Wendy Parker

So, what’s for dinner?

"I saw box freight running for more than three dollars a mile the other day. When we had a box that was the running rate for flatbed and we were eating $1.90/mile... Grass is always greener, yaddah yaddah..."

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Power Ball fantasies for the road-weary

"Remember, money doesn't buy happiness, but it's sure more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than it is a Pinto."

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Let’s talk about trucking

"A recent Facebook post of a dog with a piece of ham on its face caused the internet to blow up with concerns for the dog. A trucker is shot in the gut in an attack that could have been prevented with safe parking, and no one cares."

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Death to the stink bugs

"What evil genius designs a bug that stinks to high heaven when you smash it? When it's so gross the cat won't eat it, it doesn't belong in my mudroom."

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Truckers do see the strangest things

Sound off: What's the weirdest thing you've seen on the road? For Wendy, there's no doubt: Among the professions in her past, trucking brings the most when it comes to weirdness.

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When new is already broken

(Alert: Conspiracy theory ahead) Wendy: FMCSA is out for the truck manufacturers too? FMCSA added dents with "an ELD exemption on trucks that are year model 1999 or older."

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Put down your hay forks and listen to how silly this sounds

"The parking issue is not insurmountable, but it will require action instead of lengthy surveys, data collection, and general gubmint messing around. The time has come to quit talking and start doing."

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Here’s the story of a couple named Parker

Wendy hopes for a Happy New Year from within the 20th year of marriage to George Parker. So far, "it's been a blast, even with a truck." Meanwhile, George's annual video wrap-up is here.

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What missed the cut for 2016

Sometimes, making resolutions is hard: On shedding the right ones for a successful, productive year -- and more.

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2048 is our year

"Unfortunately, we'll be 87 and 88 years old by then, and probably won't be able to enjoy the island Dennis Mintling says we'll own. That's OK, I'm not sure I could handle the pressure of owning anything bigger than a truck."

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