Wendy Parker

The meltdown in the melting pot

| November 10, 2014

"Freedom means different things to different people. Some don't appreciate it enough to think it gives them the right to do anything. The apathetic are the most dangerous."

Conversation starters at the counter of knowledge

| November 07, 2014

AKA “fun facts to know and forget.” Sometimes, making conversation on the road is hard.

New vid series humanizes trucking: ‘Worth watching’

| November 05, 2014

"We really need more positive images like this out there" -- Wendy on a new vid series from Mobil Delvac that puts a spotlight on the lives of drivers.

Driving force: What drives you?

| November 02, 2014

"We need to remind everyone, that truck wouldn't go anywhere without the driver" -- Wendy on the "driving force" page of profiles.

Crazy drivers — the real Halloween fright

| October 31, 2014

"Things that really scare me are watching the recordings of our dash cam and seeing crazy dangerous nuts in traffic about 500 times a day. "

The Barn: A Halloween tale

| October 31, 2014

Perry and his Freightliner are long gone, but the barn on his widow Dara's farm holds vestiges of him, and mysteries for her young daughter, whom Perry never met -- or , as Dara finds ...

Be careful what you wish for: A Halloween tale

| October 29, 2014

A new fictional tale for a spooky week by Overdrive's Wendy Parker. Sure, Gary was a little overweight, but with the new weight mandates for drivers coming on, his resignation wasn't quite enough to forestall ...

Pushing back with positive press

| October 29, 2014

"There are as many good trucking stories as there are bad, and while there will always be bad press, it would be nice if we could get just a little more recognition of the countless ...

Wendy Parker

Wendy Parker rides with her husband, George Parker, an owner-operator who pulls dry van. She chronicles their adventures and her observations from the shotgun position in her blog and at their website, http://www.thegeorgeandwendyshow.com/index.html

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