Wendy Parker

Jeff Clark is a good egg

Dust-up over an eating contest at MATS and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' prototypical driver yields insights: "I'm not a troublemaker, I'm a concerned citizen. Most of the time."

Read More

I’m not crazy, just a product of the 70s

Wendy talks to a long-failing computer: "There's a distinct possibility we'll be having a Best Buy Intervention when we get home, and if I get arrested for talking to a vacuum cleaner, I blame Sid and Marty Crofft."

Read More

Earning your cool

Clorox wipes or baby wipes: There's a difference. "While I have personally met people who could probably benefit from a Clorox armpit bath, it's generally considered a bad idea to put bleach on your skin, and I try to refrain from it as much as possible."

Read More

Fluent talk-to-text and autocorrect

"I think our son may be a cat burglar ... Sometimes, technology makes life harder than it needs to be."

Read More

New rules for those making new rules

"If the word “data” is used once, it's used 77,000 times and I vote that, hereafter, the gubmint is not allowed to use the word more than once in a report, unless of course, they're referring to the Star Trek character..."

Read More

Kicking colorectal cancer in the butt

Michelle Mintling will never forget May 23, 2014. It was the day she had her first colonoscopy and began one of the toughest battles of her life. Michelle and her husband Dennis are team drivers, leased on with Landstar. They've spent the last 9 years traveling the country together. They've hauled everything from baby diapers to military vehicles, and enjoy the freedom of the road almost as much as they enjoy the time they get to ...

Read More

How much is your time worth?

"I can't rightfully condone Burger King bag enemas, but I can tell you to ask for detention pay.... Your time is valuable, too."

Read More

All hail Brooks

When a media foul results in a salute. A Columbus journalist gets one right in the wake of his "Reckless Rigs" initial report.

Read More

The difference between testing and implementing new ideas

Regulations and life lessons; with entry-level driver training under the microscope in D.C., Wendy learns a little more about her crazy cat.

Read More

A tale of two truck stops

"We so appreciate the ones out there doing it right" -- like the Pilot in Troy, Ill. "Kudos to you and your staff, Kari. You're doing good things without even knowing it – and we appreciate you!"

Read More