Wendy Parker

Notes on parking lot pet etiquette

"Please be cautious and respectful enough to ask if you can pet the baby monkey before you run up on the poor thing and put your big human hands all over it. No wonder people get bit. I'd bite you, too, if I was on a chain, couldn't get away and you tried to pet me. Just ask George."

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Weaver of tales, some of them true

Anybody familiar with an ol' boy running out of Arkansas, name of Bill Weaver? He's usually got a guitar with him, and last I saw him, he was hauling Ranger boats with a Freightliner cabover, in and out of Flippin, Arkansas.

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If you can’t say something nice, come sit beside me

"Apparently the people designing these autonomous vehicles and proselytizing their imminent takeover of the world have never been on an American highway, inside a big truck outside of a parking lot, or used brain power for anything other than putting the wagon before the wheel."

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Stunning New Mexico military tribute tanker from owner-operator Grant Maxey

During the shooting of film footage for the upcoming Tony Justice “Stars, Stripes and White Lines” video, we had the pleasure and honor of running with Grant Maxey and the 1988 Heil tanker he's had painted with a stunning tribute to the veterans of America.

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Gremlins, housecats, and other hindrances

We once threw a code that said, “Your soul and general person are in imminent danger. Lucifer awaits at the dealership.”

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The ghost of flames

"We've done some pretty cool things and met some pretty cool people during our time on the road, but I think the experience we had with Greg Stahl painting our truck is the coolest, on both accounts."

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Can I get a radio check?

CB fouls turned into great illustrations of its proper use in two convoys over the weekend in Joplin, including a hundred-mile, 14-driver/truck video shoot "in the regular flow of traffic that came off like it was butter."

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Bend over and grab the wheel

"Every single article I've read this week about the Chicken Little 'driver shortage' has neglected to mention driver pay." ...

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When Bessie’s butt attacks

"I have it on good authority that by the year 2020, all cow butts will be equipped with DPF systems." ... On the upside, noted a glass-half-full type of observer: "When the DPF catches fire, you got steaks!”

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PROBE goes on the warpath

This just in: Everything is banned, and what isn't banned is immediately and henceforth considered offensive and/or dangerous to the entire human condition.

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