Wendy Parker

The Dipwad 500

Wendy on the most popular race going: "Ladies and gentlemen, you heard it here. Truck stop racing is based on the premise that no one else around matters much, and safety is for the birds."

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It’s the little things

The small stuff matters: Wendy offers kudos to the Pilot in Lincoln, Ala., for a small gesture that made the oasis just that, a true place to wash off the weariness of the long road.

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The 500 million dollar question

"Since when were the words 'safety' and 'revenue' interchangeable? Oh that's right, I forgot. They became interchangeable the minute safety became a billion-dollar business."

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California steamin’ — just say no to being nuts

Wendy on one driver's trailer-retrofit / delivery nightmare: "I'm no fan of California's prohibitively restrictive laws, but I'm also not a fan of insanity. Just say no to being nuts. Please."

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Yankee Candle creates a new scent called ‘Vitriol’

Wendy on the dust-up over a shipper/receiver facility's "no restrooms for drivers" policy: "Unfortunately, the bad apples of the bunch have ruined the sauce for all of us. It's time to cull those tainted fruits."

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Stress relief for mastodons

"Sometimes, relaxing is hard." Wendy gets ready for a long run with no scheduled return, learns about soil liquefaction, deaths of mastodons and just how restorative sleep can be.

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Beware the dreaded butt-dial

"Sometimes, learning new phones is hard." Wendy on the worst butt-dial ever: From George after his lost a gear on his way down the mountain ...

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Being streamlined is for the birds

In which Wendy breaks a smartphone and declares that henceforth she will "shake off all efforts to become 'streamlined,' and remain lumpy, non-aerodynamic, and scrap paper filled." Here's why.

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A little piece of trucking history

Wendy unearths a 1935 Ohio chauffers' license pin while assisting an estate sale in Dayton.

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13 things Cosmopolitan knows about trucking

The trucking industry has officially hit the red carpet of grocery store magazines. That's right, folks. There's a write-up on none other than the Cosmopolitan website. ...

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