Wendy Parker

Keeping up with the upkeep

On CVSA's unsuccessful move to remove English Language proficiency from regulatory requirements...

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New ‘LoadDOCs’ document-transfer app

The latest such app on the market, available for Android and iOS, was designed by software engineer Will Chu, who's now on a mission to connect with users on enhancements.

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The island of lost socks

It's a commonly known fact that I'm a bathroom queen. I can forgive almost any transgression if a truck stop has nice clean bathrooms and good showers. I've expanded my horizons to nice laundry facilities and am extremely thankful for any place that has the golden trifecta of pleasant staff, good showers and nice laundry facilities. Spending a few days in Wildwood last week, I had my choice of nice facilities. TA, Pilot and 75 Chrome ...

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Don’t tread on me

It's Sunday, let's preach it! "Banning trucks from the left lane is completely the opposite of safe, and don't stand on a flag if you want me to listen to what you have to say."

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You’re selling what?

"How bad do you have to want a set of dentures to buy them from a guy in a truck stop parking lot?"

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I kissed a truck (and I liked it)

"Our first Wildwood experience was awesome! ... Our Precious took 3rd in the Wash and Show portion of the Pride and Polish competition," among other happenings...

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Inward-facing problems

"Carriers have finally found a way to lower the quality of new drivers.... In the words of Moon Unit Zappa, 'Gag me with a spoon.'..."

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Happy people have sunburned knees

In which George and Wendy burn up the swamps in Nick Shaughnessy's air boat, and Overdrive's Pride & Polish in Wildwood gets well under way.

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The trucking jubilee

"It ain't no party for the fish involved, and it ain't no disco for the drivers, but the fat cats eat well, and fill their coffers with easily caught fish, who are addled and unsure of their surroundings."

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Fishing with the Rookie

A special day in Foley, Ala., fishing with the L.A. Rookie. And a message to a friend from the past: "Robin, if you're out there, know you were cherished by someone and still are. And drop ol' Bill a line if you can, he's got some fantastic stories to tell you."

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