Wendy Parker

10 dead in smuggling operation: A reminder that Thune’s trafficking bill is too narrow

This smuggling operation that turned tragic hits the trucking industry in the gut. Yet provided early statements to police hold up, this was not just the effort of one truck driver.

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Representative Babin gets it

"Since we have the golden unicorn of a Representative in Texas who has really been inside a truck, used one to make a living, and knows what the HOS is, we should definitely make an effort to let him know how very much we appreciate him." Support his bill by calling your own rep, Wendy urges.

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Why language is important

Wendy on Congressional move to institute lifetime CDL ban for human traffickers: "Language matters, especially when crafting laws. You see, laws are a lot like lies, the more specific and convoluted you make them the easier it is for them to be picked apart."

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From film-noir to long haul trucking: The roots and branches of Paul Marhoefer

With a grandfather who was a pioneer in filmmaking and a bevy of masterful folk tunes to his credit, long-haul Paul Marhoefer is a unique creature of American trucking.

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There be monsters on the shoulders

More center-lane angst, debate: "Finish this thought: I (do/do not) ride the middle lane because ____.”

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A back-handed compliment is still back-handed

Senators deliver industry compliments for trucking efforts to combat human trafficking before proposing truckers convicted of aiding human trafficking have their CDLs revoked for life. "Wait. What?"

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I herniated it through the grapevine

Today on Truckamundo, George gets news from a surgeon that he can either take three weeks off to have his hernia repaired, or plan on wearing his guts for shoelaces at any inopportune and unplanned moment in the near future. ...

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Contouring a path to enlightenment

Stuck between strenuous flatbedding and the cat's fireworks freak-out: "Getting old is hell, ain't it?"

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Star spangled shredder

"I like celebrating the Fourth with fireworks and big bodacious booms just as much anyone else, but I'm here to tell ya', I've had just about enough of the backyard displays this year. Mostly because I'm gravely injured ..." Sometimes, celebrating is hard.

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Christmas in July

The “Sleigh Bells for Santa” effort of Truckersfinalmile.org relies solely on public charitable donations to operate. 100 percent of monies raised go toward actual cases. TFM founder Robert Palm uses collected funds to support the efforts of reuniting drivers and their families, in the event of critical illness, injury or death while they're on the road.

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