Wendy Parker

Sacrifices to the highway spirits

When the highway spirits took an impact drill battery in lieu of a sacrificial offering: "Sometimes, obeying strict superstitions on the road is hard."

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Anybody got a copy on the dinosaurs, come on?

Before you turn the CB off, take a tip from the dinosaurs out here: "Sometimes, being the one and only person who will break with something positive can change the entire mood from grumpy bugs to brothers and sisters of the road, and I challenge each of you to be that person."

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Building the gremlin wall

"Engine trouble is straightforward with our Detroit. It's the dang electrical gremlins that baffle and make us crazy. Those and the black hole that sucks socks and lighters into it.... Sometimes, it's hard to build walls. Even for gremlins."

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PaleRider Vlog hits 100 episodes

Keith “PaleRider” Lawson isn't new to the trucking scene. A 20-plus-year veteran of the industry, PaleRider knows a little bit about driving, and he's sharing the knowledge that comes with experience on his PaleRiderTV YouTube channel.

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Flight of the stink bug: Sometimes, home time is hard

In which Wendy's home is invaded by the creepy-crawlies, and did you know possums use their pouches for storing stolen lighters? "These could possibly be alternative facts, but the stink bug thing is absolutely true." ...

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Life is a highway

"You cruise along sometimes, looking at beautiful things and being thankful to have the experience of above-the-dirt in general. ... But sometimes, your daughter calls to tell you she's been admitted to the hospital with a bad gallbladder ..."

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Do you even skill, bro?

"Skilled" or "unskilled?"... "Beware the trappings of titles, they often only mean a difference in insurance premiums, and being a professional doesn't require one."

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Do not fold, spindle, mutilate or molest

In which a tree falls through the Parkers' house and Wendy is told not to touch anything until the insurance guy shows up: "No. Please no. It's a trigger, I can't help it ... The minute I'm told “not to touch" something, it becomes my life's mission to touch that thing. "

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All the things are meth

It's happened again: "Yet another innocent person ... jailed for three days because he had a sock full of gel kitty litter in his car to reduce the fog on his windows, and it popped for meth in a field drug test kit," twice.

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Push back

Wendy on the importance of individual advocacy efforts: "I hear so many people say, 'You can't change things, no one listens, I'm just going to complain on Facebook and waste valuable time I could be calling my Representative with and eat worms.'" ...

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