Wendy Parker

Florida group plans trucking rally from Miami to Tallahassee for June 6

Florida truckers have come together with plans for a rally ride from Miami to Tallahassee to “express their dissatisfaction” with some specific issues plaguing the industry. A press release issued to Overdrive by Ponce Seoane and Alberto Cruz-Torres, two of the organizers, begins with this appeal: We are a group of owner operators and transportation professionals working together to stop the deterioration of our industry. We provide for an entire nation while barely providing for our own ...

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Back in Time Tour 2016

Ever wish you could go back to the good ol' days, when truckers were the Knights of the Road and a sweet COE was the epitome of cool? Todd Campbell and Kevin Young not only wished it – they're making it happen. ...

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Diesel therapy

This is "how you end up spending an hour of home time, sitting in the driveway, idling in a vehicle you just spent the last three weeks in, missing home. Diesel therapy. The thrill ain't gone."

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Will power and upselling

The chance at eight pieces of toast with your eggs and bacon for $10.99, or just two pieces for $6.99? Guess which one is deemed the terrible decision: "I wanted toast, but I didn't plan on building a toast fort -- two pieces was completely sufficient."

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Pikachu, I choose you!

Getting decent sleep on the road sometimes depends on where you're parked ... And how close you happen to be to the Pikachu-colored flattop Freightliner when it "ripples" the new Volvo's bumper.

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Ode to my Momma

Happy Mother's Day to all the people raising kids today – I know I'm lucky to have my mom, even though I spent most of my childhood thinking she was an ogre. After I had my own kids, I realized not liking her much when I was younger was the greatest indication that she did her job well.

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Future’s so bright, I gotta wear lead underwear

"I'm not sure where all these people who are envisioning a rash of child molesters grabbing kids in the bathroom ... are coming from – or what bathrooms they're sending their kids unattended into ..."

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I wish to remain upright and unbroken

"No matter how tired you are, you have to get your butt up and clean up the messes, so the path to the porch is clear. Because you can't dance for a living."

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Confessions of aging eyes

"Life in general is a learning experience, but being on the road is a mega-dose of real life in the outer fringes of society, where you learn to improvise and make do with the tools and resources you have."

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A brief timeline of 83,000 years

"Let's take a chance on disrupting the space-time continuum, and just cruise through what's happened in the past 83,000 years, while we were sitting in traffic last year."

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