Wendy Parker

Take me to church

Wendy at GBATS 2015: "This show is like a revival for me. It's very humbling to see several thousand people who have common interests come together to forge a bond..... This is my church."

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The whips and nae naes

A modest proposal to improve highway safety: "No one should drive more than 11 hours, no one should be allowed to go faster than 64, and anyone caught 'whipping' or 'nae nae-ing' in the lane will be shot on sight...."

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Life beyond trucking

Trucking moves America, but it's not unusual to meet a trucker who's moved by things other than trucking. Some even have other jobs they do to break the sometime monotony of the road.

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Notes on leaving the couch

Wendy and George use the weekend to effect at the Dayton Concours d'Elegance car show: "Without a doubt that no matter where we are, we're never far from trucking."

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Dear cities and states, ‘Finish the mess you’ve made’ already!

Navigating high construction season on the road: "After sustaining what I'm certain is irreversible kidney damage, a deviated septum, and three chipped teeth, I finally gave up on making across alive..."

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Have a swagger and a thank-you

Wendy on driver appreciation where it counts: "The industry does a great job talking about their appreciation..., but there's still a huge disconnect between those within the industry and the general public."

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Truck It Smart giving away six-month subscriptions for appreciation week

Hoping to show its appreciation for owner-operators, TruckItSmart.com is giving away $90,000 worth of six-month carrier accounts to the first 500 enrollees,

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Reid Ribble, come on down… You’re the next contestant on ‘Will I Live to See the Other Side of that Bridge?’

Congressional move to increase truck weight on the national highway system to 91,000 lbs. with a sixth axle -- truckers as guinea pigs in safety experiment? ...

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Never forget

"As patriots and Americans, we will never forget the 9/11 attack.... If you really want to thank the troops, be the kind of American worth fighting for."

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Paying it forward on the road

"There are a whole lot of good people on the road, whether or not they're being portrayed that way."

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