Wendy Parker

Doughnut wars 2020

Wendy offers a vision for the future of trucking: "A 'one doughnut a week' mandate, in which all CDL holders will be issued 'good boy' credits they can trade for snacks that aren't offered on the gubmint-approved driver menus."

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I’ll gladly install you Tuesday, for a hamburger today

Wendy on the cable install from your-know-where: "Sometimes, people just don't understand about the 'away from home' stuff," and it gets worse.

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When in doubt, change it out

With flatbed freight volume in the tank, George moves back to the old stand-by: "I'm going to pick up a van. I dropped my flatbed off for inspection and I'm picking up a van.”

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They used to call me ‘Mudslinger’

How Arkansas-based Tammy Reed earned her handle change from 'Mudslinger' to 'Cat Killer.'

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Is that you, Bill?

“Break one nine, this here's The Scribe. You got a Care Bear lookin for ya at the 132, he's got a portable barnyard and a baaad attitude, come on.” That's me, in my dreams, being all fluent and cool on the CB. Reality would be more like, “Hey guys, there's a DOT cop back there with a portable scale! Come up!” I'm not cool on the CB. I'm a dork on the CB, because I get all ...

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If you post it, they will see it

"The Internet never turns off. Once you put that post out there, it's available 24/7, and even if you edit it as time goes on, or delete it completely, that initial moment is frozen there forever."

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So, what’s for dinner?

"I saw box freight running for more than three dollars a mile the other day. When we had a box that was the running rate for flatbed and we were eating $1.90/mile... Grass is always greener, yaddah yaddah..."

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Power Ball fantasies for the road-weary

"Remember, money doesn't buy happiness, but it's sure more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than it is a Pinto."

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Let’s talk about trucking

"A recent Facebook post of a dog with a piece of ham on its face caused the internet to blow up with concerns for the dog. A trucker is shot in the gut in an attack that could have been prevented with safe parking, and no one cares."

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Death to the stink bugs

"What evil genius designs a bug that stinks to high heaven when you smash it? When it's so gross the cat won't eat it, it doesn't belong in my mudroom."

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