Wendy Parker

Why the exemptions keep coming

"You know why the FMCSA is granting all these exemptions? Because the 30 minute break rule is stupid."

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The Cowboy Way — nothing goes to waste

A former produce hauler and his brother's mission to feed the needy with surplus vegetables, Food Cowboy, launches its app to connect truckers to food pantries.

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Call it what you will

Of final journeys: "...the last time we come across hauling a box, so it's the end of this trucking chapter in our lives. There's a step deck adventure waiting for us, and I can't wait to get on it. God bless America, and God bless the truckers!"

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Dreams I’ll definitely see

Welcome George to the skateboard division, Wendy says: "I've spent the last three days lounging around in style, while George took his securement classes for flatbed/ step deck."

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Popping the perception: Negative stereotypes and the next generation

"I'd like to live in a world where little Bobby isn't surprised that truckers read – or write, or shower on a regular basis."

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Bad ideas and agendas

“We're from the gubmint, and we're here to help.” --FMCSA (apocryphal) ... Wendy: "No thanks. Your kind of 'help' is what will destroy us all."

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Duct-taping the love

"Sometimes, trucking is hard." -- Wendy (almost) goes ballistic after finding an angry note duct-taped to the Parkers' Freightliner's custom paint after a long period of home-time parking...

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Free the whale(s)

Wendy's baby-pool side-yard refuge holds a hidden danger... "It'll be good to be back on the road."

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Fancy words and rabid dogs

Floccinaucinihilipilification (noun): the estimation of something as valueless ... "As in: '99% of the data gathered by the FMCSA is a pile of floccinaucinihilipification that costs the taxpayer a gabillion dollars.'"

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I’ll have the Tabata with a side of ouch

With GATS in a few months, "I'd like to roll in fit as a fiddle, sporting my new cowboy boots I buy myself as a prize for being a good girl. Whatever works, right? Has anyone seen my Icy Hot?"

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