if any of you noticed, but Earth was recently invaded openly by aliens in the form of giant meteorites... If you're looking for me, I'll be over here under the catwalk in the fetal position."

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Barefoot with a stolen lemon

George to Wendy: "“If you think I'm going to give you a knife to cut up a stolen lemon while I'm driving, you're crazier than I thought you were.”

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