Wendy Parker

The Barn: A Halloween tale

| October 31, 2014

Perry and his Freightliner are long gone, but the barn on his widow Dara's farm holds vestiges of him, and mysteries for her young daughter, whom Perry never met -- or , as Dara finds ...

Be careful what you wish for: A Halloween tale

| October 29, 2014

A new fictional tale for a spooky week by Overdrive's Wendy Parker. Sure, Gary was a little overweight, but with the new weight mandates for drivers coming on, his resignation wasn't quite enough to forestall ...

Pushing back with positive press

| October 29, 2014

"There are as many good trucking stories as there are bad, and while there will always be bad press, it would be nice if we could get just a little more recognition of the countless ...

Country music that’s Justice good as rock

| October 27, 2014

"If you see us rolling down the road, singing our hearts out and bopping away to country music, blame Tony Justice. It's his fault."

Trucking social media 101

| October 25, 2014

"The minute you post something to the internet, no matter what the venue may be, it becomes everyone's business."

On-highway swap meet

| October 23, 2014

"Don't ever let anyone tell you truck drivers aren't generous – especially with their family and friends. We've got a bag full of goodies sitting here on the floor of the cab that says otherwise."

Is it really depression?

| October 21, 2014

The most important thing to remember about depression is that “it's not all in your head.” If you are having feelings of overpowering sadness that persist for long periods of time, get a tune-up and ...

Time travel, trucker style

| October 19, 2014

Even if you had a genuine alien abductor to take you away from that most dreaded stretch of boring highway, it wouldn't matter, according to George: "Tires aren't rated for wormholes, can't run 'em. And ...

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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