Wendy Parker

Spreading the word

"If you ever want a great landmark for your garage sale, park a big truck in the driveway." Great for directions, and a fringe benefit: "It also provided an opportunity to engage and answer some questions about trucking."

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Using ‘rationate’ in a sentence

“It's better to rationate before you masticate on the hind quarters of someone who pontificates.” Nailed it. And so did Maddog Trucker this week in his weekly Facebook post following the Atlantic's story on PTSD in the driver's seat.

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Peddling hokum as real news

Twice this week, the media has taken their own click bait so seriously they've managed to blatantly misconstrue two different stories into a whole bunch of hooey that isn't true. Shocking, right? First of all, North Carolina State Troopers never said they were pulling people over for one mile an hour over the speed limit. That was never a directive, and according to Sgt. Edwin Forbes in an interview with NewsChannel 3, “That is not accurate, ...

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Culling the past to move, then culling some more

Wendy on her two-day stint prepping for a garage sale: "Clearly, this is an effort I need more than two days to complete, but time ain't on my side right now and if we're gonna do it, we gotta get it done. Out with the old, and back to the road." Also, notes on George's birthday...

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Drivers under attack from vulnerable positions

Wendy argues advocates might do well to fight for carry-permit reciprocity rather than a special federal permit for interstate truckers: "If you have a concealed carry permit in your state of residence, it's asinine that it wouldn't be observed in all states."

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‘Trust me,’ says the crocodile to the monkey

"This is an election year, also known as crocodile mating season, and the only way to keep the crocs on the other side of the river is to quit feeding them."

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Stories from the road

The night Bret Michaels' t-shirt was hijacked -- and other truck-show-told tales to best those passed around the Counter of Knowledge.

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Dad does the driving

"If you happened to see a big, burly trucker-looking guy driving a teeny tiny blue Toyota down I-75 toward Cincinnati today, be advised he isn't really 1HotNurse. He's a dad who loves his girl enough to drive her around in her tiny car."

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Things four-wheelers believe

"I've written several articles about things four-wheelers don't know about trucking and truckers, but there are some things I think they don't know about themselves that bear to be mentioned." ...

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Notes on missing home

"I know I'm a lightweight, but after 20 days on the road, I'm more than ready to go home. Everything seems like a chore, and I might become the tiniest bit whiny."

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