Wendy Parker

Driver training: Observations from the peanut gallery

| December 12, 2014

Entry level driver training standards are "on the table ... it absolutely will affect the future of the entire industry. And it needs to be changed... So says the outsider. My job for the day ...

Sensitive subjects

| December 10, 2014

Disaster strikes: "We have a bad smell loose in the truck and I can't find the origin of it."

Triple play for The MAC

| December 07, 2014

Newphew Blake Benton and the Mario Local Flyers win the state championship -- again! "If you're ever in the Northwestern region of Ohio on a Friday night during the fall, meander over to any of ...

Weird loads – in every sense of the word

| December 05, 2014

"One of the very best things about trucking is the uncertainty of just how weird things are going to get each day. This could also be considered one of the worst things about trucking."

Don’t feed me, bro

| December 03, 2014

As some cities around the country enact laws against panhandling: "Every once in a while, I truly believe a person is just one sandwich and a couple of bucks away from turning their lives around. ...

Unintended offense and other social (media) faux pas

| December 01, 2014

"People get mad at the strangest things.... Tread lightly on the interwebs – they's dangerous."

Stories, legends and family tales

| November 28, 2014

Stories told over turkey: "My favorite story is about my 80-year-old grandmother chasing a log truck down on Highway 41, right outside of Macon, Georgia. If you ever wonder where I get my tenacity from, ...

Thanksgiving 2014

| November 26, 2014

What are you thankful for? Wendy here runs down a list of superlatives -- from family, vocal critics and, yes, all the drivers keeping the nation running down the road.

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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