Wendy Parker

Dispatcher on board: Heidi Oestreich

| January 13, 2015

Heidi rides full-time on the road with her owner-operator husband, Chris, but she also realizes the special challenges being a trucker's spouse can present back home. She's proprietor of an online community built for truckers' ...

Normal called … not really

| January 12, 2015

"I have a good friend who went out on the truck with her boyfriend as a rider for the first time last weekend. I got a steady stream of 'WTF?' texts – she quickly reminded ...

Change starts with one step, and all that jazz

| January 09, 2015

"'Operation Positive Press' has begun. ... I believe positive changes can be achieved. Go make good stories for us, get the word out. 2015 is the Year of the Trucker."

Truckers’ wives and spouses – the silent voice of the industry

| January 07, 2015

"There's no official 'Drivers' Spouse Appreciation Week,' and rarely do we hear stories of the support they provide, so I'm going to take a quick minute to thank all the trucker's wives, husbands and families ...

Armchair experts abound

| January 05, 2015

With establishment of the Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee under way, "let's remember...that having someone with direct personal experience is always better than someone who is 'book smart' on the task at hand..."

Excuse me while I use my vernacular

| January 02, 2015

"It'll be nice to be back on the road," Wendy says, where people understand it.

The year of the trucker

| December 31, 2014

"The Chinese calendar has 2015 as the 'year of the sheep.' I don't know about you, but I'm not feeling it. I say we make 2015 'the year of the trucker.'"

Deep thinking, and many miles to go

| December 29, 2014

“You can't get two truckers to agree on anything.” This is an often used and completely untrue statement. You can get two truckers to agree on something. It's getting a third one that's a unicorn.

Wendy Parker

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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