Wendy Parker

Can I get a radio check?

CB fouls turned into great illustrations of its proper use in two convoys over the weekend in Joplin, including a hundred-mile, 14-driver/truck video shoot "in the regular flow of traffic that came off like it was butter."

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Bend over and grab the wheel

"Every single article I've read this week about the Chicken Little 'driver shortage' has neglected to mention driver pay." ...

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When Bessie’s butt attacks

"I have it on good authority that by the year 2020, all cow butts will be equipped with DPF systems." ... On the upside, noted a glass-half-full type of observer: "When the DPF catches fire, you got steaks!”

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PROBE goes on the warpath

This just in: Everything is banned, and what isn't banned is immediately and henceforth considered offensive and/or dangerous to the entire human condition.

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One legend to another

Final touches on the truck under way: "I feel like we may tear a hole in the space-time continuum of truck awesomeness if Evan Steger and Greg Stahl ever get together in the same room."

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It’s the thought that counts

Take a curmudgeonly view or "adapt and enjoy the thought that for at least one week of the year, you get lemon cream Esther Price candies. ... Happy Trucker Week, from a family who really does appreciate what you do. Be safe out there."

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ICE is important

In Case Of Emergency, or ICE, contacts can easily be added to your cell phone, and have been advocated for by paramedics and emergency response personnel.

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Powerfully connected with tiny cords

The magic and the wonder of a solar battery pack for a phone: "It doesn't get hot, it doesn't make my phone hot, and it charges with the energy of the freaking sun. ... Is my phone still tethered to something all the time? Yes. Yes it is. But that something can move with me, and no matter how many times I drop it, it won't die."

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She’s taking all the torque she can, Jim. We’re at critical mass.

Have you ever read something "so terrible you just can't imagine a real human being pieced it together and hope that someone has an imminently evil computer program to stitch together an AP article about trucking?" Plenty examples this week ...

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Notes on being attached

"Be safe out there – and keep an eye out for marauding fathers saving Mousies and blankets. (Like you need one more thing to watch out for...)"...

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